[OpenSCAD] ClikScad - create OpenSCAD models without all the typing
Mikael.Fernstrom at ul.ie
Thu Oct 24 16:59:33 EDT 2019
IMHO, Openscad as it is works fine. Having used most major CAD systems for many years, for my own projects and for teaching, openscad is my preference.
My students learn a lot more by having to think about describing their geometries with “code” than pointing and clicking. It is also important for them for understanding the differences between a programming language and a descriptive language.
University of Limerick, Ireland
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>> I'd really like to see something which:
>> - had both a desktop and web version,
> Who is going to create it? I reckon the first thing that is needed is for
> the OpenSCAD folks to acknowledge that a GUI front-end would be "a good
> idea". At the moment there seems to be no "official" interest. (By the way I
> don't mean that the OpenSCAD folks should write the program - just that they
> would support it)
>> - had robust support for the customizer (blockscad requires one finish up
>> coding it in OpenSCAD)
> I recently tried the customizer briefly and I was grossly under-whelmed - I
> will not repeat the experience. It seems to me altogether the wrong solution
> to simplification (or whatever it is trying to solve) - it certainly did not
> simplify anything for me.
>> - allowed one to put projects up on a site where others could access them
> People can do that now. There are lots of projects on Thingiverse and any
> Cloud storage can make a file publicly available. There is nothing to
> prevent someone creating a design with my ClikScad and posting that on the
> Cloud somewhere.
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