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@sgrogan sgrogan released this Apr 22, 2021

FreeCAD 0.19.2 Release [WIP]

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.

Assets 17

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Mar 12, 2021

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.

Assets 17
Feb 25, 2021

0.19

Version 0.19

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Feb 26, 2021

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

Assets 2

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Nov 25, 2020

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.

Assets 2

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Oct 26, 2019

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.
Assets 15

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Jul 17, 2019

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.

Assets 13

@sgrogan sgrogan released this May 11, 2019

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

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

Assets 16

@sgrogan sgrogan released this Mar 14, 2019

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.

Assets 4