|Version||0.15(as of 5/30/2019)|
|Platforms||Windows, Mac, Linux|
- Support for IGES, STEP, OBJ, DXF, SVG, and STL formats
- 2D components for sketching 2D shapes
- Built-in Python console
- Undo and Redo framework
- Customizable GUI
- Extensibility through plugins
FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler used to design real-life objects. The program dates back to 2001 and is maintained and developed by a community of developers.
The program supports a large amount of standard industry formats such as IGES, STEP, OBJ, DXF, SVG, STL, and DAE. FreeCAD provides various modules including a robot simulation module for studying robotic movements, a drawing sheets module for putting 2D views of a 3D model on a sheet, and a rendering module for exporting 3D objects for rendering with external renderers. The program also features Sketcher, a tool that utilizes 2D components for sketching 2D shapes and creating 2D production drawings from a 3D model.
FreeCAD is primarily used by mechanical engineers, architects, and product designers. It supports many of the most prominent industry formats and gives you a quality set of tools. FreeCAD is a powerful free application that will prove useful to CAD users, especially those in the mechanical engineering field.
Primary File TypeFreeCAD Document
Supported File Types
|.DAE||Digital Asset Exchange File|
|.DXF||Drawing Exchange Format File|
|.FCSTD1||FreeCAD Backup Document|
|.IFC||Industry Foundation Classes File|
|.IGES||IGES Drawing File|
|.OBJ||Wavefront 3D Object File|
|.PRT||Solid Edge Part File|
|.SLDPRT||SolidWorks Part File|
|.STEP||STEP 3D Model|
|.STP||STEP 3D CAD File|
|.SVG||Scalable Vector Graphics File|