3d modeling recommendations?

Gary Aitken freebsd at dreamchaser.org
Tue Jul 17 05:11:26 UTC 2018

Thanks for the suggestions.
I'm going to have to rebuild some things before I can build either of
the ports; I may have a use for both of them.


>>>> It's based around text files describing what is to be drawn, 
>>>> writing scad files is a lot like writing a program with
>>>> extrusion and CSG as primitives.

>>> I used FreeCAD quite successfully to send models to 3D printing
>>> company (and we printed them in house as well). There is FreeCAD
>>> package (as well as port). I'm sure there is openscad package on
>>> FreeBSD as well
>> Oh sure there's a package - I tried FreeCAD and a few others but I 
>> found it much easier to do precise models with text files than by
>> drawing. I mostly do woodwork or building design with it so I have
>> a library of components and with careful use of echo I can get a
>> materials and cutting list on stdout while it renders an STL or
>> image.
> Oh, good, now we know the difference. Yes, FreeCAD is more GUI way
> drawing (I don't know if it can do script based drawing), and GUI is
> what I'm more used to with what I do (parts/fitting for ship model).

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