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  1. #1

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    FreeCAD software and basis tutorials

    i didn't saw any dedicated category for FreeCAD software. it is a good free alternative with many capability.

    it is completely free and you can download it here: https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php

    one of its usefull possibility is to visualise and convert all well known files formats

    for those interested , below some short basis tutorial

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN0tHR0MKCE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrSBAsQg8PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs5pq1jfNa4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgVsRU1nBJo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04MLFzzxq-0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt__asVyRVs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL6t_lOnyQ0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_tuvnViWck

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    Re: FreeCAD software and basis tutorials

    Thank you, much appreciated!!

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    Re: FreeCAD software and basis tutorials

    Nice software with rather powerful functionalities for an open source project. One of the best, if not The Best.
    Using it myself, although more or less taking advantage of its customization environment at the moment (dev).
    Thanks for sharing the vids, excellent content!

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    Re: FreeCAD software and basis tutorials

    Quote Originally Posted by Mecanix View Post
    Nice software with rather powerful functionalities for an open source project. One of the best, if not The Best.
    Using it myself, although more or less taking advantage of its customization environment at the moment (dev).
    Thanks for sharing the vids, excellent content!
    yes i completely agree with you , it is somewhere very similar with CATIA and some other professionnal softwares. i often use it to convert file format ( for some CAD format types need some pluggins).

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    Re: FreeCAD software and basis tutorials

    I downloaded it ages ago but have not looked at it much....guess its mostly due to my lack of cad skills Drawing stuff is not something i am good at

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    Re: FreeCAD software and basis tutorials

    I first looked at it when version 0.14 was current and the ease of modelling simple objects and adding draft and chamfers was pretty good.I looked more closely a couple of years ago and it had improved,more to the point, the Path module had some machining capability and didn't look too difficult to learn the rudiments of.Last winter I added the daily updates version and got a bit more serious as my homebuilt router was close to being ready for use and Freecad has a post processor for the LinuxCNC control system I had selected.There are elements that aren't too intuitive and parts that are still under development,such as 3D waterline machining,but for the cost of absolutely zero it is a fantastic achievement by a bunch of capable programmers.

    I also used youtube to push along my ability to get things done and a lot of the videos were very helpful.Those which were out of focus or accompanied by a droning commentary wouldn't have made my list of things you need to watch.The excellent series by sliptonic were shot well and described stuff that was very useful to know;but then he wrote the book on Freecad.I look forward to seeing what we will be enabled to do with the next release-Vcarving is one additional capability under development.I would be quite interested in knowing if anybody has successfully exported a dxf or dwg with actual lines,rather than hundreds of small entities and if so what I might be doing wrong.

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