Is FreeCAD really that bad?

Is FreeCAD really that bad?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For what? I've certainly been able to design tools with it, but it's not my day job and I'm not designing a new engine for Toyota

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can't you just use a vm with autocad like a normal person?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. I'm not giving either microsoft or autodesk a dime of money. Won't pirate either.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it is. What are odds this was made outside FreeCAD and it barely shows it? I say almost 100

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I designed a custom desk with it and didn't have any issues, fairly intuitive and simple to use. Did a full mockup of all my stuff sitting on it and everything. Though that being said a desk isn't exactly a complicated project. The carpenter was pretty mind blown when I handed him the project tho, he could probably tell I'm autistic.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For beginners is perfect but for pros is bad. It's like driving a bike on a highway.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say the CAD-Part is alright for hobby use, but the path tools aren't fully 3D which sucks.
    I made it work for a small scale model of a wardrobe I cnc'd out of plywood

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just use realthunder or brics

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is FreeCAD really that bad?
    its got way better and they are working on fixing most of the stuff
    but there is an inherent problem that it uses opencascade sa the kernel, which has a really outdated base design

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any engineers using freetard software should have their PE licenses revoked

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's like GIMP. It has a moronic design philosophy for the sake of being contrarian so it has moronic controls and lack of actual useful features.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >topology naming issue that is a fundamental design flaw but has only been even slightly addressed in a branch release
    >worse workflow
    It works, but it's not as suited for more complex objects and assemblies. Shame that everything else is subscription shit on Windows.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I learned on freeCAD. It kind of sucked at the time because I was only able to find one specific workflow that did not bug out on me unexpectedly.

    I still love it and look forward to coming back. Looks like there has been some interesting updates since then.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The controls are moronic but it good enough for simple parts. It still needs a lot of work before it is able to compete with Solidworks or Autocad.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this guy makes tutorials and talks about the incoming changes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWhaOxsRk_5oPPq00_Y7Dw
    a ton of good stuff is finally hapening

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Somewhat related, SolveSpace is fricking amazing, and you all should try it.

    Brilliant way to make simple 3D prints. It's one of those applications that restores my faith in computing.

    https://solvespace.com/index.pl

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >https://solvespace.com/index.pl
      >(c) 2008-2022 SolveSpace contributors. Most recent update June 2 2022.
      Too bad it's dead

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've tried FreeCAD and LibreCAD when I used to work in 2D drafting in a manufacturing fabrication plant. FreeCAD would crash constantly. I'm sure its better now many years later, but I don't trust hobbyist developers to put out something good enough for actual work. LibreCAD was better, but some .dxfs I saved ended up corrupted on a 100% perfectly still working HDD and it has never happened with anything else.
    Its a harsh fricking reality that Autodesk puts out the only usable thing. I wish there was a better, even if limited, alternative like Krita compared to Photoshop.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      freecad has improved a ton recently honestly
      also have you only used inventor or autocad? dude there is real competition on the cad market, no autodesk monopoly, and should be noted that all are still shit, all have deep flaws, inventor, catia, solidworks, solidedge, nx...
      i cannot understand how shitty is the market given that there is real competition going on

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Its a harsh fricking reality that Autodesk puts out the only usable thing. I wish there was a better, even if limited, alternative like Krita compared to Photoshop.
      Not every application is PS where there is simply no alternative of any kind.
      There are plenty of commercial proprietary alternatives to AutoCAD, some of which run on Linux natively.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is FreeCAD really that bad?

    *laughs in BRL CAD*

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >*laughs in BRL CAD*
      now that is a really old cad
      i have tried many cads along my years, but that one was the most difficult one i have ever tried
      >The BRL-CAD source code repository is the oldest known public version-controlled codebase in the world that's still under active development, dating back to 1983-12-16 00:10:31 UTC.[6]

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