• Part Design – Body ( Active Body )

    What is a Body and How is it used in FreeCAD? The “Body” in FreeCAD is a type of container. Ideally it is contained within a Part but as of […]

  • Part Design – Your First Sketch

    In FreeCAD, as many other CAD systems, we use Sketches to draw out features of a 3D shape. When the feature is defined we use a 3d tool like Pad […]

  • Sketcher Constraints an Intro

    What is a Constraint? A Constraint fixes a geometry to the coordinate system or another geometry in some way. Geometries can be constrained by length, or using lengths constrained to […]

  • Part Design – Extrude ( Pad)

    Part Design Uses the term  Pad in place of Extrude. The Pad function can be executed from one of three places in the Interface From the Main Menu. With the […]

  • Create a FreeCAD Workbench – Command Code

    This article will be referring to the code run from the Command Class as the “Command Code.” I the code included, the execute command adds a simple shape to the […]

  • Your First Part Design Object

    Concept of Part Design Workbench The idea behind the “Part Design Workbench” is to create a single contiguous part. More specifically a single object. The object may have many “features” […]

  • Part Design – Map a Sketch to a Face

    In sketch based modelling, sketches are attached, or placed on the face to which they will ad or subtract the feature the sketch is modeling. Mapping a sketch to a […]

  • Part Design – “Draft on Face” Tutorial.

    The “Draft on Face” tool is similar to a chamfer. Some of the differences are in how it is constructed. The Draft is applied to a single face and the […]

  • Part Design – Simple Pipe Tutorial

    This simple tutorial will walk through creating a pipe in the Part Design Workbench using additive and subtractive tools. The tutorial is meant to teach the Additive and Subtractive tools […]

  • Settings – Changing Unit of Measure

    How to change the Unit of Measure in FreeCAD ? NOTE: These intructions where written using the FreeCAD Daily Build version: 0.19 FreeCAD has it’s general preferences in the “Preferences” […]