QCAD Bugtracker

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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Operating System Linux (All / Other)
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.2.1
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Opened by -- - 20.08.2013
Last edited by Andrew - 21.08.2013

FS#896 - Lineweight problem

Linux Mint - 64

I need to laser cut some dashed circles and in order to do this I need to change the lineweight to 0.00mm (this is the lineweight I use for all laser cutting), however when I do this the result I get is not acceptable.

Using a lineweight of 0.05 is fine but our laser cutters will only read a lineweight of 0.00mm.Normally I would use a linetype of continuous and would be no problem, but for this particular job I need to use the smallest Dash option here!
For now I can get around this problem but it would be good to be able to choose this lineweight and linetype choice at some stage.

Closed by  Andrew
21.08.2013 12:15
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Andrew commented on 20.08.2013 19:52

Linepatterns at weight 0.00 scale the same as at weight 1.00 (= original pattern, no scale).

You might want to adjust the global linetype scale, a factor that is applied to all line patterns:
Edit - Drawing Preferences - General - Linetype - Global Linetype Scale

-- commented on 21.08.2013 07:57

Thanks for the tip, useful to know - setting the Linetype scale to 0.1 gives an acceptable Dash for me now.

-- commented on 21.08.2013 11:03

Yes this advice is working out for me, I've successfully laser cut a job with some small 'dashed' lined circles in it and everything works out nicely. I'll share this tip on the forum when I get a minute :).


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