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This area is the main help area for newcomers to FreeCAD.  
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Please note that like FreeCAD itself, these pages are in continuous development. FreeCAD already features many interesting tools for the final user, and more are continuously added, which is why at the moment there is still missing or outdated documentation for the end user.
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But don't feel discouraged, browse the contents of this section, and, if you cannot find the information you need, don't hesitate to ask! Among the developers or in the small but growing FreeCAD users community, there will certainly be someone who can help you. You can leave comments related to this wiki documentation site on the [http://forum.freecadweb.org FreeCAD help forum] and ask your questions there.
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But don't feel discouraged, if you cannot find the information you need, don't hesitate to ask. You can leave comments about FreeCAD, ask questions, and discuss about this wiki on the [http://forum.freecadweb.org FreeCAD forum].
  
 
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And if you have some information you would like to appear here, why not contribute and help us make this manual grow. Head to the [[Help FreeCAD]] page, that will help you to get started.
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If you'd like to contribute to FreeCAD, see the [[Help FreeCAD]] page. If you'd like to edit the wiki, seek editor permissions, and read the [[WikiPages]] for the general guidelines that you should follow.
  
 
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If you would like to know how the development of FreeCAD has started years ago visit the [[History]] page.
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This is the main help area for newcomers to FreeCAD.

Like FreeCAD itself, these pages are in continuous development, and so there may be missing or outdated information.

But don't feel discouraged, if you cannot find the information you need, don't hesitate to ask. You can leave comments about FreeCAD, ask questions, and discuss about this wiki on the FreeCAD forum.

If you'd like to contribute to FreeCAD, see the Help FreeCAD page. If you'd like to edit the wiki, seek editor permissions, and read the WikiPages for the general guidelines that you should follow.

If you would like to know how FreeCAD was started years ago visit the History page.


Using FreeCAD

Introduction

Basic Application

Workbenches

These are the base workbenches bundled with every installation of FreeCAD:

External Workbenches

Power users have extended FreeCAD with various custom external workbenches, that are not integrated into the FreeCAD source code, but are easy to install on an existing FreeCAD installation. See here for an overview of the already available workbenches. For instructions how to install these workbenches refer to the tutorial How to install additional workbenches.

Macros

Power users have written various macros to enhance FreeCAD with more capabilities. For a list of the macros refer to the macros recipes page. For instructions how to install the macros refer to the How to install macros tutorial.

Reference

Online Help

This is the official FreeCAD online help. Please note that the whole online help system is currently being reworked. It will be used to generate a .CHM file, that will be distributed with the binary packages of FreeCAD. At the moment the online help summarizes some of the most complete sections of this wiki.

More

  • The Power users hub is the place to go if you would like to see more advanced use of FreeCAD
  • Architecture workflow : An example of how FreeCAD can begin to have its preliminary place in an architecture workflow...
  • If you would like to help FreeCAD, head to the Help FreeCAD page.
  • The FreeCAD Community Portal lists projects made by community members around FreeCAD.
  • Don't understand a term or phrase as used in FreeCAD? Try the Glossary page.