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by lphilpot
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Suggestion: Make command prompts visible for all items
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Suggestion: Make command prompts visible for all items

When moving the mouse over a menu or toolbar button (without choosing anything), a brief description of each item is shown in place of the status bar at the bottom left of the screen. Well, almost... :wink: Only enabled options are shown - Those that are greyed-out don't have any description. It's n...
by lphilpot
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: [solved] Toolbar settings (only) don't persist across sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Toolbar settings (only) don't persist across sessions

Config file? Yep. I wrote a customizable Perl script that nightly (in addition to other backups) gathers and stores a wide range of system configuration information, including some specific application directories / files. It's saved my bacon more than once (use it at work as well).

Thanks again.
by lphilpot
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: [solved] Toolbar settings (only) don't persist across sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Toolbar settings (only) don't persist across sessions

I just upgraded to Pro today ... ... you must have done something right! :wink: Something like that, I guess. :wink: Terminating of QCAD will always save a new QCAD3.conf. I would assume it's a permission problem but you said read/write is proper set ... Well, now it finally worked... of course! I ...
by lphilpot
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: [solved] Toolbar settings (only) don't persist across sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

[solved] Toolbar settings (only) don't persist across sessions

QCAD 3.19.2 Pro Xubuntu 16.04 Linux I can choose and arrange toolbars as I want without a problem, but when I restart QCAD it reverts to a previous layout. I tried it with and without a default template (wondering if toolbar settings were saved in / with that file, maybe?) but it made no difference....
by lphilpot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: [solved] Error log location on Windows 10, if exists?
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Error log location on Windows 10, if exists?

Husky wrote:This is important! Never mix different QCAD Versions.
I agree completely and if I implied otherwise it wasn't intentional - Sorry about that. I was referring to cleanly uninstalling and then re-installing the same version as before, to hopefully fix any potential file corruption.
by lphilpot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: [solved] Error log location on Windows 10, if exists?
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Error log location on Windows 10, if exists?

EventID 1000 is a rather generic event recorded by Windows when an application fails. The offset is the location in memory where the error occurred, which typically means little unless different application repeatedly have errors at the same location. In that case, it could be bad physical memory, p...
by lphilpot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: [solved] Error log location on Windows 10, if exists?
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Error log location on Windows 10, if exists?

Not sure there is a QCAD log, specifically. As a test, I installed (and ran) QCAD in a Windows 7 VM where it had never been before and the only search hits I got were in the Windows Application log, from the install only. There's no QCAD app log nor any hits on "QCAD" elsewhere. I didn't find any in...
by lphilpot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3363

Re: Merry Christmas 2017

Yes, indeed - Merry Christmas to one and all. :)
by lphilpot
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Open files from the command line (bash/linux)
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: Open files from the command line (bash/linux)

That should work. My (Linux) desktop file does this:

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/opt/qcad/qcad /home/len/Documents/QCAD-default.dxf
...which is essentially the same thing you indicated.

Does QCAD not launch at all, or does it launch but without loading your file?

What OS are you on?
by lphilpot
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: QCAD logo
Replies: 1
Views: 2320

QCAD logo

Yeah, I know it's been done a thousand times before... well at least once, for sure! Unless the logo was originally done in Inkscape, Illustrator (or something other than QCAD), that is. :lol: http://pages.suddenlink.net/lenphilpot/img/QCAD_logo.png ...but it was good practice. I scarfed an image of...
by lphilpot
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to limit edits to current layer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: How to limit edits to current layer?

You're right - That would achieve what I'm asking about, but it requires explicit locking/unlocking when changing and editing on different layers. What I was thinking of was like I've used in past on an older (?) version of CorelDRAW (which may be the case with other programs). Objects could be on d...
by lphilpot
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to limit edits to current layer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

How to limit edits to current layer?

I know I can lock a layer to prevent unwanted edits, or I can hide it, etc. But often that's inconvenient, particularly when working with construction lines on their own layer (frequently adding, deleting them, etc.) with primary drawing happening on another layer. So, is there a way to limit edits ...
by lphilpot
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Join rectangles and dimensioning
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

Re: Join rectangles and dimensioning

Now why did I never notice that? :wink: Looks like I need to do more experimental right-clicking (or 'secondary' clicking, to be more accurate). So the actual value is the only calculated token, the rest are static characters. Then again, I'm not sure I could come up with a valid use for another cal...
by lphilpot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Join rectangles and dimensioning
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

Re: Join rectangles and dimensioning

Just out of curiosity, are there any other replaceable parameters (or tokens, etc.) in addition to "<>"?

Thanks.
by lphilpot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: QCAD Installation and Upgrades
Topic: QCAD Installer and Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 5993

Re: QCAD Installer and Linux

I'm on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and have used the tar file to upgrade the last couple of revs. I have no such issue. As root, I uncompress the file in /opt (that's just where I put it - it can go anywhere, like maybe /usr/local) and symlink /opt/qcad to the new directory * . I have a QCAD.desktop file that...

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