Once I comply with a few of the discussions on the market on 360, a standard time period that can be thrown round is ‘parametric’ modeling. I imply, ya, it’s tremendous cool, however the setup appears so overkill for 95% of initiatives.
Having not too long ago jumped into the world of CNC, I’m tempted to grasp 360 higher only for that goal. There are undoubtedly methods to go from SketchUp to CNC, together with Fabber – a plugin only for that goal, nonetheless, different strategies in my expertise are inclined to depend on SU Professional degree exporting, so free options are extra restricted. If CNC was excessive in your record, 360 does have extra devoted instruments.
If designing furnishings and planning your challenge are your fundamental functions, no shock that I’m undoubtedly within the camp that SU is quicker and higher for letting your mind wander by means of the design course of. You might be proper that in some areas, modifying geometry can turn out to be troublesome in SU, and also you’ll begin to be taught strategies, reasonably than instruments. A quite common false impression I see, is that many individuals don’t notice with good picks of edges, after which utilizing the transfer software, you possibly can manipulate geometry rather well, the place many individuals assume it’s a must to draw all of your complicated geometry once more.
In the long run, primary SketchUp is fairly straightforward to select up and use, however to actually turn out to be proficient, takes time. Nice neighborhood although. ;).