Open Source Tools for CAD:

OpenSCAD vs FreeCAD

Alex Pawlowski

29 June 2016

29 June 2016

knox3dp.org

@knox3dp

Knoxville, TN

Today

  • Direction of Knox3dp
  • KnoxDevs 3D Printed Logo Contest
  • Comparison of OpenSCAD vs FreeCAD
  • Demos

knox3dp

  • resurrect Knoxville Fusion 360 Group, continue to be a resource for those learning / using CAD
  • give a home to 3d printing interest in Knoxville Area
  • Link developers to makers / engineers

What you said

KnoxDevs

  • Umbrella group for all developer meetups in Knoxville
  • Started in July 2015 at Codestock as a Slack group
  • Now over 400 members!
  • Join today and jump on the #3dprinting channel

Logo Contest

OpenSCAD

  • C based
  • 3D compiler only - only use with coding
     
  • Win / Linux / Mac

FreeCAD

  • Python based
  • Gui based CAD with scripting option - can use without coding
  • Win / Linux / Mac

OpenSCAD

  • Cheatsheet for all commands
  • Extensive forums and wiki for how to script objects

 

  • Can be noticeably slower for complex objects

FreeCAD

  • online documentation for how to basics and some advanced things
  • have an online forum presence that is helpful

 

  • no cheatsheet or extensive resource for how to create all objects by scripting

OpenSCAD

  • Example parts

FreeCAD

  • Example Parts

knox3dp-1st-meetup

By Alex Pawlowski

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