Thursday, November 19, 2009

open source tractor

Marcin asks "I was considering Blender. Can HeeksCAD do better?"

I haven't tried Blender for a while.
I like to think that HeeksCAD is easier to use, but that might just be because I wrote it.
Here is a video of me playing with HeeksCAD a few minutes ago.
HeeksCAD has plenty of bugs, but it is OK for making some solid models.
It doesn't do anything nice like fitting solids together.
Save the file every time you do something, preferably with a different file name each time, in case HeeksCAD crashes.

video

3 comments:

marcin_ose said...

Ok. This looks good. Is it easy to align objects? For example, that is eays in Blender, where you can arrange to have views in 3 orthogonal planes.

Marcin
http://openfarmtech.org/weblog

Dan Heeks said...

You can set the XY, XZ or YZ views, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kei9SSYXvTE

marcin_ose said...

setting the size of an object, by typing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sTYKI3mvHs

More:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kei9SSYXvTE