I just found out today that the owner of the small company I work for is vehemently against Auotdesk’s new software rental business model and that we will be abandoning Inventor and AutoCAD at the end of the month. These are really the only two I’ve ever worked with and I’m pretty sure that Fusion 360 does not have the functionality that I’m used to and that bossman won’t want to use it anyway.
I guess I’m curious what my options are as a professional and as a hobbyist. I can’t justify the $240 per month cost of Inventor as a hobbyist because I’ve always just piggybacked our company seat so I could do work at home and use it for personal use (with permission). I’ve never really been impressed with Fusion 360 and probably wouldn’t use it enough to pay $40 (*edit: I originally thought it was $25) a month for it.
I can’t do the educational license because if you have one and you aren’t a currently enrolled student or you’re using it to make any amount money with your models or drafts, that’s a big bad deal…
What do you guys use and why?