Draft AddConstruction

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Draft AddConstruction.svg Draft AddConstruction

Menu location
Utilities → Add to Construction group
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Draft ToggleConstructionMode, Draft AddToGroup


The Draft AddConstruction.svg Draft AddConstruction command moves objects to the Draft construction group. It also applies the construction geometry color to the objects.

Bug in version 0.19

In FreeCAD version 0.19 this command and the Draft ToggleConstructionMode command will typically use different groups. To avoid this change the Construction group name in the preferences to Draft_Construction: Edit → Preferences... → Draft → General settings → Construction Geometry → Construction group name. In version 0.20 the Construction group name is used for the label of the construction group, the name of the group is always Draft_Construction.


  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Draft AddConstruction.svg Draft AddConstruction button.
    • Select the Utilities → Draft AddConstruction.svg Add to Construction group option from the menu.
  3. If it does not exist the construction group is created first.
  4. The objects are moved to the construction group and their color properties are changed.