freecad(1) An extensible Open Source CAx program for Unix/X11


freecad [options] files
freecadcmd [options] files


FreeCAD is an Open Source CAx RAD based on OpenCasCade, Qt and Python. It features some key concepts like macro recording, workbenches, ability to run as a server and dynamically loadable application extensions and it is designed to be platform independent.


freecad starts with a GUI while freecadcmd is only a pure command line version that starts a Python interpreter.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of the options supported by freecad is included below.

Generic options

-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.
-c, --console
Start in console mode.
--response-file arg
Can be specified with '@name', too.


-l, --write-log
Write a log file.
-t, --run-test arg
Test level.
-M, --module-path arg
Additional module path.
-P, --python-path arg
Additional Python path.


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This manual page was written by Werner Mayer.