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FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties. It is 100 % Open Source and extremely modular, allowing for very advanced extension and customization.

FreeCAD is based on OpenCasCade, a powerful geometry kernel, features an Open Inventor-compliant 3D scene representation model provided by the Coin 3D library, and a broad Python API. The interface is built with Qt. FreeCAD runs exactly the same way on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms.

To install FreeCAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install freecad --version 0.17.13522

To upgrade FreeCAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade freecad --version 0.17.13522


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Jürgen Riegel


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
FreeCAD 0.17.13541 2034 Saturday, October 13, 2018 approved
FreeCAD 0.17.13528 1448 Saturday, July 28, 2018 approved
FreeCAD 0.17.13522.20180515 832 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 approved
FreeCAD 0.17.13522 593 Friday, May 11, 2018 approved
FreeCAD 0.17.13519 444 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 approved
FreeCAD 0.17 657 Monday, April 9, 2018 approved
FreeCAD 0.16.6712 3303 Saturday, October 21, 2017 approved
FreeCAD 1232 Monday, November 7, 2016 approved
FreeCAD 0.16 1882 Thursday, May 12, 2016 approved
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