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1428QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap middle of the minimum distance between two entity'...Assigned
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Hi,

from time to time I need to place a circle etc precisely between two entity’s - what is a lot of construction work to get it correct. With the new “Info tool “Distance Entity to Entity” we have already the base for a new snap tool which could help to get rid of the time consuming construction process in cases like this. I would appreciate to get a new snap tool which is able to figure out the shortest distance between to entity’s and then will snap to the middle of it.

Pic 1: Given situation
Pic 2: Result after using this new snap tool

Would it make also cense to have a second new snap tool which works opposite for the furthermost distance between two entity’s?

972QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute equally option ...Assigned
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It would be nice (and a time-saver!) to have an additional option in the alignment tool: Distribute entities / blocks equally.

 388 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow More options for Polygons ... Closed
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Possibility to draw Polygons with a given dimension for across flats (not only corners).

734QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to distribute a selection equal to each oth...Assigned
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It would be nice to have an extra option for the Align tool what provides the possibility to an equal distribution of a selection ...

Screenshot:
First row: Befor / Second row: after

1628QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMove / Copy and snap tangentialAssigned
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3 Task Description

Please see:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5024#p18601

774QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional Button in the Blocklist menu for "Create Blo...Assigned
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If I work in QCAD only with Toolbars (and not with the “Cad Tools” there is nowhere a Button to find for “Create Block from selection”.
If I have to create a Block based on a selection I have to work with the Menu or have to activate the Cad Tools.

But, if I look at the Blocklist menu there is a function (+) to add an empty Block. It would be nice to have this button working for both situation - empty Block or depending on a selection to “Create Block from selection”.

Or alternative an additional Button ... :-(

Anyway - in my opinion would that make the “Blocklist” complete. :-)

1027QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRectangle with a 3 point determination ...Assigned
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Many times I’m faced with the situation that I have to use a rectangle related to other entities. Dimensions/Angle = unknown.

We have in QCAD a rectangle tool with a two point diagonal determination but this is limited to two points and it will only work in a horizontal and vertical direction.

My feature request is based on the idea to draw a rectangle with 3 points - regardless the angle.

1. First point: start

2. second point: determination of the first side (width?) and it will also provide the angle for the rectangle

3. third point: determination second side (height?)

I’m asking for an additional new tool? No - just as an option to the existing rectangle tool ...

 1151 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Chamfer / Round: broken between first and last ...Closed
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2 Task Description

At closed Polygons: Chamfer / Bevel / Round tools are not proper working at the Start/End corner transition.

see also: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3192&p=11358#p11358

1187QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScale possibility for Info tools ...Assigned
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Now - after enjoying the great new “Scale” option for Dimensioning I like to ask for the same scale option for the “Info tools”.
It would be really nice to have more flexibility (without a pocket-calculator) in reading and displaying the Info tool results.

1302QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowIsometric projection on the current layerAssigned
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2 Task Description

It would be very useful to have the same possibility for Isometric projection like the Paste tool etc.. An option which ask me to put a new Isometric projection on the current layer is right now missing. If I like to have this new Isometric Projection on a different layer I have to reselect the projection and move it to that layer. That is plain inconvenient.

1362QCAD (main)Feature RequestLownew layer tool: Toggle visibility allAssigned
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Hi,

I use a lot of “temp” layer to keep my drawing organized during a design session. Ad the end of the day (or week or month ...) I need to get rid of this “garbage” but unfortunately there is no easy way to delete all this layer in one go.
Most of the time those layer are invisible. The “important layer” are visible. If I could toggle all layer from visible in invisible in one go with a switch like “Toggle visible layer all” and then use “Select all” / delete / Purge unused layer I’m able do get rid of this stuff with just a few clicks.

The same tool would help to improve the workflow in the case that I just have to switch between all visible / invisible layer for testing / double checking / cleaning or what ever. Currently I have to toggle every single layer to get this done and if I work with many layer I need to have a perfect working memory (or a piece of paper with many notes!) to be able to restore the same desired working order.

And I’m confident - there are many more useful scenarios for a tool like this one ... ;-)

pics: “Toggle visibility all” with one click:

 367 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Snap "Reference" also for an arc ... Closed
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1 Task Description

The Snap “Reference” is perfect working on circles.

I would be nice to have this function also on Arc’s.
There are many necessities to attach a Horizontal or Vertical line on an arc or an “ex circle” (circle after a cut,)rounds etc. in a professional drawing.

675QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...Assigned
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I think it would be nice to have the possibility to decide a fixed Text and Dimension (inclusive Arrows) height what is not affected by the Print scale. That means: If I have a given height of 3,5mm it will always be printed with 3,5mm - no matter what the scale for the printing is.
Yes, I see also the problem that I could run in space problems after I twitch to the Print preview - but that will also happen when I change the Text hight in the preferences for a 5:1 printing.
Maybe this Feature Request doesn’t looks important if you are usually working with Metric Units but if you have to handle Imperial Units then it is a pain in the back to make always the calculation to get the same heights.
Try it by your self; 3,5mm = 0.137795” = 1”:1” Now I like to print it in 1”:256” ops - to small - ok 1”:64” ... no, to big, maybe 1”:128” .......and QCad can’t remember the previously numbers. ;-)

680QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional Export function for Sketchup etc. ....Assigned
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Additional Export function for export/import into 3D Programs like Sketchup etc. (file types like .dae, .3ds, .ddf, .skp).

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2176

720QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLocked Blocks ....Assigned
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It is nice that I can scale or rotate a block - but right now I see also a big plus in a kind of locking function for Blocks.
It would be nice to have a “locked” option ad least for the scaling of blocks.

Example: Think about Clives “Radiator ‘Cover’ screen” http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=2060 and how you could manipulate this screen with “scale blocked blocks” ;-)

741QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAn additional Radius Measurement tool ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

It would be nice to have an additional Radius Measurement tool with short leads. The current Radius tool shows always the lead line to the center of the radius what is in many cases not useful.

I’m not asking for a workaround ;-)

756QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDisplay problem in the Text "Character Map" ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

XP/32

Go to:
Text → Special Characters → Others → “Character Map” pops up.
Adjust Zoom to 100% = display problem (not enough space for the single character.

 773 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Line - Relative Angle / Orthogonal: Reference Point opt ...Closed
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1 Task Description

Reference Point options (Start, middle, end) also for “Relative angle” and “Orthogonal” .... like the other lines ;-)

789QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScale tool - mouse-pointer - inversely proportional sca...Assigned
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1 Task Description

3.0.8.
Bug Report or Feature Request ..... I’m not sure!

If I use the mouse-pointer in the Scale tool I’m not able to do an inversely proportional scale.
x - y locked or unlocked doesn’t matter in combine with the mouse pointer ...

817QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap and cut all intersection in a given area tool ...Assigned
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As we all know - from time to time - it is a lot of work to prepare a part of a drawing for a hatch.
To get rid of one of the basic task (cutting lines along the desired hatch boundary) it would be nice to have an add-on - or what ever - what would cut ALL intersection in a drawing (or just on one layer, or just based on a selection etc.) with just a mouse click. Then it would be much faster and easier to do the selection for the hatch boundaries.
The user could decide to make it directly in his drawing or he like to duplicate the drawing to an extra layer where this function will be used ....

Clive mentioned on this:
Maybe a tool like this could be an additional ‘Snap’ selection option - select all snap intersections or select snap intersections within a boundary! then as you suggest ‘cut’ at the intersection points.

839QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGrid / Meta Grid info + Drawing Unit Info ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

At our QCAD Drawing window, below right corner, we have the Info displayed what are the Grid / Meta Grid settings.
It would be nice to have additional the Info for the drawing unit ...

 840 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > New from Template: Remember last used folder Closed
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1 Task Description

Task:
Drawing - New from Template ...

My Default Template Folder in “Application Preferences” is on F: (USB Port).
QCAD depicts to C:/Programme/QCAD pro 3.1.2/libraries/templates
(Yes - I started QCAD new after adjusting the default Folder)

853QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowKeep selection after undo ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

If I move something and it went wrong I can easily undo the last move and start over without the need of a re-selection.
If I copy something and it went wrong I can undo the last copy but I have to re-select everything again.

It would be nice to keep the once chosen selection in both “undo” situation!

Same with similar functions like rotate etc. ....

860QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow"Create Library item from selection" default Path ...Assigned
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Default Path for “Create Library item from selection” / “Save us” is C:\Programme\QCAD pro 3.1.6 ...
... regardless of the settings in the “Application Preferences / Library Browser / for Library Sources.
And QCAD doesn’t remember the last path choice ....

If I have to save 50 Library Items I have to navigate 50 times thru my system to find - the same place.

It would be nice if QCAD would point in first place to the Library Source or, at least, remember the last used path ... ;-)

 981 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New tool: Ellipse - Equidistant Closed
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1 Task Description

Bug or Feature request?

Tool “Parallel” is not working on an intact ellipse. If I explode the ellipse it will work but then it turns out to a Sisyphus task ... ;-)

1044QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRadian measure symbol for Geometry labeling ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

We do not have a Radian measure tool but we can change the labeling of a Angular Dimensioning ...

It would be nice to have a “Radian measure symbol” in the Property Editor / Geometry / Label / Insert Symbol List.

1051QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool, polygonal area, possibility for a postfix la...Assigned
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1 Task Description

... would be nice.

If I use the Info tool “Polygonal area” with the option “Add measurement to the drawing” I always have to edit the Value to make clear that we now looking to an area value like m² or ft².

I was thinking that a pre labeling (prefix/postfix) like the normal Dim tools could save me a couple extra steps ... ;-)

1102QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRay reference pointAssigned
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1 Task Description

Using a horizontally/vertically ray means always I have to use a preset Reference point which is 0° for the horizontal Ray and 90° for the vertically Ray. The Reference point Option Box is deactivated.

It would be nice to be able to choose by myself between a Start and End Reference point like the vert./horiz. Line options.

 1119 QCAD (main)TaskLow Improve presentation of linetype names in combobox Closed
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1 Task Description

The Linetype Names in the pull-down menu for Layer are hardly readable - it seams to me that the description is used twice (in different ways) in each row.
Till 3.6.4 the Information was short and clear.

 1125 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property Editor / Total angle of an arc Closed
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1 Task Description

Hi,

if I have an arc and use the Property Editor to get the Geometrical information I always miss the total angle of the arc.

Yes - I have the Start and the End angle but to get the Total angle I have to draw construction lines to be able to use the Angular Dim or Info angle tool /or I need to use a pocket calculator ...

It would be nice to have this calculated by QCAD - I assume it can’t be that difficult to design an extra field which will display, based on the start and end angle, the total angle of an arc.

What do you think?

 1147 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Zoom to selection with only vertical / horizonta ...Closed
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1 Task Description

“Zoom to selection” shows no effect on vertical and horizontal lines: Message: “No selection found”.

Recognizable at:
vertical lines, horizontal lines,
Rectangle, Rectangle with size,
Polygon Center Point, Polygon two corner (only in the case that you have vertical/horizontal lines),

Shapes as a polyline - no problem. ;-)

1170QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along entity"Assigned
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The new tool “Paste along entity” is very useful! But I work mostly in mechanical engineering and would like to see more options to determine where it has to start with the first insert item.

Screenshot:

1. That is how it works right now - no chance to get it started on both ends of an line.

2. If I need to have my items also on the ends I have to use additional the normal “Paste” function.

3. If I could tell the “Paste along entity” that there is a start and end “Base” dimension then I’m a big step further. ;-)

I could tell the tool that it has to start at “0” or at “25” and the rest is just regarding the calculation. Correct?

However - you need many times in mechanical engineering etc. a hole pattern which will start at:

0,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,0

or

25, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 25

It would be very nice to have this also in combination with the “Paste along entity” tool ;-)

1214QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowArray of blocks -> Clipboard -> "flip pasted entities" ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

Case:

Select a block array,
put it with “Copy with reference” or “Cut with reference” into the clipboard,
choose a reference point which isn’t in the center of the array,
use the paste tool / with option “flip pasted entities”

If I flip only in horizontal or vertical direction the preview box will double in size and I can’t place the entities precisely regarding to the reference point.
If I try to flip in both directions at the same time - you can’t see this effect.

1446QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Polygon toolAssigned
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1 Task Description

Hi,

if I need to design a bolt circle (circle on circle) and the single bolt diameter and the quantity of circles are given then I can use the QCAD Polygon Tool “Polygon 2 Points of Side” ... but for the Length of the side I have to do a workaround (Line with this length) to determine the desired length.

It would be very convenient to have an additional tool for a Polygon which has the possibility to ask me for the center, corners and the length of the sides.

1502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool / Setting for Font and Size ... Assigned
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1 Task Description

It would be nice if the Info Tool / Add Measurement to drawing option would use the same settings like the “Dimension settings” for Font and Text height. It’s a kind of similar function in a drawing and should have the same style. Maybe with an on/off switch?

 1539 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow One more "Offset" option: Infinitive Line ... Closed
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1 Task Description

hi,

I miss one Offset option to use an offset indirectly related to the used entity. Right now I have to work with further construction lines and trim, divide, delete etc. tools to archive what I need.
Basically an offset as a ray would be enough but unfortunately we have no control of the Ray orientation.
This said - it would be nice to have an infinitive line added to the “Offset Polyline Segment” option to be able to use an Offset as construction line which is not only reflecting the shape of the source.

1577QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPostfix for DIM / Remember last DIM Label ...Assigned
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Hi,

unfortunately I need to use from time to time different Units in a drawing. It works nice with the Scale possibility but to keep my drawing readable I need to label then the DIM accordingly. Sadly I don’t have a Postfix option so I work with a workaround what means I use <>”, or <>’ and <>mm in the Prefix field. If I then terminate the DIM tool and start it again I will loose my settings except the Scale Factor.

May I ask for an additional Postfix option or/and a remember functionality of those fields?

1613QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd Orthogonal Option to Angelur DIM Tool ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

... please see below:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4956

1789QCAD (main)SuggestionLowApplication Preferences / General / Performance :0Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

we know that you need to have always software performance in your mind to decide which features / tools can / should be implemented and on which way.

I really appreciate your effort to find the best middle way between software features and performance but I think also it’s a tough call to appraise worldwide the overall customer equipment to make the software workable to the best for everybody. That isn’t possible without compromise.

Maybe it would make sense to think about a new dialog in the “Application Preferences” to let the user decide what kind of feature are absolutely needed regarding to his/her work-task / equipment. I don’t mean that you need to cover every single thing but the main “performance jeopardy’s” should be covered with an on/off switch.

Yes I know - that isn’t done in 5 minutes but I think that can make your life easier in the long run and will cover even more customer.

Just my two cents. ;)

 1793 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Ruler functionality is compromised by Auto Grid setting Closed
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Regarding to an observation by the forum member Horst1803
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=5725

The ruler functionality is compromised by Graphics View / Grid settings.
To show the full Ruler functionality “Automatic scale grid” has to be activated. I think that is not intended behavior.

Case: Appearance / Show rulers = activated

Application Preferences / Graphics View / Grid

on - Automatically scale grid
on - Automatically scale meta grid
off - Solid grid lines
= Rulers visible
= Graduation visible
= Labels visible

off - Automatically scale grid
on - Automatically scale meta grid
off - Solid grid lines
= Rulers visible
= Graduation invisible
= Labels invisible

 1217 QCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Modify > Explode: crash for non-explodable entities Closed
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Task Description

- Select line
- Modify > Explode

 369 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium "Edit Text" Function fails ... Closed
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Task Description

3 RC1b

Trying to edit a Text calls the Qt Script Debugger with following Message:

Uncaught exception at C:/Programme/QCAD 3rc1b/scripts/Draw/Text\TextDialog/TextDialog.js:170: ReferenceError: Can’t find variable: simpleText
170 simpleText.checked = textDataIn.isSimple();

I’m able to close the Script Debugger but I can’t edit the Text ....

 389 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Changes in "Shortcuts and Commands" are not storable... Closed
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Task Description

You can’t save changes in “Application Preferences > Shortcuts and Commands”!
It works only for the current session - after a restart the settings are back on default

 352 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Info Tool, Polygonal Area shows decimal units instead o ...Closed
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Task Description

Drawing preferences / dimension = Fraction

Info Tool, Polygonal Area shows decimal units instead of fractions.

 353 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Relative Angle / Line Orthogonal caused malfunction in  ...Closed
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Task Description

After using Line “Relative Angle” or “Line Orthogonal” the Toolbar is in a loop without showing all the Cad tools such as “Modify” “Hatch” etc..
Escape switch only between the “Lines Menu” and the “Select Menu”. To get all Cad Tools back you have to restart QCad.

 354 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Property Editor / Select Layer Malfunction Closed
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Task Description

RC1b
To change the postfix for dimension.
Situation: New drawing, Dimension in Drawing, Dimension on one Layer. Menu > Select > Select Layer and click on a dimension. Went to Property Editor > Geometry > Label and change the Label in <>”. Nothing happens.

The same procedure with a other kind of selection works and it works also in the 2.2.2.0

355QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemember function for dimension OptionAssigned
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Task Description

I think it would be nice to have more flexibility for Prefix etc. option (not only the drop down with a given choice) and a remember function for all those fields like postfix and tolerance.

Why Remember Function:
If I use a postfix like <>” in the postfix field I’m only able to use it for this particular dimension type at this time. If I change the type (from Horizontal to vertical or what ever) I have always to repeat my postfix. The same with tolerances.

 363 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify tool "Stretch" only one time ... Closed
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Task Description

3.0 RC1

The Stretch Tool works only for one task and than you have to reselect it again for the next task.
Who really works with the stretch tool has to use it (often) a couple times consecutively to get the job done.

It was nice working in 2.2.2.0

 417 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Autosave Dateinamen Nummer ersetzten mit Datum. Closed
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Task Description

Wenn ich das Autosave System richtig verstanden habe funktioniert es so:

Nach Ablauf der eingestellten Zeit wird eine Datei mit Nummer im angegebenen Zielordner abgelegt.
Diese Nummer ist weder fortlaufend noch sicher auf- oder absteigend - also keinerlei Hinweis im Dateinamen für den Anwender welches nun die letzte Sicherung ist.
Ziel scheint zu sein das man eine Sicherung pro Tag hat, richtig?

Allerdings ist die Anzahl der Sicherungen pro Tag abhängig von der Anzahl der neu gestarteten QCAD Sitzungen. Starte ich das Programm einmal für den ganzen Tag habe ich eine einzige Sicherung von jeder bearbeiteten Zeichnung. Sicherungen haben dann die selbe Nummer und werden deshalb jeweils überschrieben.

Starte ich das Programm 10 mal pro Tag habe ich 10 Sicherungen (vorausgesetzt ich bearbeite die selbe Zeichnung in jeder Sitzung) mit unterschiedlichen und nicht in Reihe laufenden Nummern. Sicherungen können somit nicht überschrieben werden und am ende des Tages könnten leicht zig wenn nicht hunderte Sicherungen gespeichert sein.

Würde nun diese Nummer im Dateinamen ersetzt mit dem aktuellen Datum habe ich eine Sicherung pro Tag unabhängig wie oft ich QCAD an diesem Tag gestartet habe. Zudem kann der Anwender gleich den Sicherungstag im Dateinamen erkennen und muss sich nicht durch die “geändert am” Info sekundengenau kämpfen.

Macht das Sinn?

 473 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Move, restricted horizontal, intersection .... Closed
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Task Description

Move/Copy doesn’t work with the combination restricted horizontal and snap to intersection manually.

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