Free CAD+CAM software for people doing non-commercial manufacturing and design projects. Autodesk has released Fusion 360, one of the best software solutions on the market, which you can try for 30 days. This software is free for three years if your billing is less than $100,000. The fact that Fusion360 is free is absurdly good.
It's a shame there's no hourly fee to access additional features for fans. The simulation saved my ass a couple of times. Fusion 360 seems to have a free amateur license that I can still use once I graduate, but for AutoCAD, I'm worried that when I stop being a student, which will be very soon, I won't have a way to practice it. I could be wrong, but I think you can download a different year of AutoCAD or just a different version using your student account so that you have another 3 years of free use.
AutoCAD 360 is a free*, easy-to-use mobile drawing and drawing application that allows you to view, edit and share AutoCAD drawings on desktop, web and mobile devices, anytime, anywhere. Autocad is inevitable (although it has become difficult in terms of licensing in recent years), Inventor has degraded, in my opinion, as the interface has become more like Fusion instead of correcting errors, and new bugs have been introduced in recent years that are not being addressed, especially in the CAM. When you choose Fusion 360, you'll have access to the best tools, combining next-generation Inventor, Rhino, Vault, SolidWorks and AutoCAD. I have extensive experience with 3DS Max and Maya, but I'm only now looking at Fusion 360 and AutoCAD.
Nowadays there are a lot of programmers and many open source projects that AutoCAD should worry about. I was hoping that some people could guide me in the right direction for something like this, since I couldn't find much information from AutoCAD. Don't forget that AutoCAD was so expensive back in the day that even profitable companies found it expensive.