OpenSCAD

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OpenSCAD review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Usable by novie and expert"

What do you like best?

Has a huge number of plugins that can allow you to do many advanced things. You can take input from things like Excel and PDFs and turn them into models. It can also be useful for just visualizing some models you're checking out.

What do you dislike?

Learning curve isn't trivial. Trying to find the right plugins can be daunting given the number available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a bit of a swiss army knife for modeling. It has a very large number of plugins available and vibrant community behind it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Was trying to convert some models and data into forms that could be 3-d printed. Wanted to make it a process that could be automated and wouldn't take an inordinate amount of work. Wanted to be able to do what-if modeling with 3-d prints

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"If you like coding and want to do some 3D printing, this one is for you"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that we can preview the structure as we write the codes. Also, the building process is very intuitive if you like math/programming. This is great for building repetitive structures.

What do you dislike?

I wish the preview screen can be made much better

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you like coding, this software is right for you to make 3D object. It will be easier for making repetitive parts in the creation of a model. The way it works is similar to the workflow of programming

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating 3D objects for 3D printing operation

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Thanks for letting us know!
OpenSCAD review by tommy A.
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"The best product I’ve ever used"

What do you like best?

I like how simple and easy it is to use and navigate this program no stuttering or stopping while using it everything is fluent and easy

What do you dislike?

One downside I’ve noticed about the program is that it crashes sometimes while I’m using it losing my work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has helped me and my co worker from taking way too long to solve problems we’ve had to being able to do things in a matter of minutes

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"That's a powerful tool (speaking as an user)"

What do you like best?

That's a powerful tool. I've got a model from someone and could change some input parameters and model adjusted itself based on my needs. I could then export the STL file and use it to print my model. That's really a strong point of the OpenSCAD.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, apart from its complexity. But that's expected from such a powerful tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building a model and then customizing it further based on you needs.

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"A very powerful 3d software for parametric objects"

What do you like best?

- How easy is to design parametric objects

- The simple but powerful usage of the program

- Portability (it is multiplatform)

- It is free

What do you dislike?

- The fact that it uses CFG slows the program with huge models

- There is no ruler whatsoever

- Inspecting the model sometimes it's a bit tricky

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to use parametric modeling then this is the appropiate program, however if you need to design sofisticated models that are not parametric whatsoever perhaps the best idea is that you find a more suited program for that purpose.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating replacements for broken pieces of real objects, designing tools for the daily life usage.

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"Bueno, y Well, free and compatible"

What do you like best?

Powerful interface with very simple code for what you do. 3D interface super intuitive and very powerful. I have not used it for that, but it has to be super powerful for Animation Film modeling.

What do you dislike?

Maybe it is wrong to use the PC's memory without control. Use crazy for what you are doing ... That must be corrected because it is a serious error.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a very powerful computer, it might be useful if you do not fix the memory issue, do not use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creation model for pieces of 3D Printers.

OpenSCAD review by Matt B.
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"lightweight, free parametric modeling for programmers"

What do you like best?

* parametric modeling

* the designs are code so..

* ..you can "diff" changes

* ..you can use normal source control practices

* ..you can collaborate in a style that's familiar for programmers

What do you dislike?

* complex designs are difficult

* no support for assemblies

* no notion of joints or mating surfaces

* difficult to measure distances between objects

* have to learn a DSL -- could OpenSCAD have been more SVG-like?

* sometimes the software was buggy and crashed

* there are (arguably) better alternatives for simple tasks, like, imho, Fusion 360

Recommendations to others considering the product

* try it for simple designs

* but also consider using Fusion 360 or Onshape

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for designing prototype fixtures the benefits were the extreme ease of use and speed of this program

OpenSCAD review by Connor G.
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"CAD Work Made Easy"

What do you like best?

This has been a big surprise for me. Have really loved using this product and would recommend it to anyone needing CAD. The added features are the best part!

What do you dislike?

The price of this product is the only disadvantage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doing CAD drawings

OpenSCAD review by Brian M.
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"3D Made Super Easy"

What do you like best?

The 3D features in OpenSCAD is a major game changer! I also love how fast this program is and how awesome the other drawing tools are

What do you dislike?

This product can take a little to long to install

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CAD drawings

OpenSCAD review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Great Modeling Tool"

What do you like best?

two main modelling techniques: First there is constructive solid geometry (aka CSG) and second there is extrusion of 2D outlines

What do you dislike?

Takes a little while to read through all the features, which is sometimes a little painful

Recommendations to others considering the product

NA

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Because of the two main modelling techniques: First there is constructive solid geometry (aka CSG) and second there is extrusion of 2D outlines, it enables presentation of the project in options which any audience can capture.

OpenSCAD review by David M.
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"OpenSCAD"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use and convenience of the service.

What do you dislike?

The program sometimes laggs, making certain tasks take longer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Projecting future models of office space has been streamlined.

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"Awesome Drawing Features"

What do you like best?

The main thing I enjoyed about this product were the drawing features. A lot of other CAD programs out there seem to forget the little things but this isnt one of them.

What do you dislike?

Like most CAD products I feel like it could be a little less on the price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

recommended for CAD use. I really liked the drawing tools that were included

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CAD Drawings

OpenSCAD review by Administrator in Medical Devices
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"I used OpenSCAD briefly for a project"

What do you like best?

OpenSCAD is so amazing because you can create things with code. It's like a little bit of Matlab and a little bit of Solidworks.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how limited you are. Yes you can create and edit items you make, but it just seems TOO simplistic.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this for a side project to design and to create 3-D printed objects.

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"Makes CAD Even Easier"

What do you like best?

Been using Autocad for awhile but was recently introduced to OpenSCAD and I love it! Super easy to use and I recommend it to everyone!

What do you dislike?

Had a bad update and it messed up my OpenSCAD for a day or so

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CAD drawing for projects

OpenSCAD review by User
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"Tools!"

What do you like best?

OpenSCAD has the best tools I have ever used in a CAD drawing program. Makes it so much easier to draw for our clients

What do you dislike?

The price is the only thing I didnt like

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drawing CAD drawing for our customers

OpenSCAD review by User in Higher Education
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"CAD for programmers, not so much for designers"

What do you like best?

If you want to learn the mathematics that's involved in a CAD software, use OpenSCAD. This is mainly used by programmers.

What do you dislike?

Complex designs are geometries are too difficult to create. Usage is mainly limited to creating basic shapes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it to understand programming and for simple models only.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programming CAD models.

OpenSCAD review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"OPENSCAD"

What do you like best?

The OPENSCAD is the best software to create solid 3D CAD objects.

What do you dislike?

nothing to dislike, sometimes the previewing option takes time

Recommendations to others considering the product

use it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the geometry primitives are useful for designing

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