FreeCAD version 0.17 Released!

It’s been just over two years since version 0.16 released and work on 0.17 started. This new release has many great new features. For me, of course, the most important is the completely overhauled Path (CAM) workbench.  I’ve had the privilege of working on this with some outstanding developers (who also happen to be really…

Dogfooding with FreeCAD Path

“Eating your own dog food, also called dogfooding, is a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company uses its own product to validate the quality and capabilities of the product” I have a whole pile of old Altoid tins that I use to store small screws and such.  The tins had…

CAD Is Hard!

I got the chance to speak about FreeCAD at the Osmoces event near Chicago over the weekend.  I had a really good time seeing some of the other presentations and exhibits and just hanging around with some pretty cool people.  In addition to the talk, I also taught a workshop where we got hands-on with the software…