Draft Text

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Draft → Text
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Detta verktyg ber användaren om en placeringspunkt, sedan kan text matas in i en textlåda.

To create a text element with an arrow use the Draft Label command instead.

Draft Text example.jpg


See also: Draft Tray and Draft Snap.


  • Markera punkter i ett tomt område i 3d vyn, eller på ett existerande objekt.
  • Nedtryckning av CTRL kommer att snäppa din punkt till tillgängliga snäpp-punkter.
  • Skriv in siffror för att manuellt mata in en koordinat.
  • Om du trycker på ESC så avbryts funktionen.
  • När du redigerar texten, så kommer en nedtryckning av ENTER eller NEDPIL tillåta dig redigera en ne textrad.
  • Nedtryckning av UPPIL tillåter dig att redigera föregående textrad.
  • Nedtryckning av ENTER tå gånger (d.v.s. lämna den sista raden tom) adderar texten till dokumentet och stänger redigeraren.


The single character keyboard shortcuts available in the task panel can be changed. See Draft Preferences. The shortcuts mentioned here are the default shortcuts.

  • To manually enter coordinates enter the X, Y and Z component, and press Enter after each. Or you can press the Draft AddPoint.svg Enter point button when you have the desired values. It is advisable to move the pointer out of the 3D view before entering coordinates.
  • The Relative checkbox, displayed in FreeCAD version 0.19 and earlier, has no purpose for this command.
  • Press G or click the Global checkbox to toggle global mode. If global mode is on, coordinates are relative to the global coordinate system, else they are relative to the working plane coordinate system. introduced in version 0.20
  • Press T or click the Continue checkbox to toggle continue mode. If continue mode is on, the command will restart after finishing, allowing you to continue creating texts. The shortcut does not work in the second task panel. This option is not available in the first task panel in FreeCAD version 0.19 and earlier.
  • Press S to switch Draft snapping on or off.
  • Press Esc or the Close button to abort the command.



See also: Property editor.

A Draft Text object is derived from an App FeaturePython object and inherits all its properties. The following properties are additional unless otherwise stated.



  • DataPlacement (Placement): specifies the position of the text in the 3D view. See Placement.
  • DataText (StringList): specifies the contents of the text. Each item in the list represents a new text line.



  • VyAnnotation Style (Enumeration): specifies the annotation style applied to the text. See Draft AnnotationStyleEditor.
  • VyScale Multiplier (Float): specifies the general scaling factor applied to the text.

Display Options

  • VyDisplay Mode (Enumeration): specifies how the text is displayed. If it is 3D text the text will be displayed in a plane defined by its DataPlacement. If it is 2D text the text will always face the camera. This is an inherited property.


  • VyLine Color (Color): not used.
  • VyLine Width (Float): not used.


  • VyFont Name (Font): specifies the font used to draw the text. It can be a font name, such as Arial, a default style such as sans, serif or mono, a family such as Arial,Helvetica,sans, or a name with a style such as Arial:Bold. If the given font is not found on the system, a default font is used instead.
  • VyFont Size (Length): specifies the size of the letters. The text can be invisible in the 3D view if this value is very small.
  • VyJustification (Enumeration): specifies if the alignment of the text: Left, Center or Right.
  • VyLine Spacing (Float): specifies the factor applied to the default line height of the text.
  • VyText Color (Color): specifies the color of the text.


See also: Autogenerated API documentation and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

To create a Draft Text use the make_text method (introduced in version 0.19) of the Draft module. This method replaces the deprecated makeText method.

text = make_text(string, placement=None, screen=False)
  • Creates a text object, at placement, which can be a FreeCAD.Placement, but also a FreeCAD.Rotation or a FreeCAD.Vector.
  • string is a string or a list of strings. If it is a list, each element is displayed on its own line.
  • If screen is True, the text always faces the camera, otherwise it is displayed in a plane defined by its DataPlacement.

The view properties of text can be changed by overwriting its attributes; for example, overwrite ViewObject.FontSize with the new size in millimeters.


import FreeCAD as App
import Draft

doc = App.newDocument()

t1 = "This is a sample text"
p1 = App.Vector(0, 0, 0)

t2 = ["First line", "second line"]
p2 = App.Vector(1000, 1000, 0)

text1 = Draft.make_text(t1, p1)
text2 = Draft.make_text(t2, p2)
text1.ViewObject.FontSize = 200
text2.ViewObject.FontSize = 200

zaxis = App.Vector(0, 0, 1)

t3 = ["Upside", "down"]
p3 = App.Vector(-1000, -500, 0)
place3 = App.Placement(p3, App.Rotation(zaxis, 180))
text3 = Draft.make_text(t3, place3)
text3.ViewObject.FontSize = 200


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