FreeCAD 0.14 Revision 3700

A handy graphics editor that comes packed with many dedicated parameters for helping you create 2D and 3D drawings and write scripts
FreeCAD is an open-source 3D CAD modeler that comes packed with many functions designed to help you create 3D CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM projects.

Although it bundles many dedicated parameters for sketching 3D and 2D components, it sports a clean and straightforward interface.

The program allows users to import data from a wide range of file formats, namely DXF, BRP, DAT, SVG, MED, IGES, BMP, JPG, IFC, OCA, ASC, SVG, WRL, or others.

FreeCAD comprises various 2D drawing objects (e.g. 2-point lines, wires, circles, arcs, polygons, points), and gives users the possibility to move, rotate, scale, and edit the selected objects. Plus, you can add or delete points, create a polar or rectangular array from the selected objects, as well as clone the components.

When it comes to designing 3D objects, the utility provides several tools (box, cone, cylinder, sphere, torus), and you can modify these objects by using Boolean operations, fusing two objects, as well as cutting one object from another.

Other important features worth mentioning enable you to use the built-in Python console for creating or modifying the geometry of the components, record macros, work with multiple documents, and use the workbenches for accessing different set of tools easier (e.g. draft, image, or sketcher workbench).

Last but not least, FreeCAD provides tools for creating complex and solid parts, design triangle meshes, which can be modified, subdivided, or stretched, as well as set up a simulation environment with a robot and objects.

The 2D projects can be exported to SVG file format, while the 3D ones can be saved to POV format.

All things considered, FreeCAD proves to be a reliable graphics editor that can be used for creating mechanical engineering and product design projects. If you want to skip the installation steps, you can download the portable version of the program, which can be found here.

Reviewed by on September 30th, 2013


last updated on:
July 14th, 2014, 8:32 GMT
file size:
121 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Juergen Riegel
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Windows All
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C: \ Multimedia \ Graphic \ Graphic Editors

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FreeCAD is an open source CAD/CAE, based on OpenCasCade, Qt and Python. FreeCAD features some key concepts like Workbe...

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