[Blabber] Tinkercad?

Antonio diveblends at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 02:02:13 UTC 2015


onshape is also worth trying out.

On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 9:54 PM, Max Nager <nagermax at gmail.com> wrote:

> There is SolidPython, which is a library that allows you to write Openscad
> code in python. Unlike Freecad however, it does seem that more people are
> taking an interest in it. Definitely worth looking into for someone that
> wants to get into Openscad but is used to Python syntax as supposed to C or
> JS.
>
> I think it's all a matter of preference. If you're a beginner to cad, but
> have experience programming, you'll probably find Openscad comes naturally.
>
> If you've had neither cad nor programming experience, but like design
> and/or drawing, you might find that Tinkercad or Onshape comes more
> naturally instead.
>
>
>
> On Oct 18, 2015, at 7:42 PM, James Carpino via Blabber <
> blabber at list.hackmanhattan.com> wrote:
>
> Programming Tinkercad is creating a shape generator.  The pro is that you
> can use many such shape generators by graphically placing scripted
> objects.  The con is that you are not really scripting Tinkercad, only a
> module inside of it.  Simply for that reason, it's kept me from getting up
> the motivation to learn the Tinkercad scripting api.  Not to mention you
> seem to have to edit scripts in the web interface.
>
> OpenSCAD is the opposite situation; you can do everything
> programmatically, but there is no "drag and drop" facility to mess around
> with your scripted things.  This is a good argument for Tinkercad, and for
> learning the Tinkercad scripting, but there are a lot of real usable
> examples (to use & learn from) in OpenSCAD and various libraries and such,
> and as I say, the Tinkercad scripting just has not caught my favor and I
> think that's a similar hurdle for other people.
>
> Also, you can run OpenSCAD locally, it's not web-based.  Old-school people
> may prefer that.
>
> See also OpenJSCAD  - seems like there are two web interface variants,
> http://openjscad.org/
> http://joostn.github.io/OpenJsCad/
> not sure which is more directly descended from this,
> https://github.com/Spiritdude/OpenJSCAD.org
>
> and again you can run that stuff at home.  Personally I am conflicted over
> OpenJSCAD, I think it's awesome looking but divides the OpenSCAD community;
> should OpenSCADers switch to OpenJSCAD?
>
> Also note, Freecad is completely scriptable in python.  It crashes a lot
> but you can do pretty much anything in that too.  When it doesn't crash.
>
> James
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Stephen Lynch <citybadger at gmail.com>
> *To:* Hack Manhattan! <blabber at list.hackmanhattan.com>
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 18, 2015 8:19 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Blabber] Tinkercad?
>
> Isn't Tinkercad also programmable and  parametric? Should a beginner
> bother with OpenSCAD?
>
>
>
> > On Oct 18, 2015, at 9:36 AM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:
> >
> > Yes. Tinkercad's particular constructive solid geometry model might seem
> a bit limiting, but you can do a lot of things with it.
> >
> > Way back when, we used to recommend Google Sketchup to beginners.
> Tinkercad is probably the best choice to get started with modeling today.
> >
> > If you want something that can be programmable and parametric, you could
> look at something like OpenSCAD. Fusion 360 is also worth looking at for
> something more capable; it has a different model, though, based on a
> constraint solver.
> >
> >> On Oct 18, 2015, at 09:31, Joseph Barreca <jbarrec at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Good morning HM!
> >>
> >> I am interested in learning more about 3D printing. Do you suggest
> starting with Tinkercad to create my first design?
> >>
> >> I don't have any specific project in mind at the moment but would like
> tinker around and see how the software and process works.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Joe
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
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