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FreeCAD 0.20.1

Pre-release
Pre-release

Stay tuned, not yet finally released! The list below will be filled before the release.

The FreeCAD team is happy to announce the release of v0.20.1. This is a bugfix release.

Table of Contents

Changelog
Installation instructions
Known Issues

Changelog 0.20 → 0.20.1

Arch fixes:

Core (App and Gui) fixes:

Draft fixes:

Import/Export fix:

Part fixes:

PartDesign fixes:

Path fixes:

Sketcher fix:

TechDraw fixes:

Web fix:

Compilation:

Miscellaneous:

Installation instructions

There are no Linux or macOS downloads for v0.20.1

Linux

AppImages (no compiling necessary) are available (a kind of binary that can run on many Linux distros).
AppImage (delta) updates

For more streamlined downloading of AppImages download AppImageUpdate (GUI or the command line version). To perform an update:

Using GUI

chmod +x ./AppImageUpdate.AppImage
./AppImageUpdate.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

Command line

chmod +x ./appimageupdatetool.AppImage
./appimageupdatetool.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

MacOSX

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary). Download the .dmg below, you may need to expand the assets tab to see the available packages. The build will only work correctly with MacOS version ≥ 10.12.

NOTE: .app is not signed and will not run on MacOS out of the box.

  1. After opening the download, drag the app into your Applications folder (if you already have FreeCAD in there, it is possible to keep both)
  2. When you open the new version, you will get a pop-up saying that it cannot be verified. Do not Move to Bin, simply click Cancel or press Escape key.
  3. Then go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General and at the lower part you will see that FreeCAD was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer
  4. Click the option to Open Anyway
  5. When prompted to confirm, choose Open

Windows

To install, just execute the Windows installer. Administrator permissions are not necessary when you install FreeCAD only for the current user.
You can safely install FreeCAD 0.20.1 over an existing FreeCAD 0.20.x installation.
In case Windows warns you about a potential risk, you can ignore this and select to install anyway.

The installer works on all Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 systems. Windows Vista and older are not supported.
An installation of FreeCAD 0.20.x will not interfere with an installation of FreeCAD 0.19 or a pre-release/weekly build of FreeCAD 0.21.

Known Issues

Chromebook

At the moment there is no support for aarch64 builds which is pretty popular for arch of Chromebooks. We're monitoring the upstream issue. Apologies for the inconvenience!

We understand through our forum users that FreeCAD can successfully run on Chromebooks which have Linux support. The only caveat known to us is the need to disable GPU acceleration via chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support The easiest way to install it is to enable Flatpak and then install using this link

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FreeCAD 0.20 Release

The FreeCAD team is happy to announce the release of FreeCAD 0.20!
Details about this release can be found on the wiki v0.20 Release Page

Note: We are still waiting for more cross-platform builds to be generated. When they are they'll be added to this release tag.

Builds to install FreeCAD 0.20 are below in the release assets.

Installation instructions

Windows

To install, just execute the Windows installer. Administrator permissions are not necessary when you install FreeCAD only for the current user.
In case Windows warns you about a potential risk, you can ignore this and select to install anyway.

The installer works on all Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 systems. 32bit Windows, Windows Vista and older are not supported.
An installation of FreeCAD 0.20 will not interfere with an installation of FreeCAD 0.19. If you installed a pre-release of FreeCAD 0.20 or a weekly build, it is recommended to uninstall this first.

For administrators, see this page for how to install for several users and silent installations.

MacOSX

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary). Download the .dmg below, you may need to expand the assets tab to see the available packages. The build will only work correctly with MacOS version ≥ 10.12.

NOTE: .app is not signed and will not run on MacOS out of the box.

  1. After opening the download, drag the app into your Applications folder (if you already have FreeCAD in there, it is possible to keep both)
  2. When you open the new version, you will get a pop-up saying that it cannot be verified. Do not Move to Bin, simply click Cancel or press Escape key.
  3. Then go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General and at the lower part you will see that FreeCAD was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer
  4. Click the option to Open Anyway
  5. When prompted to confirm, choose Open

Linux

AppImages (no compiling necessary) are available (a kind of binary that can run on many Linux distros).
AppImage (delta) updates

For more streamlined downloading of AppImages download AppImageUpdate (GUI or the command line version). To perform an update:

Using GUI

chmod +x ./AppImageUpdate.AppImage
./AppImageUpdate.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

Command line

chmod +x ./appimageupdatetool.AppImage
./appimageupdatetool.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage
Alternate Downloads not in the assets
Linux
  • Snap package: Install the stable release via snap install freecad (prepend sudo if necessary on your distro)
  • Flatpak package: Install the release via
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
    flatpak install flathub org.freecadweb.FreeCAD
  • Builds from the PPA are not yet available

Known Issues

There are currently only know issues for Windows run via remote desktop, see the known limitations.

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This is beta1 of the upcoming FreeCAD 0.20.

DON'T use the release for real-life projects yet!

This release is done in order to build and test installation packages for FreeCAD. There will be further commits to FreeCAD master before version 0.20 will be released.

In the assets are the release builds.

Alternate Downloads not in the assets
Linux
  • Snap package: Install the beta release via snap install freecad --candidate (prepend sudo if necessary on your distro)
  • Flatpak package: Install the beta release via
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub-beta https://flathub.org/beta-repo/flathub-beta.flatpakrepo
    flatpak install flathub-beta org.freecadweb.FreeCAD
  • Builds from the PPA are not yet available
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The FreeCAD team is happy to announce the release of v0.19.4. This is a bugfix release.

📢 Important Note

For this release there will only be binaries for Windows (no builds or Linux or macOS). All of our manpower is going in to getting the next major FreeCAD release out the door.
For Win users: the larger installer version "-2" provides a fully functional FEM environment. If you don't need FEM simulations, you can opt for the smaller installer version "-1"

Table of Contents

Changelog
Installation instructions
Known Issues

Changelog 0.19.3 → 0.19.4

Arch fixes:

  • #5388: Fix Wall onBeforeChange
  • #5465: Fix dimensions in profiles.csv

Core (App and Gui) fixes:

  • #5299: MainWindow document camera position bugfix
  • #5492: Fix bug in matrix multiplication

Draft fixes:

  • #5233: Fix Part_Line offset issue
  • 8585149a: Added INSUNITS to exported DXF
  • 1742d7ff: Security vulnerability in DWG import when using ODA file converter
  • #5280: Commands acting on subelements did not load the Draft module
  • #5297: Fix SVG import for ellipses
  • #5233: Fix several issues with importAirfoilDAT.py
  • 325c5ec8: DXF import failed for trivial circle
  • #5449: PointArray: set Count property during execute
  • #5476: Entering a Y=0 coordinate when editing points caused an error
  • #6444: Fix Line length is zero bug

Import/Export fix:

  • #6470: Fix that mm to inch calculation was performed twice on DXF import

Part fixes:

  • 782f9c93: Unhandled unknown exception caught when mouse gets over a datum plane
  • #5348: Improve performance of BOPcheck

PartDesign fixes:

Path fixes:

  • #5306: Use subprocess.Popen() to avoid executing arbitrary code
  • #5343: Fix open edge zero value start point

Sketcher fix:

TechDraw fixes:

  • #5013: Prevent crash where user duplicates page without also duplicating dependencies
  • #5016: Prevent crash where user has duplicated page without dependencies and then tries to remove a view from one of the pages by editing the Views property
  • #5283: Adding a new Drawing Page leaved the Page in "touched, but must be executed state".
  • #5477: Improvement and bug fixes of weld symbol selection

Web fix:

  • 18b3c59d: Fix storage paths of web content

Compilation:

Miscellaneous:

  • 76c611ae: Remove unnecessary Unicode characters

Installation instructions

There are no Linux or macOS downloads for v0.19.4

Linux

AppImages (no compiling necessary) are available (a kind of binary that can run on many Linux distros).
AppImage (delta) updates

For more streamlined downloading of AppImages download AppImageUpdate (GUI or the command line version). To perform an update:

Using GUI

chmod +x ./AppImageUpdate.AppImage
./AppImageUpdate.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

Command line

chmod +x ./appimageupdatetool.AppImage
./appimageupdatetool.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

MacOSX

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary). Download the .dmg below, you may need to expand the assets tab to see the available packages. The build will only work correctly with MacOS version ≥ 10.12.

NOTE: .app is not signed and will not run on MacOS out of the box.

  1. After opening the download, drag the app into your Applications folder (if you already have FreeCAD in there, it is possible to keep both)
  2. When you open the new version, you will get a pop-up saying that it cannot be verified. Do not Move to Bin, simply click Cancel or press Escape key.
  3. Then go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General and at the lower part you will see that FreeCAD was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer
  4. Click the option to Open Anyway
  5. When prompted to confirm, choose Open

Windows

To install, just execute the Windows installer. Administrator permissions are not necessary when you install FreeCAD only for the current user.
You can safely install FreeCAD 0.19.4 over an existing FreeCAD 0.19.x installation.
In case Windows warns you about a potential risk, you can ignore this and select to install anyway.

The installer works on all Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 systems. Windows Vista and older are not supported.
An installation of FreeCAD 0.19.x will not interfere with an installation of FreeCAD 0.18 or a pre-release of FreeCAD 0.20.

Known Issues

Chromebook

At the moment there is no support for aarch64 builds which is pretty popular for arch of Chromebooks. We're monitoring the upstream issue. Apologies for the inconvenience!

We understand through our forum users that FreeCAD can successfully run on Chromebooks which have Linux support. The only caveat known to us is the need to disable GPU acceleration via chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support The easiest way to install it is to enable Flatpak and then install using this link

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FreeCAD 0.19.3 Release

The FreeCAD team is happy to announce the release of v0.19.3. This is a bugfix release.

Table of Contents

Changelog
Installation instructions
Known Issues

Changelog 0.19.2 → 0.19.3

Addon manager fixes:

  • #5041: Freezes/crashes when opening Addon manager

Arch fixes:

  • #4745: Parse window opening modes with more than one digit
  • #4748: Fix material color pickers

Core (App and Gui) fixes:

  • #4792: App quitting despite failing to save project
  • #4800: Abort save when unable to finish
  • #5103: update weblink to Coin3D
  • #5215: Preferences - change macro path selection from File to Folder

Draft fixes:

Import/Export fixes:

  • #5098: Fix STEP import/export color problem

Part fixes:

  • #4644: Uniform sorting in menu and toolbar
  • #5138: Fix grid visibility in sketches

PartDesign fixes:

  • b33324a5: Fix shortcut of Del key in the pipe dialog
  • #5149: Fix loft visibility on creation and modification

Path fixes:

  • #4613: Fix bug with spindle not restarting
  • #4615: Fix connected multi-face clearing bug
  • #4622: Bugfix/job setup
  • #4639: Post procesing for GRBL with option "--translate_drill"
  • #4673: Fix proxy error bug that occurs when postprocessing
  • #4680: Fix depth calculation for vcarve
  • #4765: Fix bug adding TC from job dialog
  • #4796: Check for empty before using - fixes
  • #4797: GUI scripting support and other improvements
  • #4815 Fix GUI issues and minor code cleanup
  • #4819: Fix minor bug when cancelling post process
  • #4857: PathSanity.py now outputs fillename for the report the same as the postprocessor job
  • #4864: Fix bug splitting gcode by fixture
  • #4906: Fix relative shape files for toolbits
  • #4909: Fixed incorrect usage of isDirty() in the accept button call back
  • #4919: Remove side assignment to outside for full model profiles
  • #4936: Fix grbl --return-to placement
  • #4939: Fix multi-OS path issue for job templates
  • db16029c: Update 45 degree chamfer tool bit
  • #4953: fix invalid JSON in 45 degree chamfer tool bit
  • #4973: Fix face region boundary shape usage
  • #4986: Add missing newline to return-to statement in grbl postprocessor
  • #5076: Fix bug with job object not found

Spreadsheet fixes:

  • #5030: Prevent infinite loop when copy/paste of non-rectangular selection

Sketcher fixes:

  • #4744: Fix Reference checkbox not working for radius/diameter
  • #4832: Fix Reference checkbox not working for diameter
  • #5190: Fix crash when applying Constrain internal alignment on constraints

TechDraw fixes:

Miscellaneous:

Installation instructions

Linux

AppImages (no compiling necessary) are available (a kind of binary that can run on many Linux distros).
AppImage (delta) updates

For more streamlined downloading of AppImages download AppImageUpdate (GUI or the command line version). To perform an update:

Using GUI

chmod +x ./AppImageUpdate.AppImage
./AppImageUpdate.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

Command line

chmod +x ./appimageupdatetool.AppImage
./appimageupdatetool.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

MacOSX

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary). Download the .dmg below, you may need to expand the assets tab to see the available packages. The build will only work correctly with MacOS version ≥ 10.12.

NOTE: .app is not signed and will not run on MacOS out of the box.

  1. After opening the download, drag the app into your Applications folder (if you already have FreeCAD in there, it is possible to keep both)
  2. When you open the new version, you will get a pop-up saying that it cannot be verified. Do not Move to Bin, simply click Cancel or press Escape key.
  3. Then go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General and at the lower part you will see that FreeCAD was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer
  4. Click the option to Open Anyway
  5. When prompted to confirm, choose Open

Windows

To install, just execute the Windows installer. Administrator permissions are not necessary when you install FreeCAD only for the current user.
You can safely install FreeCAD 0.19.3 over an existing FreeCAD 0.19.x installation.
In case Windows warns you about a potential risk, you can ignore this and select to install anyway.

The installer works on all Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 systems. Windows Vista and older are not supported.
An installation of FreeCAD 0.19.x will not interfere with an installation of FreeCAD 0.18 or a pre-release of FreeCAD 0.20.

Known Issues

Chromebook

At the moment there is no support for aarch64 builds which is pretty popular for arch of Chromebooks. We're monitoring the upstream issue. Apologies for the inconvenience!

We understand through our forum users that FreeCAD can successfully run on Chromebooks which have Linux support. The only caveat known to us is the need to disable GPU acceleration via chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support The easiest way to install it is to enable Flatpak and then install using this link

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FreeCAD 0.19.2 Release

The FreeCAD team is happy to announce the release of v0.19.2. This is a bugfix release that includes some enhancements as well.

Changelog 0.19.1 ➡️ 0.19.2

7b5e18a [Gui] ProDark Stylesheet QT Icon Fix
ed87d3a [Stylesheet] ProDark: major bugfix for add-ons
133ef71 [Gui] Update usability enhancements to ProDark theme
51855e5 [Gui] Stylesheet fix for icons in Qt file dialog
8e7a8b1 [FEM] fix specific heat of air
b3abe32 [Draft] Eliminate required GUI for importDXF
53b4eb0 [Start] Correct TestStart installation location
12055a2 [Python] fix memory leak
6f67fbc [Gui] Remove explicit triangle styling from tabs
83e308c [Gui] Enable compression of tablet motion events
de1d0ac [installer] improve uninstalling
e239684 [TechDraw] fixes #4598: Segfault when deleting template without page
aedd1f9 [PartDesign] Helix: update NbTurns in Pitch-Height-Angle mode
e7c796e [Gui] Enable dragging in dependency graph view
6858586 [Import] [skip ci] avoid conflicting class names in global namespace

Known Issues

There are several known issues for different platforms. Please read the current up to date list in the FreeCAD forum.

Chromebook

We understand through our forum users that FreeCAD can successfully run on Chromebooks which have Linux support. The only caveat known to us is the need to disable GPU acceleration via chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support The easiest way to install it is to enable Flatpak and then install using this link

Linux

AppImages (no compiling necessary) are available (a kind of binary that can run on many Linux distros).
AppImage (delta) updates

For more streamlined downloading of AppImages download AppImageUpdate (GUI or the command line version). To perform an update:

Using GUI

chmod +x ./AppImageUpdate.AppImage
./AppImageUpdate.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

Command line

chmod +x ./appimageupdatetool.AppImage
./appimageupdatetool.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

MacOSX

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary). Download the .dmg below, you may need to expand the assets tab to see the available packages. The build will only work correctly with macosx version >= 10.12.

NOTE: .app is not signed and will not run on MacOS out of the box.

After opening the download, drag the app into your Applications folder (if you already have FreeCAD in there, it is possible to keep both)
When you open the new version, you will get a pop-up saying that it cannot be verified. Do not Move to Bin, simply click Cancel or press Escape key.
Then go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General and at the lower part you will see that FreeCAD was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer
Click the option to Open Anyway
When prompted to confirm, choose Open

Windows

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary) are available. Download the .7z file.

The builds are portable and do not require an installation. Extract the file using 7zip and start the application by double clicking on FreeCAD.exe in the bin sub-directory of the extracted package.
For example

Download https://www.7-zip.org/
Download the FreeCAD_0.19.*-Win-Conda_vc14.x-x86_64.7z file from the release page
Extract the binary from the .7z
Run the FreeCAD.exe file to be found in the bin folder.

NOTE: The Conda Win based build are packaged from here: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-AppImage
They should be the Windows equivalent of the Conda based .AppImage and .dmg

For windows users there is the option of using Chocolatey to manage and track upstream 0.19 releases. The 0.19 package is available of it's own dedicated FreeCAD Chocolatey package page

FreeCADLibs_12.5.4_x64_VC17.7z is not required to run the binaries provided here. It is a package that provides all necessary dependencies to compile FreeCAD with VS2015/17/19 (both release and debug mode).
FreeCADLibs_12.5.4_VC1.7 updates QT 5.15.2, and gmsh is updated to 4.8.3.
These packages are provided courtesy of FreeCAD community member apeltauer.
The Win portable build and installer use these libraries.

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FreeCAD 0.19.1 Release

After an untypically long release cycle, the FreeCAD team is finally happy to announce the release of v0.19.1
Details about this release can be found on the wiki v0.19 Release Page

Known Issues

There are several known issues for different platforms. Please read the current up to date list in the FreeCAD forum.

Chromebook

We understand through our forum users that FreeCAD can successfully run on Chromebooks which have Linux support. The only caveat known to us is the need to disable GPU acceleration via chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support The easiest way to install it is to enable Flatpak and then install using this link

Linux

AppImages (no compiling necessary) are available (a kind of binary that can run on many Linux distros).

AppImage (delta) updates

For more streamlined downloading of AppImages download AppImageUpdate (GUI or the command line version). To perform an update:

# Using GUI
chmod +x ./AppImageUpdate.AppImage
./AppImageUpdate.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage
# Command line
chmod +x ./appimageupdatetool.AppImage
./appimageupdatetool.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

MacOSX

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary). Download the .dmg below, you may need to expand the assets tab to see the available packages. The build will only work correctly with macosx version >= 10.12.

NOTE: .app is not signed and will not run on MacOS out of the box.

  1. After opening the download, drag the app into your Applications folder (if you already have FreeCAD in there, it is possible to keep both)
  2. When you open the new version, you will get a pop-up saying that it cannot be verified. Do not Move to Bin, simply click Cancel or press Escape key.
  3. Then go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General and at the lower part you will see that FreeCAD was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer
  4. Click the option to Open Anyway
  5. When prompted to confirm, choose Open

Windows

Binary stable builds (no compiling necessary) are available. Download the .7z file.

The builds are portable and do not require an installation. Extract the file using 7zip and start the application by double clicking on FreeCAD.exe in the bin sub-directory of the extracted package.
For example

  1. Download https://www.7-zip.org/
  2. Download the FreeCAD_0.19.*-Win-Conda_vc14.x-x86_64.7z file from the release page
  3. Extract the binary from the .7z
  4. Run the FreeCAD.exe file to be found in the bin folder.

NOTE: The Conda Win based build are packaged from here: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-AppImage
They should be the Windows equivalent of the Conda based .AppImage and .dmg

For windows users there is the option of using Chocolatey to manage and track upstream 0.19 releases. The 0.19 package is available of it's own dedicated FreeCAD Chocolatey package page

FreeCADLibs_12.5.3_x64_VC17.7z is not required to run the binaries provided here. It is a package that provides all necessary dependencies to compile FreeCAD with VS2015/17/19 (both release and debug mode).
FreeCADLibs_12.5.3_VC1.7 updates QT 5.15.1, OpenCascade 7.5 with Fillet fix from https://gitlab.com/blobfish/occt provided by Chris Hennes and builds nglib without avx dependency. gmsh is updated to 4.8. It also includes a patch to .ssl.py
These packages are provided courtesy of FreeCAD community member apeltauer.
The Win portable build and installer use these libraries.

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This is the end of the 0.18 series of releases.
FreeCAD will try to provide binaries at a future date.

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No binaries will be provided for this point release.
This is planned to be the final release of the v0.18 series. This release addresses one singular major issue, the addon manager. Recently GitHub changed its infrastructure and subsequently the add-on manager broke.

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This is the official 0.18.4 release of FreeCAD.

Change Log

(0.18.3 --> 0.18.4)
980bf90 pre-select name filter in import/export file dialog
f972b01 [TD]Fix slow GC of QGIPrimPath
5a1527f Merge pull request #2489 from Jantek/patch-1
dea7d20 [Spreadsheet] Excel File Import fix Py3 bug
a4a42b3 Merge pull request #2541 from Syres916/patch-4
7fa0eea Fix xrange bug in PathSurface.py
2b28c50 Fix xrange bug in PathCircularHoleBaseGui.py
31d9283 fix print preview function for >= Qt 5.9
f07b6e3 Follow-up: Fixed thumbnail for problematic FEM example file
38e0e99 Merge pull request #2490 from Jantek/patch-2
2483c46 Backport: startwb files restored in 0.18.3 to display thumbs correctly
d9b8faf Fixed problems with 'pythonopen'
102b97a Correction of drill speed calculation
1e9f9fa Material: py2 fix in depreciated mat file parser (back port from 0.19)
7320c4c [TD]Fix #4017 Crash on bad hatch scale

Known Issues

There are several known issues for different platforms. Please read the current up to date list in the FreeCAD forum.

Linux

AppImages (no compiling necessary) are available (a kind of binary that can run on many Linux distros). Download the highest revision of the .AppImage

AppImage (delta) updates

For more streamlined downloading of AppImages download AppImageUpdate (GUI or the command line version). To perform an update:

# Using GUI
chmod +x ./AppImageUpdate.AppImage
./AppImageUpdate.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage
# Command line
chmod +x ./appimageupdatetool.AppImage
./appimageupdatetool.AppImage ./FreeCAD.AppImage

MacOSX

Binary builds (no compiling necessary) are available. Download the highest revision of the .dmg
NOTE: For OSX it is recommended to use the 0.19_dev builds. https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases/tag/0.19_pre
FreeCAD 0.19.x has been ported to QT5.9 and QTWebEngine which solves some OSX specific issues.

Windows

Binary builds, install-able and portable, are available (no compiling necessary)
The Win x64 builds use Conda as a package manager, The binaries use PY3.6, QT5, and VS2015+
The Win x32 builds use Libpack 11.11. The binaries use PY2.7, QT4, and VS2013

The portable builds do not require an installation. Extract the file using 7zip and start the application by double clicking on FreeCAD.exe in the bin sub-directory of the extracted package.
For example

  1. Download https://www.7-zip.org/
  2. Download the FreeCAD_0.19.*-Win-Conda_vc14.x-x86_64.7z file from the release page
  3. Extract the binary from the .7z
  4. Run the FreeCAD.exe file to be found in the bin folder.