Flyspray:: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:41:31 +0100 Flyspray::QCAD: Recently opened tasks FS#1662: Select > Select Contour: slow for complex drawings Martin Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:41 +0100
when working with files containing many not connected elements (non-poly-line elements) a double click can cause a coffee-break easily. The search for connected entities easily takes over 5 minutes on an up to date machine (i7@3.4GHz) with files that are pretty standard in size (2 or 3 MB file size ascii dxf). Adding an interruption-method would be suitable (for example by pressing escape).

attached a file with a polyline of 13000 entities and a second file with just everything duplicated. When exploding the polyline and double clicking an element it takes quite a while until all elements are selected. (this is not an extreme example, I had sometimes 10 minutes of waiting with slightly bigger files, accidently double clicking something).

also an improved algorithm for the search would help to speed up the selection. (e.g. divide the area in smaller parts, do the search there, or an option to search only in the visible view port of the document)


FS#1661: Viewport rotation issue Husky Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:14:12 +0100
1. Launch Add Viewport, adjust setting for scale and rotation, determine Viewport - QCAD will switch to a Layout Block
= scale and rotation works as expected.

2. Launch Add Viewport, determine Viewport - QCAD will switch to a Layout Block,

change scale setting = works as expected on view and frame,

change rotation = works on view BUT NOT ON VIEWPORT FRAME.]]>
FS#1660: Viewport in Model Space ... Husky Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:54:06 +0100
in Model Space, launch Add Viewport, determine the Viewport rectangle - when done QCAD will switch to a Layout Block.
Now in Layout Block, don't(!) place the Viewport, switch back to Model Space and the Viewport is still attached to the Mouse pointer and you can place it in your Model Space. The source of the Viewport will then disappear.]]>
FS#1659: File > Print Preview: does not always open / close properly Husky Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:27:37 +0100 Drawing with Viewport,
in Model Space - launch Print Preview - Paper size and display ok,
change directly to Paper_Space - Paper size and display ok,
switch back to Model Space - Paper size ok but the Paper display looks infinitive big ...

Print Preview off/on or launching/canceling Drawing Preferences will solve the display issue.
FS#1658: Crash when switching to layout block (32bit Linux, Qt4) Andrew Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:14:24 +0100 FS#1657: Edit > Drawing Preferences > Printing > Page: no effect in model space Andrew Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:17:44 +0100 FS#1656: Dimension size scale wrong in viewports Andrew Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:16:01 +0100 FS#1655: File > Print Preview: cannot adjust page preferences for model space Andrew Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:57:35 +0100 Switch to model space
File > Print Preview
Edit > Drawing Preferences > Printing > Page: change paper size, scale, etc.
Preferences cannot be applied to model space
FS#1654: Edit > Convert Drawing Unit: convert viewports Husky Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:05:21 +0100
FS#1653: Dimension font configuration only loaded if drawing contains dimension entity Husky Thu, 09 Nov 2017 01:02:27 +0100
My Dim Label font for new drawings (Application Preferences) is set to “Helvetica-Bold” Basically it was working just fine for new drawings but from time to time, after saving and reopen my drawing, the font was lost and replaced by “Standard”. No idea why!

Today I was playing with the new QCAD Feature “Default Template” and learned that I loose all the time my preselected font. QCAD ignores that my Template “Drawing Preferences” and also the “Application Preferences” are set to “Helvetica-Bold”. It will be replaced by “Standard”. Annoying! :-(

Ok, question was why it doesn’t happened with all drawings, all the time?
After many tests ....
The “old” blank Template opens with the correct font setting. If I use a Dim in the drawing and save it everything works as expected.
If I save the drawing without a Dim in it then the preselected Font will be replaced by “Standard”. It happens also if I delete all Dims in a so far proper working drawing - save and reopen it leads to the same issue. The Font will be replaced by “Standard”.

The new feature "your own Default Template” will not work regarding the Dim Label font in any cases - the template itself needs at least one Dim in the drawing to keep the desired Font.]]>