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These pages are in the early stage of development.  If you can't find the information you are looking for, or have found useful information somewhere we have not linked to, then please leave a comment on the [http://forum.freecadweb.org/index.php?sid=5f84150e79db8842e277b042077097ff  forum] and someone will look into it (or, if you are feeling bold, why not edit this page directly!).
 
These pages are in the early stage of development.  If you can't find the information you are looking for, or have found useful information somewhere we have not linked to, then please leave a comment on the [http://forum.freecadweb.org/index.php?sid=5f84150e79db8842e277b042077097ff  forum] and someone will look into it (or, if you are feeling bold, why not edit this page directly!).
  
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== Developer Documentation ==
  
== Developer Documentation ==
 
 
The developer documentation comprises the following sections:
 
The developer documentation comprises the following sections:
  
=== Do it yourself: Compiling FreeCAD ===
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=== Compiling FreeCAD ===
* [[Source code management|Source code management]]
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* [[Tracker|Find assistance]] when you have a problem or think you may have found a bug
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* [https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD Github repo]. If you are new to git, read [[Source code management|Source code management]]
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* [[Compile_on_Docker|Compile with Docker]]
 
* [[Compile_on_Windows|Compiling on Windows]]
 
* [[Compile_on_Windows|Compiling on Windows]]
 
* [[Compile_on_Linux|Compiling on Linux]]
 
* [[Compile_on_Linux|Compiling on Linux]]
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* [[Start up and Configuration|Start up and Configuration]]
 
* [[Start up and Configuration|Start up and Configuration]]
 
* [[Source documentation|Source documentation]]
 
* [[Source documentation|Source documentation]]
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* Use the [[Tracker|bug tracker]] when you have a problem or think you may have found a bug
  
 
=== Packaging ===
 
=== Packaging ===
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=== Build Support Tools ===
 
=== Build Support Tools ===
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* The [[FreeCAD Build Tool|FreeCAD Build Tool]]
 
* The [[FreeCAD Build Tool|FreeCAD Build Tool]]
** [[Module_Creation|Adding an application module]] to FreeCAD
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** [[Workbench_creation|Adding an application module]] to FreeCAD
 
* [[Debugging|Debugging]] FreeCAD
 
* [[Debugging|Debugging]] FreeCAD
 
* [[Testing|Testing]] FreeCAD
 
* [[Testing|Testing]] FreeCAD
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=== Modifying FreeCAD ===
 
=== Modifying FreeCAD ===
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* Understanding [[The FreeCAD source code|The FreeCAD source code]]
 
* Understanding [[The FreeCAD source code|The FreeCAD source code]]
 
* [[Tracker#Submitting_patches|Submitting patches]]
 
* [[Tracker#Submitting_patches|Submitting patches]]
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* [[Google Summer of Code|Google Summer of Code]] get involved via Google's student support program
 
* [[Google Summer of Code|Google Summer of Code]] get involved via Google's student support program
 
* [[Fine-tuning|Fine-tuning]] shows different options and parameter switches that can overcome problems
 
* [[Fine-tuning|Fine-tuning]] shows different options and parameter switches that can overcome problems
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* [[Wrapping_a_Cplusplus_class_in_Python|Wrapping a C++ class in Python]] shows how to create the Python wrapper for a C++ class
  
 
* [[Translating an external workbench|Translating an external workbench]]
 
* [[Translating an external workbench|Translating an external workbench]]
  
 
=== Module developer's guide ===
 
=== Module developer's guide ===
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[https://github.com/qingfengxia/FreeCAD_Mod_Dev_Guide FreeCAD Mod Dev Guide]: This is an ebook under writing on github, please fork and send pull request to contribute.
 
[https://github.com/qingfengxia/FreeCAD_Mod_Dev_Guide FreeCAD Mod Dev Guide]: This is an ebook under writing on github, please fork and send pull request to contribute.
  
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==== File format ====
 
==== File format ====
  
[[File_Format_FCStd|File Format FCStd]]. The files created with FreeCAD are {{incode|.zip}} files that include the BREP geometry, as well as XML data that describes the document.
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[[File_Format_FCStd|File Format FCStd]]. The files created with FreeCAD are {{incode|.zip}} files that include the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_representation BREP] geometry, as well as XML data that describes the document.
  
 
==== Sketcher solver ====
 
==== Sketcher solver ====
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== Roadmap ==
 
== Roadmap ==
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FreeCAD, though usable in certain areas, is at the beginning of a long way into the CAD mainstream. There is still a lot to do  
 
FreeCAD, though usable in certain areas, is at the beginning of a long way into the CAD mainstream. There is still a lot to do  
to reach a state where we can compete with commercial software.  
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to reach a state where we can compete with commercial software.
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[[0.20_Development_Cycle|0.20 Development Cycle]]
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== Community ==
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* [irc://chat.freenode.net/freecad IRC channel] ,synchronized with [https://gitter.im/FreeCAD/FreeCAD gitter channel]
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* [https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewforum.php?f=6 Development forum]
  
 
* [[Development roadmap|Development roadmap]]
 
* [[Development roadmap|Development roadmap]]

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This is the place to come if you want to contribute to the development of the FreeCAD software.

These pages are in the early stage of development. If you can't find the information you are looking for, or have found useful information somewhere we have not linked to, then please leave a comment on the forum and someone will look into it (or, if you are feeling bold, why not edit this page directly!).

Developer Documentation

The developer documentation comprises the following sections:

Compiling FreeCAD

Packaging

Packaging consists in taking the compiled binaries and Python source files of FreeCAD, and distributing them for use in a particular system.

Build Support Tools

Modifying FreeCAD

Module developer's guide

FreeCAD Mod Dev Guide: This is an ebook under writing on github, please fork and send pull request to contribute.

Chapters:

  • Overview and Software Architecture
  • Source code structure
  • Base and App module
  • Gui module
  • Python wrapping
  • Modular design
  • Fem module source analysis (mixed C++ and Python)
  • Development of CFD Module (pure Python)
  • Module testing and debugging
  • Contribute code with git

Latest pdf preview can be downoaded from pdf folder of this git repo

Internals

OpenCascade Documentation

OpenCascade is a software development platform for 3D surface and solid modeling, CAD data exchange, and visualization, mostly in the form of C++ libraries.

File format

File Format FCStd. The files created with FreeCAD are .zip files that include the BREP geometry, as well as XML data that describes the document.

Sketcher solver

The sketcher solver isn't perfect, as there are some issues with numerical precision when using large values, see Adventure of fixing sketcher solver for large sketches.

The development of a new solver architecture could improve the way the solver is used both in the Sketcher Workbench, and for assembly of 3D bodies. See Reimplementing constraint solver.

Roadmap

FreeCAD, though usable in certain areas, is at the beginning of a long way into the CAD mainstream. There is still a lot to do to reach a state where we can compete with commercial software.

0.20 Development Cycle

Community

Credits

Contributors