Hey there! I love the idea of freecad. But I have so many troubls learning it. I started with fusion360, used solidworks for some time, used inventor a bit and use onshape mostly now. So I think I know how to navigate and learn new cad software. But its not as easy with freecad sadly.

I Would love this product to be more accessable and easier to use and undertand. What can we do besides jumping in on developing ourselves?

Switching form fusion or onshape to freecad feels like switching from python to assamlby.

So how can we help to improve freecad and make it a more usable program? It seems as if the devs try to reinvent everything and every menue compared to all other cad programs i have used. I am totaly fine with some issues or bugs, but i feel like its not up for success currently.

Thanks a lot, I hope you have some ideas

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    6 months ago

    Yes, the FreeCAD UI does need an upgrade. With more on-canvas working, and streamlining of tasks. I’m sure it will happen, but due to limited capacity, that will take time. It’s hard to find people with experience in CAD and programming and UX.

    To help with FreeCAD, the link, posted by someone here, seems the right way to go. https://wiki.freecad.org/Help_FreeCAD

    And no, struggling to learn something that is sub par will not make it better for others. Be a part of the community here https://forum.freecad.org