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Monday, September 14, 2020

Free & Open Source 3D Modeler software for 3D Printing | Windows, macOS, Linux and Unix

  About FreeCAD 

     FreeCAD is a free and open-source parametric 3D computer-aided design software written in C++ & Python. FreeCAD was initially intended for mechanical engineering product design but due to its open-source nature users gradually added additional features for electrical and architecture purposes. To download the software you can click here

FreeCAD System Requirements

    The FreeCAD website does specify any exact system requirements other than the operating system so I have added my system specification which should give you a brief idea. With my system specification, I am able to work pretty smoothly most of the time.

  • OS: Windows 7 & above, macOS 10.11 & above, Unix and Linux
  • Processor: AMD A10 with frequency 2.5GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 2GB

FreeCAD Features
  1. FreeCAD allows you to create 3D models from 2D shapes and it also allows you to create 2D shapes from 3D Models.
  2. FreeCAD reads and writes in many formats like STEP, STL, SVG, OBJ, DXF, IGES, IFC, BAE and also has its own file format FCStd
  3. You can also get help from the huge FreeCAD community for problems you're facing with your installation or with your design
  4. You can add addons like workbenches and macros from the Addon manager which are created by the FreeCAD community
  5. You can record a macro or download & execute macro which is created by the community members
  6. For Beginners, you can read their tutorials which have detailed explanations on how to get started and how to use the software. To read the tutorial please click here.
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