Std ViewFront

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Std ViewFront.svg Std ViewFront

Menu location
View → Standard views → Front
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Std ViewTop, Std ViewRight


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

FreeCAD views front.svg

Arrow 1 points in the direction of the front view


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


See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

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

import FreeCADGui