Greetings from Canada

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MikeJ
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Greetings from Canada

Post by MikeJ » Mon May 16, 2022 8:29 pm

I'm semi-retired developer with around 30 years of experience. I started out as a board draftsman and then the company I was working for purchased AutoCAD version 9.0 and I was hooked. I learned all I could and began developing scripts in AutoLISP to be more efficient. After 12 years I started doing corporate development and then went into management.

I wanted to get back into CAD drafting/development so I started looking for something other than AutoCAD and found QCAD. It's an amazing product! I've since then developed a few scripts. Here's a few I've done so far:

Layer Manager - Creates layers from a SQLite database utilizing the AIA CAD Layer Guidelines
Tablet Grid - Inserts blocks, runs script blocks, scripts, commands, or other tables from an 8x8 grid tablet.
HVAC Ductwork - Draws double-line ductwork
Structural Shapes - Draws AISC W, S, M, HP, C, MC, WT, ST, MT, angles, rectangular and round HSS shapes from XML data sources
Piping Symbols - Inserts pipe fitting symbols that automatically breaks the lines, and if in isometric view, inserts an isometric version of the block with correct angle and horizontal flip
Architectural Doors and Windows - Script blocks that creates doors and windows
Isometric Circles - Draws isometric circles based on the current isometric projection

I've attached some pictures so you can get a better idea of what these tools look like.

I hope QCAD continues to succeed and looking forward to see what upgrades there'll be in the future :)
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piping tablet.jpg
View showing a piping tablet loaded
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layer manager - templates.jpg
View showing the Layer Manager Templates tab
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layer manager - layer.jpg
View showing the Layer Manager Layer tab
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hvac tablet.jpg
View showing an HVAC ductwork tablet loaded
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ryancousins
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Post by ryancousins » Tue May 17, 2022 2:40 am

Welcome to the forum, MikeJ.

It looks like you really know your way around scripting! I really like the AIA layer guide.

I look forward to seeing what other tools you might develop.

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petevick
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Post by petevick » Tue May 17, 2022 6:10 pm

MikeJ wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 8:29 pm
Layer Manager - Creates layers from a SQLite database utilizing the AIA CAD Layer Guidelines
Tablet Grid - Inserts blocks, runs script blocks, scripts, commands, or other tables from an 8x8 grid tablet.
HVAC Ductwork - Draws double-line ductwork
Structural Shapes - Draws AISC W, S, M, HP, C, MC, WT, ST, MT, angles, rectangular and round HSS shapes from XML data sources
Piping Symbols - Inserts pipe fitting symbols that automatically breaks the lines, and if in isometric view, inserts an isometric version of the block with correct angle and horizontal flip
Architectural Doors and Windows - Script blocks that creates doors and windows
Isometric Circles - Draws isometric circles based on the current isometric projection
Hi Mike and welcome to the Qcad forum.

All of your tools look very interesting indeed, have you considered sharing them with the Qcad community ?? I'm sure there are quite a few users that would find them very useful.

I too did a lot of AutoLISP programming back in the day, but I just can't get my head around Qcads scripting environment.
Pete Vickerstaff
Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon, Qcad Pro 3.27.4

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ryancousins
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Post by ryancousins » Tue May 17, 2022 6:30 pm

petevick wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 6:10 pm

All of your tools look very interesting indeed, have you considered sharing them with the Qcad community ?? I'm sure there are quite a few users that would find them very useful.
I 2nd that!

MikeJ
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Post by MikeJ » Wed May 18, 2022 7:20 am

For sure, I'll post some of my content... would be nice to have some QA done on it :)

John Hyslop
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Post by John Hyslop » Fri May 20, 2022 9:54 am

Nice work, I'll 3rd that.. :D

I also came from AutoCad.over 35years. and I'm totally hooked on Qcad now.... ..

Looking forward to downloading your scripts and trying them out. :)

Cheers
John Hyslop
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Bilal_AU
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Post by Bilal_AU » Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:27 pm

Hi Mike,
That is some seriously nice work you have done there. Looking forward to following you on your journey here with QCAD.
I am only just starting out with it and so far it looks promising.

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