I've started the CAD for the raygun. No matter how I end up constructing it, having a scaled 3d model is going to be a help.
Fusion360 is still annoying. There is no instruction manual, the online tutorial videos are entirely people demonstrating how nice the software is without actually bothering to explain which commands they are using or where they found them (to partially excuse them, the software has changed radically over the course of the existing training videos, to the point where none of the menus, key commands, or even function names can be expected to match any more). And the forum is unhelpful -- pretty much the old Lightwave forum again ("Look at the stupid noob, asking for help!")
I also got the CNC part of the application to work, but I'm not happy with the results just yet.
So, yes, those are Windows window controls you see there. (Win XP is the flavor Wine is set to mimic for this software) Oddly enough, I could change that to Mac standard, too, but I chose to leave them in that flavor as a reminder of where I am. Just like I (and a lot of other uses) leave Terminal in a green-text-in-black-background just to remind them that they are deeper in the OS than one normally is, and text commands here are phrased in the Deep Magic.
It looks even more baby software than it is. It is actually surprisingly deep, with a lot of control over your options.
And so, yeah, my first ever solo run on the Tormach CNC mill is going to be a fully 3d part, curved, with double-sided cutting AND a tool change. I'm heading out to the shop now, and hopefully my g-code will be ready to go by the time my machine reservation rolls around...