Draft annotation scale widget

From FreeCAD Documentation


The Draft annotation scale widget can be used to specify the Draft annotation scale. This scale determines the ViewScale Multiplier of new Draft Texts, Draft Dimensions and Draft Labels. The widget is only available in the Draft Workbench. It is an optional GUI element that is located in the Status bar.

The Draft annotation scale widget


  1. Press the x:x button in the Status bar. The button displays the current annotation scale.
  2. The scale menu opens.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Select one of the standard scales.
    • Select the custom option:
      • In the dialog box that opens enter a custom scale using the x:x or the x=x format.
      • Press Enter or the OK button.

The menu of the widget


See also: Preferences Editor and Draft Preferences.

  • The Draft annotation scale widget is optional: Edit → Preferences... → Draft → Interface → Show the Annotation scale widget in the Draft Workbench.
  • To change the annotation scale without the widget: Tools → Edit parameters... → BaseApp → Preferences → Mod → Draft → DraftAnnotationScale. The scale is defined by a single number. For a scale of 1:50 enter 0.02.