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popupCAD is a software package which facilitates the development of laminate devices, popup mechanisms, and flat foldable structures.  The Software is designed to provide a foundation for common mathematical operations, with many higher-level plugins available for automating the design process, analyzing manufacturability, and generating the str…

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README.markdown

What is popupCAD?

popupCAD is a program which makes it incredibly easy to make multi-layer design files. popupCAD designs generally end up being cut out by a laser cutter, 3D printer, or CNC Mill.

How does it work?

popupCAD allows you to operate between all of your design layers at once, using standard constructive solid geometry(CSG) operations. Operations such as union, intersection, and difference form the core of how you create new geometries from existing ones.

How do I create my first laminate?

You can draw or import a sketch, and then apply that sketch to whatever layers you want. You can draw a sketch using the sketch tool, which allows you to create accurately dimensioned polygons and lines.

Please visit www.popupcad.org/ for more info.

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popupCAD is a software package which facilitates the development of laminate devices, popup mechanisms, and flat foldable structures.  The Software is designed to provide a foundation for common mathematical operations, with many higher-level plugins available for automating the design process, analyzing manufacturability, and generating the str…

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