|View → Toggle axis cross
|Introduced in version
The Std AxisCross command toggles the axis cross in the active 3D view.
The axis cross consists of three arrows representing the positive X, Y and Z axis of the global coordinate system. Their common start point is the origin of the global coordinate system.
The axis cross (the letters are not part of the axis cross)
- There are several ways to invoke the command:
- FreeCAD can display a smaller coordinate system indicator in the bottom right corner of 3D views: Edit → Preferences... → Display → 3D View → Show coordinate system in the corner. See Preferences Editor.
- The Navigation Cube also includes a coordinate system indicator.
- The default for the axis cross can be changed in the preferences: Edit → Preferences... → Display → 3D view → Show axis cross by default. See Preferences Editor.
See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.
To toggle the axis cross use the
setAxisCross method of the ActiveView object. This method is not available if FreeCAD is in console mode.