[OpenSCAD] Fusion360 and OpenSCAD

jon jon at jonbondy.com
Sat Oct 8 09:03:08 EDT 2016


Thank you, Carsten.  The polygon builder is quite useful, if only as a 
starting point for a more parametric approach.

Jon


On 10/8/2016 4:41 AM, Carsten Arnholm wrote:
> Referring to the polygon builder at http://daid.eu/~daid/3d/
>
> I figured out how to use it, it is quite easy.
>
> To draw a polygon, press the green plus button and click in the 
> drawing area repeatedly to lay out the polygon points.
>
> To remove a point, press the red minus button and click one of the 
> points to make it go away.
>
> To change the position of a point, press the mouse cursor button, then 
> point to one of the points drawn, press and hold left mouse button 
> (point turns red) and drag the point to the new location.
>
> Making rounded corners. Let us assume you have a polygon with 4 
> corners. To make one of them 'round', click it in the drawing (it 
> turns red) then press the button showing a curve with 3 point symbols 
> (under the green plus). Two "ghost points" will appear near the 
> selected drawing point and the curve will be distorted near that 
> point. To change the shape of the distortion, drag these "ghost 
> points" (presumably the Bezier handles) to new locations. To get a 
> nice smooth shape the Bezier points and the original point should be 
> roughly on a straight tangent line relative to the curve.
>
> Screenshot 1 (polygon builder)
> https://gyazo.com/ea2f78ac043499612fde635e5c4197ee
>
> Obviously, the idea is that the "OpenSCAD code" window contains code 
> for an extended polygon producing the same shape, you just cut/paste 
> the generated code into OpenSCAD
>
> Screenshot 2 (OpenSCAD)
> https://gyazo.com/00ae59cd254035568d6a1283ddca7830
>
> Carsten Arnholm
>
> On 08. okt. 2016 03:02, Rob Ward wrote:
>> It looks very interesting, but I too find it of no use.  Is there a
>> drawing package that is has been modeled on (that I obviously have never
>> used before) that might explain how to use it.  The programmer seem
>> assume a lot of prior knowledge, and experience. It just appears to
>> randomly add points and lines once the initial line is drawn. Is it just
>> a proof of principle, not a finished product?  Nice .js work all the 
>> same.
>>
>> Rob
>>
>>
>> On 07/10/16 04:30, jon wrote:
>>> Thank you, Torsten, but this "tool" is not documented sufficiently for
>>> me to even understand where to start.
>>>
>>> Jon
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10/6/2016 1:05 PM, Torsten Paul wrote:
>>>> On 10/06/2016 01:49 PM, jon wrote:
>>>>> Or a tool that allows you to position Bezier handles
>>>>> which are then converted to smoothed lines and then
>>>>> imported into OpenSCAD
>>>>>
>>>> Not integrated, but still nice way to just draw polygon:
>>>>
>>>> http://daid.eu/~daid/3d/
>>>>
>>>> source: https://github.com/daid/OpenSCAD-polygon-editor
>>>>
>>>> ciao,
>>>>    Torsten.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
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