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openSCAD Editor

by Dorty, published

openSCAD Editor by Dorty Oct 20, 2012



openSCAD Editor by Dorty is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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A opensource openSCAD Editor.
With autocompletion and stuff ..
it scans the openscad libraries directory and locates module-definitions ... and generates snippet-calls for them ..
for example you type: "gear"
and it will insert:
gear(number_of_teeth=number_of_teeth, circular_pitch=false, diametral_pitch=false_1, pressure_angle=20, clearance=0);
the parameter-values are tab'able-objects so its quite easy for beginners to use openSCAD ;-)


Simply download the ZIP and start the .exe-file.

The Project+Sourcecode is located on SourceForge:


the root-directory contains an oscad.xml that contains all the SCAD-Definitions and snippets (except the auto.generated)

after starting you should tell the application where your openscad.exe-folder is .. so it can scan the libraries folder ;-)

Its a .NET 2.0 Application :-) You will need the .NET 2.0 Framework running ...

Update: 20.10.2012 - rev2 zip - rev1 simple doesnt work g o.O
Update: 18.11.2012 - rev3 zip - Added MRU-List o.O
Update: 22.11.2012 - rev4 zip - Added Auto.Add.Include, Window-Position loading/saving, Snippet-Trimming

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Thank you! I can't wait to try this - just learning openSCAD, but I was looking for something with autocompletion. I think this will help me to learn the language much faster

So how does the code completion work? When I type, e.g. gea nothing shows up. Given my experience with code completion in other editors I type Ctrl-space and it shows a list of possibilities, including 'gear'. Clicking on gear it will insert in the editor but I don't get the parameters filled in. 

You have to set the openscad-directory .. after that you can restart the application or reload the cache .. now the symbols of your library directory should be loaded ... by pressing <ctrl>+<tab> the autocompletion gets active.
for example "ge"<tab> ... if you select gear and <tab> again the parameters will be autocompleted....</tab></tab></tab></ctrl>

Is this Windows 7 only? It crashes pretty hard on XP.

It's a .NET 2.0 Application ... i will test it on a vpc image ..