It’s been a few weeks since we unveiled the Otherplan Public Beta, and the response has been fantastic. We appreciate all of the feedback and bug reports we’ve received, and we are excited to release our first update today. Otherplan Public Beta 0.22.2 contains a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. Read on for details or download now from the Otherplan Public Beta page.
Update (1/27/2016): The Otherplan incompatibility with El Capitan has been resolved. Apple has released Mac OS 10.11.3, which addresses the issues that were causing problems with Otherplan. We have released Otherplan 0.14.7, which integrates with the fixes Apple made. This officially resolves the issue with El Capitan. For a working setup, make sure you have Mac OS X 10.11.3 or newer, and Otherplan 0.14.7 or newer.
Ever since we launched the Othermill, there’s been one question we get asked more than any other: How do I use Othermill with Windows? We’ve heard loud and clear that Windows users want a simple, visual, and easy-to-use interface to control the Othermill. And we’re excited to announce that the wait is finally over!
We’ve used Autodesk’s CAD/CAM application Fusion 360 extensively, and it’s one of the best ways to design for the Othermill. It has powerful solid/freeform modeling modes, rich file support, and integrated three-axis CAM functionality. It also works great on Mac OS and enables easy collaboration between project contributors. If you’re new to CAD and CAM, Fusion 360 is a great first step — and if you’re an experienced CAD/CAM user, it has many of the powerful features you’re used to.
Today, in a matter of hours, I went from never having done 3D CAD to having a physical object from an idea I had. I went through some tutorials and got a bit of nudging from the people on my team, but the only barriers standing between me and this wood cut were what I knew, not the quality of the tools involved.