Std Refresh

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Std Refresh.svg Std Refresh

Menu location
Edit → Refresh
Default shortcut
F5 or Ctrl+R
Introduced in version
See also


When used, this command recomputes all altered components on the screen and refreshes the display.


  1. There are several ways to invoke the Refresh command:
    • Pressing the F5 keyboard shortcut
    • Pressing the Ctrl+R keyboard shortcut
    • Pressing on the Std Refresh.svg Refresh button in the toolbar
    • Using the Edit → Refresh entry from the top menu


FreeCAD will only allow Refresh when (according to the program's opinion) an alteration of a component happened. Then the grayed-out Refresh-Icon will become blue. To force a manual recompute you could use the macro Force Recompute


See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

Recomputing the model can be done in macros and from the Python console by using the recompute method of the currently active document.

import FreeCAD as App

doc = App.newDocument()
# App.ActiveDocument.recompute()