How to help Freecad?

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Shlomo
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How to help Freecad?

Postby Shlomo » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:55 pm

I am new to Linux and to Freecad.
I really love the idea of open source and create things for others.
As opposed to other free CAD software I find that Freecad is more mature but has to go a long way to be useful and widely accepted (in my opinion).
As an engineer who uses (and used for many years) CAD programs such as NX, Inventor, Solidedge etc. I would like to help to improve this product.
But how to do that? Where to start?
All this forum is an ocean... :roll:
Say initially I want to give ideas for improvements, features, etc...how to do that?
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Re: How to help Freecad?

Postby triplus » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:42 pm

Shlomo wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:55 pm
I would like to help to improve this product.
But how to do that? Where to start?
All this forum is an ocean... :roll:
Dive in. That would be my suggestion.
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Re: How to help Freecad?

Postby Joel_graff » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:45 pm

Shlomo wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:55 pm
But how to do that? Where to start?
All this forum is an ocean...
It might help if you give an idea of what skills you have and what parts of FreeCAD interest you most if you want specific advice. Otherwise, as triplus says, just dive in!
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Re: How to help Freecad?

Postby bitacovir » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:24 pm

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Re: How to help Freecad?

Postby NormandC » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:22 am

First please get to know the software fully. Or at least more than just scratching the surface. Your Sketcher improvement suggestions prove that you have not done so.