[chbot] major-changes-to-fusion-360-personal-use-license-terms

Mark Atherton markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Sun Sep 20 23:07:08 BST 2020

Hey Wallace,

Can you install an earlier version of F360, and successfully run it stand-alone without *ever* needing internet access (which may force you to upgrade, or deny you a license) ? If so, this sounds interesting.


> On 21 September 2020 at 09:55 Marshland Engineering <marshland at marshland.co.nz> wrote:
> I have a 2 TB WD external drive. I have virtually every program I have ever
>  downloaded stored on it. Probably 10 years of programs worth. If I cant
>  download it, I don't use it. Fusion was one of those.  If my machine crashes,
>  I have all the source programs and serial numbers. 
> This latest latest issue is what I'm avoiding. Now you cant export to DXF ????
>  What about all the designs I may have created over the last 4-5 years ? Now I
>  cant use them any more. 
> I used to have a computer business in my distant. I now know that maintenance
>  contracts are the way to keep business going long term and I understand that,
>  BUT, all I see is that new software has more and more crap in it that has
>  virtually no use except make the programs 10 times bigger than it needs to
>  be, 10 times more error prone etc etc.   I still run Quickbooks 2000 for my
>  accounts. Program size 25 MB. New Quickbooks last time I looked, 1.3 GB.
>  Accounting programs are just adding numbers !!!
> Don't even talk about Delphi, still run the 2006 version. 
> End of rant today. 
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