Talk:Open Source Fab Lab

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For easy to use, open source 3d modeling and CAD software, have a look at Art Of Illusion: It seems to be popular in the RepRap-community. It is really easy to learn and quite powerful.

Let's talk about a learning curriculum for BRL-CAD.

It would be great to get several people proficient in BRL-CAD usage

A parallel project could be to develop easier to use interfaces for BRL-CAD.

We can develop this curriculum while we learn, right here in the wiki.

I will start placing notes at BRLCAD_learning_notes

Let's also seriously explore Open Cascade

Jeremy 20:57, 14 February 2009 (PST) OpenCascade sounds pretty cool, if it has a better UI with dragging and stuff and not just typing in coordinates like I guess BRLCAD does.

OpenCascade apparently has some kind of CAE and CAM functions or they said it integrates them somehow? We should definitely look into that if so. I'm trying to install OpenCascade but haven't figured it out yet. What do you suggest is the best way to install it with everything I need and then start it? Some tutorials have all the command lines needed to install and start a program. Maybe you can document it faster than I can find it, Sam. Take care!

Jeremy, what operating system are you working with, exactly?--SamRose 16:19, 15 February 2009 (PST)

Ubuntu 8.10 -- Jeremy 12:59, 16 February 2009 (PST)