[OpenSCAD] ClikScad - create OpenSCAD models without all the typing

jon jon at jonbondy.com
Fri Oct 25 10:14:58 EDT 2019

I watched the ClikScad video, and ClikScad is cute, but I cannot imagine 
doing actual work with that UI.  Has anyone designed a real part (not a 
simple part, a REAL part) using technology like that?  I would love to 
see that.

Also, I find changing the parameter values and pressing F5 is no slower 
than what was shown in the video.

I agree that ClikScad is simpler for a novice, but the down side is that 
it could seduce them into thinking that they can get real work done, 
only to hit the wall and have to go back and do it in the old fashioned 
way, and then give up for the usual reasons

On 10/25/2019 9:50 AM, nop head wrote:
> The problem is it is too sparse because typically one line of code 
> becomes a box. So what happens to a design that is 350 lines?
> OpenSCAD is a very small language, it can all be summarised on the one 
> page cheat sheet. I am surprised anybody would struggle to learn the 
> syntax but using it to create geometry is much more complex than the 
> language. It requires an ability to imagine a shape and then decompose 
> it it cubes and cylinders, etc, and be able to understand what 
> manifold is and do high school level trigonometry. I don't see how 
> replacing the text with boxes helps with any of that. Code completion 
> if the editor achieves more or less the same.

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