What's going on in my hobby....
Several months back I lost the usage of my CAD programs I had been using for several years when my old laptops hard drive died.
I lost a lot of modeling - arround 10 years worth to be exact. Now I still have the files just not a program that can read them.
I have since gotten a new laptop and found a few CAD programs that work surprisingly well and are easy to use.
I had been using AutoCad v2000 and Inventor v5, inventor was used to make 3d models and AutoCad was used to prep the 2d parts derived from the inventor models for use in my cnc machine.
The programs I have now are DevFusFoam and will soon be getting DevFusCam for wood modeling. I plan to get DevCadPro for general drafting and ProfiliPro for wood\foam wings. Each will generate g-code to run cnc machines which is a big plus.
Link to DevCad products: http://www.devcad.com/eng/devfus_frame.htm
More to come...