TechDraw ToggleFrame

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Menu location
TechDraw → Turn View Frames On/Off
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw View, TechDraw Projection Group


The Toggle tool turns the display of View frames, labels and vertices on or off.

TechDraw ToggleFrame.png

View of the solid projection with frames turned on and turned off


  1. If you have multiple drawing pages in your document, you will need to select the desired page in the tree.
  2. Press the TechDraw ToggleFrame.svg Turn View Frames On/Off button.
  3. If View frames are currently visible, they will disappear. If View frames are not visible, they will appear.
  4. It is possible for different Views to be in different states of frame display. If this happens, press the TechDraw ToggleFrame.svg Turn View Frames On/Off button once or twice to resynchronize the Views.


The dotted view frame and the vertex dots are just for reference, they aren't actually part of the drawing, so you won't see them once you export the page as PDF or SVG.

The suggested workflow is to use TechDraw ToggleFrame.svg Turn View Frames On/Off to deactivate the frame surrounding the view, and also the additional dots. With the dots, use the measurement tools to select the correct edges to measure, then toggle the frame (and dots) off to see the final result. Not satisfied? Toggle the frame (and dots) on again, select other vertices and create new measurements, then toggle the frame off again.

You can adjust the size of the vertex dots in the TechDraw Preferences/Scale tab. Please do not set their size to zero, just small or big enough so it's comfortable for you to pick them up.


See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The Toggle tool currently doesn't have a programming interface.

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