I love OpenSCAD. I love the fact that it's open source and I love the fact
that Thingiverse has exposed a customizer based on it.
On the other hand, I lament the fact that there's no simple and high
performance way to add a simple chamfer or fillet - or at least I don't know
I use OpenSCAD to design 3D printable, user customizable, assistive
technology devices. Devices that almost always will come into contact with
the user's skin. Such devices have to have "comfortable corners and edges".
Adding a fillet or chamfer in Fusion 360 is a piece of cake. You select an
edge and choose Chamfer or Fillet from the Modify menu - boom, it's there!
I recognize that OpenSCAD isn't Fusion 360 and that the two have vastly
different architectures and usage models. At the same time, Fusion 360
sucks when it comes to supporting user customization of a design - the user
has to have a copy of Fusion 360. That's a non-starter. Still, I REALLY
need to be able to add chamfers and fillets to my designs.
I've experimented with Minkowski and even the simplest object - sphere(r=1,
$fn=5) - applied to another very simple object can take interminably long to
render on my fairly decent PC. I have no idea how long it would take on
Thingiverse, using their servers rather than my PC, but I have to design on