The Edit tool allows you to edit graphically certain properties of the selected object, such as the vertices of a Draft Wire, the length and width of a Draft Rectangle, or the radius of a Draft Circle.
It does nothing more than enter the object's edit mode. Another way to edit the object is by double clicking on the element in the tree view.
Editing a wire
How to use
- Select an object.
- Press the Draft Edit button, or double-click the object in the tree view, or use the Std Edit tool.
- Click on a point that you wish to move.
- Click another point on the 3D view, or type a coordinate and press the add point button.
- Press Esc or the Close button to complete the current command.
The Edit tool only works on one selected object at a time.
The tool mostly works on Draft objects: Draft Wires, Draft Lines, Draft Rectangles, Draft Circles, Draft Arcs, Draft Polygons, and Draft BSplines. Other object types must first be converted to these objects.
- Press X, Y or Z after a point to constrain the next point on the given axis.
- To enter coordinates manually, simply enter the numbers, then press Enter between each X, Y and Z component. You can press the add point button when you have the desired values to insert the point.
- Hold Ctrl while drawing to force snapping your point to the nearest snap location, independently of the distance.
- Hold Shift while drawing to constrain your next point horizontally or vertically in relation to the last one.
- Press Esc or the Close button or the Draft Edit button again to finish editing.
Some objects allow you to insert or delete points:
- Press the add point button, and then click on the wire or spline to add a new point.
- Press the remove point button, and then click on a point along the wire or spline to remove it.
See also: Draft API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.
There is no programming interface available for the Edit tool. Each object is modified by changing its attributes directly.
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