OpenSCAD 2015.03 3D CAD Modeller released

OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Most prominent updates to latest release are text(), offset() and list comprehension functionality, as well as a better editor and other GUI improvements.

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OpenSCAD 2015.03 changelog

Program Features

  • » Added Toolbar icons
  • » New code editor based on QScintilla
  • » Added Splash screen
  • » Added SVG export
  • » Added AMF export
  • » Added –viewall and –autocenter cmd-line parameters
  • » GUI is now translated into German, Czech, Spanish, French and Russian
  • » MDI (Multiple Document Interface) is now available on all platforms
  • » Color schemes for viewer and editor can be user-edited using JSON files
  • » GUI components are now dockable
  • » Added Tickmarks on axes

Bugfixes/improvements

  • » Performance improvement: 2D (clipper), preview, hull, minkowski, surface
  • » Performance improvement: Reduce duplicate evaluation of identical expressions
  • » Better recursion behavior
  • » STL export and import is now more robust
  • » Internal cavities are better supported
  • » New examples
  • » Windows cmd-line behaves better
  • » Better mirror() and scale() behavior when using negative factors

Language Features

  • » Added text() module for 2D text
  • » Added offset() module for 2D offsets
  • » Added list comprehensions and let()
  • » Added concat() function
  • » Added chr() function
  • » surface() can now take PNG images as input
  • » min() and max() can now take a vector argument
  • » 2D minkowski can now handle polygons with holes
  • » Variables can now be assigned in local blocks without using assign()

Install OpenSCAD 2015.03 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:openscad/releases

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openscad
 
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