Sorry Thomllama, but compared to the other serious software packages, FormZ is good value. Sketchup might be the closest feel to FZ but it is not on a par so neither should the price be expected to be so, I moved from SU to FZ and don't use SU any more. Look at the other powerful packages from Autodesk, Dassault Systems, Bentley, Siemens etc and in comparison FZ comes out very affordable and brings serious solid modelling within the reach of small businesses like mine who are manufacturers and are not designing on a daily basis.
Name a low cost package which is as powerful as what Autodessys offer for free, I think Turbocad Deluxe might be the best in the low cost category, perhaps you could try that, but FZ free gets work done quicker and has better solid modelling. I have 3 year old versions of TC in both platinum and deluxe versions. I can recommend it for 2d work, but then you might as well learn 2d Solid Edge available for free, but there is no 3d low cost version of Solid Edge that I know of.
Edited by Alan Cooper, 10 April 2016 - 01:19 PM.