- We need to be able to import STEP and STL files
- Its a concern that OpenSCAD modules cannot be used
We're working on file importing, and hope to have STEP and STL in the first release.
OpenSCAD modules, unfortunately are not on our radar. Though it is possible, using OpenSCAD modules do not fit our vision for 3D Productivity, for two reasons:
- They are very labor intensive to create, requiring many more lines of code than we think should be necessary, and
- They run very slowly for complex objects-- too slow, in fact, to be productive for end users.
We understand that a library of components and functions is essential to productivity. We hope that the user communitity will help build these modules on the CadQuery platform, but we're also commited to making it happen. Since Parametric Parts can use python scripts, many scripts from FreeCAD and Blender can be relatively easily ported. Though there are many openSCAD modules, there are many _more_ python scripts out there!