To install on Windows
Unzip the downloaded file. Then you can just move the files manually by
copying them over to C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions .
To install on Linux
Save the zip file to the desktop.
Then open a terminal window and paste in the following code, then press
To move the files to your Inkscape extensions directory, and paste in the
following code into the terminal window, then press enter:
sudo cp ~/Desktop/paths2openscad-2.zip/* \
Enter your administrative password. This is the password you use to
login to your computer.
To install on Mac OS
Your configuration files in your home directory will be hidden (Lion/
Mountain Lion). Download the extension zip file to your downloads folder
and unzip it (double click on the folder).
Then open a terminal window by clicking on a Finder window, selecting
Go from the menu and clicking Utilities → Terminal.
Next paste this line of code into the Terminal window and hit Return:
sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/paths2openscad-2/* \
When prompted, enter your administrative password. This is the pass-
word you use to login to your computer.
How to use it (all operating systems)
From the “Extensions” menu, select Generate from Path → Paths to
OpenSCAD Figure C-10 .
A window will pop up. By default, your file called inkscape.scad is saved
to your home folder, but you could save it to somewhere more convenient
by editing the path as shown in Figure C-11 and/or renaming the file.
You can also modify the height of the extrusion and the smoothing of the
Click Apply after making any necessary changes. The window will stay
open after the file is generated, you will have to close it manually.