OpenSCAD is described as 'software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS' and is a popular app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OpenSCAD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, the Web and iPad. The best alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenSCAD are Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid), SOLIDWORKS (Paid), MeshLab (Free, Open Source) and BRL-CAD (Free, Open Source).
- Free • Open Source
CadQuery vs OpenSCADOpenCASCADE kernel is more powerful and faster than the CGAL kernel used by OpenSCAD. Direct ability to work with all major CAD formats, plus ability to use BREP and NURB primitives. Standard Python language rather than new custom language.