Std ViewFront

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Std ViewFront.svg Std ViewFront

Menu location
View → Standard views → Front
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
ViewTop, ViewRight


Std ViewFront puts the camera in the 3D view looking towards the back from the front, in the direction of the positive Y axis, [0.0, 1.0, 0.0].

FreeCAD views front.svg

The front view sets the camera looking back, in the direction of the positive Y axis.

How to use

  • Go to the menu View → Standard views → Std ViewFront.svg Front.
  • Or press the Std ViewFront.svg Front button.
  • Or press 1 in the numerical pad of the keyboard.


The front view can be set from the Python console.

It is a method of the ActiveView of the ActiveDocument. The ActiveView only exists when the graphical interface is available; it does not exist when FreeCAD is used in purely console mode.

import FreeCADGui as Gui