[OpenSCAD] Keyword 'color' not working in Windows OpenSCAD?

Taylor Alexander tlalexander at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 08:41:12 CET 2012


On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM, tjhowse <tjhowse at gmail.com> wrote:

> Taylor: I strongly suggest you investigate using an external editor when
> playing with OpenSCAD. Set it to "Automatic reload and compile", then open
> the .scad file in something like notepad++ (for windows). I would never
> dream of using the built-in text editor for anything other than "let's see
> how fast I can write the scad code to generate a willy".


Hah, yes, I saw that option and figured that was the intention. Still, it
seems a bit silly. A text editor is such a simple thing, you'd think the
one included could be made to be sufficient.

>
>
> On 17 March 2012 12:48, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Mar 16, 2012 7:43 PM, "Marius Kintel" <marius at kintel.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > On Mar 17, 2012, at 00:20 AM, Taylor Alexander wrote:
>> > >
>> > > [...] Though I wish I could just click on a face in the preview and
>> have it highlight which section of code did that...
>> > >
>> > Yeah - I would like to see that!
>> >
>>
>> Yup! That's one of the hardest things for me moving from solidworks to
>> editing openSCAD files. In solidworks if I want to change a hole, I right
>> click on it and boom. In OpenSCAD I have to scour the file for what might
>> be responsible for the hole. It took me an hour to change a few hole sizes!
>> A "find" function in the editor would be super helpful too. But I just
>> joined the mailing list, so I'll start a thread about some issues in a few
>> days.
>>
>> >  -Marius
>> >
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