TechDraw Quadrants

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TechDraw Quadrants

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


The TechDraw Quadrant tool adds three cosmetic vertices along the length of one or more selected edges. The vertices are placed at 25%, 50% and 75% of the length of the edges. For a circular edge this results in cosmetic vertices at 90°, 180° and 270°, in addition to its geometric vertex at 0°.

Cosmetic vertices at quadrant points of a circle


  1. Select one or more edges in a view. Any edge can be selected, not just circles.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the Add Quadrant Vertices button.
    • Select the TechDraw → Add Vertices → Add Quadrant Vertices option from the menu.


  • The created cosmetic vertices are not parametrically linked to the selected edges.
  • To delete a cosmetic vertex select it and press Delete. introduced in version 1.0


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