Handyman self-taught convinced, I had the opportunity a few years ago to put hands in Solidworks.
I wanted to know what I could do with Freecad. I chose as chalenge, a small oscillating engine single cylinder according to the plan of Julius De Waal that we find here http://www.vapeuretmodelesavapeur.com/telechargements4/
That's what it gives. I used the PartDessing, A2Plus, Spreadsheet and techdraw workbenches. You will forgive me the errors of drawing, I am neither mechanic nor draftsman.
No major difficulties except Techdraw which is sluggish not possible and with tools not ergonomic in comparison with Part Desing or Scketcher. But I understand that its development is recent.
This says, it's a hell of a job for designers and for my limited personal use, that's enough.
I'm not familiar with Shakspeare's language either, I use google translate