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FreeCAD, som många moderna design applikationer som Revit, är baserade på konceptet Arbetsbänk. En arbetsbänk kan anses vara ett set verktyg, grupperade för en viss uppgift. I en traditionell möbelverkstad, så skulle du ha ett arbetsbord för den person som arbetar med trä, ett annat bord för den som arbetar med metalldelar, och kanske ett tredje för den som monterar ihop allting.

FreeCAD, like many modern design applications such as Revit or CATIA, is based on the concept of Workbench. A workbench can be considered as a set of tools specially grouped for a certain task. In a traditional furniture workshop, you would have a work table for the person who works with wood, another one for the one who works with metal pieces, and maybe a third one for the guy who mounts all the pieces together.

I FreeCAD, så används samma koncept . Verktyg är grupperade i arbetsbänkar i enlighet med de uppgifter de är relaterade till.

När du byter från en arbetsbänk till en annan, så byts de tillgängliga verktygen i gränssnittet ut. Verktygslådor, kommandolådor och eventuellt andra delar av gränssnittet byts till den nya arbetsbänken, men innehållet i din scen förändras inte. Du kan till exempel börja att rita 2D former med Rit arbetsbänken, sedan fortsätta arbetet på dem med Del arbetsbänken.

Note that sometimes a Workbench is referred to as a Module. However, Workbenches and Modules are different entities. A Module is any extension of FreeCAD, while a Workbench is a special type of Module with a GUI configuration (toolbars and menus).

Built-in workbenches


För närvarande har vi följande arbetsbänkar:

  • Std Base. This is not really a workbench, but rather a category of 'standard' commands and tools that can be used in all workbenches.
  • The BIM Workbench for working with architectural elements and creating BIM models. It combines the Arch Workbench and the formerly external BIM Workbench available in version 0.21 and below.
  • The CAM Workbench is used to produce G-Code instructions. This workbench was called "Path Workbench" in version 0.21 and below.
  • The FEM Workbench provides Finite Element Analysis (FEA) workflow.
  • The Inspection Workbench is made to give you specific tools for examination of shapes. Still in the early stages of development.
  • The Part Workbench for working with geometric primitives and boolean operations.
  • The Reverse Engineering Workbench is intended to provide specific tools to convert shapes/solids/meshes into parametric FreeCAD-compatible features.


The following workbenches are no longer included after version 0.21:

  • The Start Workbench allows you to quickly jump to one of the most common workbenches.

The following workbenches are no longer included after version 0.20:

External workbenches

FreeCAD workbenches are easy to program in Python, there are therefore many people developing additional workbenches outside of the FreeCAD main development area.

The external workbenches page lists all that are known to this community. Most are easily installable from within FreeCAD, using the Addon Manager, found under menu Tools → Addon manager.

Mesh Workbench/sv