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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummary  descStatusProgress
 597 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Rechteck, Referenspunkt nicht mehr wählbar in kombinati ...Closed
Task Description

Will ich ein Rechteck mit Größenvorgabe zeichnen und kombiniere dies mit einem versetzten Relative Zero Punkt kann ich nicht mehr den Referenzpunkt (unten Links etc.) wählen und in der Vorschau sehen. Gezeichnet wird es richtig - wenn ich den Vorgang abschließen kann!

Rechteck mit Größe,
verändern Relativ Zero,
Ende eines anderen Elementes,
Relativ X,Y,
Will ich dann den Referenzpunktes des Rechtecks verändern - hat QCad Probleme dies umzusetzen oder auch den Vorgang dann flüssig durchzuführen.

1102QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRay reference pointAssigned
1 Task Description

Using a horizontally/vertically ray means always I have to use a preset Reference point which is 0° for the horizontal Ray and 90° for the vertically Ray. The Reference point Option Box is deactivated.

It would be nice to be able to choose by myself between a Start and End Reference point like the vert./horiz. Line options.

1044QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRadian measure symbol for Geometry labeling ...Assigned
1 Task Description

We do not have a Radian measure tool but we can change the labeling of a Angular Dimensioning ...

It would be nice to have a “Radian measure symbol” in the Property Editor / Geometry / Label / Insert Symbol List.

 1769 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD Help link to "FAQ's (Online) is broken Closed
Task Description

QCAD help link to “FAQ‘s (Online)” is broken and leads to a 404 page.
(Menu → Help → FAQ‘s (Online))

 1251 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD CE can't read ä,ö ü in a file name Closed
Task Description

The QCAD Community Edition isn’t able to read / import dxf files with a German “Umlaut” like ä,ö, ü in the dxf file name.
If I change the file name from a “ä” into a “ae” QCAD CE will open the file flawless.

 682 BookFeature RequestLow QCad Book with Bookmarks ... Closed
Task Description

QCad Book

Would be nice to have the index linked (like Bookmarks, Hyperlinks, Jump marks) with the regarding chapter.

So that I just can click in the index what I’m looking for and it jumps directly to the correct chapter.

 749 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD 3.0.6 / 3.0.7 autosave crashes Closed
Task Description

XP32/ QCAD 3.0.6

The 3.0.6 Version (Snapshot) is very instable - crashed always after a couple minutes ... :-(

Problem signatur:
AppName: qcad.exe AppVer: ModName: qtcore4.dll
ModVer: Offset: 0005d1e8

 744 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD 3.0.5 instable ... Closed
Task Description

XP32/ QCAD 3.0.5

The 3.0.5 Version is very instable - crashes many times in an hour :-(

Problem signatur:
AppName: qcad.exe AppVer: ModName: qcad.exe
ModVer: Offset: 00de468d

514QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPunktpestimmung Intersection manual muss immer wieder n...Assigned
Task Description

Zeichnen einer Linie (Line two points) mit Punktbestimmung.
Wähle ich für die Punktbestimmung z.B. “End” bleibe ich in diesem Modus bis ich etwas anderes wähle. Gut ;-)

Wähle ich für die Punktbestimmung “Intersection manual” muss ich dies für jeden Punkt immer wieder neu anwählen. Schlecht :-(

 1125 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property Editor / Total angle of an arc Closed
1 Task Description


if I have an arc and use the Property Editor to get the Geometrical information I always miss the total angle of the arc.

Yes - I have the Start and the End angle but to get the Total angle I have to draw construction lines to be able to use the Angular Dim or Info angle tool /or I need to use a pocket calculator ...

It would be nice to have this calculated by QCAD - I assume it can’t be that difficult to design an extra field which will display, based on the start and end angle, the total angle of an arc.

What do you think?

 354 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Property Editor / Select Layer Malfunction Closed
Task Description

To change the postfix for dimension.
Situation: New drawing, Dimension in Drawing, Dimension on one Layer. Menu > Select > Select Layer and click on a dimension. Went to Property Editor > Geometry > Label and change the Label in <>”. Nothing happens.

The same procedure with a other kind of selection works and it works also in the

 1679 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Print Preview scale format metric/imperial selection bo ...Closed
Task Description

Not sure: Bug or feature request. However - it’s right now confusing :-)

It would be nice if the scale format list would respond to the “Measurement System (for line types and hatch patterns)” setting.

If my setting is Metric:



1:5 etc etc

If my settings is imperial:



1”=4” etc etc

 1475 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Print Preview / fit to pages fails ... Closed
Task Description

... in dependence to the used Units.

I have notice this behavior a couple times before but wasn’t sure what is the trigger for that. Now I figured out one (I’m sure there are more) scenario which shows the effect:

New drawing,
Drawing preferences;
Drawing Units:

Printing Page:

Print Preview:

Auto fit drawing to page - fails to calculate the scale,
Auto fit pages to drawing - fails also ...

Counter test:
same drawing - change Paper Unit to mm,
Reset Paper size to A4 ...

... and it works flawless ;-)

 1715 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Print option "Auto fit pages to drawing" broken Closed
Task Description

Print option “Auto fit pages to drawing” broken.

 1635 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Print current view / Portrait Closed
Task Description


if I use the “Print current view” tool for a Landscape format - everything works just nicely!
If I use it for a Portrait print - the scale is way of.

For this example I used a rectangle as reference. The details what I’m looking for are captured with same sized red rectangles. The Paper orientation was changed before I used the Print command. To have the maximum view I select the rectangle and used “Zoom to selection” - then Print to current view.

Portrait, scale way of:

Portrait, manual adjusted - it should look close to this one:

I attache for testing the dxf too.

1577QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPostfix for DIM / Remember last DIM Label ...Assigned
1 Task Description


unfortunately I need to use from time to time different Units in a drawing. It works nice with the Scale possibility but to keep my drawing readable I need to label then the DIM accordingly. Sadly I don’t have a Postfix option so I work with a workaround what means I use <>”, or <>’ and <>mm in the Prefix field. If I then terminate the DIM tool and start it again I will loose my settings except the Scale Factor.

May I ask for an additional Postfix option or/and a remember functionality of those fields?

734QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to distribute a selection equal to each oth...Assigned
3 Task Description

It would be nice to have an extra option for the Align tool what provides the possibility to an equal distribution of a selection ...

First row: Befor / Second row: after

922QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to control the order in the Property editor...Assigned
Task Description

It would be nice and helpful if we had the possibility to control the order of Attributes - shown in the property editor.
I found a solution for myself with using numbers in the Attribute definition tag - but that isn’t really a nice solution.
If I could hide my numbering ... everything would be fine for me .... ;-)

753QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowPaste Preview confusing ....Assigned
Task Description

If I paste something from the clipboard to a drawing the scales of dims are wrong in the preview.

It is difficult to place it right with a confusing preview of that what I have to place ... ;-)

866QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPaste block reference: add third option to rename paste...Assigned
Task Description


Drawing 1: Blockname X is part of a selection, I copy this selection into the clipboard to use it in an other drawing.

Switch to Drawing 2, this drawing has also a Blockname X but with a different content.

Use the clipboard paste function - the clipboard content will be modified (only the Block) by the drawing 2 block content.

No warning pops up - it just happens!

 1267 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Options for Print Preview not correct working Closed
Task Description

Please double check the functionality of the Print options - I think that there are not correct working.

Move Paper position = OK,
Autofit drawing to paper = out of center, wrong scale
Autofit pages to drawing = to many pages are used,
Auto center = out of center,

675QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...Assigned
1 Task Description

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. ;-)

 1583 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Option / Rotation missing defaults for 15 and 345 degre ...Closed
Task Description

... just cosmetic!

The Option drop down list for rotations (e.g. Paste etc) shows all steps incremental for every 15 degree - but 15 and 345 degree are missing.

I’m happy that we don’t have bigger problems!!! :-)

631QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption "Scale" für das öffnen von Templates ...Assigned
Task Description

Wenn ich eine Zeichnung plane überlege ich mir natürlich im Vorfeld welche Blattgröße und welchen Maßstab ich verwenden möchte.

Wenn ich Templates (z.B. Zeichnungsblatt A4) für die Blattgröße öffnen könnte und dabei direkt einen Skalierungsfaktor (z.B. 10) vorgeben könnte hätte ich ohne Umwege gleich alles was man braucht. In diesem Fall ein A4 Blatt im Maßstab 1:10.

Im Grunde genommen das selbe was ich bereits mit Library Items machen kann ... ;-)

 1539 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow One more "Offset" option: Infinitive Line ... Closed
1 Task Description


I miss one Offset option to use an offset indirectly related to the used entity. Right now I have to work with further construction lines and trim, divide, delete etc. tools to archive what I need.
Basically an offset as a ray would be enough but unfortunately we have no control of the Ray orientation.
This said - it would be nice to have an infinitive line added to the “Offset Polyline Segment” option to be able to use an Offset as construction line which is not only reflecting the shape of the source.

 981 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New tool: Ellipse - Equidistant Closed
1 Task Description

Bug or Feature request?

Tool “Parallel” is not working on an intact ellipse. If I explode the ellipse it will work but then it turns out to a Sisyphus task ... ;-)

813QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Snap tool: Isometric coordinates ...Assigned
Task Description

It would be nice to have an additional Coordinate tool for isometric constructions.

If I’m working on an isometric drawing I have to design my things with x, y, z coordinates.
Y is, of course not a problem but for x and z I have most off the time to work with construction lines for move, copy, locate etc.
With an isometric coordinate snap tool what will follow the 30° angles for x and z we could save a lot of construction lines ;-)

1446QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Polygon toolAssigned
1 Task Description


if I need to design a bolt circle (circle on circle) and the single bolt diameter and the quantity of circles are given then I can use the QCAD Polygon Tool “Polygon 2 Points of Side” ... but for the Length of the side I have to do a workaround (Line with this length) to determine the desired length.

It would be very convenient to have an additional tool for a Polygon which has the possibility to ask me for the center, corners and the length of the sides.

1362QCAD (main)Feature RequestLownew layer tool: Toggle visibility allAssigned
2 Task Description


I use a lot of “temp” layer to keep my drawing organized during a design session. Ad the end of the day (or week or month ...) I need to get rid of this “garbage” but unfortunately there is no easy way to delete all this layer in one go.
Most of the time those layer are invisible. The “important layer” are visible. If I could toggle all layer from visible in invisible in one go with a switch like “Toggle visible layer all” and then use “Select all” / delete / Purge unused layer I’m able do get rid of this stuff with just a few clicks.

The same tool would help to improve the workflow in the case that I just have to switch between all visible / invisible layer for testing / double checking / cleaning or what ever. Currently I have to toggle every single layer to get this done and if I work with many layer I need to have a perfect working memory (or a piece of paper with many notes!) to be able to restore the same desired working order.

And I’m confident - there are many more useful scenarios for a tool like this one ... ;-)

pics: “Toggle visibility all” with one click:

 473 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Move, restricted horizontal, intersection .... Closed
Task Description

Move/Copy doesn’t work with the combination restricted horizontal and snap to intersection manually.

1628QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMove / Copy and snap tangentialAssigned
3 Task Description

Please see:


 722 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Mouse wheel zoom .... Closed
Task Description

XP 32

Vers. 3.0.0
Mouse zoom in and out with the Mouse-wheel = nice and smooth ;)

Vers. 3.0.5
Mouse zoom in and out with the Mouse-wheel = jumping zigzag ways during it zooms .... :(

 388 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow More options for Polygons ... Closed
3 Task Description

Possibility to draw Polygons with a given dimension for across flats (not only corners).

1170QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along entity"Assigned
1 Task Description

The new tool “Paste along entity” is very useful! But I work mostly in mechanical engineering and would like to see more options to determine where it has to start with the first insert item.


1. That is how it works right now - no chance to get it started on both ends of an line.

2. If I need to have my items also on the ends I have to use additional the normal “Paste” function.

3. If I could tell the “Paste along entity” that there is a start and end “Base” dimension then I’m a big step further. ;-)

I could tell the tool that it has to start at “0” or at “25” and the rest is just regarding the calculation. Correct?

However - you need many times in mechanical engineering etc. a hole pattern which will start at:



25, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 25

It would be very nice to have this also in combination with the “Paste along entity” tool ;-)

 363 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify tool "Stretch" only one time ... Closed
Task Description

3.0 RC1

The Stretch Tool works only for one task and than you have to reselect it again for the next task.
Who really works with the stretch tool has to use it (often) a couple times consecutively to get the job done.

It was nice working in

 1081 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Explode: Fails for dimension entities Closed
Task Description

Exploding a usual block - no problems.
Exploding a dimension - it will freeze the explode tool until I reset the tool or use another tool. New drawing / old drawing doesn’t matter.

 1217 QCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Modify > Explode: crash for non-explodable entities Closed
Task Description

- Select line
- Modify > Explode

 1151 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Chamfer / Round: broken between first and last ...Closed
2 Task Description

At closed Polygons: Chamfer / Bevel / Round tools are not proper working at the Start/End corner transition.

see also: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3192&p=11358#p11358

 1325 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Auto Trim: trims to invisible entities Closed
Task Description

“Autotrim” ignores status on invisible and/or blocked layer and will still trim along invisible entities.

 1272 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Auto Trim: not undoable when used on spline Closed
Task Description

Scenario 1:
like to use “Breakout segment” on a spline,
Status bar tells me that I CAN use this tool on a spline,
Breakout: works,
Undo: works,
Everything fine ...

Scenario 2:
like to use “Breakout manual” on a spline,
Status bar tells me NOT to use this tool on a spline but ...
Breakout manual: works,
Undo: works,
I think just the status bar needs an Infotext update.

Scenario 3:
like to use “Auto Trim” on a spline,
Status bar tells me NOT to use this tool on a spline but ...
Auto Trim: works,
Undo: works NOT,
I think the status bar needs an Infotext update and I guess in the undo function is a bug.

 1720 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Auto Trim: fails for Rays and Infinite Lines Closed
Task Description

... if other entities involved.

Please use the Auto Trim tool first with visible and then with invisible Block Countertop. The effect can change depending on where you click.

1262QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMissing some kind of "QCAD is still working" indicator.Assigned
Task Description

If I have to do some kind of intense tasks like converting a previous Polyline, which is now exploded to lines (maybe a couple hundred thousand short lines) back to a polyline (Polyline/Create from Segments) QCAD needs time to do that. In this “working time” I can’t see any indicator that QCAD is working. Not a Hourglass on the mouse or some other indicator. I have just the feeling: Nothing is going on right now ...

It would be nice to have some kind of visual info that QCAD is working.

 738 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Lost Layer and Block List caused by closing the empty " ...Closed
Task Description

XP32 / 3.0.5

Example case:
I open QCAD and I have automatically the “Untitled 1” drawing.
If I open now an additional, saved drawing I have all Blocks and Layer listed and I’m able to work normal with my drawing ...
If the “Untitled 1” drawing is NOT the active drawing and I close it with the X in the Tab I will lose the Layer and Block List (only the List!) in the other drawing ....

I have to play around with QCAD “Window minimizing” “Draft mode” or I have to reopen the drawing to get the Layer/Block List back!
Seems to be a refresh problem .....

Funny is that this not occurs if I have opened a couple drawings .... but in this case I’m able to switch (and refresh?) the drawings with the tabs ....

720QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLocked Blocks ....Assigned
1 Task Description

It is nice that I can scale or rotate a block - but right now I see also a big plus in a kind of locking function for Blocks.
It would be nice to have a “locked” option ad least for the scaling of blocks.

Example: Think about Clives “Radiator ‘Cover’ screen” http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=2060 and how you could manipulate this screen with “scale blocked blocks” ;-)

764QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLinks to Data sheet, Part List ...Assigned
Task Description

Most of our drawings have a Data sheet, parts List, cutting list, description etc etc on a pdf, world or excel file.

It would be nice to have a link possibility directly in QCAD to those files what will be saved with the drawing.
Like the bitmap function without displaying the files in the drawing ...

 1020 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Line2PEx, Option-bar for angles disregard the Decimal P ...Closed
Task Description

My QCAD setting for “Decimal Points” is “dot” instead of “comma”.
(Application Preferences, General, Coordinate Format, Decimal Point: Dot ‘.’(Default))

The new Line2PEx tool will only accept a comma - if I use a dot it will be automatically replaced by a comma.
The displayed angle in the drawing will use a dot.
No red Text font warning for using an invalid value.

I used a screen-shot with an additional coordinate option to make it a bit clearer:

 773 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Line - Relative Angle / Orthogonal: Reference Point opt ...Closed
1 Task Description

Reference Point options (Start, middle, end) also for “Relative angle” and “Orthogonal” .... like the other lines ;-)

 559 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Library Symbole mit gleichen Namen wie in der Zeichnung ...Closed
Task Description

Blocknamen in einer Zeichnung haben Vorrang gegenüber gleichen Blocknamen aus der Library.

Eine Sicherheitsabfrage wie z.B.: Vorhanden Block überschreiben, ignorieren etc oder neuen Block umbenennen würde viele Überraschungen verhindern.

584QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowLibrary Items können unbrauchbar gemacht werden durch l...Assigned
Task Description

Nach einigen Überraschungen ....

Es ist möglich Layer in nicht eingefügten oder unsichtbar geschalteten Library Items unbemerkt zu löschen ....

Fallbeispiel 1:
Ich arbeite an einer Zeichnung die u.a. den Layer “Gelbe Linie” benutzt.
Ich füge ein Library Item ein was auch einen Layer “Gelbe Linie” hat.
Ich lösche - aus welchen Gründen auch immer - in der Zeichnung das Library Item weil ich es erst später wieder verwenden will.
In der Blocklist ist es natürlich immer noch verfügbar.
In der Zeichnung lösche ich den Layer “Gelbe Linie” da ich diesen nicht brauche brauche - habe aber natürlich nicht im Kopf welche Layer in meinen Blocks verwendet wurden.
Nach einiger Zeit will ich den Block (den aus der Library) wieder einfügen - dieser ist nun aber unbrauchbar da der Inhalt welcher auf dem Layer “gelbe Linie” war fehlt.
Das Library Item neu aus Library laden um das bereits existierende zu reparieren scheitert da das erste nicht überschrieben werden kann. Ich muss den ersten Block löschen um den neuen benutzen zu können.

Fallbeispiel 2:
Da das selbe (löschen der Layer) auch passieren kann bei unsichtbar geschalteten Blöcken kann es dazu führen das ich zig bereits positionierte Blöcke zerstöre und neu platzieren muss um meine Zeichnung zu reparieren.

Fallbeispiel 3:
Ich sehe in meiner Zeichnung einen Layer “Gelbe Linie”. Weiß nicht was das ist - schalte alle Layer unsichtbar außer “Gelbe Linie”. Klicke auf “Auto Zoom” um zu sehen was den auf “Gelbe Linie” ist. Finde nichts = also leer! Lösche Layer “Gelbe Linie”. Der Layer wurde aber von einem im Moment nicht verwendeten Library Block verwendet. Es gibt keinen Hinweis das ich damit ein Library Item zerstören könnte ....

Lange Rede kurzer Sinn: Wäre es machbar/sinnvoll Layer in Blöcken nur löschen zu können wenn ich mich im Edit Modus der Blöcke befinde?

 576 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Library Browser Fensterposition merken ... Closed
Task Description


Ich würde es begrüßen wenn der Library Browser sich seine letzte Fenster Position und Größeneinstellungen “merken” könnte.
Zudem wäre es schön wenn er im letzten Modus öffnen würde - ich benutze zur Zeit überwiegend die Registerkarte “File System” zu der ich dann jedes mal neu navigieren muss.
Auch wäre es schön wenn das Browserfenster minimiert oder in den Hintergrund verschwindet sobald ich ein Symbol in die QCad Zeichenfläche ziehe - momentan kommt es oft vor das ich zwar das Symbol am “Maushaken” habe aber das Browserfenster im Weg ist. Um QCad in den Vordergrund zu holen muss ich die Zeichenfläche anklicken was aber dann natürlich schon das Symbol (an einer falschen Stelle) einfügt ...

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