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by atartanian

OpenSCAD is an open source programming language and IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for parametric 3D design. It is used to create precise, customizable and easily modifiable designs ready for 3D printing. It has a growing developer community and is the tool used to create designs compatible with the MakerBot Customizer app: http://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customizer

You can download OpenSCAD from www.openscad.org/downloads.html

This group is a place to discuss all things OpenSCAD including (but not limited to) new features, techniques, questions, libraries, works in progress, etc. So post a new Topic or contribute on an existing one!

Share knowledge, get constructive feedback, and ask questions!

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Customizer Update

by tbuser

Customizer now runs the new version of OpenSCAD 2015.03

Also, all the google fonts from http://www.google.com/fonts have been added to the servers and can be used in text() :)

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Object Oriented Programatic Modeling

by txoof

Is there a good OpenSCAD like programatic modeling package that uses a more OOP paradigm? OpenSCAD is really amazing. It's my go-to for pretty much anything Laser cut or 3D printed. The ability to easily tweak a variable and have the model restructure around that tweak is incredible. For more complex models it would be great if there classes and objects to simplify the code and make modules more recyclable.

Has anyone used an OOP style modeler? I just found CoffeeSCAD. It's a blend of OpenSCAD and Javascript. It supports classes and objects and looks amazing. Unfortunately it only runs in a web browser (ick) and the last commit to the git archive was in 2013.

Do you all have any other suggestions?

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OpenSCAD 2021.01 released

by Torsten


Some people may have seen it already, the release of OpenSCAD 2021.01 happened a couple of days ago.

Here's finally the full announcement including the list of changes:


All details on github:



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Incorporating a Libreoffice calc sheet into an Openscad source?

by pemberton_a

I have created a scale conversion spreadsheet in Libreoffice Calc to give me scale values for prototype dimensions or rescaling from one scale to another.
I am wondering if it is possible to incorporate the sheet into a Openscad source file to simplify scale value changes. Currently I am using Openscad's ternary logic to change scales, which works, but is not very flexible.

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