|At least that GPU is good for something!|
Fortunately, I have a personal laptop that I can use, but it doesn't quite have the horsepower to run 3D modeling software.
I've not used Fusion 360 much but I have created some files, and that did allow me to enjoy a couple of benefits.
1. I had very little configuration to get up and running on my "backup" system.
Most of the configuration is stored in the cloud. I only had to install the Fusion 360 application. At about 1.5 GB, it not a big install.
|The client itself is pretty small.|
2. All my files were readily accessible.
The files are all stored online, so there was no backup to restore. I just need an internet connection, and I just log into the system.
|My training files. No restore needed. They were there when I logged in to my account.|
My "backup" laptop only had a 4 GB of RAM, a 2 GB ATI video card, and a respectable AMD processor. Not a bad machine, but not a CAD station for sure.
But it does run Fusion nicely!
Most of the drawbacks are matters of my own personal preference, but I suppose in many cases, drawbacks always are. And ultimately, it's all a result of my acceptance of the "status quo".
1) It's not Inventor!
I've been using Inventor since 2000. That's right! Since the turn of the century! I'm used to it, I'm comfortable with it. Fusion is new, and different.
I guess I'll just have to expand my comfort zone!
2) All that data is online.
It's a little weird at first, isn't it? I'm used to having my data local. I'm comfortable with it, I know it. But I'm already backing up my Vault data to Dropbox, so it's not that big of a departure, in many ways.
So I'll have a bit of learning to do! I'm planning spend a little time this week!