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equipment:a0_laser_cutter:software [2019/10/25 13:55]
kit.wallace added OpenSCAD
equipment:a0_laser_cutter:software [2019/10/25 14:00]
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 LibreCAD is a free and open source CAD application and a fork of the popular, now closed source, QCAD.\\ LibreCAD is a free and open source CAD application and a fork of the popular, now closed source, QCAD.\\
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-While LibreCAD is a full 2D CAD package in it'​s ​own right, one of it'​s ​most useful features is it'​s ​ability to save modern DXF files in older formats. Open a DXF file and then File -> Save As, choose DXF R14 for best results with LaserCut 5.3.+While LibreCAD is a full 2D CAD package in its own right, one of its most useful features is its ability to save modern DXF files in older formats. Open a DXF file and then File -> Save As, choose DXF R14 for best results with LaserCut 5.3.
  
-== OpenSCAD = +== OpenSCAD ​=
- +[[https://openscad.org | openscad.org]] 
-Although the open source ​[[https:openSCAD.org | OpenSCAD]] is primarily used for 3D work, 2D work is also supported by 2D primatives and projection() from 3D objects. ​ OpenSCAD is a programming language rather then a GUI and is great for parametric and computed designs. ​ The DXF output is compatible with LaserCut 5.3. +Although this open source application ​is primarily used for 3D work, 2D work is also supported by 2D primatives and projection() from 3D objects. ​ OpenSCAD is a programming language rather then a GUI and is great for parametric and computed designs. ​ The DXF output is compatible with LaserCut 5.3. 
  
 One useful tip for work which has an outline to be cut and areas to be engraved :  use the pattern ​ difference() { outlines; engraved;​} ​ to get both sets of paths into the DXF.  ​ One useful tip for work which has an outline to be cut and areas to be engraved :  use the pattern ​ difference() { outlines; engraved;​} ​ to get both sets of paths into the DXF.  ​
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