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FreeCAD can be installed on Mac OS X in one step using the Installer. This page describes the usage and features of the FreeCAD installer. It also includes uninstallation instructions.
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=== Simple Installation ===
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The FreeCAD installer is provided as a Installer package (.mpkg) enclosed in a disk image file.
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FreeCAD can be installed on macOS in on .dmg package which you can drag and drop into your Applications folder:
  
You can download the latest installer from the [[Download]] page. After downloading the file, just mount the disk image, then run the '''Install FreeCAD''' package.
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and the nightly build can be downloaded from
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[[Image:Nightly.png|30px]][https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases/download/0.19_pre/FreeCAD_0.19-18589-OSX-x86_64-conda-Qt5-Py3.dmg Nightly 19_pre] <small> [https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases/download/0.19_pre/FreeCAD_0.19-18589-OSX-x86_64-conda-Qt5-Py3.dmg-SHA256.txt (sha256)]</small>
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However, it is highly recommended to use a package manager such as HomeBrew to keep your software updated. Instructions to install HomeBrew can be seen [https://brew.sh/ here]. When HomeBrew installed you can simply install FreeCAD through your bash terminal with
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and to upgrade the software to the latest version available on HomBrew Cask you may run
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If there are any issues with the HomeBrew Cask formula you may report [https://github.com/FreeCAD/homebrew-freecad here].
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This page describes the usage and features of the FreeCAD installer. It also includes uninstallation instructions.
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Once installed, you can [[Getting started |get started]]!
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The FreeCAD installer is provided as a app package (.app) enclosed in a disk image file.
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You can download the latest installer from the [[Download|Download]] page. After downloading the file, just mount the disk image, then drag it to the Application folder or a folder of your choice.
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[[File:mac_installer_1.png]]
 
[[File:mac_installer_1.png]]
  
The installer will present you with a '''Customize Installation''' screen that lists the packages that will be installed. If you know that you already have any of these packages, you can deselect them using the checkboxes. If you're not sure, just leave all items checked.
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That's it.Just click on the app to launch FreeCAD. If you have this message "FreeCAD can't be open as it is from unidentified developer. " Open the folder (Application) and right click on the app then click open and accept to open the application.
  
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There currently isn't an uninstaller for FreeCAD. To completely remove FreeCAD and all installed components, drag the following  files and folders to the Trash:
 
There currently isn't an uninstaller for FreeCAD. To completely remove FreeCAD and all installed components, drag the following  files and folders to the Trash:
  
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*In /Applications:
 
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**FreeCAD
 
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Then, from the terminal, run:
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That's it. Eventually, FreeCAD will be available as a self-contained application bundle so all this hassle will go away.
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FreeCAD can be installed on macOS in on .dmg package which you can drag and drop into your Applications folder:

Stable.pngMac.png MacOS 10.11 El Capitan 64-bit (sha256)


and the nightly build can be downloaded from

Nightly.pngNightly 19_pre (sha256)

However, it is highly recommended to use a package manager such as HomeBrew to keep your software updated. Instructions to install HomeBrew can be seen here. When HomeBrew installed you can simply install FreeCAD through your bash terminal with

brew cask install freecad

and to upgrade the software to the latest version available on HomBrew Cask you may run

brew cask upgrade freecad

If there are any issues with the HomeBrew Cask formula you may report here.

This page describes the usage and features of the FreeCAD installer. It also includes uninstallation instructions. Once installed, you can get started!

Simple Installation

The FreeCAD installer is provided as a app package (.app) enclosed in a disk image file.

You can download the latest installer from the Download page. After downloading the file, just mount the disk image, then drag it to the Application folder or a folder of your choice.

Mac installer 1.png

That's it.Just click on the app to launch FreeCAD. If you have this message "FreeCAD can't be open as it is from unidentified developer. " Open the folder (Application) and right click on the app then click open and accept to open the application.


Uninstallation

There currently isn't an uninstaller for FreeCAD. To completely remove FreeCAD and all installed components, drag the following files and folders to the Trash:

  • In /Applications:
    • FreeCAD

That's it.