Draft Edit

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Draft Edit.svg Draft Edit

Menu location
Modification → Edit
Workbenches
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
D E
Introduced in version
See also
Std Edit, Draft AddPoint, Draft DelPoint

Description

The Draft Edit.svg Draft Edit tool allows you to graphically edit certain properties of the selected object, such as:


It does nothing more than enter the object's edit mode. Another way to edit the object is by double clicking on the element in the tree view.

Draft edit ex 01.jpg

Example presentation of a wire, an arc and a cubic bezier curve.

Draft edit ex 02.jpg

Here wire selected

Draft edit ex 03.jpg

Here selected wire marked for editing

Usage

  1. Select the object you want to change in the tree view. The selected object becomes green in drawing window. introduced in version 0.19
  2. Press the Draft Edit.svg Draft Edit button, or double-click the object in the tree view, or Select the Edit → Std Edit.svg Toggle Edit mode option from the menu. The selected object becomes black with white vertices and in the Combo View panel an edit window is opened.

Draft edit Combo View start.jpg

Draft Edit Combo View start

Draft edit Combo View editmode.jpg

Draft Edit Combo View change after selecting specific vertex

  1. Then press Ctrl + alt or Shift + alt buttons (for Linux OS) respectively alt button (for Windows OS) and move mouse cursor
      • over a line, then Left click and the appearing white field shows add point. If you click on that field a new vertex is added to the line. If you release buttons and push esc the command will be canceled.

Draft edit add point.jpg

Draft Edit 3D View add point

      • over a vertex, then Left click and the appearing white field shows delete point. If you click on that field the vertex is removed from the line. If you release buttons and push esc the command will be canceled.

Draft edit delete point.jpg

Draft Edit 3D View delete point

  1. Press Esc or the Close (O) button in the task panel to complete the current command.

Version 0.19 added new functionalities to Draft Edit such as multiple object editing and custom context menu. To display the context menu, user can press E key or Alt+Left click while overing an edit node or an edited object. Beware not every object contains custom options, so the context menu will be only displayed for supported objects.

The tool mostly ?? works on Draft objects: Draft Wire.svgDraft Wires, Draft Line.svgDraft Lines, Draft Rectangle.svgDraft Rectangles, Draft Circle.svgDraft Circles, Draft Arc.svgDraft Arcs, Draft Polygon.svgDraft Polygons, and Draft BSpline.svgDraft BSplines. Other object types must first be converted to these objects.

Options

  • Press X, Y or Z after a point to constrain the next point on the given axis.
  • To enter coordinates manually, simply enter the numbers, then press Enter between each X, Y and Z component. You can press the Draft AddPoint.svg add point button when you have the desired values to insert the point.
  • Hold Ctrl while drawing to force snapping your point to the nearest snap location, independently of the distance.
  • Hold Shift while drawing to constrain your next point horizontally or vertically in relation to the last one.
  • Press Esc or the Close button or the Draft Edit.svg Draft Edit button again to finish editing.

Some objects allow you to insert or delete points:

  • Press the Draft AddPoint.svg add point button, and then click on the wire or spline to add a new point.
  • Press the Draft DelPoint.svg remove point button, and then click on a point along the wire or spline to remove it.

Scripting

See also: Autogenerated API documentation and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

There is no programming interface available for the Edit tool. Each object is modified by changing its attributes directly.