Flyspray:: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:55:05 +0100 Flyspray::QCAD: Recently edited tasks FS#1681: Auto-dimensioning Floyd Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:37:05 +0100
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#1682: Draw > Text: line spacing factor < 0.25 or > 4.0 causes entity not being saved Andrew Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:44:07 +0100]]> FS#1679: Print Preview scale format metric/imperial selection box Husky Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:53:16 +0100
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#1680: Alignment of text in attribute definition changes during copy/paste Floyd Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:58:55 +0100
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#1678: Property Editor dialog Viki Behun Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:00:30 +0100 so you do not see the layer name when the Property Editor is pinned to the side.
(see Forum - Suggestions and Feedback):
FS#1675: draw order incorrect using dwg2pdf to convert DXF to PDF Derek Nheiley Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:23:14 +0100
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]]>
FS#1677: Dimension: Scale option grayed out in model space Husky Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:06:21 +0100 ... impossible to chose a scale in the DIM option bar.]]> FS#1676: Modify > Explode: explode lines / arcs with line patterns into dash segments Andrew Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:59:57 +0100]]> FS#1674: Layouts and Viewports: duplicate layout block Andrew Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:28:34 +0100
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FS#1673: Layouts and Viewports: support polygonal viewports Andrew Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:25:57 +0100
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