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FS#971 - Dimension properties: text position not saved

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Stijn Verholen (sverholen) - Sunday, 17 November 2013, 12:01 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 03 December 2013, 11:21 GMT+2
Task Type Bug Report
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System Ubuntu Linux
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When reopening a dxf that had the dimension text aligned differently than the default, the text position has the same X position for vertical dimensions and the same Y position for horizontal dimensions as the dimension line. In other words, changes to the text position are not saved or loaded when reopening a file.

For example:
1) Create the drawing and take a dimension measurement
Dimension Line on (X, Y): (110, 1680)
Text Position changed to (X, Y): (100, 1255)

2) Save file, close it and reopen it
Dimension Line on (X, Y): (110, 1680)
Text Position on (X, Y): (110, 1255)

The text height (in drawing preferences) is set to 15 and page printing scale is 1:5 (if it matters).

QCAD Professional on Ubuntu 13.04. See the attached file for the program specs.

Not really a major bug, but quite irritating none the less. :)

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Tuesday, 03 December 2013, 11:21 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Husky (Husky) - Sunday, 17 November 2013, 20:07 GMT+2


could this be a workaround for you? Yes - it isn't a solution but a workaround .... ;-)


Comment by Stijn Verholen (sverholen) - Sunday, 17 November 2013, 21:29 GMT+2

Hello Husky,

Well I can certainly live with that workaround :)
Thank you very much.

For the audience: the gist of the workaround is:
1) select all dimensions
2) enter the command: dimregen

Thanks again, Husky !

To the developers: this problem doesn't occur straight away. My dimensions are in a separate layer. Instinctively, I think the problem started after I added another layer after the dimensions layer.
I'll test it out in the next couple of days and report here.