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The first place you can ask for help is the [http://forum.freecadweb.org/ FreeCAD forum] (Please read [https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2264 this post] before asking any questions).
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The first place you can ask for help is the [https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewforum.php?f=3 FreeCAD forum]. Please read [https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2264 this post] before asking any question. Remember that [[Important information|important information]] about your system is necessary when asking for help.
There are different subforums for FreeCAD developers and users. Make sure you search the internet before you ask for help and read through the existing questions that have already been made and/or solved. There are also subforums, where you can discuss other subjects, give your impressions of FreeCAD, ideas, etc. The forums are very active and you should get a reply very quickly.
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There are different subforums for FreeCAD users and developers. Make sure you search the internet, and read through existing questions before you ask for help. There are subforums where you can discuss more specific topics, give your impressions of FreeCAD, discuss new ideas, etc. The forums are very active and you should get a reply very quickly.
  
 
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If you need help or have questions related to a particular page of this wiki documentation, you can always leave ideas or comments on the "discussion" tab of each page. To upload files for Wiki please use [https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Special:Upload this page].  
 
If you need help or have questions related to a particular page of this wiki documentation, you can always leave ideas or comments on the "discussion" tab of each page. To upload files for Wiki please use [https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Special:Upload this page].  
  
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There is also an IRC #freecad chat room on freenode. #openFOAM-IRC is also on freenode. There are Discord servers for [https://discordapp.com/invite/bp2yeYU Modelica Language], [https://discordapp.com/invite/NeZEBZn Elmer FEM], and [https://discordapp.com/invite/P9p9eHn OpenFOAM]. Please do not use chat groups as the main medium of exchanging data. They are not indexed by the search engines and information produced on those platforms is not accumulated, as it does on forums.  
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There is an [irc://chat.freenode.net/freecad IRC #freecad chat room on Freenode]. #openFOAM-IRC is also on Freenode.  
  
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If you are on Reddit you may use the [https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeCAD/ r/FreeCAD], or the [https://www.reddit.com/r/cad/ r/cad] using the FreeCAD flair. There are also [https://www.reddit.com/r/ElmerFEM/ r/ElmerFEM], [https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenFOAM/ r/OpenFOAM], and [https://www.reddit.com/r/Modelica/ r/Modelica] subreddits.
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If you are on Reddit you may use the [https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeCAD/ r/FreeCAD], or the [https://www.reddit.com/r/flossCAD/ r/flossCAD] using the FreeCAD flair. The r/flossCAD subreddit also has [https://s.reddit.com/channel/300896_dfacaa912e069e3d3f7e55e5cedfb25483d8d68a a chatroom] where might be able to ask questions. There are also [https://www.reddit.com/r/ElmerFEM/ r/ElmerFEM], [https://www.reddit.com/r/openscad/ r/openscad], [https://www.reddit.com/r/LibreCAD/ r/LibreCAD/] [https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenFOAM/ r/OpenFOAM], and [https://www.reddit.com/r/Modelica/ r/Modelica] subreddits.
  
 
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You may join the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/416491481766626 FreeCAD's Facebook public group]
 
You may join the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/416491481766626 FreeCAD's Facebook public group]
  
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There is an [https://discord.gg/HrhnvnE unofficial Discord channel] on Elmer's server where you can ask questions, showcase your great work and get feedback, and even share videos messages. There are also Discord servers for [https://discordapp.com/invite/bp2yeYU Modelica Language], [https://discordapp.com/invite/NeZEBZn Elmer FEM], and [https://discordapp.com/invite/P9p9eHn OpenFOAM]. Please do not use chat groups as the main medium of exchanging data. They are not indexed by the search engines and information produced on those platforms is not properly accumulated, as it does on forums.
  
  
 
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Forum

The first place you can ask for help is the FreeCAD forum. Please read this post before asking any question. Remember that important information about your system is necessary when asking for help.


There are different subforums for FreeCAD users and developers. Make sure you search the internet, and read through existing questions before you ask for help. There are subforums where you can discuss more specific topics, give your impressions of FreeCAD, discuss new ideas, etc. The forums are very active and you should get a reply very quickly.

Wiki

If you need help or have questions related to a particular page of this wiki documentation, you can always leave ideas or comments on the "discussion" tab of each page. To upload files for Wiki please use this page.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

There is an IRC #freecad chat room on Freenode. #openFOAM-IRC is also on Freenode.

Reddit

If you are on Reddit you may use the r/FreeCAD, or the r/flossCAD using the FreeCAD flair. The r/flossCAD subreddit also has a chatroom where might be able to ask questions. There are also r/ElmerFEM, r/openscad, r/LibreCAD/ r/OpenFOAM, and r/Modelica subreddits.

Twitter and Mastodon

You may also follow the official Twitter account for FreeCAD and/or the developers. There is also FreeCAD's official Mastodon account which you may follow.

Facebook

You may join the FreeCAD's Facebook public group

Discord

There is an unofficial Discord channel on Elmer's server where you can ask questions, showcase your great work and get feedback, and even share videos messages. There are also Discord servers for Modelica Language, Elmer FEM, and OpenFOAM. Please do not use chat groups as the main medium of exchanging data. They are not indexed by the search engines and information produced on those platforms is not properly accumulated, as it does on forums.