I’d like to use AutoCAD’s Inventor, but I’m not finding any instructions for access on the wiki.
The wiki page is https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/JumpServerFAQ
However, we do not have licenses for Autodesk products any more. I’m not certain if we are going to buy them or not.
Autodesk decided we were not educational because we didn’t have a .edu on our domain name, so we no longer have educational pricing.
But to sum it up, you can get on the Jump server but no autodesk
Well I don’t know why that was so hard to fine.
@woody , did you ever get prices on the Autodesk products? I know that you were checking into licensing.
From the website under the educational licenses and then I look at the qualifying requirements for educational prices and Makerspaces don’t fall into that category.
But anyway just the website. Might be worth talking to a human
dallasmakerspace.edu appears to be available. Just saying…
Non-profit entities are eligible to register one .edu domain if the vast majority of their members are colleges, universities, and other educational organizations, provided that at least 75 percent of their institutional members are themselves currently eligible for a .edu domain. Entities whose members are primarily individuals are not eligible for .edu domains.
From the registar: https://net.educause.edu/eligibility.htm
Note that institutional accreditation is required for .edu eligibility and program accreditation is not sufficient. Not all agencies accredit institutions. Some accredit only institutions, some accredit only programs, and others accredit both institutions and programs.
Even with the pearson vue partnership we still don’t qualify. Now ed.gov has a list of accreditation bodies and I suspect one may find a body that could but that may just be an uphill battle in the end and one that the space may not want to follow.
hey good to know those edits that were cobbled together to help me on the arduino connection are still on the wik!
Also! If you guys need to get like Blender and use that instead of Auto desk I’ve been using that instead lately. Haven’t tried doing 3d prints with them yet but I’ll let you know how that goes and if there are any learning curves. I tried doing a “sanity check” via those online systems that check your stl files but it seemed to have deleted portions of the print i was going to do as far as empty spaces go…
If your argument was use Blender over 3DS Max, I would absolutely agree with you. Blender is not parametric CAD though and doesn’t really fulfill the mission with the same sort of workflow designed for creating mechanical parts and assemblies. If you want to mess around with open source/free parametric CAD, definitely give FreeCAD a shot. It is certainly not as pretty and polished as commercial offerings and is weak in the assembly area, but it definitely gets the job done. If you just care about free as in beer and don’t mind the cloud OnShape is another alternative over Autodesk et al.