That was one of the programs I considered back when I was reviewing which software to use. I saw the other day that they killed it off. I just hope Fusion 360 is in for the long haul!!
I use Fusion 360 as well. I have a feeling it will stick around, I am not as confident their “free” startup and hobbyist license will continue indefinitely. Very rare for normally paid software to have a free license valid for commercial use. I know there are probably many that use free student versions for home/hobbyist use. Autodesk is pretty generous with their student licenses. All it takes is registering for a class at at the local Junior college, your student ID or email address is usually all you need. :wink:I just hope Fusion 360 is in for the long haul!!
It’s not that I don’t think Aspire is a good program, it’s just that ArtCAM had almost the same feature set (including things not in VCarve such as 2 rail sweeps, merging multiple layers of reliefs, importing multiple STL files, etc.) for much less. ArtCAM also included the equivalent of PhotoVCarve functionality that is not in Aspire. Remember that I’m a cheapskate! Only paid $2700 for my CNC!You'll love Vectric ........ especially Aspire!
That said, everyone that I know who has Aspire is happy with it and does not regret buying it. Most also admit that they probably do not make use of most of the features that differentiate it from VCarve.