Getting Started

Obtaining the software

FreeCAD is available in many forms. The most reliable place to get the current release is starting at The download page prominently displays the current release.

Windows – NSIS


Linux – Appimage

Installing the software

Installation on Windows

Installation on Mac

Installation on Linux

Using an Appimage is a great way to try out FreeCAD. If you want a permanent installation check out you distros version in the repository. Currently version 0.18 is in available in apt for Debian based.

Version 0.18 is the current release with many of the more current goodies.

To see what version you have in your repo type this:

sudo apt-cache info freecad

look for line like this:

Version: 2:0.18.4+dfsg1~201911060029~ubuntu18.04.1

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