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22 Apr 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Jürgen Riegel


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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Jürgen Riegel

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install FreeCAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade FreeCAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall FreeCAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade freecad -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade freecad -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install freecad
    name: freecad
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'freecad' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller freecad
    Name     = "freecad"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'freecad':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Apr 2021.


FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties. It is 100 % Open Source and extremely modular, allowing for very advanced extension and customization.

FreeCAD is based on OpenCasCade, a powerful geometry kernel, features an Open Inventor-compliant 3D scene representation model provided by the Coin 3D library, and a broad Python API. The interface is built with Qt. FreeCAD runs exactly the same way on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms.


  • A full parametric model,and modular architecture that allows plugin extensions (modules) to add functionality to the core application.
  • Import/export to standard formats such as STEP, IGES, OBJ, STL, DXF, SVG, STL, DAE, IFC or OFF, NASTRAN, VRML in addition to FreeCAD's native FCStd file format.
  • A Robot simulation module that allows you to study robot movements in a graphical environment.
  • A technical drawing module with options for detail views, cross sectional views, dimensioning and others, allowing you to generate 2D views of existing 3D models.
  • A Rendering module that can export 3D objects for rendering with external renderers.
  • A Path module dedicated to mechanical machining for Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

Package parameters

Used only for Portable or Pre Releases Currently

  • /InstallDir - This is the location inside the Chocolatey lib folder specific to this package.
  • /Arguments - This will allow you to specify any of the FreeCAD command line arguements.
  • /NoShortcut - This will not set a Shortcut on the Desktop.
  • /WindowStyle - The normal window setting for most Applications is as a Window. Maximised Window would be 3.

Example: choco install freecad --params "/InstallDir:'C:\FreeCAD' /NoShortcut"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

 if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
. "$PSScriptRoot\helper.ps1"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'freecad'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = ''
  url64          = ''
  softwareName   = 'FreeCAD'
  checksum       = 'A3C00E00E5321D9786C56D58C501F8A8E43BA9D25F7147CD8B9C869D744BE514'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksum64     = 'EFCD9337DE060C8E6E595B7D40201B9726899AD4749C4C824F45CC39678150D1'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

if ( $packageArgs.filetype -eq '7z' ) {
  # Checking for Package Parameters
  $pp = ( Get-UserPackageParams -scrawl )
  if ($packageArgs.url64 -match "Conda") { $packageArgs.Remove("url"); $packageArgs.Remove("checksum"); $packageArgs.Remove("checksumType"); }
  if ($pp.InstallDir) { $packageArgs.Add( "UnzipLocation", $pp.InstallDir ) }
  Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
  if ($pp.Shortcut) { $pp.Remove("Shortcut"); Install-ChocolateyShortcut @pp }
  $files = get-childitem $pp.WorkingDirectory -Exclude $packageArgs.softwareName -include *.exe -recurse
  foreach ($file in $files) {
    New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null # Generate an ignore file(s)
} else {
  Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'freecad'
  softwareName  = 'FreeCAD'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs    = '/S'
  validExitCodes= @(@(0))

if ( $packageArgs.fileType -match 'exe' ) {
	$uninstalled = $false
	[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs
  if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
   $key | ForEach-Object {
   $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
   Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
   Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
  } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
   Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
   Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
   Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
   $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
} else {
$pp = ( Get-Content "$PSScriptRoot\pp.json" ) | ConvertFrom-Json 
if ($pp.ShortcutFilePath) { Remove-Item -Path $pp.ShortcutFilePath }
if ($pp.InstallDir) { Remove-Item  -Path $pp.InstallDir -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Recurse -Force }
Write-Information "All files Removed"

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

function Get-FileName {
$fileName = ((($thePackage.url64 -split('/'))[-1]) -replace( "\.$($thePackage.fileType)", '' ) )
 if ($fileName -match "portable") { 
	$version = ((($thePackage.url64 -split('/'))[-2]) -replace( "[A-z]", '' ) )
  if ($version -ge "0.18.4") { $fileName = "conda-${version}" }
return $fileName

function Get-UserPackageParams {
    [hashtable]$pp = ( Get-PackageParameters ),
$folderName = ( Get-FileName -thePackage $packageArgs )
$New_pp = @{}
	if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.InstallDir)) {
		$New_pp.add( "InstallDir", "$toolsDir" )
	} else {
		$New_pp.add( "InstallDir", $pp.InstallDir )
	if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.WindowStyle)) {
		$New_pp.add( "WindowStyle", 1 )
	} else {
		$New_pp.add( "WindowStyle", $pp.WindowStyle )
	if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.WorkingDirectory)) {
		$New_pp.add( "WorkingDirectory", $New_pp.InstallDir+"\$folderName" )
	} else {
		$New_pp.add( "WorkingDirectory", $pp.WorkingDirectory )
	if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.Description)) {
		$Naming = @{$true="";$false="Development"}[ ($folderName -match "0.18.4")]
		$New_pp.add( "Description", "FreeCAD $Naming ${env:ChocolateyPackageVersion}" )
	} else { 
		$New_pp.add( "Description", $pp.Description )
	# Null or False Defaults
	if (![string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.Arguments)) {
		$New_pp.add( "Arguments", $pp.Arguments )
	if (![string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.PinToTaskbar)) {
		$New_pp.add( "PinToTaskbar", $true )
	if (![string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.RunAsAdmin)) {
		$New_pp.add( "RunAsAdmin", $true )
	if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.NoShortcut)) {
		$New_pp.add( "Shortcut", $true )
		if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($this.ShortcutFilePath)) {
		 $New_pp.add( "ShortcutFilePath", ( [Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop') )+"\"+$packageArgs.PackageName+".lnk" )
		} else {
		 $New_pp.add( "ShortcutFilePath", $pp.ShortcutFilePath )
		if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($this.TargetPath)) {
		 $New_pp.add( "TargetPath", $New_pp.WorkingDirectory+"\bin\"+$packageArgs.softwareName+".exe" )
		} else {
		 $New_pp.add( "TargetPath", $pp.TargetPath )
		if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($pp.IconLocation)) {
		 $New_pp.add( "IconLocation", $New_pp.TargetPath )
		} else { 
		 $New_pp.add( "IconLocation", $pp.IconLocation )
	if ($scrawl) {
		$New_pp | ConvertTo-Json | Out-File ( "$toolsDir\pp.json" )

    return $New_pp

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