Flyspray:: Flyspray::QCAD: Recently opened tasks 2017-12-17T23:02:33Z FS#1684: Always Check for updates 2017-12-17T23:02:33Z 2017-12-17T23:02:33Z

“check for updates” works at boot even though unchecked in application preferences.

jose amaro
FS#1683: Print Page Borders option does not switch to lay-out 2017-12-17T22:19:31Z 2017-12-17T22:19:31Z

The Print Page Borders option does not switch to lay-out blocks

jose amaro
FS#1682: Draw > Text: line spacing factor < 0.25 or > 4.0 causes entity not being saved 2017-12-12T10:54:53Z 2017-12-12T10:44:07Z

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FS#1681: Auto-dimensioning 2017-12-12T10:55:05Z 2017-12-12T01:37:05Z

You can apply the command to Lines, PolyLine segments, Arcs, Circles, and Rings:

For linear entities parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, aligned Dimensions (parallel Dimensions) are created. For linear entities not parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, either aligned Dimensions (measuring the absolute distance between two points) or horizontal or vertical Dimensions (measuring the horizontal or vertical distance between two points) depending on where you move the pointer are created.

For curved entities, you can create radial, diameter, linear, angular, and arc length Dimensions.

To dimension entities:

Click Dimension > Auto (or type AutoDimension).
In the graphics area, select an entity to dimension.
Click to place the dimension line.
To use another dimension type for Circles or Arcs, specify an option:
Diameter. Creates a diameter Dimension.
Radial. Creates a radial Dimension for an Arc or Circle.
Linear. Creates a linear Dimension of the diameter of a Circle or an aligned, horizontal, or vertical Dimension between the end points of an Arc.
Angular. Dimensions the angle between the end points of an Arc.
Arc length. Dimensions an Arc length.
Note: The chosen option is the default the next time you use the AutoDimension command.

When you move the pointer during a linear dimensioning, you can:
Lock. Determines the current dimension type (aligned, horizontal, or vertical) regardless where you move the pointer.
Unlock. Unlocks the type of linear dimension used.
Press Enter.

In short, when you use this tool you click on an entity and it will know what dimension you’re looking for. For Circles, you can specify in the command window R or D for Radius or Diameter.
This would be extremely useful on large drawings where a lot of dimensioning is to be done. One tool and start clicking on entities for dimensioning.

FS#1680: Alignment of text in attribute definition changes during copy/paste 2017-12-11T09:11:14Z 2017-12-11T02:58:55Z

When defining block attributes, the default text alignment is center.

I changed this to align left and copied an attribute (ctrl + C) and then pasted (ctrl + V) fourteen times.

As I opened each one up with the editor to change the tag information, I noticed that every copied/pasted attribute definition had changed to align right.

I purposely set the first one back to align left and copy/pasted it a few times. Each paste had the attribute text set to align right again.

OS: Linux Mint 18.3 [64-bit]
QCAD Pro: [64-bit]

FS#1679: Print Preview scale format metric/imperial selection box 2017-12-11T19:20:01Z 2017-12-11T00:53:16Z

Not sure: Bug or feature request. However - it’s right now confusing :-)

It would be nice if the scale format list would respond to the “Measurement System (for line types and hatch patterns)” setting.

If my setting is Metric:



1:5 etc etc

If my settings is imperial:



1”=4” etc etc

FS#1678: Property Editor dialog 2017-12-10T17:34:38Z 2017-12-10T16:00:30Z

The line for “General properties”, “Layer” the line is too narrow,
so you do not see the layer name when the Property Editor is pinned to the side.
(see Forum - Suggestions and Feedback):

Viki Behun
FS#1677: Dimension: Scale option grayed out in model space 2017-12-08T22:35:43Z 2017-12-08T19:06:21Z

... impossible to chose a scale in the DIM option bar.

FS#1676: Modify > Explode: explode lines / arcs with line patterns into dash segments 2017-12-04T22:59:57Z 2017-12-04T22:59:57Z

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FS#1675: draw order incorrect using dwg2pdf to convert DXF to PDF 2017-12-08T22:36:27Z 2017-12-04T22:23:14Z

explicit drawing order of objects (such as sending hatch to back and bringing text to front) not respected when export to pdf used, the order of overlapping objects seems to use the order in which they were added to the drawing

this causes problems if we try to export a dxf to pdf and the hatching was drawn after some of the text

observed in Mac OSX El Capitan and Linux

Derek Nheiley