I’m a Day-18-Pro and so I’m hopeful that I’ll have delivery some time in November. As a world class procrastinator and generally a busy person anyway (just moved!), I’ve had plans for learning the design software I’ll need (Fusion 360, Sketchup, Illustrator) but have only made a bit of progress. I’m one of those foolishly optimistic folks that just figure I’ll learn it as I need it.
SO, I found that I need to draw up a site plan for my new property; getting some minor work done and need permits. Could sit down and just draw it up by hand but thought “hey! I’ll be using these design tools pretty soon, why not just knock it out in one of them?”.
Moments like these, where people like me decide to stumble back into reality, are so educational.
I’ll spare everyone the easily imagined details, but several hours later I emerged with a valuable result. No, it was not the site plan I need. I’ll likely sit down tonight and draw it up by hand. Rather, it was the cold realization that I have a lot of systematic study to do. So many rabbit holes! So many wandering paths! It was horrible. I am So not ready for the Forge.
Luckily, the house move process has transitioned to a manageable state. I don’t know where all my shoes are, but I have my computer and about 40% of my tools where I need them, so I’ll be dedicating time for learning the design tools. If I stick to it I should be in acceptable shape by the time the Forge arrives.
And, if anyone wants to suggest a wham-bam-basic 2D drawing tool (on a Mac!) that would make this site plan drafting any easier (I probably need to learn one anyway, right?) I’m all ears.