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* [[Draft_DXF|Autodesk .DXF]]: Imports and exports [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF Drawing Exchange Format] files created with 2D CAD applications
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* [[Draft_DXF|Autodesk .DXF]]: imports and exports [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF Drawing Exchange Format] files created with 2D CAD applications. See also [[FreeCAD_and_DXF_Import|FreeCAD and DXF Import]].
* [[Draft_SVG|SVG (as geometry)]]: Imports and exports [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics Scalable Vector Graphics] files created with vector drawing applications
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* [[Draft_DXF|Autodesk .DWG]]: imports and exports DWG files via the DXF importer, when the [[Extra python modules#ODA Converter (previously Teigha Converter)|ODA Converter]] utility is installed. See also [[FreeCAD_and_DWG_Import|FreeCAD and DWG Import]].
* [[Draft_OCA|Open Cad format .OCA]]: Imports and exports OCA/GCAD files, a potentially new [http://groups.google.com/group/open_cad_format open CAD file format]
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* [[Draft_SVG|SVG]]: imports and exports [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics Scalable Vector Graphics] files created with vector drawing applications.
* [[Draft_DAT|Airfoil Data Format .DAT]]: Imports DAT files describing [http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/ads/coord_database.html Airfoil profiles]
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* [[Draft_OCA|Open Cad format .OCA]]: imports and exports OCA/GCAD files, a potentially new [http://groups.google.com/group/open_cad_format open CAD file format].
* [[Draft_DXF|Autodesk .DWG]]: Import and exports DWG files via the DXF importer, when the [[Extra python modules#ODA Converter (previously Teigha Converter)|ODA Converter]] utility is installed.
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* [[Draft_DAT|Airfoil Data Format .DAT]]: imports DAT files describing [http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/ads/coord_database.html Airfoil profiles].
* [[FreeCAD_and_DWG_Import|FreeCAD and DWG Import]]: Import and exports DWG files
 
* [[FreeCAD_and_DXF_Import|FreeCAD and DXF Import]]: Import and exports DXF files
 
  
 
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The Draft workbench allows you to quickly draw simple 2D objects in the current document, and offers several tools to modify them afterwards. Some of these tools also work on other objects, not only those created with the Draft Workbench. It also provides a complete snapping system, and several utilities to manage objects and settings.

Drawing objects

These are tools for creating objects.

  • Draft Line.png Line: draws a line segment between two points.
  • Draft Wire.png Wire: draws a line made of multiple line segments (polyline).
  • Draft Circle.png Circle: draws a circle from center and radius.
  • Draft Arc.png Arc: draws an arc segment from center, radius, start angle and end angle.
  • Draft Ellipse.png Ellipse: draws an ellipse from two corner points.
  • Draft Polygon.png Polygon: draws a regular polygon from center, radius, and number of sides.
  • Draft Rectangle.png Rectangle: draws a rectangle from two corner points.
  • Draft Text.png Text: draws a multi-line text annotation.
  • Draft Dimension.png Dimension: draws a dimension annotation.
  • Draft BSpline.png BSpline: draws a B-Spline from a series of points.
  • Draft Point.png Point: inserts a point object.
  • Draft ShapeString.png ShapeString: inserts a compound shape representing a text string at a given point.
  • Draft Facebinder.png Facebinder: creates a new object from selected faces on existing objects.
  • Draft BezCurve.png Bezier Curve: draws a Bezier curve from a series of points.
  • Draft Label.png Label: places a label with an arrow pointing to a selected element. introduced in version 0.17

Modifying objects

These are tools for modifying existing objects. They work on selected objects, but if no object is selected, you will be invited to select one.

Utility tools

Additional tools available from the menu Draft → Utilities, or via the right-click context menu, depending on the selected object.

Preferences

  • Preferences-draft.svg Preferences: general preferences for the working plane and the drawing tools.
  • Preferences-import-export.svg Import-Export Preferences: preferences available for importing from and exporting to different file formats.

File formats

The Draft module provides FreeCAD with importers and exporters for the following file formats:

Additional features

  • Snapping: Allows to place new points on special places on existing objects
  • Constraining: Allows to place new points horizontally or vertically in relation to previous points
  • Working with manual coordinates: Allows to enter manual coordinates instead of clicking on screen

Scripting

The Draft module features a complete Draft API so you can use its functions in scripts and macros

Tutorials