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Are there any softwares (not CAD) that allow you to create 3D scroll saw patterns?

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I am looking to create a scroll saw pattern that will be cut to make a 3D product. I can't find any ones that suit my style though so I want to create my own. Are there any softwares to help me do this? I'll include a couple of pictures to help show what I'm trying to say. I guess they can also be called compound cuts but I'm not sure. I heard Anim8or might work but it is really complicated.
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If you find one let me know!
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If you find one let me know!
Was going to suggest autosketch was a version
We used in electronics to design schematic
But didn't realize price was up there. We were given academic version, you could design birdhouses or the sky is the limit.

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I dotn think you'll find any non-cad software to make 3d models with. Doing what you're looking for though, sketchup would work well.

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That page gives you a rough idea on how he used the extrude and intersect face tools to show the profile

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I've made some using inkscape (free program). If you can find the book 3D Scroll Saw Patterns & Techniques by Henry Burns, it has good instructions how to layout the front/side profiles so they line up. Scrollsaw village has good tutorials on using inkscape.

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I use Solidworks, one step up from Sketchup, either will work.

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