New: FreeCAD Portable 0.18.4 (3D computer-aided design/CAD tool) Released

Submitted by mwayne on September 27, 2020 - 1:32pm

logoFreeCAD Portable has been released. FreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotFreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD allows you to sketch geometry constrained 2D shapes and use them as a base to build other objects. It contains many components to adjust dimensions or extract design details from 3D models to create high quality production ready drawings. FreeCAD is a multiplatfom (Windows, Mac and Linux), highly customizable and extensible software. It reads and writes to many open file formats such as STEP, IGES, STL, SVG, DXF, OBJ, IFC, DAE and many others, making it possible to seamlessly integrate it into your workflow.

Learn more about aFreeCAD... Installer / Format

FreeCAD Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


FreeCAD Portable is available for immediate download from the FreeCAD Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Thanks for your work on this, Mike. I added in path portablization, moving and preserving the registry and appdata bits, and default document directory handling so it's not in the app's directory.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Hello Mike,
because Github changed some internal structure, the Addon manager doesn't work. I wanted to use a screw, that needs the fasteners plugin.
Because the Addon-manager doesn't work, an update to 0.18.5 or 0.19 is recommended.
I will check out, if I can add it manually, but please give update to newer version a thought.