Tutorial Tuesday 4: Using OpenSCAD to Design With Code

Shapeways Blog

OpenSCAD is a programming language for solid modeling, specifically built for creating designs that are exportable as triangular meshes for 3D printing. Getting Started With OpenSCAD. For a quick start, check out the Hello OpenSCAD one-page starter document with OpenSCAD sample files.

OpenSCAD Tutorial & Cheat Sheet: Getting Started With a Free CAD Software

i.materialise

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use OpenSCAD and how to create your first model for 3D printing with this powerful, free CAD program. Four OpenSCAD tutorial videos and a cheat sheet that summarizes all important commands will make your start with OpenSCAD as easy as possible.

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OpenSCAD Tutorial & Cheat Sheet: Getting Started With a Free CAD Software

i.materialise

In this tutorial you will learn how to use OpenSCAD and how to create your first model for 3D printing with this powerful, free CAD program. Four OpenSCAD tutorial videos and a cheat sheet that summarizes all important commands will make your start with OpenSCAD as easy as possible.

How to use Openscad (4): children and advanced topics

Tridimake

Part 4/5: children, factorized placement and chained hulls Yes, it was made with Openscad and it is parametric! extreme collaborative work , picture by N.Goodger) Previously in this tutorial for the Openscad CAD software, we talked only about modules that behaved as shapes.

How to use Openscad, tricks and tips to design a parametric 3D object

Tridimake

Part 1/3: Introdution to Openscad and constructive solid geometry Openscad is a 3D modeler, i.e. a computer software that helps you to create a 3D object. I try here to explain how to use Openscad in a way that hopefully is OK even with non-programmers.

Day 314 - Designing a Penny Trap with OpenSCAD

MakerHome

Tinkercad is a fantastic way to get started with 3D modeling, but when you''re ready to move to the next level I suggest learning OpenSCAD. OpenSCAD is a free and easy-to-learn programming language built specifically to produce models for 3D printing.

Top 20: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing (2017 Update)

i.materialise

Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. Script-based OpenSCAD, and the sophisticated MODO software take the ranks 13 and 14.

Top 25: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing

i.materialise

Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. Creating a printable design is the first step in the 3D printing process.

Tutorial Tuesday 23: Porcelain Topographic Models with Terrain2STL

Shapeways Blog

An OpenSCAD Stand For Your Map. If you prefer working in OpenSCAD, download the code from the Customizer. For help getting started with OpenSCAD, check out our previous Tutorial Tuesday about Using OpenSCAD to Design With Code.)

RepRap: Blog: Say goodbye to unsightly STL triangle misery! Forever!

RepRap Blog

I downloaded Rupert Rawnsleys OpenSCAD Horizontal Spool Holder from Thingiverse and printed it on one of my Prusa Mendels. The spool holder was printed directly from OpenSCADs CSG representation. I added a parser that directly reads the CSG generated by OpenSCAD into it.

Filaflex 3DPrint Moldmaking - Deathstar Soap on a Rope

RichRap

Luckily for Death Star models, we have a nice design already made - Unfortunately many of these models are not manifold (meaning they are not a valid mesh and may have some errors, holes or intersecting triangles) that makes it tricky to further process.

Polyholes

HydraRaptor

This means that no further processing is required other than calculating which of the three axes has to go the furthest. I decided to investigate this using OpenScad. holes openscad

Topper infill algorithm for your 3d models

DIY 3D Printing

It requires CGAL and OpenSCAD. Input models must be in.off format, while output files can be in any format openSCAD supports (which are.stl /.off I just found this. Topper is an algorithm to create different infill structures for your 3d printed models.

Day 262 - Customizable Furniture Minis

MakerHome

Technical notes: For discussions of the OpenSCAD code used to make these models, see the MakerHome posts from the last couple of weeks. In addition you can see the version of the OpenSCAD code that is built to work with the Thingiverse Customizer by viewing the code from within the Customizer.

No Snow? Here’s How to Make Your Own

Shapeways Blog

The snowflake design we’ll be working with was created with code in OpenSCAD, and can procedurally generate over a billion unique snowflakes. The Snowflake Machine was created in OpenSCAD , a free design program that allows you to use simple code to create and export 3D-printable STL meshes.

Just in Time: Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Shapeways Blog

In the screenshot below we are in the process of duplicating and rotating the thinnest spoke to create twelve copies of it around the center circle: Most models in Fusion 360 start from a two-dimensional Sketch like the one above.

Just in Time: Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Shapeways Blog

In the screenshot below we are in the process of duplicating and rotating the thinnest spoke to create twelve copies of it around the center circle: Most models in Fusion 360 start from a two-dimensional Sketch like the one above.

4 Badass Female Designers Using Coding to Create

Shapeways Blog

Designed flat using our OpenSCAD Pentomizer code , [it was] then curled around an elliptical cylinder with our Grasshopper wrapping code to make a bracelet shape.”

printrbot GO – wiring woes, duelling fans and a teeny, tiny soldering job

ei8htohms

Delighted to be printing in ABS again (thanks to the newly re-attached heated bed) I dove into the OpenSCAD design tweaking process and started printing out iteration after iteration of near successes for the first and second clips necessary to add a second fan on a single ball joint mount.

printrbot GO – wireless control with OctoPrint

ei8htohms

So in the process of rewiring that business, it started to make sense to just convert some of the plentiful 12 volt power to 5 volts as long as I could also keep the amperage in a safe range for the Pi.

Day 275 - Mosaic conformation of 6_1

MakerHome

Technical notes, OpenSCAD flavor: Taylor designed this model in OpenSCAD based on kitwallace''s minimal stick code by constructing ( x , y , z ) corner coordinates near the crossings, based on the picture above right.

Great Software for 3D Printers

Thornburg Thoughts

It is an amazingly powerful tool that even automates the process of drawing complex objects like gears. But the real power of Inkscape as a 3D drawing tool comes when you install the support plug-in for 3D extrusion to an OpenSCAD file (described later) that can be rendered and exported as an STL file for the printer to use. The To get this shape to your printer, the next step is to open it in OpenSCAD, compile the image, and save it as an STL file. STL

DIY 3D Printing: 3d printable customizable screw-in lens cap that fits.

DIY 3D Printing

It is an freely available OpenSCAD program that lets you use the Thingiverse Customizer to specify the parameters: Cap Diameter. Click here for more posts in category: camera , lens , OpenSCAD , optics , replacement part , thingiverse. DIY 3D Printing.

9 Free 3D Design Programs to Get You Started with 3D Printing

i.materialise

If you would rather like to code your 3D model, OpenSCAD might be for you. If you want to learn how to code your design, take a look at our OpenSCAD tutorial. A screenshot of free 3D modeling software, OpenSCAD. Finding the right 3D modeling software for 3D printing is tough.

Day 328 - SUN Customizable Function Bracelet

MakerHome

The twistiness of the transluscent blue and opaque white bracelets in the picture come from a twist during the OpenSCAD extrude process, not from the mathematical function.

9 Free 3D Design Programs to Get You Started with 3D Printing

i.materialise

If you would rather like to code your 3D model, OpenSCAD might be for you. If you want to learn how to code your design, take a look at our OpenSCAD tutorial. A screenshot of free 3D modeling software, OpenSCAD. Finding the right 3D modeling software for 3D printing is tough.

9 Free 3D Design Programs to Get You Started with 3D Printing

i.materialise

If you would rather like to code your 3D model, OpenSCAD might be for you. If you want to learn how to code your design, take a look at our OpenSCAD tutorial. A screenshot of free 3D modeling software, OpenSCAD. Finding the right 3D modeling software for 3D printing is tough.

The RepRap Community Hub experience at TCTShow 2014.Part 1

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

It gave me a chance I''ve been looking for to explore the process and assess the workflow of scan to print. I was introduced to Mark Drubin ( MakeALot on Thingiverse ), an accomplished designer and user of OpenSCAD, a gentleman and another of the virtually famous of this 3d printing world!

Why slicers get the dimensions wrong

HydraRaptor

I now design exclusively in OpenScad using polyholes to get cylindrical holes the correct size as well. People using Slic3r often complain that holes come out too small, see forums.reprap.org. This blog post is in reply to the question here.

7,000 3D Printed Words Printed in Spain

Fabbaloo

Technicians used open source software 3D modeling tool OpenSCAD to generate the 3D models for printing. An unusual art installation at the Colombian Embassy in Madrid is 3D printing 7,000 words. The project is a joint venture of Telefónica and the Colombian Embassy.

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Printing the Impossible: Evolution of a Fidget Cube

Shapeways Blog

After a lot of trial and error, I ended up creating the design from scratch in OpenSCAD. They handled the two-color printing with a Palette , a device you can use for pre-processing filament to send to your 3D printer.

Day 186 - Friday Fail

MakerHome

Failure is actually an active part of my design process. The process of try/fail/try again is something that many of my math students have difficulty with; they can remember and repeat tasks but they often have trouble being creative and solving problems.

Mendel90 finishing touches

HydraRaptor

I haven''t used any libraries so there are no dependencies apart from OpenScad itself. Note that to make transparency work in OpenScad you have to draw the transparent objects after all the things you might be able see through them.

Constructing Knowledge and Connecting Curricula with Dr. Thornburg and 3D Printing

Afinia

Constructing Knowledge “Professor Seymour Papert, from MIT, was a big advocate of constructivism, a process by which kids create models of learning in their minds. I also like MeshMixer and OpenSCAD.

Tutorial Tuesday 19: Wrapping a Thing Around Another Thing

Shapeways Blog

Once you get this process set up, you can create a wide range of parametric bracelets starting from any models you like. One of the most basic 3D design skills is putting a thing on top of another thing. It’s not hard.

SculptGL For Beginners: Powerful 3D Sculpting Without Software Downloads, Logins, or Headaches

i.materialise

If you prefer building and measuring, consider “building” software like SketchUp (free), OpenSCAD (free) or Solidworks (not free.) Most files you create on SculptGL cannot be 3D printed without additional processing.

Rollerstruder: a filament feeder / driver / extruder

Tridimake

It is an extremely important part of the FDM process as it pushes the (cold) filament towards the (hot) end. And I learnt a lot of openscad and industrial design by the way. Finally, I designed it entirely with the free Openscad.