Install latest/stable of FreeCAD
Ubuntu 16.04 or later?
Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.
Install using the command line
sudo snap install freecad
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FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD is open source (LGPL license) and completely modular, allowing for very advanced extension and customization.
FreeCAD is multiplatfom, and reads and writes many open file formats such as STEP, IGES, STL and others.
There are three maintained channels for this snap:
stablecontains the latest upstream release, i.e. the most recent tagged commit.
(Use this if you don't know what you're doing.)
betacontains automated weekly promotions from
(Use this if you want edge with fewer updates.)
edgecontains automated (daily) builds from the latest master commit.
(Use this to test new features. Might be unstable.)
There are multiple apps/commands included in the snap:
freecad: Run FreeCAD
freecad.cmd: Run FreeCAD command line interface
freecad.pip: Install python packages for user (not system-wide).
freecad.pip install py_slvsfor Assembly3.
Side note: There is a FreeCAD experimental branch called 'Link branch' created by a user named 'realthunder' that has become popular. It is available as a Snap package named
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