CadQuery GUI editor based on PyQT (by CadQuery)

CQ-editor Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to CQ-editor

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better CQ-editor alternative or higher similarity.

CQ-editor discussion

Log in or Post with

CQ-editor reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of CQ-editor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-01.
  • CadQuery Editor – a program for building parametric 3D CAD models using Python
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Sep 2023
  • No Attribute Sketch(), can't figure out how to reinstall/run cqedit
    2 projects | /r/cadquery | 1 Mar 2023
    I installed cadquery with cq-edit from github using the prebuilt package release for windows 10. This seemed to work great, cq-edit GUI launches and I can even model basic shapes. However when I try to run the printables file from above I get the error
  • Parametric Modelling Software
    1 project | /r/linux | 26 Nov 2022
    There are other code-CAD derived tools but I recommend sticking to OpenSCAD at least for learning, for simplicity. There's also the seemingly great Cadquery that I haven't tried yet.
  • Why doesn't this draw me a cylinder?
    2 projects | /r/cadquery | 27 Oct 2022
    Use the latest version of cadquery. The version of cadquery that comes bundled with cq-editor binary isn't the most recent, and doesn't have support for cylinder.
  • An X11 Apologist Tries Wayland
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Sep 2022
    On a previous laptop I used i3, then after a few years on Windows, I returned to Linux on my current laptop and decided to try Sway, and now I’ve been using it for almost a year and a half, but I set up i3 somewhere along the way too, which I have used when I needed screen sharing on Zoom.

    I much prefer Sway. It handles output management much better than i3 (because it’s integrated and integrated well rather than being entirely up to you with xrandr—so this probably wouldn’t apply to full desktop environments like GNOME or KDE), supports mixed-DPI environments, properly supports high-DPI (though I’ve also been using patches for fractional scaling since I want 1.5×), avoids all tearing (which was what really surprised me when I first ran i3, I’d forgotten what the tearing was like), and supports my XF86AudioMicMute key (key code 256; it took a little effort to get it to work, involving dumping the xkb keymap and adding in a suitable entry, but I think that it’s literally impossible to support under X, though you may be able to remap it to a different key like F20 in some way at a lower level, but my attempts at that failed).

    It’s not been without its troubles. Screen sharing is only possible at the screen granularity rather than individual windows, and I think Zoom is still broken because they did things stupidly in the past (using a GNOME screenshot API many times per second instead of the compositor-neutral screen sharing API that did exist when they implemented their thing) and are still unravelling them. I’ve also had a couple of apps require tweaks to unbreak, e.g. https://github.com/CadQuery/CQ-editor/issues/266, if you build it with a version of Qt that supports Wayland (the default, though their first-party distribution doesn’t), you have to explicitly tell it to use xcb instead of wayland or it crashes on startup. But honestly that’s all I can think of.

  • Please suggest an alternative to OpenSCAD (script based CAD)
    1 project | /r/cad | 5 Apr 2022
    CQ-Editor, download the prebuilt binary from the GitHub releases page https://github.com/CadQuery/CQ-editor
  • CadQuery Comes of Age
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Feb 2022
    All this talk about anaconda etc is a little overblown. Just grab the release ZIP here and run the launcher. It drops you in the editor/debugger workspace with full functionality. https://github.com/CadQuery/CQ-editor/releases/tag/0.2 It doesn't appear to modify your system in any way.

    I understand that other modes of using CadQuery require 'conda, but the basic built-in editor experience is self contained. Or am I misunderstanding something?

  • CadQuery –- A Python parametric CAD scripting framework based on OCCT
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Feb 2022
    I tried this a couple of months ago, I found what it's trying to do very pleasant to use but the tooling around it is very annoying. The up-to-date version 2 isn't on pypi, conda is thoroughly unpleasant to have as an environment. There seems to be a drive to using it inside it's own editor https://github.com/CadQuery/CQ-editor while nice seems like wasted engineering effort in developing an editor when the language needs so much work. I didn't have much success structuring cad into modules as they wouldn't import well.

    The point IMO of parametric cad in an existing language is to use the ecosystem. Lots of choices in this project make that really hard.

  • Fornjot 0.5.0 - Code-CAD in Rust
    7 projects | /r/rust | 28 Jan 2022
    Anyways, I've just written that to make sure you know that the "code-CAD scene" or "state-of-the-art" is not OpenSCAD (and I'm not saying you don't know that), and that the ideas you had are really great, but they have already been brought to existence in CadQuery, CQ-Editor (the editor + visualization + debugging GUI for CadQuery), and the (still incipient) Semblage, that started to implement the "hybrid" approach of code-CAD + GUI based on CadQuery. I do believe another code-CAD program won't hurt at all, and there is even the possibility of collaboration between Fornjot and CadQuery and possibly Semblage, but I wouldn't say the world needs another code-CAD program. The world needs first to know about CadQuery and then decide its real needs. I've just read your blog post of your criteria for CAD software, and I really think that (apart from the community part, that requires that the project is known by many people, which seems to not be the case with CadQuery) CadQuery meets them nicely. If there is something I'm missing please let me know, specially if you already knew about CadQuery but it didn't suit your needs. Anyways, good luck with Fornjot!
  • Custom 3d Printed Charging Cradle for the SNES 3DS
    1 project | /r/3Dprinting | 21 Nov 2021
    The model is parametric using CADQuery, only problem is that I haven't implemented a way to move the charging pins right or left for the original's off-center port, just forward/back/together/apart. I'm planning to add that soon though, as well as clean up my variables so it's a bit more clear what does what.
  • A note from our sponsor - InfluxDB
    www.influxdata.com | 13 Jun 2024
    Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality. Learn more →


Basic CQ-editor repo stats
6 days ago

Free Django app performance insights with Scout Monitoring
Get Scout setup in minutes, and let us sweat the small stuff. A couple lines in settings.py is all you need to start monitoring your apps. Sign up for our free tier today.