In this CAD for Hobbyists series I am going to be comparing four CAD packages that are available for hobbyists: Creo Elements, Fusion 360, Onshape, and OpenSCAD. In order to compare these four packages I am going to use an example project where I create the same simple CAD model in each.
A few years ago I wanted to design a simple bottle opener that would be relatively easy to manufacture while having an industrial aesthetic. I went through a few design iterations before finding something that functioned well at opening bottles.
As such, I have a design I have spent a lot of time thinking about and I think it will be a good part to evaluate some of the basic features offered by the packages I am going to be reviewing.