CadQuery Scripts and Object Output¶
CadQuery scripts are pure Python scripts, that may follow a few conventions.
If you are using CadQuery as a library, there are no constraints.
If you are using CadQuery scripts inside of a CadQuery execution environment like CQ-editor, there are a few conventions you need to be aware of:
cadquery is usually imported as ‘cq’ at the top of a script
to return an object to the execution environment (like CQ-editor) for rendering, you need to call the show_object() method
Each script generally has three sections:
Variable Assignments and metadata definitions
CadQuery and other Python code
object export or rendering, via the show_object() function
see the The CadQuery Gateway Interface section for more details.