Hack A Day has a great article introducing FreeCAD. FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler.¬†Parametric modeling¬†allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD is open source (LGPL license) and completely modular, allowing for very advanced extension and customization. There are several great things about… Continue reading FreeCAD

Programmatic CAD, OpenSCAD alternatives

There are quite a few programatic CAD, OpenSCAD alternatives out there. I am collecting a list of them and providing links to them here. The requirements to be included in this list are: Free and libre. They are a programming language as opposed to a GUI. OpenSCAD: The most well known programmatic CAD program. Probably… Continue reading Programmatic CAD, OpenSCAD alternatives

openscad is cool

UPDATE: You might also be interested in my list of programmatic CAD tools. Brendan introduced me to openscad while we were at the hacker space last night. I really like it and I can’t believe I didn’t try this tool out before. You essentially write your solid design in a programming language. Its simple to… Continue reading openscad is cool