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Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of FreeCAD. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-23.
  • Which of the Big Tech would you rather get rid of completely with all its services? | 2021-10-23 FreeCAD is an excellent and fully free (both as in freedom and as in beer) alternative to both AutoCAD and Google Sketchup
  • Can you suggest a free (donation-based) plan floor sketch software for linux?
  • Reproduction of an aluminum object with 3D printing
    Give FreeCAD a try. It's quite mature.
  • Linux alternatives to AutoCAD | 2021-10-16
    FreeCAD is parametric, which might not be what you want. QCAD is a more traditional CAD package and available for Windows, Linux and MacOS as binaries and the source is GPL licensed.
  • Looking for a way to stop Turntable navigation style from "snapping" or stuttering. | 2021-10-09
    One thing that really bothers me is how it stutters. I'm trying to find where in the code the navigation style is written but I'm having some trouble. I found the CAD navigation style and also a certain NavigationStyle.H file, but neither of these are what I'm looking for.
  • Engineering-related open source projects?
    Open source molecular modeling ; DWSIM process simulator ; Cantera (Kinetics, Thermos, Transport) ; Freecad
  • Getting started in 3D design | 2021-09-26
  • Please help me find software!! I am desperate!! | 2021-09-23
    Try FreeCad --
  • What is a good cad software that is free and isn't a payed subscription
    FreeCAD It has a learning curve, but has tons of vids on youtube.
  • The IEM is coming along. just filling the the spaces between the bottom and top surfaces...
  • Focus on the dark side, why did you stop using FreeCAD? | 2021-09-18
    I think it’s in the preferences for the Sketcher workbench. Open the sketcher workbench once to ensure it shows up.
  • Fellow voyagers, have you ever deleted pirated premium software to use a free open-source alternative? | 2021-09-15 is probably the most popular and works across platforms if I remember. Autodesk fusion 360 might work and although it is free for the hobbyist, you are the product for sure haha it is a smooth experience though, especially if you do any machining.
  • Free alternatives to paid software
    Freecad is free.
  • Weekly Discussion Thread | 2021-09-13
    FreeCad is a pretty good. Open source software for 2D and 3D drafting.
  • Free alternatives to AutoCAD?
    Free as in open source: FreeCAD


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