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.
The following pages will help you to get started.
- Getting started: What can you do with FreeCAD at the moment?
- Installing FreeCAD: How to install FreeCAD on Windows and Unix/Linux
- Mouse Model: How to navigate in the FreeCAD 3D space
- Commands Reference: A complete list of the available FreeCAD commands.
These are the main categories of the user help area. They are also available form the navigation menu at the bottom of each page.
- Application Overview: A general overview of FreeCAD
- Document structure
- Workbench Concept
External (plugin) workbenches
- Draft: A basic 2D drawing workbench
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.
Here some Workflows where FreeCAD can be Useful: