Std ViewTop

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Std ViewTop.svg Std ViewTop

Menu location
View → Standard views → Top
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Std ViewFront, Std ViewRight


The Std ViewTop command points the camera in the active 3D view in the direction of the negative Z axis.

FreeCAD views front.svg

Arrow 2 points in the direction of the top view


  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Std ViewTop.svg Std ViewTop button.
    • Select the View → Standard views → Std ViewTop.svg Top option from the menu.
    • Select the Standard views → Std ViewTop.svg Top option from the 3D view context menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: 2.


See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

To change to top view use the viewTop method of the ActiveView object. This method is not available if FreeCAD is in console mode.

import FreeCADGui