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Integrating OpenSCAD with A Drawing Based Modeler & FreeCAD OpenSCAD workbench

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Keith Sloan
Mon, Aug 30, 2021 8:35 AM

Leonard Martin Struttmann

"2. The documented integration via the OpenSCAD workbench...  doesn't work.
My hope was to do 99% of a model design in OpenSCAD and then drop it into
FreeCAD for the fillets and chamfers. However, I tried to import several
non-trivial OpenSCAD models, none of them were even close."

Have you considered raising in the FreeCAD forum https://forum.freecadweb.org
Problems don't get fixed if people don't take the time to report and help debug
problems. The nature of Open Source is such that there is not an army of paid testers.

Wish I had a pound for every time a user registed with the forum and reported a problem
with OpenSCAD workbench and then never accessed the forum after the problem was fixed.

scad files without hull and minkowski requests should work.

There is also the alternate OpenSCAD importer https://github.com/KeithSloan/OpenSCAD_Alt_Import
which rather than try and deal with minkowski requests colours them red so that one
can then use FreeCAD fillets etc to achieve the same result.

Leonard Martin Struttmann "2. The documented integration via the OpenSCAD workbench... doesn't work. My hope was to do 99% of a model design in OpenSCAD and then drop it into FreeCAD for the fillets and chamfers. However, I tried to import several non-trivial OpenSCAD models, none of them were even close." Have you considered raising in the FreeCAD forum https://forum.freecadweb.org Problems don't get fixed if people don't take the time to report and help debug problems. The nature of Open Source is such that there is not an army of paid testers. Wish I had a pound for every time a user registed with the forum and reported a problem with OpenSCAD workbench and then never accessed the forum after the problem was fixed. scad files without hull and minkowski requests should work. There is also the alternate OpenSCAD importer https://github.com/KeithSloan/OpenSCAD_Alt_Import which rather than try and deal with minkowski requests colours them red so that one can then use FreeCAD fillets etc to achieve the same result.