Hi Craig, reading your comments on Fusion 360 for hobbyists I view it as a success story, congratulations. So I took the liberty of downloading the program to my older PC, unsure how long it will take me to put something together however that's where it stands for now. Keep up the good work!
Bill, If this is your first kick at the CAD/CAM can, this package is by far the easiest to use that I have tried so far, so go for it and be patient. None of them are what I would call intuitively obvious.