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FS#999 - Linear Factor doesn't get saved when drawing is closed.

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Steve Fraser (sfraser) - Tuesday, 24 December 2013, 17:40 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:25 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 3.4.5
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I have a dimension layer on a drawing. I make only that layer visible and select all dimensions. Then from the property editor I set the Linear Factor. The dimension values change as expected, and I can print the drawing and have the new dimension values show up as expected. When I save and close the drawing, then re-open it, the dimension Linear Factor does not retain the value I gave it. I saved my drawing in the current R27 DXF format.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:25 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 24 December 2013, 17:51 GMT+2

Thanks for your report.

I cannot reproduce this problem here with QCAD 3.4.5 on Ubuntu Linux (or any other platform).
Could you attach your drawing and indicate what factor you enter as linear factor? Thanks.

Comment by Steve Fraser (sfraser) - Wednesday, 25 December 2013, 16:50 GMT+2

I enter 1 (one) as the liner factor.

Comment by Husky (Husky) - Wednesday, 25 December 2013, 20:07 GMT+2

I can reproduce this problem only with the attached drawing. In other respects I have no problems with my own drawings in 3.4.5 (XP/32).

I'm sure Andrew will have an explanation - I have only a quick workaround:
- New drawing - same drawing preferences like the 600W_box2_top.dxf.
- open Drawing 600W_box2_top.dxf - all Layer visible - select all - copy to clipboard.
- switch to the new drawing - paste with overwriting blocks and layers.

The new drawing should now be able to save the Linear Factor - at least it was working in my test ....
Good luck ;-)

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 25 December 2013, 20:51 GMT+2

Thanks for the file. The file uses a global linear factor (0.0393701) - a feature that is not fully supported by QCAD at this point.
I will look into that.

Comment by Steve Fraser (sfraser) - Wednesday, 25 December 2013, 23:47 GMT+2

Thanks for your help and the workaround idea. I'm good to go with that.