[OpenSCAD] Difference between modelling with Openscad and Freecad

Robin2 robin at nbleopard.com
Wed Oct 2 09:36:33 EDT 2019


cacb wrote
> It is a fair assessment.

Thanks, and also to @nophead.

I'm trying to figure out how to explain the differences to a novice without
him or her needing to understand the technical foundations so that they can
decide which program is best for what they want to make. A novice will have
to take the trouble to learn no matter what program they decide to use - so
they should not waste time learning one that cannot meet their needs or
waste time learning a complex program if a simpler one would be sufficient.

There are many instructional videos on Youtube (for example making a fidget
spinner) that demonstrate the different programs. But the reality is that
the person making the video already knows how to use the program so the
video does not give a fair impression of how easy it would be for the
novice. 

If you know the basics of programming then Openscad's learning curve is a
lot more gentle. But, at least to start with, I suspect it is just as
impenetrable as the other programs for someone who has no experience of
programming and does not know how to conceive a programmed solution for a
problem.

...R




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