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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
 865 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Invisible Blocks are causing a warning Window ... Closed
Task Description

If I use in an area with invisible Blocks the “rectangular selection” in “lower left to upper right” direction for a move/copy, mirror, clipboard etc. action - a warning window appear. Also the reference points of the invisible blocks are visible.

If I use the “rectangular selection” in upper right to lower left direction everything works as expected.

864QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowTemplate Preview/Info doesn't shows the sheet orientati...Assigned
Task Description

“Create New Drawing from Template” Browser can’t readout the Page orientation ...

 863 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow "Auto Zoom" is aligned also on invisible blocks ... Closed
Task Description

If I switch a Block to invisible and use then the “Auto Zoom” in my drawing - the zoom cutout will appear like the block would still be visible :-(

1. “Auto Zoom” (Z, A) / Visible Block
2. “Auto Zoom” (Z, A) / Invisible Block

 862 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Dimension settings - "Keep proportion" setting can't be ...Closed
Task Description

XP 32/ QCAD 3.1.6

Drawing Preferences - Dimension settings - “Keep proportion” setting changes will not be saved with the Drawing. :-(

Maybe you have to try it a couple times with the same drawing ;-)

 861 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Widgets blends to early in ... Closed
Task Description

I don’t know: Bug or Feature request ....

Example: If I move the “Library Browser” with the mouse closer than ~63px to the top corner it will go to blend in.
Undo doesn’t works in this case - so I have to pull it out and re-size the widget.

Usually it should blend in if I’m over the bar or at least I have to be much closer to the corner - or not?

860QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow"Create Library item from selection" default Path ...Assigned
1 Task Description

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 ... ;-)

 858 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Circle/Arc tangential on entities ... Closed
Task Description

I’m not sure but if this is a duplicate please delete!

Feature Request:
It would be nice to have a tool what will help to draw tangential circles and arcs between other entities.

I imagine this tools with a three entities (circles, lines) selection or two entities plus a radius.

 855 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Scale dimension on/off option ... Closed
Task Description

QCAD 3.1.5 - has a new “Dimensioning Scale adjustment option” (Property editor/Linear Factor). NICE!!! :-)

What means - we are now able to change the dimension scale for existing dims!

My Feature request refers to new dimensions and I think it would be perfect to have a “Scale Factor - On/Off Option” for all Dim Tools.

That would bring us in the position to copy / scale a part of our drawing for a detail view and we could just use us usual the dimensioning tools (with a scale factor) for the dimensioning task ....

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

 852 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Circle hatch undo not correctly working .... Closed
Task Description

Task: Selected “all” (Circle + Hatch)
Move / Copy tool,
Reference, move/copy, place, KEEP ORIGINAL, OK,

Same scenario but DELETE ORIGINAL,
Doesn’t works correctly! :-(

 846 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Auto Trim at an arc ... Closed
Task Description

If I have to “Auto trim” a line between to construction (or what ever ;-)) lines the Auto Trim function works as expected!

If I use the same constellation with an arc the Auto trim function will give me an uncontrolled, unexpected result ;-)

 843 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Can't snap to reference point of a block reference Closed
Task Description

If I need to move etc. a block regarding to his reference point - I’m not able to snap to the reference point :-( All other snap points are appear as just fine working ...

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

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)

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

 838 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Grid settings are not taken over ... Closed
Task Description

If I do my Grid settings - there are not correctly taken over in existing or new drawings.

Some kind of multiplication?

829QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional options for the Info Tool Area ...Assigned
Task Description

The Info Tool Polygonal Area is a helpful tool ... but I like to ask for additional options ;-)

Yes, the polygonal area makes absolute sense but many times you have just to check a square or rectangle area!

It would be nice and time (click) saving if we could use a “Strg Key” to limit the polygonal area to just a rectangle area.
Two mouse clicks for a rectangle area and done ;-)

In addition to that it would be nice to have the possibility to count up or down a couple areas.
E.g. I measure area 1 plus area 2 or area 1 minus area 2 ...
Maybe just with an additional keystroke like + or -

817QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap and cut all intersection in a given area tool ...Assigned
1 Task Description

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.

813QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Snap tool: Isometric coordinates ...Assigned
Task Description

It would be nice to have an additional Coordinate tool for isometric constructions.

If I’m working on an isometric drawing I have to design my things with x, y, z coordinates.
Y is, of course not a problem but for x and z I have most off the time to work with construction lines for move, copy, locate etc.
With an isometric coordinate snap tool what will follow the 30° angles for x and z we could save a lot of construction lines ;-)

 812 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong Alert messages ... Closed
Task Description

3.1 Beta / XP32

Two Points (C2),
Two Points and Angle (A2),
Two Points and Radius (CD),
ONE Mouse-click = Alert message: “The two points are identical”

Tangent two circles (LT2),
Click on first circle = Alert message: “No tangent possible”,
Click on second circle = Alert message: “No tangent possible”

 811 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Rectangle(RE) with a defined x,y coordinate start point ...Closed
Task Description

QCAD 3.0 / 3.1

Test case:
set relative zero,
choose rectangle RE tool,
choose snap tool coordinate,
Now QCAD is asking for the x,y coordinates and my thinking was it will just use them for the start point (what I’m looking for!) - but .... QCAD will use the given coordinates for the Start point of the rectangle(right!) AND as size for the rectangle(wrong!) ;-)

 791 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Info Tool Polygonal Area closing with right mouse click ...Closed
Task Description

Application Preferences - Widgets - Command line - Show information as dialog: Ticked!

If I use the Info Tool Polygonal Area and decide to close it with a right mouse click the “Show information” dialog window pops up - just as expected.
If I close the Dialog window with the OK Button .... a “CAD Tools” Menu pops up. Not expected ;-)

By the way - any chance to control the number of digits after the decimal point in the Info dialog window? 15 decimal places are most of the time just to much!

790QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension Setting - Extension Line - total length setti...Assigned
Task Description

It would be nice to have the option for a “Short” Extension Line.
This is often used in Architectural drawings.
Yes, I know that I can explode a dimension and change it to that what I’m asking for - but that is really a Sisyphus task and destructs the function of a dynamic Dimension in QCAD.

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

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 ...

774QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional Button in the Blocklist menu for "Create Blo...Assigned
2 Task Description

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. :-)

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

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

764QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLinks to Data sheet, Part List ...Assigned
Task Description

Most of our drawings have a Data sheet, parts List, cutting list, description etc etc on a pdf, world or excel file.

It would be nice to have a link possibility directly in QCAD to those files what will be saved with the drawing.
Like the bitmap function without displaying the files in the drawing ...

 759 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Button "Flip Block" doesn't remains Highlighted ... Closed
Task Description

Insert Block:

If I use the “Flip Block” option (Horizontal and/or Vertical) the Buttons doesn’t remains Highlighted. It should remain Highlighted ... ;-)

757QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDim: Architectural tick and Leader Arrow size independe...Assigned
Task Description

Leader Arrow size and the Architectural tick size are controlled by one and the same value.

It would be nice to get the possibility to adjust them independently from each other ...

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


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

 755 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: Redundant Infos if I customize the Text hight .. ...Closed
Task Description

If I customize the Text height I get redundant Infos for the Contents...

753QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowPaste Preview confusing ....Assigned
Task Description

If I paste something from the clipboard to a drawing the scales of dims are wrong in the preview.

It is difficult to place it right with a confusing preview of that what I have to place ... ;-)

 751 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Dimension Leader: Arrow attribute Closed
Task Description

XP/32 QCAD 3.0.0

If I try to change the Attributes of a dim leader it doesn’t works.

Leader → Option Arrow head - marked or not - no impact - always with arrow,

Property editor:
Geometry of leader,
Arrow: yes or no - doesn’t changed anything,
Vertex: Index Number doesn’t change anything,

 749 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD 3.0.6 / 3.0.7 autosave crashes Closed
Task Description

XP32/ QCAD 3.0.6

The 3.0.6 Version (Snapshot) is very instable - crashed always after a couple minutes ... :-(

Problem signatur:
AppName: qcad.exe AppVer: ModName: qtcore4.dll
ModVer: Offset: 0005d1e8

 748 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Blocks ... Closed
Task Description

It would be nice ...

- to be able to use " and / in Block names what is really helpful in the Inch and Fraction world ... ;-)

- the ability to overwrite an existing Block what is often much easier/faster than editing a Block ;-)

- After selecting a Block you get the info of the Block name in the Property Editor (Geometry / Referenced Block).
If I need to edit this Block I have to go to the Block List - have to search for this name because it is not marked .... and of course it is a long long list.
It would be nice to have a “Edit this Block” Button in the Property Editor / Geometry / Referenced Block dialog ... ;-)

 746 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Additional projection tools: dimetric, parallel, persp ...Closed
Task Description

We have already a powerful projection tool in QCAD - the Isometric tool.

It would be nice to have additional a “Dimetric tool” (Ratio 1:0.5:1, Angle 7°/42°) what is often used in the “Engineering world”.
It looks just more professional than the simple Isometric Projections and I’m pretty sure that could open a couple more Customer doors ;-)

 744 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD 3.0.5 instable ... Closed
Task Description

XP32/ QCAD 3.0.5

The 3.0.5 Version is very instable - crashes many times in an hour :-(

Problem signatur:
AppName: qcad.exe AppVer: ModName: qcad.exe
ModVer: Offset: 00de468d

 743 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow After editing a Block back to the last window opening i ...Closed
Task Description

Working on a Main Drawing, decide to edit a Block, start the editing process, close the editing process with “Return to Main drawing” and come back to the Main Drawing - but unfortunately to an absolute different View in the Main Drawing ...

It would be nice to come back to the same View (Zoom window) like before I started the editing procedure.

 742 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Autosave weird behavior ... Closed
Task Description

QCAD 3.0.5

Start QCAD → Went to the Menu → File → Open recent → choose a Drawing out of the List → click to open this existing drawing.
Message windows appears: QCAD found an Autosave drawing .... will you open it? I choose NO!!!
I go back to the Menu → File → Open recent → will choose the same Drawing .... but it is not anymore listed!!!
Ok - I’m not lazy ...
... back to the Menu → File → Open → find the original file on my Hard drive → click to open it and get the Warning Message:
“Can not open the File ...... Please check your access rights bla bla bla....”

Question: In this case I’m only able to open the bak file and “Save as” under the old name to get my starting situation back ...?
Just because I said “NO” to load the Backup File in first place ... ? :-(

741QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAn additional Radius Measurement tool ...Assigned
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 ;-)

 740 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Draw - Arc - Two Points and Radius: wrong console outpu ...Closed
Task Description

XP/32 QCAD 3.0.5

... after picking the first Point a wrong message appears what says:
“Warning: The two points are identical”

 738 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Lost Layer and Block List caused by closing the empty " ...Closed
Task Description

XP32 / 3.0.5

Example case:
I open QCAD and I have automatically the “Untitled 1” drawing.
If I open now an additional, saved drawing I have all Blocks and Layer listed and I’m able to work normal with my drawing ...
If the “Untitled 1” drawing is NOT the active drawing and I close it with the X in the Tab I will lose the Layer and Block List (only the List!) in the other drawing ....

I have to play around with QCAD “Window minimizing” “Draft mode” or I have to reopen the drawing to get the Layer/Block List back!
Seems to be a refresh problem .....

Funny is that this not occurs if I have opened a couple drawings .... but in this case I’m able to switch (and refresh?) the drawings with the tabs ....

 737 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Block with Circle - can't snap to ... Closed
Task Description

XP32 / QCAD 3.0.5

Block with Circles - can’t snap to “Reference”, Intersection.

734QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to distribute a selection equal to each oth...Assigned
3 Task Description

It would be nice to have an extra option for the Align tool what provides the possibility to an equal distribution of a selection ...

First row: Befor / Second row: after

 722 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Mouse wheel zoom .... Closed
Task Description

XP 32

Vers. 3.0.0
Mouse zoom in and out with the Mouse-wheel = nice and smooth ;)

Vers. 3.0.5
Mouse zoom in and out with the Mouse-wheel = jumping zigzag ways during it zooms .... :(

720QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLocked Blocks ....Assigned
1 Task Description

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” ;-)

719QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser additional Function ...Assigned
Task Description

It would be nice to get:

In the Create Library Item task → “Save as” a remember Function for the last chosen Path to save the Item ... or a default path what is the same like the settings in the Application Preferences.
Right now you have to navigate again and again for every item what you will save in the same directory. If you have to save 20 items - it sacks ;-)

Also would it be nice for an easy “Clean up” to have the possibility to delete items directly in the Library Browser window.
Right now you have to use extern Programs like the Windows explorer to move or delete items.

 717 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Create Library Item from selection doesn't takes the ch ...Closed
Task Description

Tool “Create Library Item from selection” doesn’t takes the chosen Reference point ....

It seems that QCAD takes something around the absolute Reference by 2 times ..... ???

 715 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Tangent Warning Messages are wrong ... Closed
Task Description

I like to draw a line tangent between two circle.

I choose the line/tangent tool - click the first circle - get a Warning Message: “No tangent possible” confirm the Message with the OK Button.
Choose the second circle - get again a Warning Message: “No tangent possible” confirm also this Message with the OK Button.

Result: A line tangent between two circle ......

705QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowVerwaltung Library Resourcen und Favoriten ....Assigned
Task Description

Ob dies ein Feature Request oder ein Bugreport ist weiß ich nicht ....

Hier meine Gedanken ....

In den Application Preferences kann ich mehrere Library Sources vorgeben. Ich habe eine auf dem HD und eine auf einen USB angegeben.

Wenn ich nun QCad auf der HD ausführe habe ich beide Ressourcen zur Verfügung. Schön! Natürlich habe ich auch im Library Browser meine Favoriten von beiden Ressourcen angegeben.

Wenn ich nun aber den USB entferne zeigt mir der Library Browser immer noch beide Resorcen als Name an - schalte ich nun um auf die USB Resource bekomme ich keinerlei Hinweis das diese momentan nicht zur Verfügung steht. Es passiert einfach NIX ;-) Es wäre schön wenn ich hier eine “Nicht verfügbar” Meldung bekommen würde.

Wenn ich nun meine Trotteligkeit bemerke und den USB wieder einstecke habe ich logischerweise wieder meine Library zur Verfügung ..... nur die auf den USB Stick verweisenden Favoriten sind auf Nimmerwiedersehen verschwunden. Die auf dem HD bleiben erhalten!

OK - um es ganz rund zu machen ein anderes Szenarios in “Steno”:
QCad Start vom USB - > Library Favoriten anlegen auf USB Library - > QCad schließen - > USB entfernen → QCad auf HD starten - > Library Favoriten auf USB sind verschwunden - > QCad HD schließen - > USB einstecken und QCad von USB starten = Favoriten auf USB bleiben verloren!

Wäre es hier nicht möglich die Favoriten Information dem USB mit auf dem Weg zu geben? Wenn ich eine Favoriten Auswahl auf dem USB nicht kontrollieren kann macht diese Möglichkeit kaum Sinn.

703QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo function -> contour for Hatch not closed ...Assigned
Task Description

Task: If I like to make a hatch and the contour isn’t closed I get a Grey circle Info where the contour isn’t closed. Nice!

But ..... I have this Info only for ONE not proper connection and only for the moment when the mouse pointer is over the Hatch Tool Symbol.

If I have to zoom into the Problem - I will lose the Info where the problem is :-(

To get the “Problem Info” back I have to select it again - but for that I have to zoom out ............... ;-)

It would be nice to have this “Problem Info” longer in the drawing - maybe until I solved all problems.

And it would be nice to have ALL Infos for not connected lines at the same time. It is not really helpful to repeat this function 20times if I have 20 connection problems ... ;)

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