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Reserve a desk for a hackspace public CADCAM workstation running Windows software #122
We can use Martin's spare hexacore desktop machine under his desk, which is in Windows and only gets fired up to look at hard multicore development and bug tracking that we couldn't do on our laptops.
We can install a hackspace version of Fusion360 for everyone to use as this is probably the cheapest way to get good quality CNC toolpaths and the Adaptive clearing strategy.
It would also be a good way to expose people to "professional" CAD -- as opposed to our OpenSCAD toying around.
(I call this kind of CAD "professional" in the same way I'd call Microsoft Excel "professional", as opposed to any of this Python toying around that guys like us tend to do.)
The Autodesk product is supposed to be free to hackspaces. There's also https://www.onshape.com/
It is done - at least in part.
The user is email@example.com and the password is written on the box.
The eventual plan seems to be that it will be connected to the big CNC mill, but as no-one except Martin seems to know how the licensing works for that, the current machine needs to stay connected for now. I'll find a bigger/better monitor and sit the two PCs side by side with a KVM (I have a box full of these ...somewhere) to allow the desk in the metalwork room to be dual-purposed.
Issue not closed as someone may have a better location / idea ?