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FS#648 - Configurable behavior for line patterns at weight 0.00

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Leo Potjewijd (LeoP) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 12:27 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 14:01 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.0.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


A line with linestyle = dots and line weight = 0.00 appears in model space overly spaced, all other lineweights behave as expected.
Suspect other linestyles to behave in a similar fashion.

See attached drawing.

Suggested fix: use the same scaling for lineweight 0.00 as for lineweight 0.05.

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Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 13:24 GMT+2

Linepatterns of lines with a weight of 0.00 scale like linepatterns of lines with weight 1.00.
I.e. factor 1.0 or the original pattern spacing applies. This is intended for users who don't use line weights at all.

Comment by Leo Potjewijd (LeoP) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 13:53 GMT+2

That's fine for those users I suppose...
But for those of us who do use line weights it is not all that fine (I'm being polite here).
I use line weight 0.00 for all sorts of auxiliary and construction lines (on dedicated layers); having to use solid lines now makes for quite a lot of extra work: edit layer styles in all my existing drawings is not a job I was waiting for... Not to mention the extra visual clutter in the drawing.
Perhaps a better way of dealing with this (for the users that do not use line weights) is a check mark to en- or disable pattern scaling with lineweight?

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 14:00 GMT+2

This likely boils down to some kind of switch in the user preferences, yes.