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I think I just found my new hobby. I made this octagonal plate for my joystick in 123D. This is fun.

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    Do you also have a printer?
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    @deusprogrammer which one? I recently got an Flashforge finder (starting out with a prebuilt without to much tweaking)
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    You should give openSCAD a go:)
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    @Codex404 mine is just a Davinci Mini. It prints 6”X6”X6”. Once calibrated it does great prints. Up until now I was using stuff from thingiverse. This is my first time rendering something, since no one made the part I need for my bartop arcade cabinet.
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    @milkybarkid is it similar to 123D?
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    That's amazing, well done
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    @deusprogrammer "OpenSCAD is software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X.

    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. 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 designs that are defined by configurable parameters.

    OpenSCAD provides two main modelling techniques: First there is constructive solid geometry (aka CSG) and second there is extrusion of 2D outlines. Autocad DXF files can be used as the data exchange format for such 2D outlines. In addition to 2D paths for extrusion it is also possible to read design parameters from DXF files. Besides DXF files OpenSCAD can read and create 3D models in the STL and OFF file formats."

    This is from their website
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    Just for fun, I challenge you to do an hexagonal shape instead of octagonal, next.
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    @theKarlisK not that difficult though.
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    @deusprogrammer It's a scripting language that can be used to create parametric 3D models, so you can have a variable based approach and make your models highly configurable. It's extremely lightweight
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    @Codex404 I guess it isn't, I once needed to whip up a 3D hexagon shape and it took me a good ammount of fiddling around in Google Sketch (this was like 4-5 years ago) until I got it right, which, admittedly isn't the best tool ... but I needed that done within a day and didn't have time to master any CADs.
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    @theKarlisK sketchup has it build in for about 7 years now as a single tool :p
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    @Codex404 well where were you earlier... I drew it mostly by hand, got darn lucky and nailed it too.
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    @theKarlisK I used a tool to draw the octagon too. All I had to do was give it a radius, a number of sides and position it.
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    @deusprogrammer next, you're gonna tell me that you can draw squares without doing it by hand - line by line.

    Just kidding - event that much I know how to do. :)
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