libfive VS cadquery

Compare libfive vs cadquery and see what are their differences.


Infrastructure for solid modeling (by libfive)


A python parametric CAD scripting framework based on OCCT (by CadQuery)
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libfive cadquery
20 26
1,187 2,104
1.9% 4.4%
3.1 7.2
about 1 month ago 7 days ago
C++ Python
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of libfive. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-06.


Posts with mentions or reviews of cadquery. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-05.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing libfive and cadquery you can also consider the following projects:

blender-cad-tools - a collection of Blender addons to make CAD design with Blender even more enjoyable

solvespace - Parametric 2d/3d CAD

pythonocc-core - Python package for 3D CAD/BIM/PLM/CAM

FreeCAD - Link branch FreeCAD

opencascade-emscripten-port - Open CASCADE - Emscripten / Webassembly port

curated-code-cad - A list of the various code-cad projects out there.

ViewSCAD - A Jupyter renderer for the OpenSCAD and SolidPython Constructive Solid Geometry languages

CascadeStudio - A Full Live-Scripted CAD Kernel in the Browser

jupyter-cadquery - An extension to render cadquery objects in JupyterLab via pythreejs

numpy-stl - Simple library to make working with STL files (and 3D objects in general) fast and easy.

CQ-editor - CadQuery GUI editor based on PyQT - JSCAD is an open source set of modular, browser and command line tools for creating parametric 2D and 3D designs with JavaScript code. It provides a quick, precise and reproducible method for generating 3D models, and is especially useful for 3D printing applications.