About FreeCAD

FreeCAD is an open-source, customizable 3D modeler that helps users in mechanical engineering and product design. Designed as a scriptable CAD solution, the software allows users to manage architectural and electrical design functions.

Primary features of FreeCAD include geometry kernels, rendering, a sketcher, modular architecture, a robot simulation, standard formats and path mode. Additionally, the solution has an integrated Python interpreter and API to handle geometry representation, interface and applications. The software provides GUI based on the Qt framework along with the inventor 3D viewer enabling users to manage rendering and scene graph representation.

FreeCAD also portrays native support of STEP and IGES formats, Boolean operations, fil...


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82 Reviews of FreeCAD

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.44 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(48)

48

4 stars

(31)

31

3 stars

(5)

5

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(1)

1

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Showing 1 - 5 of 82 results

July 2018

James from Xerox

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

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

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.

December 2019

SHEFALI from RWTH Aachen University

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Really good tool for beginners in CAD

FreeCAD has been a vital part of my work life for a year now. It has been very instrumental in my work towards my master's degree and i am quite happy with the software

Pros

I started using this software for my master thesis a year ago. With no prior knowledge of 3D designing, it was a big challenge to learn it over a matter of few days. Surprisingly FreeCAD was very helpful because of its simplicity and user friendly features. I highly recommend this software for someone who is beginning in the field

Cons

It does not seem to have some high level features which make the end product look very professional and chic. But that also comes as a consequence of user friendliness and the need to not crowd the software with complicated stuff

November 2019

Seth from NFPS

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2019

FreeCAD.....IS FREE!

Easy to learn, its free, its lacking all the drafting tools you may need on a project.

Pros

The best thing about FreeCAD is, it's free. If you need a drafting tool, get this one. Its also great to learn what CAD is, and how it can help you draft.

Cons

So the only bad thing about this software is the good thing about this software....it's free. It just doesnt have all the tools you need.

October 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

2.0

October 2019

Free CAD software

Pros

can be oriented by user script and easy to implement automatic CAD generation.

Cons

poor and very complicated user interface. 3D surface generation can not react that you desire.

August 2019

Kemal from Lotus

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2019

Best Free Software for 3D View

Pros

FreeCAD is very practical and easy to use as a software

Cons

Needs to be improved but currently more than enough for a free software