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FS#645 - Inch - Layerdata / Linewight still in mm ...

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Husky (Husky) - Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 00:34 GMT+2
Task Type Bug Report
Category QCAD (main)
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3 RC5
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Drawing Unit is in “Inch” but the Layer Data (Line wight) is in “mm” ....

I like it ;-) ... but maybe I’m the only one :-(

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Comment by Husky (Husky) - Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 08:52 GMT+2

I played around and now .... I don't like it anymore. ;-) The conversion of the Line weight is for me not understandable ...

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 09:40 GMT+2

Line weights are simply fixed and not converted or scaled at all.

In model space, a 1mm wide line is displayed as 1mm wide.

On paper, a 1mm line is always printed as 1mm wide, regardless of the scale that is applied for printing. I.e. line weights are NOT scaled with the drawing scale.

This makes sense because the line weight usually has a meaning (e.g. visible edge: 0.5mm, continuous; invisible edge: 0.13mm, dashed.
Scaling or converting the line weight would change the meaning or function of the line in the drawing.

Comment by Husky (Husky) - Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 03:55 GMT+2

Yep ... absolutely plausible. Thanks for the explanation.

But the Line weights are still all metric. Is that on purpose?

Comment by -- (clive) - Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 10:25 GMT+2

I think to add an 'Edit line weight' - between metric and imperial feature would be useful and seems logical. Maybe this could be added in the 'layer Data' dialog window!