Std Workbench

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Std Workbench

Menu location
View → Workbench
Workbenches
All
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
Workbenches, Interface


Description

The Std Workbench command is used to switch to any of the available Workbenches, and activate its graphical user interface (GUI).

This command can be launched from the Workbench selector or Workbench dropdown, the sole item of the Workbench toolbar. Or it can also be activated from the menu View → Workbench.

FreeCAD interface base divisions.svg

Workbench dropdown indicated by number 10 in the standard interface


Notes

Usage

Often the project starts in a workbench, for example with Sketch, then continues in a different workbench, for example with Part, to create objects. You can switch from the current workbench to a new one with one of the following ways:

From the View menu

  • In the top menu, open the View → Workbench menu and select a workbench. Note: This menu is always available, even when you have previously selected the Completeobsolete in version 0.17 or None workbench.

From the drop-down menu

  • In the toolbar, open the drop-down menu and select a workbench. Note: This menu is not available when you have previously selected the Completeobsolete in version 0.17 or None workbench.

Via Python console

  • Type the command in the Python console, for example: to invoke the Draft workbench type:
Gui.activateWorkbench ("DraftWorkbench")

Examples

WorkbenchStd1.png

Using the the Workbench drop-down menu


WorkbenchStd2.png

Invoking a different workbench using the Python console


WorkbenchStd3.png

Tip: If the Python console is open you will see that FreeCAD records the actions it executes in python code. Theoretically, the user can change something in the interface and see the comparable python code generated. This is a very useful way to learn python, FreeCAD, and how to automate redundant tasks (see Macros for more details).


Other references

For a general description of the workbenches, see the page Workbenches.