Create 3D Solid Objects with Packt's new Cookbook Style FreeCAD [How-to] book and eBook.

October 2012 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of FreeCAD [How-to] a new book and ebook for users to understand FreeCAD's approach to modelling. Written by Daniel Falck and Brad Collette, this book provides readers with a hands-on introduction to several modeling techniques and focuses on how Python makes macro automation and design possible.

FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM. It is aimed at mechanical engineering and product design, and also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties. Python, the powerful scripting language, is woven deeply into FreeCAD’s DNA and gives users freedom to automate and invent.

FreeCAD [How-to] provides a tour of FreeCAD's major workbenches and design philosophy. The book will help readers to design in a variety of ways; from drawing 2D designs as lines and circles to combining primitive solids into complex 3D shapes with python. Users will learn to harness the constraints engine with python and create a custom python dialog to automate a task.

Through this book, users will learn how to get started using FreeCAD in a traditional GUI mode and extend the FreeCAD application with new dialogs, panels, and scripts. They will also learn how to create and modify objects by writing codes in python, and how to import and export data.

Written in a cookbook style, each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. Users interested in having control over their workflow will find this book to be a useful read.

The book is out now and available from Packt in print and popular eBook formats. To read more about it and download a sample chapter, please visit the Packt web-page.



FreeCAD [How-to]
Unpack the simple and interesting examples of python coding for the CAD world

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/freecad-solid-modeling-with-python/book

Code Download and Errata
Packt Anytime, Anywhere
Register Books
Print Upgrades
eBook Downloads
Video Support
Contact Us
Awards Voting Nominations Previous Winners
Judges Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software
Resources
Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software