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1826QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowguide lines when extending lines Assigned
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When using the SHIFT key while dragging the end point a perpendicular guide line is displayed (see attached screenshot).
It would be very helpful if other guide lines with x=const. and y= const. are displayed when pressing SHIFT + ALT key together while dragging.

1772QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGo back on right-click on shaded Tool buttonAssigned
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Right-click on the tools on the left-hand side of the screen brings you back in the hierarchy.

However, that does not work if you right-click while hovering above a button that that is shaded (inactive).

601QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFür Berechnungen neu zu erstellende Elemente Werte von ...Assigned
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Es wäre schön wenn ich Werte wie zum Beispiel Längen von Linien direkt abgreifen könnte um diese weiter in Berechnungen verwenden zu können.

Beispiel:
Ich habe eine Linie konstruiert wobei sich eine Länge y ergeben hat.

Nun möchte ich eine Linie zeichnen die 5 mal y sein soll.

Linientool → Wert 5* eingeben und y durch Auswahl mit der Maus von dem vorhandenen Elements übernehmen.

Natürlich könnte ich die Geometrie Info benutzen um den Wert abzulesen oder auch über die Zwischenablage zu benutzen. Ein abgreifen mit der Maus wäre aber schneller, direkter und wahrscheinlich auch mit weniger Fehlern (Human error) verbunden. Wahrscheinlich auch genauer da QCad, denke ich, mit mehr Nachkommastellen rechnet, oder?

2014QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowFocus on Options Toolbar failsAssigned
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Scenario: e.g. Tools Move/Copy and Rotate switched to “use without dialog.

Launch within a drawing Move/Copy, use the Keyboard keys CTRL + Space to focus on the Option Bar - the field for Numbers is Highlighted and I can change it. Further navigation with keys on the keyboard depends on remembered option (copy yes/no etc what make a navigation possible or not. It looks like the navigation with the Arrow keys is focused on the canvas and sooner or later the courser will jump to the Command Line or Property editor. Same behavior with the Rotation tool.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6828

1067QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFilling an area with a bitmapAssigned
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Being able to fill an area with a bitmap would be a nice addition to the already impressive feature list of QCAD.

586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile open dialog with previewAssigned
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Since this is not supported by Qt anymore, this would likely have to be implemented from scratch.

1332QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > SVG Export: export DXF entity handles to SVGAssigned
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Add handle attribute to exported SVG tags to identify exported DXF entities.

1974QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowFile > Print Preview: Cannot move paper in new drawingUnconfirmed
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Yesterday I set up a Windows 64 bit install of QCAD Pro which shows the same bug I have been seeing for a while in the Community linux git repo.

Create a new drawing and then go to “Print preview”. Enable “Move paper postion”, the cursor changes to the hand icon, but the paper position is unable to be moved. Only by saving the drawing, exiting the program, restarting and reopening the drawing, will the “Move paper postion” function correctly.

Affected versions tested:

Windows 64bit installer download, as of yesterday.
Linux 64bit build from git, about 20minutes ago.

For what it’s worth, this bug is not present in this previous git checkout:

Version:
3.21.1.0 (3.21.1)
Internet:
QCAD.org
Build Date:
Jul 2 2018
Revision:

Qt Version:
5.7.0
Architecture:
x86_64
Compiler:
gcc 6.3.1

Thanks for a great product.

1230QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > PDF Export / SVG Export: export layersAssigned
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Dear Andrew, just in case you should ever run out of ideas for enhancements; As an advisor I sometimes get PDF files and recently, some CAD drawings contained layers, which is kind of nifty to reduce the clutter.

Sadly though, qprinter/qpainter seem to be unaware of OCG (Optional Content Groups, the PDF jargon for layers) at the moment, so my plea is for the back burner now. Probably in SVG though it can be done? Yet that is of a little less use, maybe…

1923QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowFaulty rendering Polylines with Global/Local Widths and...Assigned
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Win7pro 32bit Qcad 3.23.0

Andrew,
The Arc segments of Polylines with Global or any Local Width render faulty where Global Z or any of the arc’s local Z is not zero.

In the attached drawing setting the Global Z of the inner poly to 5,10,...

The setting of Z to not zero affects the radius of the projected arc and not the bulging of the poly.
It also affects the projected widths of the line inversely, but not by changing the widths properties.

Pritty rare combination! True.
Qcad is 2D native! True.

Flatten will resolve this.

It is not a purely visual rendering fault, the poly will explode as such.

Maybe similar flaw as with uneven scaling blocks with arcs.
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5566#p20703

Regards

951QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra Option for Block attributes ...Assigned
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It would be nice to have the possibility to control the automatic Text orientation in Block attributes.
Something what would work like the DIM restriction: I can read the text horizontal and/or from the right side of the drawing sheet.

Right now I have the feeling that the Text orientation is dependent on the tool what I even use.
Different tools = different outcomes.

1090QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport only selected layers to SVG and/or export each l...Assigned
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When exporting to SVG it would be helpful if there was a selection of layers to export.
E.g. when selecting only layer A in the SVG export dialog, only the objects located/displayed on layer A would be exported to SVG.

As an alternative or additional export feature, there could be an option to export each (non-empty) layer to a separate SVG in one step.
The layer names could be used as (part of the) default file names during the export.
E.g. Layer A of file XYZ would be exported to “XYZ_A.SVG” while layer B would be exported to “XYZ_B.SVG” etc.

173QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowexplode text to lettersAssigned
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implement

1976QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEnvelope at offset to a poly toolAssigned
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See:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=6650

1316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences: add global linear factorAssigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3846

1586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Application Preferences: Use different color for...Assigned
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Add preference to use a single, configurable color for all locked layers.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=4879#p17953

1920QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowEdit > Application Preferences: Add preference to disab...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=6447

747QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDXF import: dimension labelAssigned
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Add support for custom dimension labels created in 3rd party applications. Such labels may contain text that is stripped by QCAD.

976dxflibBug ReportLowDXF import errors related to hatches, textsAssigned
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See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=30&t=2677

1008QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDXF (dxflib) compat issuesAssigned
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Git head as well as 3.4.5 (trial), both with dxflib 3.3.4.0.

Start up QCAD, (with existing or new configuration, doesn’t seem to matter), “Save as” the completely empty drawing, choose “R15 (dxflib)” on Pro (only this one is available on community), save drawing.

Fire up AutoCAD 2000, try to load the empty drawing just saved.

Result:

DXF read error
Error in APPID Table
DXF read error on line 941.
Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded.

Problem not present when a completely empty drawing saved using Teigha in R15 format is opened (ie. it just results in an empty drawing in AutoCAD 2000). Problem is also not present when saving an existing drawing with Pro (trial) with Teigha and opening it in AutoCAD 2000. Problem does present when trying to open a dxflib-saved drawing in AutoCAD 2000.

Empty drawings created with both dxflib 3.3.4.0 in QCAD Pro 3.4.5 trial and Teigha whatever in QCAD Pro trial 3.4.5 are attached. (Community Git 135fd0 is identical to Pro - same dxflib version.)

1542dwg2svgFeature RequestLowdwg2svg: add switch to show only given layer(s)Assigned
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Implement a command line switch to only show a list of given layers for dwg2* command line tools.

1700dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: output multiple layoutsAssigned
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Add support to specify multiple blocks (layouts) to output (one per page).

1824dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf does not obey frozen layers in paper-space view...Assigned
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We currently have a paper-space using two viewports with different layers from the model-space frozen. Unfortunately in the pdf output the layers which are frozen show up.
dwg2pdf should obey the specific frozen layer for each viewport

1911QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowDrill ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew

It would be more than conveniant, defining the drilling locations of the drill toolpath, by selecting a circle’s center point.

1298QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDrawing Preference; File formatAssigned
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Hi, I get anoyed everytime saving a drawing;

 File Format not recommended.......          [Yes]   ; I know. it's suppose to be in that format!
 Saving to file......                        [OK]    ; I already told you
 Black entities ......bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you
 Custom colors ...... bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you

Therefore, Drawing Preferences should start with the file format choice field;

 File Format: R.......

Drawing should be opened and saved in that format without any question. Please.

1702QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Polyline: add boolean operationsAssigned
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Add intersection, union, difference, XOR operations for closed polylines.

1666QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Line > Relative Angle / Orthogonal: define lengt...Assigned
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Add option to define length (end point) using mouse pointer.

If reference point is “Middle”, extend line from middle in both directions to mouse cursor (?).

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5205

936QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDisproportional scaling of block referencesAssigned
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XP/32

... doesn’t works proper at circles and ellipses.

Circles: the scale works only proportional even though I have the options for x and y.
Ellipses: The same but if I play around with the x, y fields it will freeze the scale possibility.

622QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDisproportianal scaling of arcs, ellipsesAssigned
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Support disproportional scaling also for arcs, ellipses, other entities, not only lines and polylines with only line segments.

1510QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowdimensioning, rounded valuesAssigned
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Approximation value for dimensioning, i.e. for example:
approximate to .5
measured valure 11.3456 > displayed value 11.5

1698QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option to split dimensionsAssigned
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Dimensioning - add option to split dimensions.

To have an option to split the extension lines if they run over other entities.

1699QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option to insert text in the middle ...Assigned
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Dimensioning - add option to insert text in the middle of dimension.

To have an option to have text aligned in the middle of the dimension line, rather than above it.

1697QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignmentAssigned
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Dimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignment.

Basically an option in drawing preferences to align text horizontally instead of vertically.

901QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text stylesAssigned
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Support custom dimension text styles for imported DXF / DWG files.

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

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

2099QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDIM Label, Square Symbol doesn't adopt layer attributesAssigned
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The square symbol offered as symbol in DIM label is the only symbol which doesn’t adopt the layer color.
If I print a drawing in full color it leads to a black symbol in an otherwise colored dimension.

It is also the only symbol which has a solid filling what is confusing when you work with it in Model_Space ...

1934QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiametric text - overlaidAssigned
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Diametric text is always placed above a horizontal measurement.

I often want to indicate both the inside and outside diameter of an object e.g. a wheel using diametric text. The text is overlaid and illegible.

To avoid text overlapping, I use Horizontal Aligned because I can control the position of the text to avoid illegible text.

A better method would be to alternate the placement of diametric text (alternatively) above and below a measurement so that in the majority of cases an overlap would be avoided.

Similarly for a vertical measurement, the text is overlaid and illegible.

When the angle is almost vertical, the angle controls the side the text appears however it also reverses the direction of the text (which is logical but not attractive).

Kind regards
Simon

1503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates within a given selection -new tool re...Assigned
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It would be so useful to have an option to be able to detect duplicates within a given selection.

990QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault Names for Custom Property ...Assigned
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Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

It would be nice to have in “Application preferences” the possibility to predefine a couple Custom Property Names.
Right now I use the Custom Property function to add a DIN and the Material info to every Block. This project has a lot of DIN parts and I have to type again and again the names DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... you got my point ;-)

If I have predefined Names - I have just to fill out the value :-)

1843QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCreating ToolPath StallsAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

Still working with and on CAM HPGL for the HP7580 pen plotter.

I have added a penplotter test drawing, that might be used for testing en callibrating plotter and pens. You may add it to the Examples-directory.

QCAD has a lot of trouble creating toolpaths and exports. Much too often it shuts itself down, or gets stalled. Why? I am not sure.

805QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCreate tool radius compensation / tool path generationAssigned
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This is how I would implement this:

This would be a modification tool. Parts are selected, a toolpath is generated, and a dialog pops up to allow putting the tool path into an existing layer, a new layer, or replace all drawings in an existing layer.

This is how the toolpath is generated:

We iterate through all elements and explode everything but text into line segments. Then we connect the line segments into chains wherever the line endpoints are less than some tolerance away from each other. The chains can be very chaotic, but at least we have separate entities for now.

For every chain, we need to find the largest complete loop. A good drawing would only contain non-overlapping loops, but we can’t expect that. Everything that is not on this loop can not be defined as a part or as a hole, so we will merely create a tool path segment that is equivalent to the line segment. Every segment that *IS* on a loop is either an outside edge (part outline), or an inside edge (hole outline), (or overlapping, in which case it is neither, and we have an operator problem).

In a perfect world, we need to find exactly which shape is inside which other shape, and then create alternating tool offsets from the outmost loop (part edge) to the second outmost (hole), to the next (part) etc. .

In a simplified world, we can used the bounding box of the loop instead. This works OK for rectangular shapes, but a circle next to an “L” shape could be seen as inside the L’s bounding box, hence inside the L, wrongly accused of being a hole, not a part.

Now all that is left to do is to create a new loop, offset by the tool radius. Oh, and since we have the connections from line segment to line segment in the correct order already, we can use the opportunity to order all cutting loops from inner to outer, or from small to large, and order non-loop edges by travel distance.

The new drawing in the new layer can now be exported without further hassle to create a nice laser cut file.

PS: of course, a user could create multiple layers for marking, cutting, enraging, etc. . Additional Layer attributes for cutting speed and laser power (and a few more) would be needed.

2092QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowcrash when changing shortcut in preferencesAssigned
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The application crashes when I try to change a shortcut in the preferences. And only after resizing the preferences window.
In the attachement are the cli warnings.
I also tried the 3.24.3.9 snapshot with the same result.

1977QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCorresponding coordinate format Assigned
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Hi,

It would be less confusing to read messages in the command line protocol if it would use the same coordinate separators like the settings below Application Preferences / General / Coordinate Format.

This example shows the “Absolute Cartesian Coordinate” but of course all corresponding format settings should be used within messages.

Absolute Cartesian Coordinate: Setting = semicolon (;) but the message will use division (/).

503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConvert entities to points with a fixed distanceAssigned
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Select lines, arcs, ... and convert them to points along the lines, arcs, ... with a fixed distance.

See also forum at:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1834

670QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable rendering options for stacked textAssigned
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Customer wishes that stacked text used as subscript is rendered differently (i.e. increased text size, lower position for subscript).
This may also apply to superscripts.

684QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for using box selection with Shif...Assigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2180

648QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for line patterns at weight 0.00Assigned
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A line with linestyle = dots and line weight = 0.00 appears in model space overly spaced, all other lineweights behave as expected.
Suspect other linestyles to behave in a similar fashion.

See attached drawing.

Suggested fix: use the same scaling for lineweight 0.00 as for lineweight 0.05.

873QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcommand line does not accept distance value for funtion...Assigned
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In the comnmand line, I can sucessfully enter for example the radius of a circle to draw (Space 100 Enter) but the command line does not accept a value for the distance when drawing parallel lines (l p space 100 enter → error).

277QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcommand line arguments: allow class name after -execAssigned
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command line arguments: allow class name after -exec

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