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I definitely want to go to Aspire. I have VCarve pro and love it. This is kind of why I wanted to try the 3D stuff in Fusion360 to see if it's something I will be able to do and use and if so I'll bit the bullet and upgrade.
Chad have you done any 3D projects in VCarve Pro it does come with 3D models that you can use in your design files and you can also import 3rd party models but can only have one in the software at a time? You can also buy models from Design and Make that are in Vectric compatible format and use as many as you like in your projects.

You don't have to have Aspire but Aspire would allow you to create models and also modify models. Aspire also allows you to import as many 3rd party models as you want to.
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Chad have you done any 3D projects in VCarve Pro it does come with 3D models that you can use in your design files and you can also import 3rd party models but can only have one in the software at a time? You can also buy models from Design and Make that are in Vectric compatible format and use as many as you like in your projects.

You don't have to have Aspire but Aspire would allow you to create models and also modify models. Aspire also allows you to import as many 3rd party models as you want to.
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Yes I have done several of the 3D models that come with the software. I have also bought and done a few others from Design and Make and another place. This is one of the other reasons I want to try designing my own 3D models. And again why I wanted to try Fusion 360 to get a feeling of what all is involved before jumping in deep! I'm going to get Fusion this weekend when I have more time and mess with it for the next few weeks.
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Modeling in Fusion360 is nothing at all like modeling in Aspire. Completely different processes.
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Modeling in Fusion360 is nothing at all like modeling in Aspire. Completely different processes.
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If I learn in Fusion360, can I at least apply the concepts to Aspire?

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A little. Fusion 360 is mostly press/pull (extrusions).
Aspire has a create shape, which is similar. But it also uses a lot of 2 rails sweeps, and in some cases sculpting

It really depends on what exactly you are modeling.

Imo, if it can be easily modeled in Fusion 360, then I would use Fusion 360 rather than Aspire.
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Gerry, Thanks for that info! At least for now I'm thinking I should only be doing simple models.

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From what you said earlier, I have a feeling that part of what you want to do should not be modeled at all, but rather could be handled with standard 2D toolpaths.

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I thought about that too. I may mess with it in standard 2D toolpaths but sure would like a better detailed fuselage.

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Aspire, and even VCarve Pro have a couple of 2Dish toolpaths that let you create what most would call 3D work: The fluting toolpath and the moulding toolpath.
In addition, once you have done enough work have the software render what looks like 3D work you can save the results of the toolpaths used as a 3D model.

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