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* [[Mouse Model]]: How to navigate in the FreeCAD 3D space
* [[Mouse Model]]: How to navigate in the FreeCAD 3D space
* [[Document structure]]: How is a FreeCAD document organized
* [[Document structure]]: How is a FreeCAD document organized
* [[Preferences Editor|Preferences]]: How you can configure FreeCAD settings
* [[Preferences Editor|Preferences]] and [[Interface Customization|Customization]]: How you can configure FreeCAD to your needs
* [[Property|Properties]]: How to view and edit objects properties in FreeCAD
* [[Property|Properties]]: How to view and edit objects properties in FreeCAD
* [[Workbench Concept]]: How to work with FreeCAD
* [[Workbench Concept]]: How to work with FreeCAD

Revision as of 02:01, 13 April 2009


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 you 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.

Using FreeCAD


Basic Application


  • Mesh: Deals with triangulated meshes
  • Image: Manages Bitmap images
  • Points: Lets you work with with points clouds
  • Raytracing: Allows the use of external rendering software
  • Part: Deals with BREP objects
  • 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.

Helping FreeCAD

If you like FreeCAD and would like to help in its development, there are many things you can do, even if you are not a programmer. For example:

  • Help us to build, correct and extend this documentation
  • Translate FreeCAD in your own language
  • Find interesting uses for FreeCAD, and document it (with screenshots for example)
  • Report bugs, if you find some
  • Suggest new features
  • If you know a bit of python language, program some useful scripts


Here some Workflows where FreeCAD can be Useful:

  • David is a very low cost 3D scanning system
  • Architecture workflow : An example of how FreeCAD can begin to have its preliminary place in an architecture workflow...