I just saw this today on Hackaday when i did a search about the new MOARstruder! I’m surprised i didn’t see this in the announcements forum as this is big news. https://hackaday.com/tag/moarstruder/
even more exciting than the MOARstruder is the new partnership between AO and the Blender Institute to create a more CAD friendly modeling suite!!!
I am personally very excited about this because i have been waiting for a good Open Source and cross platform (ideally Ubuntu Linux compatible) CAD modeling software that is comparable and just as easy to use as Solidworks. For years i have noticed that Blender has the ability to be this new CAD, but it having originally been designed for artists rather than engineers it never quite met the challenge. I personally hope this will change even if a Blender Fork is created specifically for CAD. I am very interested to see how AO helps the Blender 101 project proceed.
I look forward to the day when i can stop using an expensive, proprietary, windows-based-only CAD software that is Solidworks. And can move to a better, cross-platform, linux-compatible Blender CAD alternative. Hooray!!
A question or two for AO staff specifically:
How far are you guy’s along on this? What are your goals for this project and how quickly do you think it will evolve? Any other comments on this partnership or software development that you’d like to add? Is there anyway that we as customers and the community can help you?
Anyone else excited about this? Or is it just me?