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Intermediate CAD for 3D Printing

What will you be learning?

This class picks up where Beginner CAD Design leaves off, continuing instruction on FreeCAD specific commands and general 3D design strategy. More complicated design techniques will be covered.

In this class you will learn how to use the FreeCAD platform to create 3D printed objects. As well as the basics(emphasis on basics) of 3D computer aided drafting. Note: This is a hands-on class. You will be designing part(s) for possible 3D printing.

How will the class be structured?

Introduction and outline of class

Revolve command


FreeCAD limitations

Getting around limitations

Boolean Commands


How should students prepare?

Download and install FreeCAD v0.13 (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Bookmark the FreeCAD wiki.

Make sure you have FreeCAD version 0.13 installed! There are software changes from 0.12 to 0.13 that directly affect class tasks.

What will you get out of this lesson?

The purpose of this class is to introduce various concepts of 3D design, provide a knowledge base for future learning in 3D design, and to teach how to create simple objects in FreeCAD.

Beginner - Intermediate - or Advanced Level

Intermediate level. Must have taken Beginner CAD design class or have instructor permission.

Teacher Bio

My name is Alan M. Ware.  I graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. I have worked with various CAD systems over last 10 years(AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ProENGINEER). I was a SolidWorks CAD Administrator during my tenure at Rockwell Collins, Inc. I have created numerous designs and drawings for assembly and manufacture. Check out my portfolio at!

Email me: [masked]

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