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Std LinkMake.svg Std LinkMake

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Introduced in version
See also
Std Part, Std Group, PartDesign Body


An App::Link or just Link is a type of object that references another object, in the same document, or in another document. It is intended to be used in mechanical assemblies in which one object may appear multiple times, for example, screws and bolts, but also other complex sub-assemblies.

For simple duplication of objects, see Draft Clone, Draft Array, and Draft PathArray. The tools Draft LinkArray and Draft PathLinkArray create Links instead of simple copies.

Links are intended to be used with full bodies. To create arrays of features inside the same PartDesign Body, use PartDesign LinearPattern, PartDesign PolarPattern, and PartDesign MultiTransform.

How to use

  1. Select an object for which you wish to make a Link.
  2. Press the Std LinkMake.svg Std LinkMake button. If no object is selected, an empty Link will be created.



  • DataLinked Object:
  • DataLink Transform:
  • DataPlacement:
  • DataSub Elements:
  • DataShow Elements:
  • DataElement Count:
  • DataScale:

It will additionally show the properties of the original DataLinked Object.


  • ViewDraw Style:
  • ViewLine Width:
  • ViewOverride Material:
  • ViewPoint Size:
  • ViewSelectable:
  • ViewShape Material:

It will additionally show the view properties of the original DataLinked Object.