Installing on Mac
FreeCAD can be installed on macOS in on .dmg package which you can drag and drop into your Applications folder:
and the nightly build can be downloaded from
However, it is highly recommended to use a package manager such as HomeBrew to keep your software updated. Instructions to install HomeBrew can be seen here. When HomeBrew installed you can simply install FreeCAD through your bash terminal with
brew cask install freecad
and to upgrade the software to the latest version available on HomBrew Cask you may run
brew cask upgrade freecad
If there are any issues with the HomeBrew Cask formula you may report here.
This page describes the usage and features of the FreeCAD installer. It also includes uninstallation instructions. Once installed, you can get started!
The FreeCAD installer is provided as a app package (.app) enclosed in a disk image file.
You can download the latest installer from the Download page. After downloading the file, just mount the disk image, then drag it to the Application folder or a folder of your choice.
That's it.Just click on the app to launch FreeCAD. If you have this message "FreeCAD can't be open as it is from unidentified developer. " Open the folder (Application) and right click on the app then click open and accept to open the application.
There currently isn't an uninstaller for FreeCAD. To completely remove FreeCAD and all installed components, drag the following files and folders to the Trash:
- In /Applications: