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OpenSCAD Import System: A Proposal

Having recently acquired a 3D printer, I've been diving in to 3D modeling. While Fusion 360 seems to be the leader in that area generally, I've fallen for OpenSCAD. I appreciate its use of code as the primary (read "only") design environment because it mirrors the way I tend to think about problems. This has the added benefits of making parametrized models being a core feature instead of an afterthought, and readable diffs for files under version control with git.

Over the past few days I've been working hard at reaching competency with OpenSCAD and have come to the point where I feel like I'm able to offer an informed perspective on some of its strengths and limitations. The biggest "rough edge" I've run into thus far is dealing with imports.