TechDraw Quadrants

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TechDraw Quadrants.svg TechDraw Quadrants

Menu location
TechDraw → Add Vertices → Add Quadrant Vertices
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw Cosmetic Vertex, TechDraw Midpoint


The Quadrant tool adds Cosmetic Vertices at the 90/180/270° points of a circular edge. The 0° vertex should already be there as a geometric vertex.

TechDraw CosmeticQuadrant Sample.png

Cosmetic vertices at quadrant points of a circle


  1. Select one or more (circular) Edges in a View.
  2. Press the TechDraw Quadrants.svg Add Quadrant Vertices button.
  3. Cosmetic vertices will be added at the quarter-points of the edges.

Note: This tool can be used on any edge, not just circles.

To delete a Quadrant Vertex, select it and use the toolbar button TechDraw CosmeticEraser.svg Remove Cosmetic Object.


Cosmetic Vertices have no properties of their own, as they are not Document Objects. They share color and size settings with regular geometry vertices.


See also: Autogenerated API documentation and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

Cosmetic Vertices are not accessible from macros or the Python console at this time. This snippet will remove all Cosmetic Vertices from the View.

>>> v = App.ActiveDocument.View
>>> v.clearCV()
>>> App.activeDocument().recompute()