Std ViewBottom

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Std ViewBottom.svg Std ViewBottom

Menu location
View → Standard views → Bottom
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Std ViewRear, Std ViewLeft


The Std ViewBottom command points the camera in the active 3D view in the direction of the positive Z axis.

FreeCAD views rear.svg

Arrow 5 points in the direction of the bottom view


  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Std ViewBottom.svg Std ViewBottom button.
    • Select the View → Standard views → Std ViewBottom.svg Bottom option from the menu.
    • Select the Standard views → Std ViewBottom.svg Bottom option from the 3D view context menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: 5.


See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

To change to bottom view use the viewBottom method of the ActiveView object. This method is not available if FreeCAD is in console mode.

import FreeCADGui