After a fair evaluation between Rhino8 and PUF360... (Personal Use F360)

I have determined Rhino8 is useable but far more complex than needed for the creation of 3D printable items. I will continue to "play" with Rhino8 as I already own it and I am able to produce nice designs. However, the effort is far more tough and time consuming than designing with PUF360 and Onshape.

I like the chalange of using Rhino8. If I knew all the controls and the proper place to use each one, the job would be much eaiser.

When I watch the Rhino video demo's it is very clear that many of the presentors are just showing off their abilities with no conversation of why they do things the way they demo. It's a lot of "wham", "bam", grab this tool and click and pull and "Look at what I can do.!" "When you get ths good you can do the same."

Z-Brush traing is much the same.

I learn better from written instructions I can study step by step. I have made training videos myself when I worked at Lennox and Schneider Electric. An instructor is not an instructor when his/her mission is more to show off, than instruct. I find video a good supliment but not a replacement for wirtten or one-to-one training. With video a student can't ask for extra information. Or study words and statements one by one to grasp the concept. Video stop and play-back just repeats the same foggy information.

I learn best with hands-on doing and not watching a video. To play along with the video, one needs two computers and a lot of pausing of the video. Real training is becoming a lost art.

Back to the CAD! Ha!

I enjoy myself using any of the CAD to which I have access. It is hard and probably not necessay to be a master of them all. I'll certainly keep switching between them. I don't make a living with using any of them, super efficiency isn't necessary. PUF360 and Onshape are both different from one another but far less complicated than Rhinocerous).

I think I am just testing myself to do things in different ways. Much of my learning is by trying. Some trial and error for sure. I am not on anyone's payroll so lost time is still time spent enjoying the challange. There is a sense of accomplishment when a new method is discovered and becomes part of one's skill set.

There is an addage President John F. Kennedy created over 50 years ago; "I don't do it because it is easy. I do it because it is hard"

Here is the original: :  "We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other thing(s), not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

He said "thing" not "things" I also do not know at the end to what the "others" refers. My main take away is to not just do the easy things.

Rhino8 is not easy, but I enjoy learning how to use it. Just taking the road least traveled.