Quick Answer: How do I change units in FreeCAD?

How do I change from FreeCAD to Imperial to Metric?

Go to Preferences -> General and under the Units tab, change the units to “Imperial decimal.” The unit system “US customary” switches units based on the size of the value.

How do you navigate FreeCAD?

Gesture navigation

Press the left mouse button over an object you want to select. Hold the right mouse button, then move the pointer. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Hold the left mouse button, then move the pointer.

How do you extrude in FreeCAD?


  1. Select the shape(s) in the 3D view or in the Model tree view.
  2. Click on the Part Extrude button in the toolbar, or go to the Part → Extrude menu.
  3. Set the direction and length and optionally other parameters (see the following Parameters section for more details).
  4. Click OK.

How do I show grid in Freecad?

To use the grid select: Edit → Preferences… → Draft → Grid and snapping → Grid → Use grid. After changing this preference you must restart FreeCAD.

How do I change view in Freecad?

Clicking on a face will switch the view to that face; clicking on a corner will switch to a view with that corner pointing towards you.

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How do you change to FreeCAD in inches?

Select [Edit]-[Preferences…] in menu bar to open Preferences dialog. In the dialog, select [Unit] tab in [General] panel and set a unit system by [Unit system]. You can select one of following unit systems. Set the number of decimal places at [Number of decimals].

How do you rotate parts in FreeCAD?

Select a object to be moved and select “Transform” on right-click menu. Arrows and spheres appear for each direction X, Y, Z on 3D view. If you want to translate the object, drag an arrow. If you want to rotate the object, drag a sphere.

How do you get an active body in FreeCAD?

Double-click the Body in the tree view or open the context menu (right-click) and select Toggle active body to activate or deactivate the Body.

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