Who Uses This Software?

On-premise 3D parametric modeler platform that enables architects, programmers, and teachers to make machine tools and architectural designs in 2D and 3D thereby creating production-ready drawings.

Average Ratings

78 reviews
  • Overall 4.4 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.2 / 5
  • Customer Service 3.9 / 5
  • Features 4.3 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.5 / 5

Product Details

  • Pricing Details Contact FreeCAD for pricing details.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training Not Offered
  • Support Online

Vendor Details

  • FreeCAD
  • https://www.freecadweb.org

About FreeCAD

Open-source parametric 3D modeler application with modular architecture for designing machine tools and architectural designs in 2D and 3D thereby creating production-ready drawings.

FreeCAD Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Reference Management
  • Simulation
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Collaboration
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Export
  • Document Management
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Presentation Tools

FreeCAD Most Helpful Reviews

CAD software provides a good opportunity for rendering different models of houses and buildings.

Reviewed on 18/07/2018
James W.
Software Engineer
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: In comparison with other AutoCad softwares,it is one of the different version software. We can make 3 D drawing through this software at different angles of projection which is is indeed the most fantastic feature. This software is used by everyone whether students or professionals but proved to be helpful to everyone.

Cons: Sometimes when we are updating modules, at that time some of the modules are not updated. So we feel that they will update in next versions of software. The learning curve of this software is quite difficult for the new users. For this sometimes some users have to take CAD classes in order to have good command on the usage of this particular software.

Best 3D editing and visualization tool

Reviewed on 28/07/2018
Rahul N.
Student Worker
Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Was able to see the drawings for my Project and edit them and again render them to the 3D images.

Pros: Digital drawing has been made very easy with the use of the extensive features of the software. It helps students like me to understand the 3D drawings and their meaning in a very subtle way. One can easily learn the software and could try creating 3D images in the very first week.

Cons: The recent software that I used, requires some minimal hardware configurations to render the images. So, buy a new system or else it is not for you.
The snap options sometimes is adamant and won't let you decide what point you may want to take. One of the 3D functions I think is irrelevant.

Such a nice feeling after the use of it...!

Reviewed on 05/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Chief Operating Officer
Food & Beverages
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Work on this software seems to be great..!

Pros: A different version of software compared to other softwares such as AutoCAD and its very nice 3D drawing in different angles of projections. I am blessed to see my great work in this software.

Cons: some modules isn't it updated and It seems they are going to update in next versions of software updates.

In my experience it's the best 2D/3D CAD software. I use this software to design electrical circuits

Reviewed on 18/07/2018
Laura J.
Software Engineer
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its very user-friendly and on top of all its free, and also does not use too much system memory. With an average PC you can easily run multiple tasks while working on this software, without worrying about usage of system memory. The program is simple and not too much complicated and has all the great tools, so many people can take advantage and use it with more ease.

Cons: The features of this software are too limited and selection of add-ons can also be improved. But as its for free so one can live with these little flaws. But if new features can be added, it will make this software perfect for work.

FreeCAD

Reviewed on 11/01/2019
Faith T.
Digital Content and Community Manager
Retail, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Nice some extra features that are unique but they should work on its complexity

Pros: I like the requirements for using this softwares , not too much they don't over work my PC. Building different models to come up with desired 3D/2D plans with its features is also a plus, cosidering its a free s/w this is great.

Cons: Honestly if you don't have prior experience with design s/w this one is not for beginners. Its a bit complex for beginners

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