TechDraw ActiveView

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Menu location
TechDraw → Insert Active View (3D View)
Workbenches
TechDraw
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
0.19
See also
TechDraw Image

Description

The ActiveView tool inserts a bitmap image of the active 3D window into a drawing page.

TechDraw ActiveView example.png

A simple view from the 3D model.

Usage

  1. Navigate to the correct 3D view.
  2. If there are multiple drawing pages in the document: optionally select the desired page in the Tree view. This is not optional for version 0.19 and below.
  3. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
  4. If there are multiple drawing pages in the document and you have not yet selected a page, the Page Chooser dialog box opens: introduced in version 0.20
    1. Select the desired page.
    2. Press the OK button.
  5. The ActiveView to TD View task panel opens. See Options for more information.
  6. Press the OK button.

Options

The following can be specified:

  • Crop: Crop the generated bitmap.
  • Width: The width (in mm) to crop the generated view.
  • Height: The height (in mm) to crop the generated view.
  • No Background: If checked, the generated bitmap will have a transparent background.
  • Solid Background: If checked, the generated will have a background of the selected color.
  • Use 3d Background: If checked, the generated bitmap will use the background from the 3D window.

Notes

  • ActiveViews are static once generated, they are never updated with changes to the 3D model.
  • An ActiveView behind the scenes is an Image. Its DataScale Type is therefore always initialized as Custom.
  • In version 0.20 and below ActiveView was a Symbol.

Properties

See TechDraw Image.

Scripting

See also: Autogenerated API documentation and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The ActiveView tool is not available for macros or the console Python. Use Std ViewScreenShot instead.


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