I've been really interested in the 3D printing industry for the last year or so and have only just dabbled in 3D design in the past (programs such as Maya and 3D maxx).
Does anyone on the forum work with 3D modeling or current CAD software?
I'm downloading Autodesk student edition right now which is CAD, and wondering what else is out there. I finished my bachelor's in History... with the intention of getting into law but over the past few years I have found my heart is not in it and I want to do something technology related. Kind of a bummer I spent my last few years debating that career path in my head, taking the LSAT a few times, but I want to take steps for something more enjoyable, and maybe less jaded? lol
I've also been trying to look into classes for this field but getting discouraged and unsure what programs are good to commit to... (mostly because of lack of income right now)
Any advice from you all in the tech industries? A friend of mine that works up at Google said to look into IT first to get my bearings and finances in order
Autocad Inventor is way better for what you want to do, IMO. SolidWorks is great as well. I personally use Rhino, but guitar work means I mainly work in 2D, even though guitars are very 3D. Rhino works for my needs, but I might transition to Inventor or SolidWorks when my business can afford one or the other.
I made this in SolidWorks recently, and this is still really basic:
I'm actually installing the educational version of SolidWorks I got through my school on my work PC right now, we'll see if it really does help. I've already got a working parametric model of fret slots on my PC's at school, pretty fun stuff.