TechDraw NewDetail

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TechDraw New Detail.png TechDraw New Detail

Menu location
TechDraw → Detail
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw NewView, TechDraw NewProjGroup


The Detail tool creates a view of small area of an existing view.


Square window showing a detail of an existing view

How to use

  1. Select a part view in the 3D window or tree.
  2. If you have multiple drawing pages in your document, you will also need to select the desired page in the tree.
  3. Press the Techdraw-viewdetail.svg Detail button

The detail view can be displayed within a round or square "viewbox". This is controlled by the "Matting" preference setting.


  • DATABaseView: The part view on which this ViewDetail is based.
  • DATAAnchor: The center of the detail view within the BaseView.
  • DATARadius: Control the size of the displayed area.
  • DATAScale: Magnification level.
  • DATAReference: An identifier to indicate the area of the BaseView being displayed.

Note: Detail inherits all applicable View properties.


See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The New Detail tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following functions:

Detail = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject('TechDraw::DrawViewDetail','Detail')