TechDraw NewAnnotation

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TechDraw NewAnnotation.png TechDraw NewAnnotation

Menu location
TechDraw → Annotation
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also


The Annotation tool adds a text block to a drawing page.


How to use

  1. If you have multiple drawing pages in your document, you will need to select the desired page in the tree.
  2. Press the TechDraw NewAnnotation.png Annotation button
  3. A text block containing "Default Text" will appear on the page. Use the property editor to change the text. Drag the Annotation to the required position.
  4. You may need to press recompute View-rotate-right.png to get your text to change.




   ADD_PROPERTY_TYPE(Text ,("Default Text"),vgroup,App::Prop_None,"The text to be displayed");
   ADD_PROPERTY_TYPE(Font ,(fontName.c_str()),vgroup,App::Prop_None, "The name of the font to use");
   ADD_PROPERTY_TYPE(TextColor,(0.0f,0.0f,0.0f),vgroup,App::Prop_None,"The color of the text");
   ADD_PROPERTY_TYPE(TextSize,(8),vgroup,App::Prop_None,"The size of the text in mm");
   ADD_PROPERTY_TYPE(MaxWidth,(-1.0),vgroup,App::Prop_None,"The maximum width of the Annotation block");
   ADD_PROPERTY_TYPE(LineSpace,(80),vgroup,App::Prop_None,"Line spacing adjustment");
   ADD_PROPERTY(TextStyle, ((long)0));
  • DataText: The text to be displayed.
  • DataFont: The name of the font to use. Annotation will use the best match of installed fonts.
  • DataTextColor: The color of the text.
  • DataTextSize: The size of the text in mm.
  • DataMaxWidth: The maximum width of the Annotation block. -1 indicates no maximum width.
  • DataLineSpace: Line spacing adjustment (%).
  • DataTextStylee: "Normal", "Bold", "Italic", "Bold-Italic"

Note: Annotation inherits all applicable basic View properties except Scale. Use the TextSize property instead.


Sections can be added to Pages using Python.

anno = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject('TechDraw::DrawViewAnnotation','TestAnno')
anno.Text = ['Different Text']
anno.TextStyle = 'Bold'
rc = page.addView(anno)


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