Now, don’t get me wrong – I love me my OpenSCAD. While it’s an amazing and powerful tool for 3D modeling, the text editor is not as full featured as one would want. Thankfully, Thingiverse citizen justblair has put together a short tutorial on how to use the text editor of your choice with OpenSCAD for the best of both worlds – a full featured text editor and an awesome 3D modeling program.
Justblair recommends my personal pick for a text editor, the free, open source, and very feature rich Notepad++. (I prefer the PortableApps.com version). 1 The process basically involves changing a few settings so that OpenSCAD will immediately re-compile the current objects from a file being edited, whenever that file is saved.
The process is really easy and very worthwhile. Being able to find/replace and perform regex searches make designing in OpenSCAD so much easier.
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