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  • FreeCAD icon

    FreeCAD

    FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around...

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    Autodesk AutoCAD

    AutoCAD is a software application for both 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting — available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile web- and cloud-based app, currently marketed as Autocad 360. ...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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    BRL-CAD

    BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system...

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    NaroCAD

    The goal of this project is to develop a fully fledged and extensible 3D CAD software based on the concept of parametric modeling of solids, comparable to well known solutions.

    Open Source Windows

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    CoffeeSCAD

    Browser based 3D solid CAD editor, Openscad style, with a Coffeescript based syntax, using only Coffeescript + Javascript

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

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    SolveSpace

    SOLVESPACE is a parametric 3D CAD program with extrude, revolve, union and difference functions. Save/Export as DXF, PDF, SVG, STL, STEP. Mesh generation expected by most 3d printers. Constraint solver point tracing for motion...

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    OpenJSCAD.org

    OpenSCAD + JavaScript = OpenJSCAD, edit locally or remote online, preview in browser direct via WebGL.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    PTC Creo

    Creo Elements/Pro – formerly Pro/ENGINEER – is the standard in 3D product design, featuring state-of-the-art productivity tools that promote best practices in design while ensuring compliance with your industry and company standards....

    Commercial Windows

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    form•Z

    Powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Antimony icon

    Antimony

    CAD tool from a parallel universe in which CAD software evolved from Lisp machines rather than drafting tables.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Autodesk 123D Design icon

    Autodesk 123D Design

    123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.

    Free Mac Windows iPad

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  • CadQuery

    CadQuery is an intuitive, easy-to-use python based language for building parametric 3D CAD models. CadQuery is for 3D CAD what jQuery is for javascript. Imagine selecting Faces of a 3d object the same way you select DOM objects with...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    HyperFun

    HyperFun is a simple specialized high-level programming language. It is intended for modeling geometric objects and their internal volumetric properties (color, material density and others). A model can include objects of mixed...

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  • ImplicitCAD

    ImplicitCAD is a programmatic CAD program, implemented in Haskell. Unlike traditional CAD programs, programmatic CAD programs use text descriptions of objects, as in programming. Concepts like variables, control structures and...

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    Cobalt

    Cobalt is a parametric 3D modeling software for product design and development that's easy to use. It offers wireframe, solid and surface modeling with precision drawings, renderings and animation. Cobalt’s flexible 3D modeling...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • CADPlatform

    CADPlatform Parametric Modeling Platform. It's base on Open Cascade Technology.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Last Update: 2014-05-06. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/cadplatform/
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    BlocksCAD

    Drag-and-drop 3D Computer Aided Design and modeling tool designed for use by elementary-age children.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    CMS IntelliCAD

    CMS IntelliCAD® is a full-featured Compatible CAD Software. CMS IntelliCAD also offers a full suite of 2D and 3D AutoCAD® software compatible drawing tools! It is the smartest choice for anyone who creates or communicates...

    Commercial Windows

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    MakerSCAD

    Powerfull 3D design tool for 3D printing, virtual reality and game engine. Exports to STL, OBJ, and HTML5 3D websites.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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  • VARKON

    Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. It does 2D drafting, 2D and 3D modeling, sculptured surface modeling, and even animations. Varkon...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Last Update: 2012-11-18. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/varkon/
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    RapCAD

    RapCAD is a Rapid prototyping CAD IDE for RepRap and RepStrap 3D printing machines. Unlike most CAD packages RapCAD is not GUI based. One of the things that you often do when using a traditional CAD package, for example, is to...

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  • CScheme

    CScheme is the integration of geometric kernels in a functional language.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • PLaSM

    PLaSM (Programming Language of Solid Modeling) is an open source scripting language for solid modeling, a discipline that constitutes the foundation of computer-aided design and CAD systems. In contrast to other CAD programs, PLaSM...

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OpenSCAD Comments

Openscad

Comment by sgall
about OpenSCAD Sep 2011

Openscad enables you to construct 3D objects by building up from cubes, prisms, spheres, cones etc. You specify dimensions in a script which I find easier because I dont have to learn a viewing and editing interface.
Also making accurate drawings does not require manual dexterity.

There is a rendering interface so that you can see your object in 3D. This is a little limited but quite workable. My main problem is losing the object by zooming out too far or having it offscreen and it is a bit hard to get it visible again.

Output and printing is limit. You can output in STL, which I have imported into Blender OK. You can project onto a plane which you can output as DXF. This does not seem to load into InkScape unfortunately. Someone said it loads into Openoffice draw. The DXF file opens into Qcad OK. This is how I have printed so far but you have the Qcad text written over your file on the demo version.

I am making a plan of my house. I have found this the most successful solution yet because I can add a room or 2 at night by just adding to the script and I can add comments.

One niggle - (I think it is limitation of the constcructive geometry system used) is that you cant get the program to to give you measurements off a constructed object. You are reduced to working out coordincates which can be tricky after you have done a lot of transforms.

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