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LibreCAD User Documentation

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User Manual

Eventually the LibreCAD User Manual will be hosted at ReadtheDocs. A development version can be found here. The development version is changing a lot, but is (largely) based on the current version of LibreCAD (2.2.x).

If you would like to contribute, see this section in the LibreCAD forum.


LibreCAD is a 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCAD. LibreCAD uses the cross-platform framework Qt, which means it works with most operating systems. The user interface is translated in over 30 languages.

LibreCAD is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

NOTE: This documentation is currently be updated. Some of the documementation linked from here is based on earlier versions of LibreCAD and as a result the descriptions, commands, menus , etc may be different from what appears in the latest release.

Installing and Configuring LibreCAD

Installing LibreCAD on Linux, Windows and Mac OS/X.

LibreCAD can also be installed from the source.

Reference Manual




Others (to Follow)




Also File, Edit, Drawing and Help

Defining coordinates / points

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Absolute and relative

How To Guides


Others (to Follow)

Application Preferences

Drawing Preferences & Set-up

Using Layers

Using Blocks

Library Browser



Tutorials are listed on a dedicated page. Please see Tutorials for a list of tutorials submitted by LibreCAD users.