OpenSCAD Review

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  1. What is OpenSCAD
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is OpenSCAD?

Engineers looking for a 3D modeling suite that is script-only based and free might find that OpenSCAD is the tool they need. It can be used to create 3D CAD objects that are solid, focusing on CAD aspects. It is ideal for engineers working with a budget and is a cost-effective and reliable solution equipped with advanced CAD tools. 2D outline extrusions and constructive solid geometry (CSG) are two modeling techniques presented by OpenSCAD. Rather than being an interactive modeler, OpenSCAD is a 3D compiler that renders 3D models by reading the script files that describe the object. Because of this, users are free to change any steps in the process of modeling and can also control the process itself. Parameters can be configured so that the designs made are well-defined.

Product Quality Score

Features
7.4
Ease of use
7.4
Customer support
7.2
Value for money
7.6
7.4
TOTAL SCORE

OpenSCAD features

Main features of OpenSCAD are:

  • GUI interface
  • Preview models
  • CSG geometry engine
  • Create 3D models
  • Import and export files
  • Create parametric designs

OpenSCAD Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of OpenSCAD are its definitive modeling method, its ability to read and build 3D models in other file formats, and its use of multiple free technologies. Here are more details:

Users of OpenSCAD have a robust and free 3D compiler at their fingertips. With it, solid ACAD objects can be designed by MacOS, Linux, and Windows users. Its modeling method is based on constructive solid geometry (CSG) and extrusion of 2D outlines, which lets users optimize how the solution takes AutoCAD DXF files and interprets the design parameters in them. 3D models can also be read and built from different file formats such as STL and OFF.

With OpenSCAD, engineers can be confident that they are in full control of their design process since the software leverages script files and parameters that are configurable. With it, steps in the process of modeling can be customized. Users can define and alter customizable design variables at any point during the design process. Results can be measured at the end of a project since any new creations and changes are built with numbers. Not only does this result in results that can be measured, but it also makes shape and size adjustments easier to do.

There are several free technologies that OpenSCAD utilizes. These include OpenGL & OpenCSG for previewing CSG, Qt for the user interface, and CGAL for implementation and evaluation of CSG. All of these technologies make it easy for OpenSCAD to create parametric designs. Models with specific tolerances can be easily crafted, as well as ones that use mathematical or procedural information, precise measurements, moving parts, and enclosed hinges. Models can be exported as STL files that are watertight, solid, and high quality.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

OpenSCAD Integrations

The following OpenSCAD integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

No available information

Customer Support

Online

Pricing Plans

OpenSCAD pricing is available in the following plans:

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