FreeCAD team launched FreeCAD 0.17 with some new and exciting features

Features: The PartDesign workbench is totally revamped. A new Body container now retains a wide array of features and surges the necessity of mapping sketches to planar faces. There are new tools to generate datum (reference) geometry like points, axes and planes.

The new Addon manager can be accessed from Tools menu and it simplifies the process for installing and updating add-on modules and macros as well as standardizing across Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

With Sketcher, it is now possible to generate B-spline with several ways to manage curves and illustrate curve information.

The new TechDraw workbench can substitute the drawing workbench and offers more advanced features.

A new Revit navigation style is available.

New Arch Schedule tool: This tool is totally revamped and offers a much more flexible way to obtain data from the document into a spreadsheet with various types of queries, like counting all objects of a specific type, or summing up the total volume of a specific category of objects.

There are new set of piping tools which can be used to design piping systems. It is now possible to apply lines, sketches or wires as a base to place tubes, and automatically generate connections among 2 or 3 tubes.

The Arch Structure tool is now extended with a set of new presets to form precast concrete elements.

The Arch Rebar tool is significantly expanded and comes with an user-friendly Interface to easily include various standard types of Reinforcement bars to your concrete structures.

There is also a new Arch Grid tool to easily produce spreadsheet-like base objects by expanding, joining or dividing cells. These grid objects can then be applied as axes systems, or as bases for complicated window or panel arrangements.

There are panel tools useful for panel constructions. They facilitate to develop a model that comprised of arch panels, and then create cutting sheets to be utilized by the Path Workbench to produce cutting machine code.

A new Nesting tool (still in beta testing phase), facilitates to compose cut sheets by automatically arranging of 2D shapes in a containing shape.

Multi-materials are launched in the Arch workbench. They allow automatic formation of multilayer walls, or control the different material of compound objects like windows.

To download the newest version, click on the following link freecadweb.org

Go through the following video tutorial to watch the demonstration of FreeCAD 0.17.

FreeCAD team launched FreeCAD 0.17 with some new and exciting features

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BricsCAD Shape – The newest dwg based solid modeler

BricsCAD Shape is the newest “push & pull” 3d modeling software application that is basically a constituent of its leading BricsCAD family, an indigenous DWG competitior to Autodesk AutoCAD.

BricsCAD Shape is free to use and it is compatible with both macOS and Windows. Linux support is in beta testing phase.

BricsCAD Shape performs similar to a conceptual 3d modeling program, and specifically designed to deal with various modeling tasks in different industries especially the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industries.

BricsCAD Shape facilitates the users to sculpt their ideas in solids from scratch. It’s provides the power of free-form modeling with complete CAD accuracy.

BricsCAD Shape comprises of an extensive library of 3D components so that the modelers can demonstrate their ideas efficiently. It is possible to import 3D models from any source, or produce 3d models independently.

It is possible to open shape model directly in BricsCAD BIM as well as create your design, whereas collaborating across disciplines with buildingSMART-certified IFC. It is also possible to generate construction drawings quickly and smoothly.

It makes CAD industry accurate solid-based schematic design; it is a solids modeler, not a surface modeler. It is primarily DWG-based and it is possible to carry an AutoCAD file into it devoid of translation or conversion.

The program can generate user-friendly parametric 3d direct-modeling components like doors, windows and materials.

To download the program, click on the following link bricsys.com

BricsCAD Shape – The newest dwg based solid modeler

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QCAD 3.9.1 – A powerful CAD program for performing CAD drafting in 2d

RibbonSoft is the developer of QCAD, an uncomplicated 2D CAD system for everybody. The most updated version is 3.9.1. This CAD based software is compatible with windows, linux, unix and Mac platform.

With QCAD, the CAD users can perform computer aided drafting in two dimensions (2d).

The QCAD facilitates the users to generate different types of technical drawings like plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams. The source code of the QCAD community edition is launched under the GPL (Open Source).

Modularity, extensibility and portability are some of the exclusive features of QCAD. The interface of QCAD is very user-friendly.

Given below, some exclusive features of this CAD software.

  • Layers
    • Blocks (grouping)
    • 35 CAD fonts comprised
    • Metrical and Imperial units
    • DXF input / output
    • Printing to scale
    • More than 40 construction tools
    • More than 20 modification tools
  • Construction and modification of points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images
    • Different types of strong entity selection tools
    • Object snaps
    • Measuring tools
    • Part library with over 4800 CAD parts
    • Scripting interface

To download a trial version, click on the following link. QCAD

QCAD 3.9.1 – A powerful CAD program for performing CAD drafting in 2d

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