I'm a welder/fabricator by trade with a fair amount of Autocad experience. I have many hours of drawing, nesting and cutting parts on a CNC plasma. Sketchup is my go-to for drawing junk for the 3d printer.
The Anet A8 is my first 3D printer as of 12/2016 and I'm loving it.
I sold my 'modded' Anet and moved to a Creality CR-10(Jan, 2018). It's bigger and slower to heat up. But it makes really BIG things. Also, I dont have to level the bed as often.
I Am A…Designer, Maker
Tools I Use…
Printers: Anet A8 , CR-10
Design Programs: Sketchup, Autocad Mechanical 2004-Present
3D Design Skill Level