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Switching from Sketchup to Freecad

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Blog entry by muesli posted 10-24-2018 10:14 PM 827 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am trying to switch from Sketchup to Freecad. And I already found my first two tutorials for woodworkers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERc7VPF8ofM
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDPv9tBcjGE

Maybe it is useful for other woodworkers too.

-- Uwe from Germany.



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#1 posted 10-24-2018 11:53 PM

Thanks for sharing :-) I’m also currently well versed in SketchUp, but have been planning to try switching to either FreeCAD or Fusion 360 for various reasons, so maybe this will be what drives me to do that!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#2 posted 10-25-2018 09:18 AM



Thanks for sharing :-) I m also currently well versed in SketchUp, but have been planning to try switching to either FreeCAD or Fusion 360 for various reasons, so maybe this will be what drives me to do that!

- Mosquito

Hi Mos,

glad if it’s usefull for you!
I don’t like the Sketchup online version. I used the 2015 version via Wine on linux. That was my last connection to the windows world, which I hate. So these are my reasons for the switch.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#3 posted 04-19-2019 10:08 AM

Trying to resurrect an old post…

Which one did you decide to use? I have recently played a bit with FreeCAD, and can definitely see some very useful features that I miss in SketchUp. I also work on Linux, and don’t like running Windows in a virtualbox every time I want to draw some designs…

How is FreeCAD for woodworking? It seems like it has a bit of a steep learning curve?

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