Mac OS X
OpenSCAD is also available on MacPorts:
$ sudo port install openscad
System requirements: Windows XP or newer on x86 32/64 bit
Debian / Ubuntu / Kubuntu
OpenSCAD is available in the repositories of most recent distributions (Currently missing in Ubuntu 18.04).
$ sudo apt-get install openscad
For Ubuntu users:
To update to the latest release add the following PPA before installing OpenSCAD:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openscad/releases
$ sudo apt-get update
OpenSCAD is available in Fedora official repositories. To install, run the following command:
# yum install openscad
If you want the MCAD library:
# yum install openscad-MCAD
OpenSCAD is available from software.opensuse.org
# pacman -S openscad
The AppImage package is intended to run on any recent Linux distribution. For more information about how AppImages work, see the AppImage WebSite.
Set up pkgin and run this command:
# pkgin install openscad
# pkg install openscad
OpenSCAD is available for amd64, i386 and macppc in OpenBSD packages:
# pkg_add openscad
It's possible to build OpenSCAD on other systems as long as a C++ compiler and the prerequisite software libraries are available.
You can also access the latest source code on github: openscad/openscad on github
Development snapshots are built irregularly. If you want access to a more recent development snapshot, please contact the mailing list.
Linux - AppImage
Please try the automatically built snapshots first if you are running a supported distribution (see below), the following AppImage builds are still experimental.
Right now only the Intel/64-bit AppImage build is working, we'd like to provide the Intel/32-bit and ARM 32/64-bit builds, but there are currently some issues with the OBS builds that need investigation.
Linux - Snap
Snap packages are available, as those are built against an older Ubuntu (16.04) those are using some older components which can cause known display issues, so if possible use one of the specific distribution packages below.
# snap install openscad-nightly
The packages are automatically built based on the master branch on github.
Note: The packages are called "openscad-nightly" so it's possible to install the development snapshot packages in parallel to the release version from the official repositories.
Debian / Ubuntu packages built on OpenSUSE build service
To install the packages, the release key must be added with apt-key to the key-ring to allow
apt-get / aptitude to validate the packages.
Key ID: 75F3214F30EB8E08 (valid till 2019-02-07)
Key UID: home:t-paul OBS Project <home:firstname.lastname@example.org>
NOTE: If you get errors about an expired key valid till 2016-11-28, please re-import via the following command.
# wget -qO - http://files.openscad.org/OBS-Repository-Key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
After the key is added, the repository URL needs to be configured. This can be done by creating a new file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openscad.list with the URL specific to the distribution.
Debian 8 (Jessie)
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/t-paul/Debian_8.0/ ./
Debian 9 (Stretch)
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/t-paul/Debian_9.0/ ./
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/t-paul/Debian_Testing_standard/ ./
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/t-paul/xUbuntu_16.04/ ./
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/t-paul/xUbuntu_17.10/ ./
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/t-paul/xUbuntu_18.04/ ./
openSUSE packages built on OpenSUSE build service
openSUSE Leap 42.3 (64-bit only)
openSUSE Leap 15.0 (64-bit only)
Fedora packages built on OpenSUSE build service
Fedora 27 (64-bit only)
Arch LinuxTo install OpenSCAD from git on Arch Linux the openscad-git pkgbuild is available on AUR.
Prior releases are available at files.openscad.org