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by lphilpot
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Dallas, Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 4334

Re: Hello from Dallas, Texas

Last time I rode a horse (which is VERY rarely) was at the Prude Guest Ranch in Fort Davis, Texas. Hmm... There's gotta be a way to relate that to CAD. But I'm not drawing a horse in QCAD! :lol: Wait, Husky once posted a sawHORSE drawing! :D
by lphilpot
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 31778

Re: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!

What is that, by the way? Looks like some kind of aggregate shaker / sorter, maybe part of mining? Or am way off base? :wink:
by lphilpot
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 31778

Re: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!

Looks like two vanishing points to me...? Must've had lots of construction lines! :)

In the 80s I was doing graphic design, not CAD. The early 90s and CorelDRAW was about as close as I got... Unless you count the copy of EasyCAD that came with MS-DOS 3.3 and my first PC.
by lphilpot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Traditional CAD mouse pointer?
Replies: 2
Views: 2625

Re: Traditional CAD mouse pointer?

You're right - It does for me, too. I was just curious if there was a reason / advantage of having full-time crosshairs as is the case with several other CAD programs. For example, Draftsight, DoubleCAD, etc. show crosshairs by default, regardless of what's active (an arrow pointer shows up only whe...
by lphilpot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Traditional CAD mouse pointer?
Replies: 2
Views: 2625

Traditional CAD mouse pointer?

Has there been any demand for the 'standard' X/Y mouse pointer as an alternative to the standard mouse arrow pointer? http://pages.suddenlink.net/lenphilpot/img/XY_pointer.png Given my inexperience I can't enumerate any real advantages one way or the other, but it seems to be pretty popular in other...
by lphilpot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 31778

Re: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!

Thanks - The way I did it (in the CE) was highly repetitive, but that's often characteristic of CAD work anyway, from what I've seen. The repetition, practice and discipline are all worthwhile.
by lphilpot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: [solved] Missing icons on the layer list
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: Missing icons on the layer list

A few general questions: Does it happen on both themes (default and dark)? Have you tried renaming your QCAD profile, restarting QCAD and seeing if it still happens? Did you recently update your display driver? Your profile would be the folder C:\Users\ <account name> \Appdata\Roaming\QCAD (if I rem...
by lphilpot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 31778

Re: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!

Thanks.
by lphilpot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 31778

Re: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!

So how does this look? It's not perfect -- I discovered (after I deleted the oblique geometry I would've needed for accuracy) that I hadn't drawn quite all the receding edges of the bricks around the top edge quite as far as I could've... but I wasn't going back and doing the copies all over again! ...
by lphilpot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 31778

Re: Just for fun - QCAD drawing challenge !!!

Just saw this and it looked interesting. You've already done all the hard work! A few copies, rotates, mirrors, etc. and the front was complete. Hatching the interior space too longer. :) But can the 3D isometric projection be done with the community edition? I was able to do a projection of the fro...
by lphilpot
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Block questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

Re: Block questions

Thanks for the clarification. Soon hopefully I'll have no reason to ignore them. :D
by lphilpot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Block questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

Re: Block questions

Believe it or not, I had actually read both of your links. But it's nice to get confirmation. So, a drawing is actually a "master block" in a sense, optionally containing other blocks in a nested hierarchical manner (so to speak). Makes sense now. I'll wait and see if anyone else (Andrew, maybe?) co...
by lphilpot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Block questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

Block questions

(I apologize for the flurry of posts, but I'm encountering things that make me go "Hmmm" :wink: ) I've come to realize I apparently have a fundamental misunderstanding of what constitutes a block. I've always thought a block was a named entity (or named group of related entities), optionally with a...
by lphilpot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Associative hatches?
Replies: 3
Views: 3200

Re: Associative hatches?

That's why I asked... I had drawn a test rectangular shape on one layer, added a hatch on another, selected both and stretched them, but only the lines stretched. The hatch remained the same shape and size. That made me wonder. But I just tried it again and this time it worked. Obviously I did somet...
by lphilpot
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Associative hatches?
Replies: 3
Views: 3200

Associative hatches?

Does QCAD support associative hatches? Or is there another technique to (effectively) resize a hatch, e.g., after stretching a hatched entity? I thought I saw this question somewhere on the forums, but no amount of searching turned it up. I also searched the website for hatch and associative but fou...

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