Std ViewFitSelection

From FreeCAD Documentation

Std ViewFitSelection

Menu location
View → Standard views → Fit selection
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Std ViewFitAll


The Std ViewFitSelection command zooms and pans the camera so that all selected objects fit inside the active 3D view. This command is useful in cases where for some reason objects are beyond the boundaries of the current 3D View or can't be easily found using 3D navigation.


  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Std ViewFitSelection button.
    • Select the View → Standard views → Fit selection option from the menu.
    • Select the Fit selection option from the 3D view context menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: V then S.


See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

To change the view to 'fit selection' the SendMsgToActiveView method of the FreeCADGui object can be used. This method is not available if FreeCAD is in console mode.

import FreeCADGui