Std SendToPythonConsole

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Std SendToPythonConsole.svg Std SendToPythonConsole

Menu location
Edit → Send to Python Console
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also


The Std SendToPythonConsole command creates a variable in the Python console referencing a selected object. If a subshape of the object is selected two additional variables are created, one referencing the shape of the object and the other referencing the subshape itself. The variables and the code involved can be used to development Python code.

>>> ### Begin command Std_SendToPythonConsole
>>> obj = App.getDocument("Unnamed").getObject("Box")
>>> shp = App.getDocument("Unnamed").getObject("Box").Shape
>>> elt = App.getDocument("Unnamed").getObject("Box").Shape.Edge8
>>> ### End command Std_SendToPythonConsole

Example output: an edge of a Part Box was selected


  1. Select a single object.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Select the Edit → Std SendToPythonConsole.svg Send to Python Console option from the menu.
    • Select the Std SendToPythonConsole.svg Send to Python Console option from the Tree view context menu or 3D view context menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+P.