People who work with the (2D) CNCs or laser cutters, what software do you like using to create/edit vector graphics?
I was shocked to learn that not only is CorelDraw still maintained, but they charge $250 a year for it. For that price I might as well get Illustrator.
Does anyone have any thoughts on less pricey options? Affinity Designer is priced more in line with my expectations for hobby use ($50 for a real license), and Inkscape is open source. Are either worth the time investment to learn?
Anybody use fusion360 for 2D work? Getting the free hobbyist license from Autodesk required minimal hoop-jumping, but I haven’t progressed much passed “hello world” tutorials in it yet.