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SVG paths to OpenSCAD converter. Copied from Thingiverse things 24808 and 25036, both copyright user dnewman and released under GPL v2 or later.

See also: Thingiverse things 1065500 Inkscape to OpenSCAD converter v7 by Neon22.

Examples published on thingiverse:

Example for a scriptable call (untested)

inkscape --verb=EditSelectAll --verb=SelectionCombine --verb=EditDeselect --verb=command.extrude.openscad_auto.noprefs --verb=EditUndo --verb=EditUndo --verb=FileQuit /full/path/to/file.svg


  1. install openscad

  2. Add OpenSCAD to the path:

  • Create a new Environment Variable:

    Name: SCAD_PATH

    Value: path to openscad.exe (e.g., C:\Program Files\OpenSCAD)

  • Add or extend the PATH environment variable:

    Name: PATH

    Value: %SCAD_PATH%

  1. open the paths to OpenSCAD extension in inkscape, got to the Commands tab.

    Replace all occurances of 'openscad' with the full path to openscad.exe -- also include the quotes. E.g.:

    "C:\Program Files\OpenSCAD\openscad.exe" "{NAME}.scad"
    "C:\Program Files\OpenSCAD\openscad.exe" "{NAME}.scad" -o "{NAME}.stl"