4.0.26 for Windows

Fernando Ortega

Bicycle design.

Niche CAD design app that can create a bicycle model with a range of different presets for creating all of the parts required.

rattleCAD 4.0 is a free and open source bicycle geometry designer app and 3D editor developed by Manfred Rosenberger for Windows. It's portable, light on system resources and well-designed.

The download has been tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.


A CAD program for designing bicycles

A graphical tool to design a bicycle (s) geometry and derive drawings from its configuration. rattleCAD supports bespoked bicycle frame builders with a fully parametric bicycle model inside.

Features of rattleCAD

  • 3D Visualization: View bike designs in 3D and animate them.
  • Analysis: Analyze stresses and fatigue of bike components.
  • CAD Tools: Access powerful CAD tools to modify existing designs.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with others to build custom parts.
  • Compatibility: Save and export designs to other formats.
  • Design: Create and edit custom bike frames and components.
  • Design Library: Access a library of predefined bike components.
  • Documenting: Document bike designs to record measurements.
  • Manufacturing: Create data packages for manufacturing bike components.
  • Materials: Choose from a variety of materials to simulate bike components.
  • Parameters: Control geometry parameters to adjust bike design.
  • Printing: Generate 3D parts for printing.
  • Rendering: Generate high-quality renderings to visualize bike designs.
  • Reporting: Generate reports for design analysis.
  • Simulation: Simulate bike components to analyze how they interact.

Compatibility and License

Is rattleCAD free to download?

rattleCAD is available for free and released under the open source GPLv2 license on Windows from 3D design. The license provides the options to freely download, install, run and share this program without any restrictions. The source code for rattleCAD should be freely available and modifications are certainly permitted as well as the option to inspect the software.

Manfred Rosenberger accepts donations for the continued development of this free software.

What version of Windows can rattleCAD run on?

rattleCAD can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

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  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Portable Software
  5. Bicycle Geometry Designing Software
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rattleCAD has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested rattleCAD 4.0.26 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.