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FS#675 - Option for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Husky (Husky) - Friday, 31 August 2012, 09:40 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 1
Private No


I think it would be nice to have the possibility to decide a fixed Text and Dimension (inclusive Arrows) height what is not affected by the Print scale. That means: If I have a given height of 3,5mm it will always be printed with 3,5mm - no matter what the scale for the printing is.
Yes, I see also the problem that I could run in space problems after I twitch to the Print preview - but that will also happen when I change the Text hight in the preferences for a 5:1 printing.
Maybe this Feature Request doesn’t looks important if you are usually working with Metric Units but if you have to handle Imperial Units then it is a pain in the back to make always the calculation to get the same heights.
Try it by your self; 3,5mm = 0.137795” = 1”:1” Now I like to print it in 1”:256” ops - to small - ok 1”:64” ... no, to big, maybe 1”:128” .......and QCad can’t remember the previously numbers. ;-)

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Comment by -- (clive) - Friday, 31 August 2012, 14:10 GMT+2

I think you`re right about this and it would certainly solve a lot of issues for people using Imperial units,but is of equal value to 'Metric' users too!

Comment by Husky (Husky) - Friday, 31 August 2012, 21:38 GMT+2

Yes I know that the problem is equal to "Metric User" (I'm both) but it was more "dramatic" locking with the longer numbers ;-) It would be nice to get a solution because I hate to work with a cheat sheet, excel or a Pocket calculator although I have a computer ...

Comment by -- (clive) - Saturday, 01 September 2012, 14:19 GMT+2

agreed :)