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FreeCAD

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FreeCAD review by Thomas N.
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"like solidworks"

What do you like best?

open source and free, it's an alternative to Solidworks and Catia for simple use, more modules have to be implemented but as an open source software it can be hard to do it, so do not count on it. perfect to learn CAD because it's free and run the same way as any other CAD software run. good base.

What do you dislike?

the fact that it's open source is a bit annoying because the team does not have planning for each version so you have to wait for functions to be implemented.

Recommendations to others considering the product

a real alternative to major as Catia or Solidworks in their simple function but a great alternative for learning principles of CAD software. and much more, it's free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

can open a wide range of file format ( as .stp / .igs ....etc ), can make plan of thing that a supplier send you in order to check it. very easy to use.

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FreeCAD review by Noel F.
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"Its Awesome and its Free"

What do you like best?

the best thing about freecad is that its free. in the world where other cad software such as AutoCAD cost a lot this is one of the best alternative solutions. the program is simple and i finding a simple learning curve to the program. also the program doesn't need a lot of memory or CPU to run smoothly.this program doesn't have all the features and quality of other CAD software but for mechanical designing, this is a great tool. the interface of the software is simple enough and not too complicated. it supports multiple operating systems and so many people can take advantage of it. path module is another part i liked about the software. while designing mechanical or electrical circuits i can see its working and easily make adjustments wherever its necessary. there are also many build is models to get you going at first,

What do you dislike?

the features are too limited for complicated designing. it's very hard to get textures and fine details while designing in freeCAD. the addons available for the program is very limited. as its a free software the support is not good enough, there are many forums but you cant run to someone for an immediate help

Recommendations to others considering the product

the program is free to use and got enough features to get you going. try and find for yourself

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

freeCAD is a designing software. i used it to design mechanical and electrical circuits. the software is free so its worth it.

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FreeCAD review by RAJESH P.
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" Awesome software to take your imagination to 3D world "

What do you like best?

It is completely open source .

It can also be used as a library by the other programs too.

It is multi platform with same functionalities on all the platforms which is one of the best part of it.

What do you dislike?

can not provide texts on the drawings

2D to 3D CAD conversion is not possible

Recommendations to others considering the product

still under heavy development and not ready for the production use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for the making of 3D modellings of products before the production

for the product designing consistency

What Product and Machine Design solution do you use?

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FreeCAD review by User
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"All the capabilities for free"

What do you like best?

FreeCAD is a creative commons software which will allow you to create all the 3D models you need. In fact , with freecad you can do vectorial analisis that you cannot do with other expensive applications. One of the capabilities that i use the most is the recognition of .stl file to editable models.

What do you dislike?

The start of use FreeCAD is difficult because is not very intuitive as other 3D application. Nevertheless, as soon as you get us to the FreeCAD is quite simple to use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Is a creative commons software so the support in the internet is impressive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use for desing 3D models and convertion of stl files

FreeCAD review by Lauren T.
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"Free Cad!"

What do you like best?

The instructions are great, they are very clear and step by step. Definitely helps when are you just starting CAD!

What do you dislike?

It Seems to run a bit slow, even on a new computer, i have no used it enough yet to really find real flaws!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building Theaters

Project Management

FreeCAD review by Runit J.
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"Good tool for 3D Modeling"

What do you like best?

It is open source and can be used in a number of contexts in addition to professional context

What do you dislike?

Some of the features of the products can be made more user friendly to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an engineer, it enables one to effectively mock-up 3D models

FreeCAD review by User in Arts and Crafts
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

It's pretty straightforward, but I like that any question can easily be resolved with a quick search.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike much about it. It's pretty comprehensive for what I need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's help me design layouts for games among other things.

FreeCAD review by Mahesh K.
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"Free of cost tool for 3D Modelling"

What do you like best?

It is free!! It is perfect for students who want to get exposure to 3D Modelling

What do you dislike?

Certain features can be improved and made more intuitive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a mechanical engineer, I had to use CAD extensively

FreeCAD review by Matt B.
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"free solid modeling on many platforms"

What do you like best?

* it's free!

* works ok for simple programs

* works on linux

What do you dislike?

* the software can be buggy -- save often!

Recommendations to others considering the product

also consider Onshape and Fusion360

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

designing simple fixtures and prototypes

FreeCAD review by User in Medical Devices
User in Medical Devices
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"Easy to use CAD software"

What do you like best?

It was free, which is appealing for start up companies.

What do you dislike?

Some parts of it were clunky, but the help section was useful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to model PCBAs with physical objects. Prevented respinning the board.

FreeCAD review by Administrator in Wireless
Administrator in Wireless
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"What you're looking for "

What do you like best?

I enjoyed the accessibility and ease of learning along with the excellent customer care.

What do you dislike?

Would love real time tech assistance, otherwise I am extremely happy with the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to move up in my company

FreeCAD review by User
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"Awesome software"

What do you like best?

The work benches are very helpful and efficient.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much to dislike here.Its very good to use actually.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes start using the workbenches

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing prototypes for stylesus.For other applications like moulds transformer cores etc accordinlgy

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