This is the documentation wiki of FreeCAD. You have two main ways to browse through the documentation: by exploring user hubs, or by following the manual. It is a work in progress, written by the community of users and developers of FreeCAD. If you find information that is wrong or missing, please help FreeCAD!
Users hub: This page contains documentation useful for FreeCAD users in general: a list of all the workbenches, detailed instructions on how to install and use the FreeCAD application, tutorials, and all you need to get started.
Power users hub: This page gathers documentation for advanced users and people interested in writing python scripts. You will also find there a repository of macros, instructions on how to install and use them, and more information about customizing FreeCAD to your specific needs.
Developers hub: This section contains material for developers: How to compile FreeCAD yourself, how the FreeCAD source code is structured and how to navigate in it, and how to develop new workbenches, or embed FreeCAD in your own application.
The FreeCAD manual is another, more linear way to present the information contained in this wiki. It is made to be read like a book, and will gently introduce you to many other pages from the hubs above. ebook versions are also available, as well as a couple of translations in pdf format.
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FreeCAD manualen är ett pågående arbete av communityn för att få förstklassig dokumentation om hur man använder FreeCAD, och den finns redan på några språk. den saknar fortfarande mycket information, så känn dig fri att gå med och bidra!
There is plenty to do inside the FreeCAD project, if you are interested in helping us. Of course, there are programming tasks for C++ or Python programmers, but there are also many things you can do even if you cannot code, such as
- writing documentation and editing the wiki (en)
- helping newcomers
- translating the application and documentation
- helping with the packaging of the latest release of FreeCAD for your favourite operating system
- helping other people around you to discover FreeCAD.
The help FreeCAD page describes it all with more details. Starting from 2016, FreeCAD also participates in the Google Summer of Code. The Contributors hub page is another effort to gather the possible ways to help and contribute to the FreeCAD project.
FreeCAD kan kompileras med cMake eller autotools, subversion länken är https://free-cad.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/free-cad/trunk och det finns kompileringsinstruktioner Windows, Unix/Linux och MacOSX.