Std WhatsThis

From FreeCAD Documentation

Std WhatsThis

Menu location
Help → What's This?
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Std OnlineHelp


The Std WhatsThis command opens the help documentation for a specific command.

Since FreeCAD version 0.20 this command and the Help system are managed by a separate Help Module. For versions 0.20 and 0.21 this module is an addon that must be installed separately. In later versions the Help Module is integrated in FreeCAD.


  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Std WhatsThis button.
    • Select the Help → What's This? option from the menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: Shift+F1.
  2. Click a toolbar button or a menu option.
  3. The help documentation for the selected command opens.