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Castos

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About Castos

  • Birthday 12/07/1958

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    Pretoria.RSA
  • Interests
    Model ship building; woodworking and shooting

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  1. Starting to work through the below book as it has only practical exercises to do. After this, I will attempt uploading a ships plan and try to loft it. Still need a little bit more practice to understand the concepts better. Basics Tutorial.bmp
  2. Have completed the book and tutorial. Although I struggled to understand some of the concepts, I battled through the exercises. Some took a bit longer, but problem-solving helped. Not for quite a few practical exercise before I start my attempt at lofting plans. When I do, I will keep a log of what I do so that I can get assistance I where I go wrong. Cheers
  3. Chapter and a half to go. Then it is all the practical exercises and I have bought an additional book with exercises for F360. So far I am impressed.
  4. 2 thirds of the way through : "Autodesk Fusion 360: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users". I have a better understanding of F360 now than when I did the Autodesk lessons. Working through each chapter and then doing the step by step tutorials before attempting the Hand-on exercise, is a great help to understand and draw. So far so good
  5. Thanks for the work that you are doing. As I am on the learning curve for any CAD (busy working through a manual on F360), this will greatly improve my knowledge and ability. Please keep up the excellent explanations and images of how to utilise F360. Regards Andre
  6. I have done all the training through Autodesk but it did not help a lot. I purchased the below book and have started working through it, It is more informative and I have a better understanding than what Autodesk provide in their online training.
  7. Have just completed reading all the posts. I can only agree with all the comments and hope to build like this one day, but started to late, but will give it ago. Compliments of the season to all. Andre
  8. Castos

    2019

    Good Day A bit late, but compliments of the season to all and may this year be the fulfillment of many aspirations in ship modeling. Andre
  9. Progress is going slow with the tutorials. From what I have worked through, this is a powerful program and the support is out of this world. Have completed 3/7 tutorials bust with the fourth wish is drawings.
  10. Thanks for the link Nirvana. Have just completed the 2nd set of the Introduction lectures which was for 3D drawings.
  11. I posted this on my own post: Downloaded Fusion 360 and was given a 3 year Educational licence, as well, I am receiving a 100 days of lessons from them. I have started with the lessons and will keep people informed of the progress. It must be borne in mind that I am not a CAD user, so this is my first foray into something new and will giver it my all to learn. Update on the Training so far: I have completed the introduction and am busy with the 3D introduction. The lessons are video and includes the lesson plans with drawings. There is one aspect that would help use all (if F360 is used) is the Fusion Team. Example: If all the knowledgeable and professional builders (EdT, Montanes, to name but a few) use F360 and are on the Fusion Team, we that are still on a learning curve can send our CAD drawings to them for appraisal and assistance where we go wrong. I also downloaded the Lesson Plans that the provide, Some of the plans are 132 pages. Will continue posting on this link.
  12. Thanks to all for the information. Update on the Training so far: I have completed the introduction and am busy with the 3D introduction. The lessons are video and includes the lesson plans with drawings. There is one aspect that would help use all (if F360 is used) is the Fusion Team. Example: If all the knowledgeable and professional builders (EdT, Montanes, to name but a few) use F360 and are on the Fusion Team, we that are still on a learning curve can send our CAD drawings to them for appraisal and assistance where we go wrong. Cheers
  13. Downloaded Fusion 360 and was given a 3 year Educational licence, as well, I am receiving a 100 days of lessons from them. I have started with the lessons and will keep people informed of the progress. It must be borne in mind that I am not a CAD user, so this is my first foray into something new and will giver it my all to learn.

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