TechDraw 2PointCosmeticLine

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TechDraw 2PointCosmeticLine

Menu location
TechDraw → Add Lines → Add Cosmetic Line Through 2 points
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw FaceCenterLine, TechDraw 2LineCenterLine, TechDraw 2PointCenterLine


The TechDraw 2PointCosmeticLine tool adds a cosmetic line between two points. The points can be 2D or 3D. The resulting line can be used for dimensioning.

Cosmetic line between two points

Usage create

  1. Select two points in a TechDraw View or two points in the 3D view.
  2. If you have selected points in the 3D view: add the correct TechDraw View to the selection by selecting it in the Tree view.
  3. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
  4. A task panel opens.
  5. Optionally adjust the coordinates of the points.
  6. Press the OK button.
  7. A cosmetic line connecting the two points is added. In the case of 3D points, the line connects the projection of the points.

Usage edit

To change the endpoints of a cosmetic line:

  1. Select the cosmetic line.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
  3. A task panel opens.
  4. Adjust the coordinates of the points.
  5. Press the OK button.



Cosmetic lines have no properties of their own, as they are not document objects.


See also: Autogenerated API documentation and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

Cosmetic lines can be created using the makeCosmeticLine(v1, v2) or makeCosmeticLine3d(v1, v2) methods of DrawViewPart.