Software Defined Solid Modeling
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Started In
April 2015


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Descartes is a research project into the representation of solid geometry. It is designed to leverage Julia's multiple dispatch and JIT compilation to create a platform which unifies otherwise disparate geometric representations. The long term goal is to deliver a geometry kernel suited for the growing capabilities of digital manufacturing.

The current focus is on the development of feature parity with OpenSCAD and enhanced design with engineering analysis. Under the hood Descartes uses a functional representation of geometry, inspired by ImplicitCAD, HyperFun, libfive, and several others. The syntax is idiomatic julia, but should be familiar to those used to OpenSCAD,


This is a Pre-Alpha project.

There are occasional development updates posted here.


This package is available under the MIT "Expat" License. See