[OpenSCAD] Difference between modelling with Openscad and Freecad

Ronaldo Persiano rcmpersiano at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 10:54:12 EDT 2019


Besides his or her preference for a programmer's approach in modelling, the
OpenSCAD user should be fairly comfortable with geometry and math.

A quarta, 2/10/2019, 14:36, nop head <nop.head at gmail.com> escreveu:

> >  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.
>
> Yes I would think so, but it is a CAD tool for programmers, not the
> general public. Mechanical engineers I know would use a conventional CAD
> program and would have no idea how to write programs or use OpenSCAD and
> even a good friend that is an experienced programmer prefers conventional
> CAD and thinks I am mad to use OpenSCAD.
>
> On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 14:29, Robin2 <robin at nbleopard.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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