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If 3D design software could agree on the same fucking format being used the same fucking way, that'd be greaaaaaaaattttt!

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  • 7
    Blame corporation and their pRoPrIeTaRy shit formats

    Everybody refuses to talk to each others or else god forbid they would risk losing their walled gardens
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    @Drunkzee Fuck autodesk. They are a cancer to the industry. I refuse to use their products. Plenty of competition out their. I needed a cad for my last job. So I got Corel Cad. It was really really good.
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    It gets even worse if you consider that different geometry kernels dont support certain features that other ones do

    Trying to convert between the two becomes a nightmare

    Edit: obligatory take a look at solve space, probably the best open source option out there
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    @LotsOfCaffeine didn't do the job for me. Checked it out yesterday.
  • 0
    Collada? gLTF? I wish all of this was as simple as to toggle modifiers in Blender. Come to think of it, it sucks that it's something purely internal. 😒

    A bit offtopic, but just wanted to rant about how declarative side of 3D is in the dark. Although, there are few golden apples in this field. CAD Sketcher, for example: https://www.cadsketcher.com/
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    Much like package managers, I fear compatibility would imply identity.
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    @NoMad well I said the best open source
    Still years behind commercial software like fusion

    Not a huge fan of freecad though, feel like that project in itself is a mess
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    @LotsOfCaffeine might be. Still could output a decent stl file. Others just messed it up.
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    @NoMad you got freecad to produce decent STLs?

    I gave up once it irrevertibly corrupted a file with like 2-3 hours of work in it, never touching it again.

    solvespace instead seems more focused, only a simple, constraint-based 3D modeller, instead of all the things freecad tries to be.
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    OK, I said that it was "a bit offtopic", but since you talk about CADs, I gotta highlight this option again.

    CADSketcher plugin for Blender. It's not yet fully stable. However, it may be a fresher that actually can produce something compliant for you.
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    @LotsOfCaffeine I did, but then it failed at collada. Then I switched to blender. Lol.
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    @vintprox didn't even need that one. Newer blender kinda does a good deal of work. The only downside is it can't deal with step files.

    I did at one point do the thing, where I got freecad to export a glft or whatever. Then I imported that in blender. Downside, it didn't slice that in blender so the thing is just one blob of object. Upside, it did import.
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