Text-to-CAD Add-on For Blender

Ryan Barton

Ryan Barton

Today we are introducing our Text-to-CAD add-on for Blender. In the world of digital design and 3D modeling, the bridge between conceptualization and realization is crucial. Powered by Zoo.dev's ML-ephant Machine Learning API, this add-on allows users to generate CAD models directly from text descriptions.

What is Text-to-CAD?

So glad you asked! Our CEO Jessie Frazelle has actually already written a nice blog post describing our Text-to-CAD technology.

TL;DR Text-to-CAD transforms text into editable CAD models, distinct from 3D meshes by generating B-Rep surfaces for compatibility with CAD programs.

Getting Started

To use the Text-to-CAD Blender add-on, users need to have Blender installed and acquire an API token from Zoo.dev. The add-on is straightforward to set up and use, making the transition from concept to CAD model smoother and faster than traditional methods.

Key Features

  • Easy Integration: Fits smoothly into the native Blender workflow of installing add-ons and includes a keyboard shortcut.
  • Multiple Formats: Supports various output formats, catering to different project requirements. The files generated by this plugin and Text-to-CAD are always available from your dashboard.
  • User-Friendly: Designed for ease of use, requiring only a text prompt and a few selections to generate a model.
  • Open Source: The Blender add-on is open source and ready for modification at your heart’s desire.

This is just the start of what you can you do with our ML-ephant and KittyCAD APIs. Integrate into your own 3D modeling and CAD software of choice!

Use Cases

The potential applications of the Text-to-CAD add-on are vast, touching upon multiple domains where rapid prototyping and design are essential.

We cannot wait to see what you generate! The Blender add-on is open source, so you can see how easy it is to build your own applications on top of our ML-ephant Machine Learning API. Have fun and remember to leave feedback, that will help us tremendously!

Using Text-to-CAD in Blender!

Final Render