POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Have some feature requests, feedback, cool stuff to share, or want to know where FreeCAD is going? This is the place.

What are you using Freecad For?

Professional and I use various workbenches.
10
10%
Professional for mechanical engineering design mainly.
15
16%
Professional for FEM analysis mainly.
7
7%
Professional for architecture mainly.
3
3%
Hobby and I use various workbench, just for the beauty of CAD
17
18%
Hobby for personal real life objects (3DPrinting, milling Arch etc. )
32
33%
other things (don't hesitate to explain ;) )
10
10%
ECAD and MCAD collaboration
2
2%
 
Total votes: 96
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nemesis
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POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby nemesis » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi all FreeCAD Users !
During holidays I was talking about FreeCAD with a friend and he was curious to know if an open-source project like that is used by professional mainly, or by hobbyist.
Indeed by pure curiosity I also wanted to know :D ... could be interesting
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby easyw-fc » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:17 pm

would you mind to add:
for ECAD and MCAD collaboration? (between i.e. pcb design (KiCAD) and mechanical design (FreeCAD))
Thanks
M
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby DeepSOIC » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:44 pm

My "other" use of FreeCAD is: as a Py console/explorer, for science!
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nemesis
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby nemesis » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:56 pm

easyw-fc wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:17 pm
would you mind to add:
for ECAD and MCAD collaboration? (between i.e. pcb design (KiCAD) and mechanical design (FreeCAD))
Thanks
M
Sure.
But it resets the Poll :lol:
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby polymer » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:28 pm

STEP-Viewer with measurement tools (Manipulator Tools), Preparing Parts for meshing with Defeaturing (Remove engraved geometries) and of course FEM.
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby Isabel » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:43 pm

I use FreeCAD for CNC milling.
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby ickby » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:43 am

I wanted to make this poll also on the freecad facebook page, but it allowed me only two options... well, maybe the result is interesting nonetheless: https://www.facebook.com/FreeCAD/
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nemesis
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby nemesis » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:23 am

ickby wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:43 am
I wanted to make this poll also on the freecad facebook page, but it allowed me only two options... well, maybe the result is interesting nonetheless: https://www.facebook.com/FreeCAD/
unfortunately I have no Facebook account ;)

Indeed I should have proposed a list of "proposal" before creating the poll... but, as there is no data analytcs behind that not a big deal.

I'm already impress by the professional use. I thought it will be closer to 5 % of the use case.
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Re: POLL - What are you using Freecad For?

Postby sgrogan » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:10 pm

I voted other.

I use FreeCAD for hobby projects, my friend has a 3d printer. I also use FreeCAD for the sake of FreeCAD, being involved and watching the project grow is a hobby in and of itself.

I also use FreeCAD at work. We use SW, the ME/Designers have dedicated seat licences, the rest of us share some floating network licences. Demand far exceeds supply. I use FreeCAD, the ME/Designer's are perfectly happy with my step models, they re-model our crappy SW models anyway.