Draft Facebinder

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Draft Facebinder.svg Draft Facebinder

Menu location
Draft → Facebinder
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Part Box, Arch Wall


The Facebinder tool creates a surface object from the selected faces of solid object. It is parametric, meaning that if you modify the original object, the Facebinder updates accordingly. If you move and rotate the Facebinder, it will stay linked to the original faces.

It can be used to create an extrusion from a collection of faces from other objects. A typical use is in architectural design to build an object that covers several faces of walls, for example, a wall paper, or wall finish.

Draft facebinder example.jpg

How to use

  1. Pick one face, or hold Ctrl and pick several faces, from solid objects.
  2. Press the Draft Facebinder.png Facebinder button, or press F then F keys.


This object has no options when it's being created. Only selected faces will be used to create the Facebinder object.



  • DataExtrusion: specifies an extrusion thickness to apply to all faces of the shape.
  • DataRemove Splitter: if it is true it tries to fuse the internal intersections of the Facebinder when it extruded.
  • DataSew: if it is true it tries to perform a topological sewing operation on the Facebinder when it extruded.


  • ViewPattern: specifies a Draft Pattern with which to fill the face of the shape. This property only works if ViewDisplay Mode is "Flat Lines".
  • ViewPattern Size: specifies the size of the Draft Pattern.


The facebinder tool can be usedin scripts and macros by using the following function:

makeFacebinder ( selectionset )
  • Creates a facebinder object from the given selection set, which is a list of selection objects such as returned by the FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx() method.
  • Only selected faces are taken into account
  • Returns the newly created object


import Draft, FreeCADGui
mySelection = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx()


  • Not available before version 0.14