The following builds are available:
|3.0.rc1||release candidate||Windows Vista–10, Linux, Mac|
|2.3 stable||December 23, 2016||Windows XP–10, Linux, Mac|
|2.0 stable||July 28, 2013||Windows XP–10|
Under Windows, no installation is required. Download solvespace.exe and run it immediately. To continue using SolveSpace, save solvespace.exe somewhere convenient. For higher performance on multi-core processors, try solvespace-openmp.exe (but you may need to install vc_redist.x86.exe first).
Under OS X, run the .app file directly from the disk image, or drag it to Applications to install. Use 3.0.rc1, since earlier versions have OS X bugs.
Files saved by 3.0 may be readable by earlier versions, but some new features are unsupported in older versions.
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Quick start: The first time SolveSpace runs, you will see an empty workplane.
- To draw a line, choose the Sketch → Line Segment (or circle, or arc, or ...) menu. Then left-click to define the endpoints. Hit Escape if you want to stop drawing before you've formed a closed contour.
- Right-drag to pan, center-drag to rotate, and mousewheel to zoom. To align the view's rotation back to the workplane, choose View → Align View to Workplane.
- To select a line, hover the mouse over the line (it turns yellow), and left-click (it turns red). To dimension the line's length, choose Constrain → Distance / Diameter.
- To move the dimension, drag it. To change the dimension, double-click it, type a number, and hit Enter.
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SolveSpace is free software, distributed under the GPLv3. Source code for the first release is available for download at:
Later versions of the source code are hosted in git at GitHub.