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FS#1009 - Layer Order is Alphabetical vs the Order Defined Originally

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Herb (huf2000) - Tuesday, 07 January 2014, 06:35 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 07 January 2014, 10:31 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.5
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


It would appear that when QCAD imports a DXF, it reorders the layers into alphabetical order (at least when importing R2011). I have not tested this extensively but on other programs, the order is different from alphabetical. Ideally the operator should be given a choice to order the layers as exported (assuming the DXF format remembers that) or alphabetical. This is because a drawing may have a certain stack up of layers (like a printed circuit board) and then alphabetic ordering is not useful nor desired.

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Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 07 January 2014, 10:34 GMT+2

Changed into a feature request.

Please note also that layers in CAD have no connection to drawing order (just in case you were expecting this).