autocad and solidworks

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at
Wed Aug 24 11:52:05 EDT 2011

(putting on flameproof attire).

Given the rather primitive state of libre 3D design tools
a project such as a new enclosure for post-Ben Nanonote might be
by using SolidWorks (state of the art). When the design is well refined,
translate to an open format. An experienced 3D designer can work
wonders in Solidworks, and quickly too.

Ron K. Jeffries

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 08:43, Werner Almesberger <werner at>wrote:

> I wrote:
> > One weakness of OpenSCAD is that the CSG
> > engine (OpenCSG) is very unforgiving about numerical errors.
> Sorry, that's of course CGAL. OpenCSG is used for quick (but
> apparently not very accurate) previews.
> - Werner
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