# Openscad To Fusion 360

*2/15/2022*

*by admin*

I've only used Fusion 360 here and there. The way I understand it is OpenSCAD is more using math to define the 3D object, Fusion 360 is more extruding shapes, sweeps, and so on. Going the other way, reading OpenSCAD into Fusion 360 seems difficult, since OpenSCAD code can express almost anything, some of which might not be expressible within Fusion 360. For example, a recursive procedural definition might not be possible. OpenSCAD is a free open source software for the creation of three-dimensional geometries. In contrast to common CAD systems such as Fusion 360 or SolidWorks, geometries in OpenSCAD are defined by a purely textual description. This means that all elements of a geometry are inherently parameterized and can be easily adapted.

## Jochen Kerdels

OpenSCAD is a free open source software for the creation of three-dimensional geometries. In contrast to common CAD systems such as Fusion 360 or SolidWorks, geometries in OpenSCAD are defined by a *purely textual* description. This means that all elements of a geometry are inherently parameterized and can be easily adapted. This high flexibility makes OpenSCAD particularly suitable for the design of technical systems and and their components, for example in the context of 3D printing.

The book *Mastering OpenSCAD* introduces you to all important concepts and functionalities of OpenSCAD. The book guides you through 10 selected projects step by step, each project focusing on a limited set of functions and concepts. After these 10 projects, you will know all practically relevant features of OpenSCAD. For the sake of completeness, a final chapter briefly presents the functions that were not addressed in any of the projects.

You can read the book totally free of charge here on this website. There is also an accessible version of the book as one continuous document.

The printed version of the book:

Mastering OpenSCAD

- Paperback 17cm x 22cm, 220 pages
- ISBN-13: 978 3753 458 588
- Verlag: Books on Demand

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### Fusion 360 Openscad

Eine deutsche Version des Buches gibt es hier.