Week 11 - 3D Forms with OpenSCAD

Realworld Examples


OpenSCAD is “The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller”

Learning OpenSCAD


OpenScad is pretty well documented.

It has a complete user manual for the IDE and language, a very handy cheat sheet, and both written and video tutorials.

I’m going to treat this class as a hands on introduction and quick tour of the basics.

The cheat sheet does a great job of laying out what you can do with OpenSCAD. Here is what we will explore in class:

OpenSCAD goes further than this: it has the ability to structure with control statements and has a 2D subsystem. These are powerful tools, but the few things listed above are already enough to use OpenSCAD for many real, practical projects.