Difference between revisions of "Std Open"

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#* Using the {{KEY|Ctrl}}+{{KEY|O}} keyboard shortcut
#* Using the {{KEY|Ctrl}}+{{KEY|O}} keyboard shortcut
#* {{MenuCommand|[[Std_File_Menu|File]] → Open}}
#* {{MenuCommand|[[Std_File_Menu|File]] → Open}}

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Std Open.svg Std Open

Menu location
File → Open
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Save, Import


The Std Open command opens and loads project files into FreeCAD's workspace. Note: depending on the installed extension modules, several file types are supported such as: *.IGES, *.STEP, *.BREP, *.STL, *.OBJ, *.PLY, etc...

When loading files be aware that it's akin to a new document gets created. Alternatively, if you want to load a file into an existing document use the Std Import Std Import command instead.

FreeCAD project files have the extension "FCStd". To get more information about the internal layout of FreeCAD projects files read the article File Format FCStd.


  1. Invoke the command several ways:
    • Pressing the Std Open Std Open button in the toolbar
    • Using the Ctrl+O keyboard shortcut
    • File → Open