TechDraw Image

From FreeCAD Documentation
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Other languages:
Deutsch • ‎English • ‎français • ‎italiano • ‎polski • ‎română • ‎русский
Arrow-left.svg Previous: TechDraw Symbol.svg Symbol

TechDraw Image.svg TechDraw Image

Menu location
TechDraw → Insert Bitmap Image
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw SVG Symbol


The Image tool inserts a bitmap image (PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.) from a file into the page as a view.

TechDraw Image example.png

Image inserted in the drawing page


  1. Press the TechDraw Image.svg Insert Bitmap Image button
  2. A file dialog will open. Select a location and file name.


  • Use the Scale property to adjust the size of the image.
  • Use the Width and Height properties to clip the image.


See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The Image tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following functions:

dvi = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject('TechDraw::DrawViewImage','TestImage')
rc = page.addView(dvi)
dvi.ImageFile = "pathToMy/imageFile.png"
dvi.Height = 200
dvi.Width  = 200

Arrow-left.svg Previous: TechDraw Symbol.svg Symbol