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Developer(s)Dan Heeks
Stable release
0.18 / 11 May 2011; 13 years ago (2011-05-11)
Written inC++ [1]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
TypeComputer-aided design

HeeksCAD is a free software computer-aided design program written in C++. It uses Open CASCADE Technology internally for the modelling[2] and wxWidgets as its widget toolkit.[2]

HeeksCAD supports cuboids, spheres, cylinders and cones as basic 3D solids. Further geometric objects may be created by sweeping or connecting 2D shapes.[3][4]

HeeksCAD makes extensive use of local coordinate systems. For example, these are used to define the drawing plane and the direction of an extrusion.[5]

The program can be extended with additional plugins.[6] Plugins are available for Python scripting, milling and freeform surface modelling.

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  1. ^ a b "heekscad code analysis". Ohloh. Retrieved 2011-04-10.
  2. ^ a b "Details". sites.google.com. Heeks. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Preparing Geometry". sites.google.com. Heeks. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Extracting geometry from solids". sites.google.com. Heeks. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. ^ Wang, Tong; Yin, Yajun; Zhou, Jianxin; Dan Shen, Xu; Zhong Wang, Min (2018). "Optimal riser design method based on geometric reasoning method and fruit fly optimization algorithm in CAD". The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 96 (1–4): 53–65. doi:10.1007/S00170-017-1496-2. S2CID 115925240.
  6. ^ "Home". sites.google.com. Heeks. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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