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Yiur way ahead of me @Nifty
I'm usually pretty good with software but I find all CAD quite difficult, however I intend to dedicate some time each day to really learn one of the programmes.
Honestly, I was literally afraid of even trying to learn... which is why I put it off for 3+ years. I thought it would be way over my head (which most of it still is), but following along with a handful of "build-with-me" type videos really helped me out.

That said, today I had to make a part and I have NO idea how to do it in parametric design, so off to tinkercad I went, and had it done in 5 minutes:

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Honestly, I was literally afraid of even trying to learn..
That said, today I had to make a part and I have NO idea how to do it in parametric design, so off to tinkercad I went, and had it done in 5 minutes:
Necessity is the mother of all inventions.. Way to go @Nifty.. :thumbsup
 

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Wait....!!!

Spreadsheets AND 3D printing combined!?!?

 

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Thanks @Nifty for the little tutorial video..
If this is what’s in store for me while trying to learn FreeCad then I got no chance, It’s all far to technical for me to follow, because of my learning difficulties.. To many screen changes..

I can make up the same box as quick as he can draw it on screen without using parametric Modelling, it’s like building a two story dog box with just one small room in it downstairs, sorry for being so cynical.
In OpenScad anyone can use it with ease regardless of age, The box this guy makes is smaller on the inside than the dimensions he started with.. Ops’ its back to the spreadsheet..

difference(){....................... Used to cut out box middle
color("lime") ......................Just for Visual aid
translate([0,0,0]) ................Position on pallet
cube([106,56,34]);............ Box size needed

color("yellow") ..................Just for Visual aid
translate([3,3,5]) ...............Position on pallet
cube([100,50,30]);} ..........Final correct box size..
box.JPG
Figures are millimetres
P.S. I can make these two objects https://www.printerknowledge.com/threads/time-to-grow-up-3d-modeling-software.14174/post-123215

in OpenScad with a little bit of time…
 
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