by Danny Staple

Today I’m trying out a freecad weekly build. I’ve been doing a lot in TechDraw, and needed to replace a view, but all the annotations are behind the view. I’m hoping the weekly build has the view stacking implementation for so I can get the annotations in front of the view.

FreeCAD TechDraw is a great tool for creating technical drawings, but it’s not perfect. I’ve been using it to create the drawings for my upcoming Raspberry Pi Pico book, and have found a few issues.

Weekly builds contain as-yet unreleased features, so they are not stable. I’m hoping this is a stable enough build to use for a few days. I also had help from FreeCAD on twitter to get the build working on my system. This led me to - which I can keep around if I have any MacOS bundling issues.

I fell at the first hurdle downloading the Mac ARM binary instead of x86, make sure you download the right release for your system. I had to try again.

With the right binary, it works - I’m able to change ordering of views and annotations with the currently weekly.