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FS#896 - Lineweight problem

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by -- (clive) - Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 21:17 GMT+1
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 14:15 GMT+1
Task Type Bug Report
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System Linux (All / Other)
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.2.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


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.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 14:15 GMT+1
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 21:52 GMT+1

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

Comment by -- (clive) - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 09:57 GMT+1

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

Comment by -- (clive) - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 13:03 GMT+1

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 :).