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by riverbuoy
Thu May 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: (Solved)Sum of distances
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Sum of distances

Hi Roberto, I would like to know If we have sum marked entity in the QCAD like Librecad. I'm not sure what feature you are referring to in Librecad. As far as I know neither Librecad nor QCAD can keep a running total of distances. As Husky explains above, in QCAD you can see the total length of sele...
by riverbuoy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Setting Number of Significant Figures for Dimension
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Setting Number of Significant Figures for Dimension

Hi Kevinti28, So how do I get the dimension to show 10.195 instead of 10.2? To change the precision in the current drawing, go to menu 'Edit->Drawing Preferences'. Under 'Dimension' choose 'Dimension Settings'. Scroll to the bottom, and choose 'Precision' under 'Linear Dimensions'. Change the precis...
by riverbuoy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Draw poly lines by indicating lengths
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Draw poly lines by indicating lengths

Hi ChlCork, You can draw lines just as you did in Autocad. The key to snapping to angles is the snap option 'Snap to Angle or distance', (two letter shortcut is 'EL'). Start the line command, select the first point, then type EL. Four boxes appear in the options toolbar, Angle, Base, Distance , Base...
by riverbuoy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: Compatibility to AutoCAD
Replies: 3
Views: 5371

Re: Compatibility to AutoCAD

Hi JustInchan, So, I have tried to use AutoCAD to open the dwg file created by QCAD and find there is a water mark saying it is created by student version....especially doing print preview in AutoCAD. It is my belief that the Trial versions of QCAD do indeed insert a watermark into the drawings. Pre...
by riverbuoy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Snap on 45 degree points
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Snap on 45 degree points

Hi guys, My two cents worth. If you have multiple circles to draw the lines in, it might be slightly quicker to use the 'Centerline Cross' tool. Select 'Misc->Draw->Centerline Cross', shortcut 'CS'. centrelinecross.png Set X to 100, Y to 0 and the third box to 'Percent'. The X setting is the size of...
by riverbuoy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Creating Custom Commands
Replies: 1
Views: 1068

Re: Creating Custom Commands

Hi fratink, Is there a way to add scripts that use the command line in the qcad GUI? Simple answer: No More involved answer: Yes The simplest way to achieve this is to use the 'script shell' (Misc->Development->Script Shell). This allows you to load scripts containing functions, which you can then r...
by riverbuoy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: grid spacing
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

Re: grid spacing

Hi Caster,

The answer is in 'Edit->Drawing Preferences->Dimension Settings'. You will see that the 'Dimension Label Font' box is empty. Select a font and click 'Apply', and the labels will change to metric.

Hope this helps

Regards

riverbuoy
by riverbuoy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Centreline Cross
Replies: 18
Views: 23864

Re: Centreline Cross

Hi Husky and J-J, After looking into this I think I have found a solution. I looked into the shop and saw a message saying that they are currently on holiday until the 16th of August, so I thought I would post this temporarily. This fix works with Husky's example of two circles and a rectangle, but ...
by riverbuoy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Centreline Cross
Replies: 18
Views: 23864

Re: Centreline Cross

Hi Husky, I started up QCAD Pro Trial Edition. The behaviour is exactly as you describe. I then started the community edition (by renaming the plugins) and the problem went away. Centreline Cross was working exactly as it should. Finally, I have the source code of the community edition, which I have...
by riverbuoy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: orthogonal mode
Replies: 5
Views: 8904

Re: orthogonal mode

Hi All, I think what you need is the snap restriction - 'Restrict Angle or Length'. This is in the snap menu, or you can use the shortcut 'EL'. This displays in the options toolbar four input boxes and two check buttons. The first check button is labeled 'Angle', followed by an input box for angle, ...
by riverbuoy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: QCAD viewer
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Re: QCAD viewer

Hi Andreas, Who knows about a viewer app for macOS, Windows and Linux (or even iOS and Android) that could open and view QCAD produced files (.dwg or .dxf)? You want a viewer called 'Teigha' produced by the 'Open Drawing Alliance'. Google 'Teigha Fie Viewer'. The page only mentions DWG and DGN files...
by riverbuoy
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Hatch creation and calling it from block
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Hatch creation and calling it from block

Hi woddy There is an example script called 'Wallchart-en.js' which creates a block with a hatch colour of mid grey and inserts it multiple times into the drawing. You can find it here. ('-en' is the English version). https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2910 Note: You need to first def...
by riverbuoy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.
Replies: 4
Views: 8199

Re: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.

Hi Husky, Sorry about the confusion. I think my explanation was poor, so I will try again. Here goes... First 'Direction'. We normally give directions using points of the compass, such as EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH, SOUTH-WEST, NORTH-EAST etc. However these are imprecise, so navigation systems, and su...
by riverbuoy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.
Replies: 4
Views: 8199

Re: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.

Hi Husky, Thanks for your feedback. c.) If I launch this tool it looks like it reads the mouse pointer position. Unfortunately it start immediately even in "empty" areas of the drawing and reports Yes, you are right. This is clearly wrong, so I have attached the fixed file, 'ucs.js'. Replace the exi...
by riverbuoy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.
Replies: 4
Views: 8199

Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.

Hi, The 'User Coordinate System' (UCS) was developed in AutoCAD (and other CAD programs) to help draw 3D models. However, it can also be useful in 2D drawing. It works by specifying a direction for the X and Y axis, and selecting a point for the origin. In AutoCAD you can save multiple named UCS def...

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