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GeneralTutorials are annoying. Pin
OriginalGriff2-Sep-19 0:25
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I'm thinking of getting a 3D printer, so - since I like ThisOldTony videos and he raves about it, and it's free for hobbyists (i.e. me) - I installed Autodesk Fusion 360 on the desktop and Surface.

This was a task all on it's own, but now it's done, I can access my designs (when I have learned enough to make any) for either computer and edit them. Nice.

So ... let's learn how to use this. Find the tutorial videos: difficulty level = 0. Excellent.

Watch videos. All the screen work (i.e. all of the video) is "fuzzy" because they are using a big screen and a relatively low res video. Going full screen makes it worse, as you'd expect. I think I'm going to get a headache working with these, but let's press on - I can pretty much work out what the writing says.

First problem: the videos don't match the latest software. That's kinda to be expected - making videos is expensive - and it just takes some fiddling to work out what they are trying to do. All the icons have been changed / amalgamated / moved just to make it harder.

Then as we get deeper, I need to open the tutorial sample files. Except they aren't where the video shows (if squinting at the screen to decipher the paths works). They aren't on my machine at all. OK, cue an hour of searching, scanning the help forums, and I'm clearly not the only one to find this awkward. But the company doesn't seem to understand the problem and keeps linking you back to the videos themselves. Sigh | :sigh:
Finally work it out: you don't get the sample files by default, you have to download them. But not in a bunch so you can watch each video in sequence, oh no. The only way I find to get the sample data is to download each set just before you watch the video ... because the video page is the only place I can find any link to them. And (just to make life even harder) you can't watch Video 7 "Import and Export" until you have finished Video 6 "Fusion Team and Sharing" so you can't have a "mass download" session in advance. And that breaks your concentration.

Do me a favour, everybody: go to your company training site - if you have one - and go through the tutorials as if you were a new (and probably confused) user. Remember, this is the first in-depth contact he or she has with your company and products - so if you look like a bunch of chimps there, that impression will carry through to using your product...
Autodesk: you are starting to "Ook!" pretty loud, and not in a "Librarian" kinda way.
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GeneralWSO CCC OTD 2019-09-02 Pin
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Generalso this is ridiculous Pin
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