Offering possibly the simplest way to sketch repeating geometric patterns, this browser-based web app is a surefire resource for intricate 2D designs.
We’re not ones for lattice room dividers, but after spending some time toying around with Polygonia Design Suite, it’s just a matter of time before the All3DP office is a maze of fancy laser cut obstacles. A browser-based vector drawing tool for quickly creating geometric patterns, Polygonia is the result of a visit to the Smithsonian and a smattering of high school math and software engineering by its creator, David Kaufman.
Through the simple UI of an online design app, you can sketch out simple line inputs which get instantly translated into rad looking tiled designs. Multiple parameters allow you to customize the design to suit your project and a variety of output formats including SVG and PNG give flexibility for further design software you use after.
A feature-rich but export-limited (only three downloads per month) version is available for free on sign-up. All users of Polygonia get an unlimited allowance of designs saved in the cloud, so if you plan ahead and are selective about the designs you download, it’s possible to stretch the usefulness of a free plan. Monthly subscriptions unlock the ability to download more designs.
You’re reading Stuff, All3DP’s new regular post covering the surprising, cool and outright useful things we encounter week in week out. Not always directly relating to 3D printing, although most often it is, think of Stuff as our watercooler moment, telling you about this one cool thing we found that we just have to share.
License: The text of "[STUFF] Polygonia Design Suite" by All3DP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Subscribe to updates from All3DP
You are subscribed to updates from All3DP
You can’t subscribe to updates from All3DP. Learn more…