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FS#1625 - Copy Layer

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Husky (Husky) - Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:12 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.17.3
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



often I’m in the situation that I have to create an additional Layer mostly based on the settings from an already existing Layer. Just a question of organization. This new Layer has then everything identical except the name and one(?) Attribute. This could be that only the color or the Line weight deviates.


Existing Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area existing


Color: Red

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed

New Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area proposal


Color: Blue

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed

Unfortunately if done manually it happens in an blink of an eye that the human imperfection (me!) makes a mistake and (e.g.) a “Center (.5x)” finds it way into the Linetype Field instead of a “Center (.2x)” .... :-(

The workaround for a few User is to use in cases like this the Property Editor / General Property and customize single Attributes. In my opinion the first step to lose the control over your own drawing ...

A “Copy Layer” / Copy Layer Attributes” function would speed up this task and eliminate to a minimum the “human imperfection” factor.

I could imagine that a right click (like copy block) on the Layer triggers the “Add Layer” function and the dialog is already prefigured with the Settings of the Source Layer ...... ready for editing.
The new Layer itself is “empty” like any other new Layer.

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