OpenSCAD for Windows Publisher's description
Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as the famous application Blender)
Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as the famous application Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.
OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeller. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file (see examples below). This gives you (the designer) full control over the modelling process and enables you to easily change any step in the modelling process or make designes that are defined by configurable parameters.
What's New in This Release:Language Features:
- linear_extrude now takes a scale parameter: linear_extrude(height=a, slices=b, twist=c, scale=[x,y])
- Parameter list values can now depend on earlier values, e.g. for (i=[0:2], j=[0:i]) ..
- value assignments in parameters can now depend on already declared parameters
- value reassignment is now less strict
- Added resize() module
- Added basic syntax highlighting in the editor
- There is now a built-in library path in user-space
- Commandline output tPNG, with various camera and rendering settings.
- Run openscad -h tsee usage info.
- Attempting topen dxf, off or stl files in the GUI will now create an import statement.
- The preview operator (%) will now preserve any manually set color
- The highlight operator (#) will now color the object in transparent red
- Mac: Added document icon
- Mac: Added auto-update check
- Windows: Better cmd-line support using the openscad.com executable
- Importing files is now always relative tthe importing script, alsfor libraries
- We didn't always print a warning when CSG normalization created tomany elements
- Binary STLs can now be read on big endian architectures
- Some binary STLs couldn't be read
- Fixed some issues related tARM builds
- CGAL triangulation more lenient- enables partial rendering of 'bad' DXF data
- The Automatic Reload feature is now more robust
- If a file couldn't be saved it nlonger fails silently
- Fixed a number of crashes related tCGAL and OpenCSG rendering or complex models
- The lookup() function had bad boundary condition behavior
- The surface() module failed when the .dat file lacked a trailing newline
- The hull() module could crash if any of the children were empty objects
- Some problems using unicode filenames have been fixed
- Build scripts have been further improved
- Regression test now creates single monolithic .html file for easier uploading
- Regression test auto-starts & stops Xvfb / Xvnc if on headless unix machine
- The backend is finally independent of Qt
- Windows: We now have a 64-bit version.
System Requirements:Qt 4
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall