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
Arch tutorial (v0.14)
Extensive showcase of the Arch Workbench, from the import of the original DXF file to the 3D model.
How to model a small house, produce a blueprint with TechDraw, and export to IFC.
Open windows and doors (v0.18)
How to display doors and windows as open, with elevation and plan symbols, and produce a basic floor plan with TechDraw.
Design custom windows (v0.18)
How to draw custom doors and windows using the Sketcher, and adjust their normals to correctly place them in walls.
Arch panel tutorial (v0.15)
Modeling a microhouse roof panel by using the Sketcher, the Window tool, and the Panel tool.
Re-modeling the WikiHouse project using sketches and panels, starting from importing a mesh 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.