|Draft → Wire|
|Introduced in version|
|Draft Line, Draft BSpline|
The Wire tool creates a polyline (a sequence of several line segments). It uses the Draft Linestyle set on the Draft Tray. The Wire tool behaves exactly like the Draft Line tool, except that it allows you to enter more than two points.
Wire defined by multiple points
How to use
- Press the button, or press then keys.
- Click a first point on the 3D view, or type a coordinate and press the button.
- Click additional points on the 3D view, or type a coordinate and press the button.
- Press or the button to complete the edition.
The wire can be edited by double clicking on the element in the tree view, or by pressing thebutton. Then you can move the points to a new position, or click or and then click on the wire to add or remove points.
Fuse single lines
Note: the end points of the lines must be exactly touching or they won't merge. If necessary, manually adjust the Draft Coordinates of the start and end points of the lines, or use Draft Snap with the Draft Endpoint mode to make the nodes coincident.
- Press or the button to finish the wire, leaving it open.
- Press or the button to close the wire, that is, a segment will be added from the last point to the first one to form a face. At least three points are required to form a face.
- Press or the button to remove the line segments already placed, but keep editing the wire from the last point.
- Press or the button to adjust the current working plane in the orientation of the last point.
- Press , or after a point to constrain the next point on the given axis.
- To enter coordinates manually, simply enter the numbers, then press between each X, Y and Z component. You can press the button when you have the desired values to insert the point.
- Press or click the checkbox to toggle relative mode. If relative mode is on, the coordinates of the next point are relative to the last one; if not, they are absolute, taken from the origin (0,0,0).
- Press or click the checkbox to toggle continue mode. If continue mode is on, the Wire tool will restart after you finish the wire, allowing you to draw another one without pressing the tool button again.
- Press DATAMake Face ); if not, the closed wire will not make a face (DATAMake Face ). or click the checkbox to toggle filled mode. If filled mode is on, a closed wire will create a filled face (
- Note: the wire should not be filled if it intersects itself, as it won't create a proper face. If the wire is filled but no shape is visible, manually set DATAMake Face to to see the wire.
- Hold snapping your point to the nearest snap location, independently of the distance. while drawing to force
- Hold constrain your next point horizontally or vertically in relation to the last one. while drawing to
- Press + or press the button to undo the last point.
- Press or the button to abort the current command; line segments already placed will remain.
A Wire object shares all properties from a Draft Line, however, most properties only make sense for a Wire.
- DATAStart: specifies the first point in the wire.
- DATAEnd: specifies the last point in the wire, not counting the initial point if the wire is closed.
- DATAClosed: specifies if the wire is closed or not. If the wire is initially open, this value is ; setting it to will draw a line segment to close the wire. If the wire is initially closed, this value is ; setting it to will remove the last line segment, and make the wire open.
- DATAChamfer Size: specifies the size of the chamfers (straight segments) created on the corners of the wire.
- DATAFillet Radius: specifies the radius of the fillets (arc segments) created on the corners of the wire.
- DATAMake Face: specifies if the wire makes a face or not. If it is a face is created, otherwise only the edges are considered part of the object. This property only works if DATAClosed is .
- Note: do not set DATAMake Face to if the wire intersects itself, as it won't create a proper face.
- DATASubdivisions: specifies the number of interior nodes in each segment of the wire. introduced in version 0.16
- DATALength: (read-only) specifies the length of the entire wire.
- VIEWEnd Arrow: if it is it will display a symbol at the last point of the wire, so it can be used as an annotation line.
- VIEWArrow Size: specifies the size of the symbol displayed at the end of the wire.
- VIEWArrow Type: specifies the type of symbol displayed at the end of the wire, which can be "Dot", "Circle", "Arrow", or "Tick".
- VIEWPattern: specifies a Draft Pattern with which to fill the face of the closed wire. This property only works if DATAMake Face is , and if VIEWDisplay Mode is "Flat Lines".
- VIEWPattern Size: specifies the size of the Draft Pattern.
Wire = makeWire(pointslist, closed=False, placement=None, face=None, support=None) Wire = makeWire(Part.Wire, closed=False, placement=None, face=None, support=None)
- Creates a
Wireobject with the given list of points,
- Each point in the list is defined by its
FreeCAD.Vector, with units in millimeters.
- Alternatively, the input can be a
Part.Wire, from which points are extracted.
- Each point in the list is defined by its
True, or if the first and last points are identical, the wire is closed.
- If a
placementis given, it is used; otherwise the shape is created at the origin.
True, and the wire is closed, the wire will make a face, that is, it will appear filled.
import FreeCAD, Draft p1 = FreeCAD.Vector(0, 0, 0) p2 = FreeCAD.Vector(1000, 1000, 0) p3 = FreeCAD.Vector(2000, 0, 0) Wire1 = Draft.makeWire([p1, p2, p3], closed=True) Wire2 = Draft.makeWire([p1, 2*p3, 1.3*p2], closed=True) Wire3 = Draft.makeWire([1.3*p3, p1, -1.7*p2], closed=True)