Intro to OpenSCAD

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Overview

OpenSCAD is Open source software for creating Solid 3D CAD objects. While not the primary focus, closed 2D shapes can also be created.

Where to Get It

Links to downloadable binaries and source repositories can be found under the Download Releases section of the main OpenSCAD web page.

RTFM

When in doubt, check the manual: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual

Basics

Primitive 3D Shapes

Cube

Cylinder

Sphere

Polyhedron

Geometric Boolean Operations

Union

Difference

Intersection

Primitive 2D Shapes

square(), circle(), polygon()

- See example015.scad

Linear Extrude

Rotate Extrude

Projection - 2D from 3D

Object and Code Re-Use

2D Import - DXF

3D Import - STL

Include and Use SCAD Files

Hierarchy

Modules as Objects

Modules as Operators

Optimizing for 3D Printing

Other Useful Tips'n'Tricks

Command Line Options

MCAD Library

Reference Objects for Position, Orientation and Scale