CAD for Hobbyists: OpenSCAD

Completed Bottle Opener
Completed Bottle Opener

OpenSCAD is not what most would consider a conventional CAD package.  In most CAD programs to create a shape you have to in some form draw or sculpt the desired shape; this is not the case in OpenSCAD.  In OpenSCAD shapes are defined by functions and you don’t draw shapes but program them.  Each 3D model is defined by a script that is then compiled into a 3D shape.  It is after all called The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeler.

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