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FS#3 - Automatically generate images for "CAD Introduction"

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 09:52 GMT+1
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Saturday, 14 July 2012, 12:45 GMT+1
Task Type Feature Request
Category Book
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Development
Due in Version 3.0.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


QCAD introduction Book

  • automatically generate screen shots of book in desired language
  • don’t use absolute paths in URLs
  • SVN:set up a new version for QCAD3
    1. start dialog → PNG
    2. set PNG resolution
    3. set PNG non-alpha-channel format
  • languages en/de/es/fr
  • script: $ generate_book_images.sh [en|de|es|fr]
  • Try to switch on / off antialiasing to render text / circles (whichever prints better):

User Reference Manual


  • paste/doc/description.html:
			The paste command inserts
			the entities previously copied to the
			clipboard. Paste is
  • ReferenceManual.js:
    • insert description HTML file under section “description”
    • save HTML files in right folder → paste/doc/Paste_de.xhtml
    • merge all HTML files to a reference manual
      • /home/martin/workspace/rsframework/support/doc/manual/qcad_user_manual.qhp
  • Iterate through all actions:
var actions = RGuiAction.getActions()
  • generate high-res PNG for every SVG tool icon:
BiLibrary.createAndSaveButton(iconSvgFile, pngFile);
  • generate some basic HTML for every tool:
<b>Menu:</b> [Top menu] - [Menu entry]
<b>Hotkey:</b> [two letter code or hotkey]
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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Saturday, 14 July 2012, 12:45 GMT+1
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 10:15 GMT+1


Not implemented yet

  • 1.2 figure 3-3: menu "View → Toolbars": not implemented yet
  • 2.2 Tool Edit → Extend: not implemented yet
  • 2.4 Snap Tools → Restrict Vertically: not implemented yet
  • 3.2 Advanced Modification Tools: Edit Tools are not implemented yet
  • 3.3 Measuring Tools: not implemented yet
  • 4.2 Dimensions: Adding Symbols to the Text Label: not implemented yet
  • 4.3 Hatches and Solid Fills: not implemented yet
  • 5.1 Blocks: button "create block": not implemented yet
  • 6.1 Import: Bitmap Import: not implemented yet
  • 6.2 Export: Bitmap Export: not implemented yet
  • 6.2 PDF Export: not implemented yet
  • 7.1 Orthographic Projections: The Top View: Edit Tools: not implemented yet
  • 7.2 Isometric Projections: not implemented yet
  • 5.1 Blocks: Inserting Blocks: added list items disappear magically


  • 3.2 (De-)Selecting Single Entities: button doesn't exist anymore
  • 3.2 (De-)Selecting Windows (Rectangular Areas): selection mode instead of select / deselect
  • 3.2 (De-)Selecting Intersected Entities: selection mode instead of select / deselect
  • 6.3 Printing a Drawing to Scale, 5.: button "centers the drawing on the paper" doesn't exits

Bugs / misc

  • 6.3 Printing a Drawing, 5., image 2: paper size not shown, see bug #5


  • save / restore settings
  • 2.1 "save as..." dialog: can't be done this way, dialog is not child of main window open file dialog