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FreeCAD is an open source 3D modelling software application for designing parts.

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OpenSCAD / FreeCAD splitting, hollowing and threading model

I had a thought the other day that it's 100 % waste to have either a solid or hollow 3D-printed model in relation to utilizing the space inside of it for different modules, e.g. secret compartments, ...
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In FreeCAD, how do you copy a sketch from one plane to another?

I'm using FreeCAD, and I would like to duplicate a 2D sketch on another plane, but I can't seem to find an obvious way to do this.
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Using FreeCad command line to convert STEP to STL

I can load a STEP file and export it to STL using the FreeCad GUI. How do I do this from the command line?
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Showing dimension of a model in FreeCAD [closed]

I had a simple model imported into FreeCAD and I'd like to know the dimension of the bounding box for the model, how do I do that?
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Sketchup Free STL import in FreeCAD not working with Fasteners Workbench

Hoping to get some help with something I'm trying to accomplish. Unfortunately, due to my being a noob with 3D modeling in general, I'm coming here for hopefully more direct help. ...
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Cura imports FreeCAD stl wrong

I am trying to import an STL file, I created in FreeCAD. It has a hole in the hull of the object and behind that hole there are two pins inside the object (see attached FreeCAD screenshot). When I ...
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FreeCAD to design moving parts

I am trying to create a mechanism with moving parts, and would like to see how it works (whether it even works) before printing it. For example, there's a servo with a bracket, and I would like to ...
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FreeCAD: Scene doesn't look 3D [closed]

I finished a 3D object for 4 wheels, but something seems wrong with the final scene to me: The nearer wheels (#1 and #2) appear smaller than the far one (#3 and #4), and the distance between wheel #3 ...
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Split/edit part in FreeCAD?

I'm trying to modify some parts on this thing. I'm kind of new to dealing with the modeling aspects of this. I am attempting to widen the part essentially 3mm. This would involve modifying the chain ...
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How to design a worm-gear in FreeCAD?

I want to print worm gears for my robot arm. I would like to design it in FreeCAD. Normally, I would use involute gear for regular gears. However, this tool cannot be used for worm gears. I can't find ...