Std OnlineHelp

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Std OnlineHelp.svg Std OnlineHelp

Menu location
Help → Help
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Std WhatsThis


The Std OnlineHelp command opens the help documentation. To open the documentation for a specified command, use the Std WhatsThis command.


  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Select the Help → Std OnlineHelp.svg Help option from the menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: F1.
  2. The help documentation opens in a new window.
  3. Topics can be selected from the Contents tab or searched from the Index tab.


  • The documentation is based on Qt compiled HTML pages. For it to launch Qt Assistant must be installed.
  • On Debian/Ubuntu and possibly other Linux systems, the offline documentation may need to be installed separately. The package is named freecad-doc, or freecad-daily-doc (for the freecad-daily PPA). See Installing Helpfile.