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=== Geometric Boolean Operations === | === Geometric Boolean Operations === |

## Latest revision as of 09:17, 24 April 2012

## Contents

## Overview

OpenSCAD is **Open** source software for creating **S**olid 3D **CAD** objects. While not the primary focus, closed 2D shapes can also be created.

## Where to Get It

Links to downloadable binaries and source repositories can be found under the **Download Releases** section of the main OpenSCAD web page.

### RTFM

When in doubt, check the manual: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual

## Basics

### Primitive 3D Shapes

#### Cube

#### Cylinder

#### Sphere

#### Polyhedron

### Movement

#### Translation, Rotation and Link Matrices

See Forward kinematics for link matrix mathematical definition.

### Geometric Boolean Operations

#### Union

#### Difference

#### Intersection

### Primitive 2D Shapes

square(), circle(), polygon()

- See example015.scad