SolveSpace Documentation

SolveSpace is a parametric 3D CAD program.

Applications include:

  • modeling 3d parts – draw with extrudes, revolves, and Boolean (union/difference) operations
  • modeling 2d parts – draw the part as a single section, and export DXF, PDF, SVG; use 3d assembly to verify fit
  • 3d-printed parts – export the STL or other triangle mesh expected by most 3d printers
  • preparing CAM data – export 2d vector art for a waterjet machine or laser cutter; or generate STEP or STL, for import into third-party CAM software for machining
  • mechanism design – use the constraint solver to simulate planar or spatial linkages, with pin, ball, or slide joints
  • plane and solid geometry – replace hand-solved trigonometry and spreadsheets with a live dimensioned drawing
  • sec-tutorials
  • sec-reference

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