0.17_pre

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Apr 9, 2016 · 3049 commits to master since this release

The Downloads are Win and OSX binary developer builds (no compiling necessary) from the FreeCAD 0.17 development cycle.

These snapshots are provided for testing purposes and bug reporting. This development cycle brings huge changes to many workbenches, in particular the Part Design Workbench, which has a new workflow. New bugs have been introduced and it will take some time to stabilize this version. Also much of the currently available learning material becomes outdated. For this reason we recommend that beginners install the 0.16 release at this time.

The FEM and Path Workbenches are also under heavy, fast development, testing is always welcome.

In addition 0.17_pre brings the introduction of a new Workbench, TechDraw. This Workbench aims to offer full fledged support for technical drawings, auto-updating with changes to the 3D geometry,

On Win download the version for your bitness, extract with http://www.7-zip.org/ (avoid extracting to a folder with special characters such as the German umulat) , and start FreeCAD.exe from the bin folder of the extracted directory. The Win builds support Win Vista/7/8/10
These builds require https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784 If you've installed an x64 version before you most likely have it already. x86 (32-bit) users will need to install it.

OSX build supports >= 10.10

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FreeCAD 0.16

@yorikvanhavre yorikvanhavre released this Apr 7, 2016 · 9 commits to releases/FreeCAD-0-16 since this release

This is the official 0.16 release of FreeCAD for Windows and Mac OS platforms. Linux users are advised to get FreeCAD from their distribution's repository, or from our PPA if using Ubuntu. There is also a build for Debian Jessie on OBS

The .AppImage is new and should work on most modern 64 bit Linux distributions. Download the file and make it executable. It's self contained and should be portable. A known issue is the calculix executable, embedded in the AppImage, isn't recognized by FreeCAD. In FEM preferences the path to a system installed calculix can be specified. As this package is new PLEASE report all bugs, comments, issues, or concerns to the dedicated forum topic http://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15525

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Note:
OS X build supports >=10.9
Win x86 supports XP/Vista/7/8/10
Win x64 supports Vista/7/8/10
AppImage should support most modern 64 bit Linux Distros

Included in this release is also the libpack package that contains precompiled libraries needed for compiling FreeCAD in Windows with several versions of the VisualStudio compiler. This is NOT needed for installing and running FreeCAD, only if you wish to compile FreeCAD yourself.

a-freecad-manual.pdf is Yorik's new FreeCAD 0.16 Manual
FreeCAD-0.16.6700_Quick_Reference_Cards.7z contributed by bejant provide a handy aid to FreeCAD's menu commands and keyboard shortcuts
FreeCAD.Manual.0.16.pdf is the auto-generated manual from the wiki

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FreeCAD 0.15

@yorikvanhavre yorikvanhavre released this Apr 5, 2015

This is the official 0.15 release of FreeCAD for Windows and Mac OS platforms. Linux users are advised to get FreeCAD from their distribution's repository, or from our PPA if using Ubuntu.

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Included in this release is also the libpack package that contains precompiled libraries needed for compiling FreeCAD in Windows with several versions of the VisualStudio compiler. This is NOT needed for installing and running FreeCAD, only if you wish to compile FreeCAD yourself.

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FreeCAD 0.14

@yorikvanhavre yorikvanhavre released this Sep 2, 2014

This is the official 0.14 release of FreeCAD for Windows and Mac OS platforms. Linux users are advised to get FreeCAD from their distribution's repository, or from our PPA if using Ubuntu.

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FreeCAD 0.13

@yorikvanhavre yorikvanhavre released this Mar 3, 2013

This is the official 0.13 release of FreeCAD for Windows and Mac OS platforms. Linux users are advised to get FreeCAD from their distribution's repository, or from our PPA if using Ubuntu.

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