I don’t know your situation, but if you qualify for the student/faculty edition it is only $150 per year.
I had a chance to play with it a bit years ago, but didn’t have a chance to really see all it was capable of. If you are trying to find something better for your bowls, I’m not sure any software can handle those designs!
Mick, love the Longhorn, that’s a keeper. After visiting a customers 20,000 acre ranch in south Texas for many years, I too was enamored with mesquite, so much so that I bought and planted one here in Houston. It will never amount to a piece of furniture in my life time but just enjoy it’s slow growth. With the exception of the suckers you speak of which grow straight and about 30 times the amount of the other limbs. I can’t imagine the suckers having any character at all. Mick is definately the mesquite king!