FreeCAD is made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model


I’m very curious about how FreeCAD stands against AutoCAD and how it’s changed over time. It’s a topic that comes up quite a bit, but not as much anymore.


They are different animals, FreeCAD is more like Solidworks AutoCad is more for 2D drafting. FreeCAD is 3D parametric Modeling.


Oh, I got it all wrong! That means that a lot of other people got it wrong too, because a tonne of people try using FreeCAD as a replacement for AutoCAD.

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.


I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

  • When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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