FreeCAD Review

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  1. What is FreeCAD
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is FreeCAD?

FreeCAD is an on-premise, open source CAD software under the PLM, CAx and MCAD class, which uses parametric 3D modeling. It suits the needs of a wide range of professional and personal users, such as product designers, engineers, architects, educators, and hobbyists. The software helps users create detailed objects in a variety of specs. As a design platform, it is ideal for both small business and enterprise. For engineering, FreeCAD can be extended for a scriptable CAD solution, allowing it to perform complex designs, for instance, electrical schematics and architectural blueprints. It supports multiple platforms, fillets, geometric entities, Boolean processes and file formats, including STEP, DXF, STL, OBJ, DAE, and IGES. Its feature set takes after those of Catia’s, SolidWorks’ and Solid Edge’s. FreeCAD is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Product Quality Score

Features
8.1
Ease of use
7.9
Customer support
7.8
Value for money
8.2
8
TOTAL SCORE

FreeCAD features

Main features of FreeCAD are:

  • Architecture
  • Full parametric model
  • Rendering
  • Sketcher
  • Robot simulation
  • Modular architecture
  • Geometry kernel
  • Path mode
  • Standard formats

FreeCAD Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of FreeCad are it is flexible, it simplifies the design process, and its intuitive interface. Used as a professional design solution and a personal tool, FreeCAD makes 3D design easier to handle and its processes more manageable. Even as the design space across industries has a wide and disparate set of requirements, a clear pattern of benefits can be gleaned from utilizing this software. Here are its main benefits:

Flexible

Using a modular setup, FreeCAD can be scaled to features that you currently need. The functions can be extended via plugins. Likewise, you can access its Python Interpreter and external and macro scripts to configure and expand capabilities.

Simplifies design process

FreeCAD utilizes a parametric model so you can design objects based on other models or unique specs. It features a model history that helps you track changes when altering specs. The graphical interface is built on the Qt framework. Moreover, it utilizes an Open Inventor-based 3D viewer to help you manage three-dimensional scenes faster and with ease.

Intuitive interface

The customizable dashboard and workbenches are organized neatly. You can pick which tools to display. The integrated Python Interpreter and open API makes it easy to manage the interface, geometry, and rendering. Likewise, FreeCAD allows for complex design specs for compound shapes like breps, surfaces, and nurbs, with Open CASCADE technology.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

FreeCAD Integrations

The following FreeCAD integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

No available information.

Customer Support

Online

Pricing Plans

FreeCAD pricing is available in the following plans:

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