This page presents a selection of high quality written tutorials. A complete, unsorted list of tutorials can be found in Category:Tutorials.
Please notice the version of FreeCAD used in the tutorial as some tutorials may use an old version of the program. Although the general modelling process may still work, some tools may have changed.
Architecture and BIM
Basics of architectural modeling.
How to model a small house and produce a blueprint with TechDraw.
Open windows and doors
How to display doors and windows as open, with elevation and plan symbols, and produce a basic floor plan with TechDraw.
Design custom windows
How to draw custom doors and windows using the Sketcher, and adjust their normals to correctly place them in walls.
Arch panel tutorial
Modeling a microhouse roof panel.
Modeling the WikiHouse project using panels, from a model created in SketchUp.
FreeCAD provides two main workflows to modeling parts:
- combining objects, a method called constructive solid geometry (CSG) using the Part workbench, and
- using parametric modelling and feature editing with the PartDesign Workbench.
Please note that the PartDesign Workbench workflow was considerably changed from FreeCAD 0.17 onward; some of the tutorials haven't been updated and may refer to the 0.16 version.