TechDraw 2PointCosmeticLine

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TechDraw 2PointCosmeticLine.svg TechDraw 2PointCosmeticLine

Menu location
TechDraw → Add Lines → Add Cosmetic Line Through 2 points
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw Centerline to Face(s), TechDraw Centerline between 2 Lines


The 2PointCosmeticLine tool adds a cosmetic line between two Vertices (Points). The vertices can be 2d or 3d. The resulting line can be used for dimensioning. The line's appearance can be modified using the Change Appearance of Line(s) tool.


Cosmetic line between 2 Points


  1. Select 2 Vertexes in a View or 2 Vertexes in the 3D view.
  2. Press the TechDraw-line2points.svg Add Cosmetic line between 2 Points button.
  3. A dialog will open where you can adjust the coordinates of the 2 points.
  4. A line will be added to connect the 2 selected Vertices. In the case of 3d points, the line will connect the projection of the selected points.

Editing Cosmetic Lines

To change the endpoints of a cosmetic line:

  1. Select the cosmetic line.
  2. Press TechDraw-line2points.svg Add Cosmetic line between 2 Points.
  3. A dialog will open where you can change the coordinates of the endpoints.
  4. Press OK to see your changes.

To delete a cosmetic line use TechDraw CosmeticEraser.svg Remove Cosmetic Object.

To change the appearance of a cosmetic line use TechDraw DecorateLine.svg Change Appearance of Line(s).


Cosmetic lines have no properties of their own, as they are not document objects.


See also: Autogenerated API documentation and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

Cosmetic lines can be created using the makeCosmeticLine(v1, v2) or makeCosmeticLine3d(v1, v2) methods of DrawViewPart.