FreeCAD 0.20 Released For Open-Source CAD Software
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 14 June 2022 at 05:00 AM EDT. 15 Comments
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For those interested in open-source CAD solutions, FreeCAD 0.20 is out today as the newest version of this general purpose 3D computer-aided design modeler that has been in development now for nearly twenty years.

FreeCAD continues in its quest to compete with the likes of SolidWorks, CATIA, and other commercial/proprietary CAD software. FreeCAD 0.20 features a rework to the program's navigation cube, command names are now included as part of UI tooltips, a new Section Cut tool for non-hollow and persistent cuts of parts and assemblies, and a variety of other UI/UX improvements. FreeCAD 0.20 also features support for preference packs for easy distribution of a subset of a user preferences file, Python API additions, and a variety of other improvements.


FreeCAD 0.20 example of its new Section Cut tool in action.


Those into open-source CAD software can learn more about all of the FreeCAD 0.20 changes via FreeCADWeb.org.
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