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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002774SketcherFeaturepublic2021-02-06 06:48
ReporterJoachimthome Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformLenovo x220OSLinuxOS VersionUbuntu 14.04.5
Product Version0.16 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0002774: Can not select points in sketcher properly when changing viewangle
DescriptionWhen i try to edit a sketch and change to "bottom" view (default shortcut "5") i can not select the dots in the sketch properly anymore.
The same thing happens in the other two planes also.
switching back to "top" view makes it possible again.
Even selecting via drag selection leads to buggy behaviour where i can not select the (0,0,0)point properly.
Its not a major issue but inconvenient.
Steps To Reproducestart freecad 0.16
open a new freecad project
got to part design workbench
click create new sketch
choose xy plane
use the line tool to make a line
press 5 to change to bottom view
try to select endpoints of line
> the line gets selected instead
Additional InformationOS: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.16.6703 (Git)
Build type: None
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-16
Hash: 2ce5c8d2e3020d05005ed71f710e09e9aa561f40
Python version: 2.7.6
Qt version: 4.8.6
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17
TagsNo tags attached.
FreeCAD Information



2017-01-11 19:14

administrator   ~0007641

Can't reproduce on 0.16 (d/led via AUR)
OS: "Manjaro Linux"
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.16.Unknown
Build type: Release
Python version: 2.7.12
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 3.1.3
OCC version: 6.9.1


2017-01-11 19:17

administrator   ~0007642

Forum thread:


2017-01-11 19:58

administrator   ~0007647

@sgrogan writes in
> I can reproduce it, but I think its the intended behavior. In the Top View the points are "over" the line so they can be selected. In the Bottom view the points are "under" the line so the line is selected. I don't have any problems with box selection it works as expected.
> Switch to the front view and zoom way in on an endpoint to see.


2017-01-14 08:43

reporter   ~0007755

confirmed but is it , a bug, or made on purpose regarding the orientation of the sketch...and with 0.17 and the "map reversed" option, I don't think it's still valid


2017-05-26 20:25

administrator   ~0009156

Changing ticket to Feature Request per @DeepSOIC in


2018-10-06 15:10

manager   ~0011947

With the inclusion of the "reverse mapping" and the clip planes (section view), it is more and more difficult to find actual scenarios when one shall rotate the sketcher view in order to operate.

This was certainly difficult before.

In the next development cycle we should look into whether there is a need or not.


2022-03-03 13:55

administrator   ~0016508

This ticket has been migrated to GitHub as issue 5673.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-11-16 11:16 Joachimthome New Issue
2017-01-11 19:01 Kunda1 Summary Can not select points in scetcher properly when changing viewangle => Can not select points in sketcher properly when changing viewangle
2017-01-11 19:14 Kunda1 Note Added: 0007641
2017-01-11 19:17 Kunda1 Note Added: 0007642
2017-01-11 19:58 Kunda1 Note Added: 0007647
2017-01-14 08:43 nemesis Note Added: 0007755
2017-05-26 20:25 Kunda1 Category Bug => Feature
2017-05-26 20:25 Kunda1 Note Added: 0009156
2018-10-06 15:10 abdullah Note Added: 0011947
2018-10-06 15:11 abdullah Target Version => 0.19
2020-11-09 18:09 abdullah Target Version 0.19 => 0.20
2021-02-06 06:48 abdullah Target Version => 0.20