How to install OpenSCAD 3D CAD Modeller on Ubuntu

OpenSCAD is a free and open source 3D CAD Modeller for Windows, macOS and Linux. Using this you can create solid CAD models. It is based on CAD aspects when creating 3D model and not an interactive modeller. It is good for programmers and you can change or configure anything via a simple script file. It is released under General Public License version 2 license. It supports constructive solid geometry 2D outlines modelling techniques. It can read DXF, STL and OFF file formats.

OpenSCAD 3D CAD Modeller

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Install OpenSCAD on Ubuntu

You can install OpenSCAD via default Ubuntu package manager, snap and portable AppImage. Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below apt install command.

sudo apt install openscad -y

You can open it using below command.


Install OpenSCAD via Snap:

Open your terminal Ctrl+Alt+T and type below snap installation command and hit the enter key.

sudo snap install openscad

This will install the latest version of OpenSCAD 3D CAD Modeller on Ubuntu. Just run this command in terminal to open this.


You can also start OpenSCAD 3D CAD Modeller by clicking show apps in your Ubuntu dock and type OpenSCAD in the search box and click OpenSCAD.

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Install OpenSCAD via Flatpak:

You can also install OpenSCAD via below flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.openscad.OpenSCAD

And open it using below command.

flatpak run org.openscad.OpenSCAD

If you don’t have then install flatpak using below link and restart your system after the installation.

Install Flatpak and flathub on Ubuntu

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