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adding more "included" libraries

JB
Jordan Brown
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 2:01 AM

An OpenSCAD installation already includes the MCAD library.

How would people feel about adding more libraries that are included with
a default installation?  What would the issues be that would concern people?

An OpenSCAD installation already includes the MCAD library. How would people feel about adding more libraries that are included with a default installation?  What would the issues be that would concern people?
WF
William F. Adams
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 3:06 AM

The only issue which I can think of would be a filename collision, which is pretty unlikely.
I'd like to see more, and am curious what sort of libraries folks would want to see.
FWIW, I'm pretty far along on a library for modeling CNC cutting processes using commands similar to what one would see in G-Code --- the idea is one would have a program which would write out in parallel a .scad file (for 3D previewing) and a G-Code file (for the actual cutting):
https://community.carbide3d.com/t/previewing-g-code-using-openscad/35153/
Arguably clunky, but it's the best I can come up with until such time as OpenSCAD gains more control over writing out text files.
I'd be glad of suggestions on other tools to use --- the thing is, BlockSCAD and OpenSCAD feel right and are comfortable, so hard to switch, despite the limitations.
William

The only issue which I can think of would be a filename collision, which is pretty unlikely. I'd like to see more, and am curious what sort of libraries folks would want to see. FWIW, I'm pretty far along on a library for modeling CNC cutting processes using commands similar to what one would see in G-Code --- the idea is one would have a program which would write out in parallel a .scad file (for 3D previewing) and a G-Code file (for the actual cutting): https://community.carbide3d.com/t/previewing-g-code-using-openscad/35153/ Arguably clunky, but it's the best I can come up with until such time as OpenSCAD gains more control over writing out text files. I'd be glad of suggestions on other tools to use --- the thing is, BlockSCAD and OpenSCAD feel right and are comfortable, so hard to switch, despite the limitations. William