How to Install OpenSCAD on Ubuntu – 3D CAD Modeller

OpenSCAD is a free open source 3D CAD modeler for Windows, macOS and Linux. You can use it to create a solid CAD model. It is based on the CAD aspects of creating 3D models, not interactive modelers. It is convenient for programmers, and you can change or configure anything with a simple script file. Released under the General Public License version 2 license. Supports constructive solid geometry 2D outline modeling techniques. Can read DXF, STL, and OFF file formats.

Install OpenSCAD 3D CAD Modeller on Ubuntu.

You can install openSCAD using Snap Package Manager and the default Ubuntu Package Manager.

Install OpenSCAD via Snap.

Open Ctrl + Alt + T in the terminal, enter this snap installation command and press Enter.

sudo snap install openscad-nightly

This will install the latest version of OpenSCAD 3D CAD Modeller on Ubuntu. To open it, run this command in Terminal.


You can also launch OpenSCAD 3D CAD Modeller by clicking View Application in the Ubuntu Gnome Dock, typing OpenSCAD in the search box, and clicking OpenSCAD.

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If you want to install via the default ubuntu package manager, execute the following commands one by one to install on Ubuntu.

sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install openscad