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@sgrogan sgrogan released this Nov 3, 2019 · 3165 commits to master since this release

FreeCAD Development builds for the 0.19 development cycle

FreeCAD development builds for Linux, MacOS, and Windows have a filename in the form
FreeCAD_<dev-version>-<revision>-extension (revision = github commit count number)

Known Issues

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

Note: The development binaries are built regularly . The source archives (tar.gz and .zip) do not get updated, so they match the commit of the tag (34a083b) and are therefore obsolete. You can get the latest source here: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/archive/master.zip

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 developer builds (no compiling necessary) are available. Download the highest revision of the .dmg

The build will only work correctly with macosx version >= 10.12. Also, note that the .app is not signed and therefore might not run on the system out of the box.

Windows

Binary developer builds (no compiling necessary) are available. Download the highest revision of the .7z

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.

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

FreeCADLibs_12.1.4_x64_VC15.7z 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). The package is provided courtesy of FreeCAD community member apeltauer.
The LP based Win build uses this library.

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@sgrogan sgrogan released this Oct 26, 2019 · 12 commits to releases/FreeCAD-0-18 since this release

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.

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@sgrogan sgrogan released this Jul 17, 2019 · 27 commits to releases/FreeCAD-0-18 since this release

This is the official 0.18.3 release of FreeCAD.

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

Installers are available.
The Win x64 installer uses Conda as a package manager, The binaries use PY3.6, QT5, and VS2015+
The Win x32 installer uses Libpack 11.11. The binaries use PY2.7, QT4, and VS2013

The portable build does 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.

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@sgrogan sgrogan released this May 11, 2019 · 41 commits to releases/FreeCAD-0-18 since this release

This is the official 0.18.2 release of FreeCAD.

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

Windows

Installers are available.
The Win x64 installer uses Conda as a package manager, The binaries use PY3.6, QT5, and VS2015+
The Win x32 installer uses Libpack 11.11. The binaries use PY2.7, QT4, and VS2013

The portable build does 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.

Assets 13

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Apr 9, 2019 · 48 commits to releases/FreeCAD-0-18 since this release

This is the official 0.18.1 release of FreeCAD.

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

Currently we provide two versions for MacOS:

  • 0.18.15310 is slightly outdated compared to the official release, but runs very stable. We recommend to use this version, unless you want to use some functions not included here.
  • 0.18.16110 is the official release version. However, this version crashes on some MacOS systems unexpectedly. If you use this version, save often!

Windows

Installers are available.
The Win x64 installer uses Conda as a package manager, The binaries use PY3.6, QT5, and VS2015+
The Win x32 installer uses 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.

Documentation

FreeCAD.0_18.Offline.Doc.7z is compressed version of the FreeCAD offline documentation.
FreeCAD.0_18.Quick.Reference.Guide.7z is a compressed version of the FreeCAD Quick Reference Guide
Unzip them with a 7zip utility

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@sgrogan sgrogan released this Mar 14, 2019 · 65 commits to releases/FreeCAD-0-18 since this release

This is the official 0.18.0 release of FreeCAD.

Known Issues

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

FreeCAD 0.18.1 is released
Find the latest binaries and source code there.

Documentation

FreeCAD.0_18.Offline.Doc.7z is compressed version of the FreeCAD offline documentation.
FreeCAD.0_18.Quick.Reference.Guide.7z is a compressed version of the FreeCAD Quick Reference Guide
Unzip them with a 7zip utility.

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@sgrogan sgrogan released this Apr 6, 2018 · 35 commits to releases/FreeCAD-0-17 since this release

This release of FreeCAD is dedicated to our friend Roland Frank who left us in 2017. He was an active and well-appreciated member of the FreeCAD forum, and his video tutorials on the Learn FreeCAD and BPLFRE Youtube channels helped many people get started with FreeCAD.

A word of caution to users of v0.16: there has been tremendous changes to the PartDesign workbench, with the introduction of the Part and Body containers. A Body is now mandatory to create PartDesign features. When trying to edit a document made in v0.16, you will be prompted to migrate it automatically. If your model was done with a mix of PartDesign features and Part objects, the migration process will most certainly leave your model in a broken state! So if you are not willing to migrate it manually (expect having to delete some stuff and recreate it), it would be best to keep a working version of v0.16 on the side to edit your old documents.

This is the official 0.17 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.

The AppImage should work on most modern 64 bit Linux distributions. Download the file and make it executable. It's self contained and should be portable.

Release notes

Note:
OS X build supports >=10.11
Win x86 supports 7/8/10
Win x64 supports 7/8/10

Download Stats

BACK-UP YOUR 0.16.67xx FILES BEFORE OPENING IN 0.17.xxxxx! MIGRATION TO 0.17.xxxxx MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS.

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@yorikvanhavre yorikvanhavre released this Apr 7, 2016 · 14 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. 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

Release notes

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 (Debian Wheezy is known not to work)

Included in this release is also the libpack package that contains pre-compiled libraries needed for compiling FreeCAD 0.16.67xx on Windows, with several versions of the Visual Studio 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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@yorikvanhavre yorikvanhavre released this Jul 3, 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.

Release notes

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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@yorikvanhavre yorikvanhavre released this Jul 3, 2015

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.

Release notes

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