Who Uses This Software?

Architects, interior designers, programmers, and teachers.


Average Ratings

54 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • FreeCAD
  • www.freecadweb.org
  • United States

About FreeCAD

Open-source parametric 3D modeler with modular architecture for designing objects of any size.


FreeCAD Features

  • 2 1/2-Axis Milling
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 5-Axis Milling
  • Database Connectivity
  • Hole Making
  • Simulate Cycles
  • Spiral Output
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • User Defined Cycles
  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Reference Management
  • Simulation

FreeCAD Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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CAD software provides a good opportunity for rendering different models of houses and buildings.

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: In comparison with other AutoCad softwares,it is one of the different version software. We can make 3 D drawing through this software at different angles of projection which is is indeed the most fantastic feature. This software is used by everyone whether students or professionals but proved to be helpful to everyone.

Cons: Sometimes when we are updating modules, at that time some of the modules are not updated. So we feel that they will update in next versions of software. The learning curve of this software is quite difficult for the new users. For this sometimes some users have to take CAD classes in order to have good command on the usage of this particular software.

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Best 3D editing and visualization tool

Jul 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Digital drawing has been made very easy with the use of the extensive features of the software. It helps students like me to understand the 3D drawings and their meaning in a very subtle way. One can easily learn the software and could try creating 3D images in the very first week.

Cons: The recent software that I used, requires some minimal hardware configurations to render the images. So, buy a new system or else it is not for you.

The snap options sometimes is adamant and won't let you decide what point you may want to take. One of the 3D functions I think is irrelevant.

Overall: Was able to see the drawings for my Project and edit them and again render them to the 3D images.

Such a nice feeling after the use of it...!

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: A different version of software compared to other softwares such as AutoCAD and its very nice 3D drawing in different angles of projections. I am blessed to see my great work in this software.

Cons: some modules isn't it updated and It seems they are going to update in next versions of software updates.

Overall: Work on this software seems to be great..!

Capterra loader

In my experience it's the best 2D/3D CAD software. I use this software to design electrical circuits

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its very user-friendly and on top of all its free, and also does not use too much system memory. With an average PC you can easily run multiple tasks while working on this software, without worrying about usage of system memory. The program is simple and not too much complicated and has all the great tools, so many people can take advantage and use it with more ease.

Cons: The features of this software are too limited and selection of add-ons can also be improved. But as its for free so one can live with these little flaws. But if new features can be added, it will make this software perfect for work.

If you want a free CAD program this is by far the best option. Free and simple it just works.

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This free software does not skimp on features. Everything you could even need it there for you. This software can be used by professionals, hobbiests, and students. With on going development new features are always being added and it easily runs on any system no matter old or new the system.

Cons: The interface can have a bit of a challenging learning curve. This is not the fault of this software but of all CAD software. Often times people take classes to learn CAD. This software can be easily learned but be prepared to invest some time.

Overall: This software has been used to create hundreds of drawings for mocking up ideas.

Great program for any designer or architect!

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I was skeptical about this program at first but it really grew on me. I had a bit of a learning curve learning the macros and functions, but once you re-program yourself to acclimate to this program it's really a breeze.

Cons: Only con would be that there are other programs that are performing at a little higher rate with a bit more exposure. I had to do some searching for reviews and tutorials on this product to get myself in tune with it.

Capterra loader

Awesome product and easy, had to research a few things but there is so much information out there

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Love that I can create a visual for my bosses at work to see using this software, was very impressed how easy it was to pick up and go, lots of videos and help on the internet.

Cons: That not all the tools are that easy to find, but alot of videos and posts out there help me accomplish what I was after

Overall: Was able to recreate my backyard and modify it and create a new kitchen awesome software would recommend to anyone

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Great CAD software for training

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like the most is that it has the ability to recognize the CAD environment and learn the commands. You can make a plan and complete a 3D model, for a better visualization. Additionally, new complements can be adapted, through the programming to generate added value to the works to be delivered

Cons: Because I have several years working with CAD programs, editing the elements of the drawings are not very polished and differentiation of the layers is a must because it can emphasize certain aspects more than others, especially for the plans and final 3D models

Overall: The benefit is that you can work with a free license program, train your staff in the CAD environment and improve to a level that allows you to make plans and 3D models in the same way as with the CAD programs of license

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Modelling in 3D and for free

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a software that I can use it in any computer without restriction and without paying anything, because is free and do many things that do a private software, for me is very useful because I can modeling the pipelines and see them in 3D to know if exist a trouble or mistake with the design, or we just have to implement it.

Cons: It needs to implement a set of tutorials in the official website, because in the beginning was very difficult to me to understand the processes of modeling with this software, but once I manage them everything was very easy.

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I got this software helpful for me and it's really great, The main good thing all about it is free.

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: FreeCAD shows 3D drawing in different angels and projections.The most liking thing is it's being free for user. I fine everything i want to do in this software. I like its all programs which are easy to use.And this is one of the best software which work on every system instead of creating problems like some other softwares in market.

Cons: There are no cons for me but it was a little hard to know about the all programs in it .they took time and it is also obvious for every one to learn a new software after some practice it gets easier then easier..

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The best free app to model and create in 3D

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has a lot of features to manage and modelling, you haveparametric model, modular architecture, drawing sheets, rendering, robot simulation, and so many other features, you can use all or one that fits on your needs, it is very powerful and manage the models with a lot of details and precision.

Cons: For me was difficult to start using the software, because the only manual that I can find was in the main page, I think that the amount of people who works with FreeCAD is very short, and sometimes is difficult to find tutorials of explanation of how to make models.

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This is the perfect tool for small projects

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: For small design projects it is a very complete tool that helps you solve problems effectively without having to invest a penny.

Cons: It is evident that being a free software lacks modules that other programs do have, however it seems to me that I have no complaints to make.

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Perfect tool for engineering

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The Path Module is awesome I can see how the mecanichals process of the cars and electricity circuits works and know how I need to add to modify some aspects make them to work betters, this module has tools for dressup, commands and modifications, very useful to modelling with precision all the processes of a machine.

Cons: In the beggining ii ts very difficult to handle, becuase you have so many tools available and you do not know where to start, but with some practice you can manage all the features easily.

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Project Management in a CAD, just awesome

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The module of Assembly Project is perfect for me, because I can make a project from the beggining with all my coworkers and later modelling to know where are the failures and main limitations of our design, I can do many things with this software but this module is just awesome.

Cons: This kind of work requiere a very high level of compromise, you need a team who will be together and focus through out all the project, if the things are not like that you project will not be work well.

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A free option from rendering my designs

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As an architect I always looking for new options to see how my designs come to life, and I found it a free option with FreeCAD, because I can create my model in the software and see how buildings, houses, park and other types of construction come to life, all this with high precision and detail.

Cons: Is not as powerful as a private software so the process of rendering are always the same, and the results are always so similar.

Overall: I found a free option from rendering models of houses and buildings.

having used this software a few times, i thought it was good value for money and was easy to use

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: once i got into it, it was easy to use. it made making floorplans so much easy to put together, and so quick too.

Cons: it took a while to get into the software. there were a number of glitches that we needed to get through first, but once sorted, all was good

Overall: Learnt how to put together floorplans in a quick and easy way

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A lot of options for me to desing in 3D

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: FreeCAD offers and enormous amount of options to modelling, you can do geometry, architecture, robot simulation, rendering, sketch and path modelling, all this in only one software and for free, it is just awesome because another software for pay offer less more than FreeCAD.

Cons: It is a very specialized software so you have to have previous experience working with CAD and modelling in 3D becuase all the tools are for professionals of this areas.

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Great cad software, with a steep learning curve

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: FreeCAD is an amazing free software, it provides excellent tools both for designing and modelling. It's path module is really great, because you can predict the mechanics of cars which is excellent for fixing possible problems beforehand.

Cons: As with most of cad softwares you really need to spend a lot of time in learning how to use this software, it has a really steep learning curve.

Overall: Overall it is a great software to have in your business it works wonders and most of all it is free, I absolutely recommend it.

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Amazing robot modelling in a software

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I had never think do this in a software but FreeCAD is so complete, because after to made my model I can saw how my instruments and robot come to life it is wonderful and very useful to explain processes and practice with students.

Cons: It is very difficult to do this it takes me a lot of time to create my first Robot Simulation because there are so many details to tu put on it, but the results is amazing.

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I can build geometry in two dimension with this software

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This software is excellent for me, because it allows to skecth my designs in two dimensions before modelling and rendering, I can build and manage my objects in two dimensions which is better for me, because I can see my models pretty clear.

Cons: For me it is very difficult to do the transition from 2D to 3D because there are a lots of options that I do no manage for work in three dimensions.

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Satisfying

Jun 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and the fuctionalities are well illustrated.

User friendly and not that complex to do your work

Cons: It has some various complex architectural techniques to execute.

Some procedures require programming.

Overall: Easens my work in the field

Gets the basics covered

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Does what you expect from a free tool standpoint.

Cons: Just covers the basics, could use some easier tools.

Great, Free, but . . .

Mar 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It costs nothing, and provides a good route to 3d CAD work. The work flow is quite different form Autocad or Rhinoceros, but is not difficult to get to grips with and there are some good tutorials on line.

Cons: It isn't complete (e.g. there is no dimensioning readily available), and suffers from ongoing development that results in occasional crashes.

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The learning curve is much faster with the Polygonal system.

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The learning curve is much faster with the Polygonal system, since it is to draw in plane and to extrude. This is the main advantage of SketchUp. The use of the mouse to place and modify the polygons and to be able to give the exact measurements by means of a keyboard makes designing with this application incredibly intuitive.

Cons: The problem comes when the pieces are complex and must also be exact. We all know that to place the centers of the circles in SketchUp we must make guides that we will later erase. This begins to diminish us quickly but when we want to place the polygons in different planes and with different inclinations the issue becomes impossible.

Overall: easy and intuitive handling

Free CAD software that works like a charm.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is free and comes with great tools for 2D and 3D drawing. Another feature that is great is that is not completely restricted, it can be customized and is open source.

Cons: You need to spend a lot of time getting to know the software to use it or have lots of experience with cad programs. It can crash a lot.

Overall: It is an excellent design software and since it is free every engineer should give it a try.

I used it to design 3D printed tools and some design prototypes

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free, and for the functionnalities that Freecad offers, it can't be beaten on this ! It's not as complet or stable as other "premium" 3D package, but for mechanical design and simple design it's great.

Cons: Curve of learning quite hard, because it's not as logicial as it seems on fisrt impressions, maybe because I'm a user of solidworks and thought it would work the same way.

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Its great software and its free!!!

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: ...Its free??? Most CAD software costs an arm and a leg. I've played around with this software, and its really outstanding, obviously not as great as the high end software on the market, but who cares. Free beats spending hundreds of dollars and its a user supported community. You should really give this a shot, I had a blast trying to make thing to print on our school's 3D printer, and this gets you started.

Cons: Obviously, you are not going to be able to have the support and training compared to high end products, but if you are willing to put some effort into teaching yourself how this work, then you are golden.

Overall: It's Freeware, and community supported, if that's something you enjoy, then this is the product for you!

Full of Potential

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use pickup and use with relatively little experience. I use this to create designs for 3D printing and have not been limited by its features.

Cons: There are multiple interfaces to perform different tasks. It is a little confusing to remember which of the options to select to achieve the particular goal.

Capterra loader

A perfect drawing module

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: All the things I need for draw are in the drawing module of FreeCAD, I can add symbols, insert draft, add annotations, create and edit new sheets and so on, is perfect for me because all my experience of design has been made in 2D modelling and the software fits perfect for me.

My FreeCAD review

Oct 09, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: FreeCAD is a free software you can design everything in 3D. This is a lightweight (not consumes PC's cappacity so much) software you can use in your projects.

Cons: The software has not sculpting feature. Besides, it has a poor interface design.

Overall: I mostly use it for my file conversion needs. It detects some important (not much) type of file extensions in the 3d industry. Since all major paid softwares have a kind of free usage option, FreeCAD has a limited user ecosystem rather than others.

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Free cad is really free

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Multiple views allow to create complicated shapes and elements.

Cons: It's really free, also for commercial projects.

Overall: This software help me to create cover for my product.

Very good opensource and free program

Mar 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Always updating to improve and simplify the usage. Easy to use for beginners. Can easily use what is the workbench to upload it.

Cons: There is no load analysis in it. There is no motion analysis . some workbenches is tooo heavy to work in the device.

Overall: Free and open sourced.

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cool programm

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: cool free program for modeling 3D objects. have a lot of opportunities such as saving files in a lot of file extensions

Cons: couldn`t find any weak points, tried to open different file extensions and it works with them. really cool

Overall: free program whit a lot of functions

Capterra loader

Its learning curve is very linear and this makes the use of the software easier to learn, intuitive!

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: It is totally multiplatform, it runs without problems with the same appearance and the same functionality on all platforms.

Cons: The software is in BETA with problems in common options such as "do not undo", and has a problem with the action of the word.

Great Free CAD Software

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Although this product does not contain as many features as the CAD products you buy, it's still very good.

Cons: It's missing a lot of features, but that is to be expected.

Overall: User-friendly, simple to use.

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Modelling in 3D with this free software

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I can do models with a very high level of detail and using complex processes like brep and nurb curves, which allows to do specific forms in a model with high precision and detail. and you can apply this processes to any geometric form to the best model for your work.

Cons: It is very difficult to get used to the terms and specifications of the software, because you have to know a lot about of design to use the tools that the software uses properly, because this is a very specilizaed one.

Used on a monthly basis and no issues at all thus far

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We use this program to design our entrance for the wrestling events. Much easier than other programs with similar features

Cons: So far, nothing negative to report. We've used the program several times to set-up several fundrasier event layouts and we've had zero issues.

Overall: Allows us to easily edit, adjust and print our entrance designs.

Can't complain when it's Free!!!

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being a community-based free software, it's still seeing lots of improvements. Constant feedback is allowing it to better improve functionality and integration across disciplines.

Cons: It is not as powerful as the higher-end programs that cost several hundreds of dollars, but you can't complain when it's free.

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Easy 3D

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Not your ordinary 3D software but does the job none the less. Oh and did I mention it is free !

Cons: Some updates are needed but seems they are working on it for the next version update.

Overall: Easy to use especially if you need to do something fast, as well as fast installation, no trouble

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Engineering process in 3 dimensions

Apr 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It just awesome, I never thought that free app could do all the thing that you can do with FreeCAD, because I can model any machine or process with precision and detail, the results are awesome, and this software has no limitations of users, because it is free.

Cons: It is very hard to use for beginners, I recommend before start using it, read a lot and search for tutorial videos to get the most of the app.

You get what you pay for

Dec 03, 2018
1/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: It is free and great for messing around.

Cons: It has very limited functionality and is weak on 3D CAD.

Overall: Fun for messing around.

FreeCAD is (surprise) a free 3D CAD program

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about it is that it's free. It doesn't have all of the features or power of other CAD programs, but you get what you pay for.

Cons: It is not as powerful as other CAD software packages, but that's to be expected when you're not paying anything for it. Hopefully more features will come with time.

Overall: FreeCAD is (surprise) a free 3D CAD program, not as powerful as other CAD programs, but it's free!

Very simple for beginners to use. A great first step for CAD

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very simple tools and interface make it very easy for just about anyone to pick up. Helpful tutorials online, and a good option for the price.

Cons: Sometimes the tools that are included in the software are too simple. Things that you want to do that would be easier in most other CAD based programs need to be done with additional steps because of the limited tools.

Free 3D modelling software

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was great to use it for a personal project. It has some free tutorials and the work benches are helpful. It was fun to take the project from a 2D sketch to 3D modelling. It might not be good enough for big projects but its an open source and I'm sure it will keep improving.

Cons: I don't have much to complaint about it, but I think is good mostly for beginners and small projects.

CAD for woodworking

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Use this all the time for mock ups of furniture i'm going to make, fluid design makes it incredibly easy for me.

Cons: Missing some advanced feature but great overall

Capterra loader

OPEN CAD, an enriching experience

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Like the most of open source softwares, FreeCAD has a great community, is multi platform, and it becomes better and better.

you can assemble complex mechanism, it's a trustworthy software.

Cons: You can face some trouble while you're working with this software but with the community it can be solve.

Overall: I try this software as an alternative to others CAD and I really liked it.

A good alternative for those who use free software

May 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have already tried it on Windows and Linux, it seems to me a good free program that allows me to create designs in 2D and 3D in an easy and fast way, performing functions very similar to paid software.

Cons: When working on the BETA version I had problems doing common operations such as the "undo" option did not work

Is a very complete software efficient in the field of mechanical engineering and development of part

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use, is also free software that is available to all, has good resolution capacity, is efficient in the design of mechanical devices.

Cons: What I do not like about the software is that it works in a parametric system, that is, it is necessary to define the location parameters in the space in order to carry out the development of the pieces.

Overall: I am in a trial period to verify the ease of generating mechanical parts in comparison with the software that are CAD environment payments.

Great 3D modeling and editing tool for free.

Aug 13, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For the most part the ease of use is spectacular. Very easy to pick up and learn without many headaches. Can be mastered in a week or 40 hours.

Cons: Some of the modules are outdated however, I have confidence this is going to be addressed int he next software revision.

Overall: Easy to use, yet powerful software.

Capterra loader

Excellent option for 3D modeling

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: what I like most about this program is the ease with which it allows you to export results for your respective printing according to the quality and benefit.

Cons: what has cost me the most is to get a varied technical support or a community that I support in this sense with variety

Great software.

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is very easy to use, at first you will have to get used to the commands but they are very similar to other CAD programs like Auto Cad etc....

Cons: I am having difficulties getting used to some of the icons but I think it is more of a preference thing, not an error.

Overall: easy 3d designs at home

Capterra loader

Desing in 3D and import and export from many formats

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most of the software of design are so restricted, but that no happens with FreeCAD it supports and huge amount of files for you to work, it allows OBJ, STL, DXF, SVG, and so many others, and additionaly brings its on extension for you to save your work direct on the software.

Cons: The import process is not always perfect you can find some incompatiblities when you import some formats into the sofware, and sometimes it takes a long time to edit and modify that files, and that is very annoying.

Capterra loader

A software for design in 3D

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I can create and modelling anything I want with this software and the most important to me is the possibility to modify and edit all the geometric forms that are in my model, becuase I have the option to modify the properties of each element and constantly look how evolve my model into the software.

Cons: It brings so much tools, so I recommend you to focus in only want that matters for you, because you can get lost quickly or waste your time trying to use new tools that are not for you.

Very simple to use. Great for anybody; beginners and advanced 3D modelers.

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This program is free. Can't complain about anything. It gives you everything you need for basic design.

Cons: Again can't complain. If FreeCAD wants to throw in a couple of advance features, that would be great. I do not recommend any type of group work on this program.