Tips for (free) CAD program


#1

Hey everybody,

I am looking recommendations for a CAD program. Ideally a free one, since it’s just for hobby usage and learning. I read about FreeCAD, any thoughts about that?

Cheers,
Thorsten


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#2

Hi @Thorsten, Onshape is free for public projects.

SimScale has a connector app for Onshape so you can import your Onshape models directly into SimScale for simulation.


#3

Hey @Thorsten,

as @BenLewis pointed out, Onshape might definitely worth checking out if it suits your needs. As SimScale, it runs completely in your web browser and offers a very rich feature set.

If you prefer FreeCAD, that’ll also work - it exports STEP/IGES/BREP that you then can upload to SimScale an simulate. Also a great tool + community!

Best,

David