|View → Orthographic view|
|Introduced in version|
The Std OrthographicCamera command switches the camera in the active 3D view to orthographic view mode. In this mode, objects that are further from the camera do not appear smaller than those that are closer.
Two cubes with the same dimensions in orthographic view
- There are several ways to invoke the command:
- It is also possible to switch to orthographic view mode via the Mini-cube menu of the Navigation Cube.
- The camera type can be changed in the preferences: Edit → Preferences... → Display → 3D View → Camera type. The selected type will be used for all 3D views of all opened documents and also for new documents. See Preferences Editor.
See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.
To change the view to orthographic use the
setCameraType method of the ActiveView object. This method is not available if FreeCAD is in console mode.
import FreeCADGui FreeCADGui.ActiveDocument.ActiveView.setCameraType('Orthographic') FreeCADGui.ActiveDocument.ActiveView.getCameraType()