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This is the place to come if you want help using the FreeCAD software.  All the content in this section assumes that you have access to a fully setup and working version of FreeCAD and are looking for help using it to create content.
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This area is the main help area for newcomers to FreeCAD.  
  
== Please ask! ==
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Please note that these pages are in early stage of development. At the moment there is still not much documentation for the end user, since FreeCAD itself is still in early stage of development, and doesn't currently feature many interesting tools for the final user.
These pages are in the early stage of development. If you can't find the information you are looking for, or have found useful information somewhere we have not linked to, then please leave a comment on [[Talk:User hub|the talk page]] and someone will look into it (or, if you are feeling bold, why not edit this page directly!).
 
''Your questions make this manual grow!''
 
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== Applications ==
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But FreeCAD is doing great, and this situation is expected to evolve soon. So, don't feel discouraged, browse the contents of this section, and, if you cannot find the information you need, don't hesitate to ask! Among the developers or in the small but growing FreeCAD users community, there will certainly be someone who can help you. You can leave comments relate dto this wiki documentation site on the [[Talk:User hub|User hub talk page]], or head directly to the [http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=161659 FreeCAD help forum] and ask your questions there.
Here some Workflows where FreeCAD can be Usefull:
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* [[David]] is a very low cost 3D scanning system
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And if you have some information yu would like to appear here, why not help us make this manual grow and insert your information here? Editing wiki pages is easy, [[Help:Editing|This page]] will help you to get started.
== Documentation ==
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== Introduction ==
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The following pages will help you to get started.
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* [[Getting Started]]: What can you do with FreeCAD at the moment?
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* [[Install on Windows|Installing FreeCAD]]: How to install FreeCAD on Windows
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* [[Mouse Model]]: How to navigate in the FreeCAD 3D space
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* [[List of Commands|Commands Reference]]: A complete list of the available FreeCAD commands.
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== Sections ==
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These are the main categories of the user help area. They are also available form the navigation menu at the bottom of each page.
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'''Basic Application'''
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* [[Application Overview]]: A general overview of FreeCAD
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* [[Workbench Concept]]
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* [[Preferences Editor|Preferences]]
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* [[Property|Properties]]
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'''Workbenches'''
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* [[Mesh Workbench|Mesh]]: Deals with triangulated meshes
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* [[Image Workbench|Image]]
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* [[Points Workbench|Points]]
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* [[Ray Tracing Workbench|Raytracing]]
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* [[Part Workbench|Part]]
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'''External (plugin) workbenches'''
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* [[Draft Module|Draft]]: A basic 2D drawing workbench
  
[[List of Commands]]
 
  
== Setting up Online Help ==
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== Online Help ==
 
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The online help system is currently in rework. It will generate a CHM file out of the Wiki. This CHM file will be distributed with the binary packages of FreeCAD.
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This is the official FreeCAD online help. Please note that the whole online help system is currently in rework. It will be used to generate a .CHM file, that will be distributed with the binary packages of FreeCAD. At the moment the online help summarizes some of the most complete sections of this wiki.
  
[[Online Help Toc| Starting point of the On-line help system]]
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* [[Online Help Toc| Online help system - Table of Contents]]
  
== Contents ==
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The documentation comprises the following sections and subsections and can be accessed by the navigation menu below.
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== Applications ==
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Here some Workflows where FreeCAD can be Useful:
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*  [[David]] is a very low cost 3D scanning system
  
 
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This area is the main help area for newcomers to FreeCAD.

Please note that these pages are in early stage of development. At the moment there is still not much documentation for the end user, since FreeCAD itself is still in early stage of development, and doesn't currently feature many interesting tools for the final user.

But FreeCAD is doing great, and this situation is expected to evolve soon. So, don't feel discouraged, browse the contents of this section, and, if you cannot find the information you need, don't hesitate to ask! Among the developers or in the small but growing FreeCAD users community, there will certainly be someone who can help you. You can leave comments relate dto this wiki documentation site on the User hub talk page, or head directly to the FreeCAD help forum and ask your questions there.

And if you have some information yu would like to appear here, why not help us make this manual grow and insert your information here? Editing wiki pages is easy, This page will help you to get started.


Introduction

The following pages will help you to get started.


Sections

These are the main categories of the user help area. They are also available form the navigation menu at the bottom of each page.

Basic Application

Workbenches

External (plugin) workbenches

  • Draft: A basic 2D drawing workbench


Online Help

This is the official FreeCAD online help. Please note that the whole online help system is currently in rework. It will be used to generate a .CHM file, that will be distributed with the binary packages of FreeCAD. At the moment the online help summarizes some of the most complete sections of this wiki.


Applications

Here some Workflows where FreeCAD can be Useful:

  • David is a very low cost 3D scanning system