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This hands-on presentation gives you a short introduction to working with inkscape with focus on design for mechanical engineering. While 2D-SVG-drawings are well known to work with plotters or laser-cutters, the use with 3D-Printers is new. An extension available from https://github.com/fablabnbg/inkscape-paths2openscad/releases is presented. This extension allows linear extrusion of 2D-objects into 3D and boolean operations amongst them - which are two techniques used in 3D-modelling also found in most other software packages. The process is implemented around openSCAD, which is controlled through a simplistic interface for an integrated workflow from drawing to 3D-print.

We will lern to install inkscape extensions, use the GUI of 'Paths to openSCAD' and create a 3D object together.

Basic knowledge of 2D-Vector tools like inkscape (or Corel or AI) is helpful.
Bring your own laptop, if possible with openSCAD and inkscape pre-installed.
Audience age 15 years and up.

Date:
2017 September 10 11:15
Duration:
45 min
Room:
All Hands Area
Conference:
openSUSE 3D Design and Printing Workshop
Language:
Track:
3D Printing
Difficulty:
Easy