Interesting links

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This page contains some maybe useful links to other FLOSS resources and project in this area.

FreeCAD on the net

Specific platform pages related to FreeCAD

  • SourceForge The FreeCAD project page on SourceForge
  • Ohloh Ohloh statistics for the FreeCAD project
  • Cia CIA activity tracking for FreeCAD
  • Debian Debian package info
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu package info
  • Slackware Slackware package info
  • Gentoo Gentoo package info
  • OpenSuse/Fedora Packman package info
  • Freenode The official #freecad IRC channel on Freenode
  • Facebook The official FreeCAD facebook page

Other CAD Projects

  • BRL CAD Big Open Source package, a bit old fashion
  • Heekscad a CAD/CAM application based on OpenCasCade and WxWidgets
  • Narocad another OpenCasCade-based project, windows-only
  • Salome more a FEM system but have also a modeling part
  • PythonOCC complete python bindings for OpenCasCade, with own GUI builder
  • PythonCAD a simple 2D CAD application programmed in python
  • HeeksCAD another OpenCadCade-based project, very similar to FreeCAD


Written tutorials

Video tutorials

Other articles about FreeCAD



  • Pasm functional language to programing shapes


  • Calculix our favorite for FEM in FreeCAD
  • Salome FEM system with complicated design
  • Z88 is a fast, powerful and compact Finite Elements Analysis Program especially designed for PCs running LINUX, workstations and large computers with UNIX and PCs with Windows XP/95. Z88 is a work of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg of University of Bayreuth. License: GPL