Difference between revisions of "Draft Drawing"
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tool allows you to put selected objects on a [[Drawing ]]. If no [[|sheet]] exists in the document, a default one will be created.
This tool works similarly to the [[Drawing View]] tool but is optimized for [[Draft Workbench]] objects, and can render 2D objects with a face filling. It can handle specific objects such as [[Draft Dimension]] and [[Draft Text]], that the [[Drawing View]] tool cannot handle.
Revision as of 03:47, 16 November 2018
|Drafting → Drawing|
|Introduced in version|
|TechDraw Workbench, Draft Shape2DView|
This tool works similarly to the Drawing View tool but is optimized for Draft Workbench objects, and can render 2D objects with a face filling. It can handle specific objects such as Draft Dimension and Draft Text, that the Drawing View tool cannot handle.
How to use
- Select the objects you wish to put on a drawing sheet
- Press the button
- Select objects you want to put on the drawing sheet. The tool will work best with flat 2D objects from the Draft or Sketcher modules.
- If the selected object is an Arch SectionPlane, this tool will create an additional view of that section plane.
- In the same selection, add the page object you want to draw your objects to. If there is no existing page, a new one will be created. If you didn't select a page but there is at least one in the document, the first found one will be used to draw to.
- If you selected an existing sheet, and the objects in the selection that are already on that sheet (for ex. for a "Rectangle" object there is already a "ViewRectangle" object on the sheet), they will be substitued. This allows you to simply select all the objects and send them to an existing page, which will simply be updated.
- DataFill Style: For closed shapes, allows to specify one of the Default Draft fill styles, or use the shape color.
- DataFont Size: Allows you to specify the font size of texts and dimensions.
- DataLine Width: Allows you to specify the line width of viewed objects.
The Draft Drawing tool can by used in macros and from the python console by using the following function:
- Adds a view of the given object to the given page.
- Returns the created view object.
import FreeCAD,Draft obj = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.ActiveObject page = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.Page Draft.makeDrawingView(obj,page)