Draft Clone.png Draft Clone

Menu location
Draft → Clone
Workbenches
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
None
See also
Draft Scale


Description

This tool produces a clone (a copy that is parametrically bound to the original object) of a selected object. If the original object changes, the clone changes too, but keeps its position, rotation and scale.

Draft Clone example.jpg

How to use

  1. Select objects you wish to clone
  2. Press the Draft Clone.png Draft Clone button

Options

  • Clones of 2D objects (Draft or Sketch) will also be 2D objects, and therefore can be used as such for Part Design.
  • All Arch objects have the possibility to behave as a clone (using their CloneOf property). If you use the Draft Clone tool on a selected Arch object, you will produce such an Arch cloned object instead of a regular Draft clone.

Properties

  • DATAScale: Specifies an optional scale factor for the clone
  • The result of the Draft Scale tool is also a clone
  • No sketches can be mapped to faces of a clone. That is at the moment a known limitation.

Scripting

The Clone tool can by used in macros and from the python console by using the following function:

clone (obj,[delta]) 
  • Makes a clone of the given object(s).
  • The clone is an exact, linked copy of the given object.
  • If the original object changes, the final object changes too. Optionally, you can give a delta Vector to move the clone away from the original position.

Example:

import Draft
Draft.clone(FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.ActiveObject) 
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