I have been a member of the community of hobbyist users for over four years. I have been a sponsor (and done some teaching/training with Brian) in a local maker shop. I have a small number of students in my local college who have paid for a Fusion subscription. I have built a business with Fusion, and I hope to continue building businesses with Fusion. Right now I have three Fusion projects that are being used in production as I continue to grow as a production designer and manufacturer of furniture and small products.
I use Fusion to create 3D models of my furniture and products, to create Rapid Prototyping prototypes (i.e. build something fast and cheap to get feedback on) and to create designs for my CNC Mill.
I can completely understand why this change is happening. However, I don't understand why they are not moving towards a subscription based model. I think it would be better for Fusion if they kept all of the functionality of version 18 and simply charged a "once off" fee for additional projects. This is probably the best possible situation for a user like myself, and it would allow hobbyists to continue to participate in the development of the product, but still have access to the functionality of version 18 without being subject to the limitations described by Jason, or forced into the subscription model.
I'm going to miss the ability to access projects from home. Much of what I've done with Fusion has involved building projects and then presenting them in my home workshop as a way to gather feedback from the people I make stuff for. It's also been a really great way to teach people about 3D printing. 3d9ccd7d82