bet you haven't heard that before....
I keep getting asked if I have solid works for a design tool so I'm investigating what it takes. First impression, it seems expensive.
- design thing prototypes as big as 1 foot (usually 2-6") like electronic enclosures, little brackets to support PCBs, etc.
- the output mainly needs to be .stl files or other formats for 3D printing and/or Laser cutting.
- I do this 2-4 times a year.
- I am an individual "advanced" hobbyist and I integrate inexpensive home automation components with open source software.
In the list of options I did not see any descriptions of solid works software optimized for 3D printing and appropriately priced for someone like me
Thanks for any advice,