installing freecad on linux pc

CommandCNC related questions and tips can be posted to this topic.
Post Reply
[email protected]
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Location: Moose Jaw Sask.

installing freecad on linux pc

Post by [email protected] » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:00 pm

I'm trying to install freecad on my linux pc, and can't seem to do it, is there a specific way to go about it?

ajoeiam
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:50 pm

Re: installing freecad on linux pc

Post by ajoeiam » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:58 pm

Suggest you go to this page:

https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/rele ... g/0.19_pre

grab the appimage (as the program is moving and changing rather often) download it and then run it.

I've downloaded a pile of benches - - - likely won't use most but then I have them.

Would be interested in how you make out.

tcaudle
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 1163
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Re: installing freecad on linux pc

Post by tcaudle » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:59 pm

[email protected] wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:00 pm
I'm trying to install freecad on my linux pc, and can't seem to do it, is there a specific way to go about it?
Couple of things to consider:
1.FreeCAD is a resource hog and will probably cause your LINUX control PC to not be able to run code or CommandCNC at the same time.
2. Its a 3D drawing program it is a bear to learn . It has a 2D workbench but that is sorta half hearted Fi you are not going to do 3D millling or router carving its way overkill for doing 2D or 2.5D work.
3. You might try the Software Manager option in the LINUX menu and see if it show up in a list for that version if Ubuntu (14.94 on older machines)

That PC will be a 32 bot OS so if its 64 only its not going to work

I think I would consider usingFreeCAD on another Linux PC with 18/04 64 bit and a little more Horsepower than the PC's used for CommandCNC. I have an 8 processor LINUX PC with SSD, 16G RAM , and separate high speed graphics card, and it runs FreeCAD reasonably well but I have never tried it on smaller PC's.

Get more help on the CandCNC Support Forum.

[email protected]
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Location: Moose Jaw Sask.

Re: installing freecad on linux pc

Post by [email protected] » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:30 pm

Thanks for the info Tom.

Post Reply

Return to “CommandCNC - LinuxCNC”

Easyscriber engrave attachment for Hypertherm plasma cutters.