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1021dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: switch to set block to exportAssigned
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Add a command line switch to dwg2pdf to export a given block instead of “*Model_Space”.

1700dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: output multiple layoutsAssigned
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Add support to specify multiple blocks (layouts) to output (one per page).

1542dwg2svgFeature RequestLowdwg2svg: add switch to show only given layer(s)Assigned
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Implement a command line switch to only show a list of given layers for dwg2* command line tools.

1506dxflibFeature RequestLowwriteVPort parametersAssigned
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Add parameters to the function DL_Dxf::writeVPort.
This way users will be able to specify the desired viewport.

Is the github the official repository? Are pull requests sent there accepted?

976dxflibBug ReportLowDXF import errors related to hatches, textsAssigned
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See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=30&t=2677

1180dxflibBug ReportLowdxflib cannot open files with international characters ...Assigned
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With dxflib, QCAD cannot open any file with Chinese file name or path name, it popups a “Important Error” dialog.
But the writing (”Save As” command) with Chinese file name or path name is of no problem.
Does it mean dxflib can only handle single byte characters file name/path name?
WinXP, QCAD 3.8.0

1203dxflibBug ReportLowImages not saved (dxflib)Assigned
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I am doing a bit of landscaping and using a (big) ortophoto as one of my layers in order to sanity-check on the ground measurements.

The layer contains a point and the image and nothing else.

The image is a 8MB file: “PNG image data, 4200 x 2980, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced” and it is scaled to 210 coordinate units (meter) horizontally in the drawing.

With approx 50% probability the image disappears during Save, as see for instance in this diff of the DXF file:

      @@ -158699,28 +153057,6 @@ AcDbXrecord
        90
       6
         0
      -IMAGEDEF
      -  5
      -A1
      -100
      -AcDbRasterImageDef
      - 90
      -0
      -  1
      -/critter/HTV10/Ortofoto/ortofoto201502f.png
      - 10
      -210.0
      - 20
      -149.0
      - 11
      -1.0
      - 21
      -1.0
      -280
      -1
      -281
      -0
      -  0
       ENDSEC
         0
       EOF

The point in the same layer does not similarly disappear, the bug only seems to affect images.

I have seen this bug from version 3.7.5.0 to git as of yesterday (63e06c778926a803bdfbffdf27b8c24d41511072).

I have not been able to correlate the bug with anything.

Looking closer at the DXF file (attached), there seems to be some residuce of attempts to insert images in protected/invisible layers, so this may be some kind of refcounting issue.

(Any chance of getting FreeBSD into the “Operating System” field ?)

928QCAD (main)TaskLowCXF font editingAssigned
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Port CXF font editor to QCAD 3.
- Load CXF fonts (load glyphs into blocks)
- Save back to CXF format

1323QCAD (main)SuggestionLowImprove command line support in QCADAssigned
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Hi,

As a typical command line draftsman (still using acad10 for dos, since microsoft doesn’t supoort Win NT anymore),
I noticed a severe lack on command line acces in QCAD.

For example I find the icon and pixel selecting methods within qcad very confusing and rude.

With the normal cad Select command I can select exactly what en how I want it.

I intend not to be rude, but I find my drawing screen littered all over with all kind of very specialist menu’s,
tools and options. Sorry, I just want to make a drawing at the natural intuitive way, as with a pencil.
So I use command line Commands, such as Move, Copy, Change, Select, a.s.o.
For a ‘Command scripting’ user (-batching is a different tool!-),
it seems to me logical these basic commands should be accessable.

1368QCAD (main)SuggestionLowContext Menu - suggestionsAssigned
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1 Task Description

I love using the context menu, speeding up my workflow indeed.

I would like to suggest that we have the added option to show only icons if desired and also that maybe an option to save and show commonly used tools!

Maybe the context menu could be configurable to show two columns, one for the normal last used tools and the othjer one for the user saved tools?

What do you think?

1375QCAD (main)SuggestionVery LowInstall in hidden folderAssigned
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After each update, I add a dot before the ~user/opt folder (and in the program launcher) created by QCAD to unclutter my file manager’s appearance. Would be easy, I think, to make the installer put the program directly in ~user/.opt, and nobody would miss that folder while browsing through daily used files.

And what about installing the program as root, so all users of a computer could use it without personal installs, and only personal setting files created by users would be kept in ~user/.opt/qcam.

Jean-Claude

1469QCAD (main)SuggestionLowCartouche automatiqueAssigned
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Would not it be possible to create a kind of template for printing?
We draw our room without cartridge. The cartridge will automatically appear when printed. The scaling could be automatic so that it goes in the A4 and therefore also will post the scale automatically. The name of the play could be the file name, date last saved after it the rest of the information that would be to add somehow (material index, designer, ...).

Original suggestion:

Bonjour,

Ne serait il pas possible de créer une sorte de template lors de l’impression ?
On dessine notre pièce sans cartouche. Le cartouche s’affiche automatiquement lors de son impression. La mise à l’échelle pourrais être automatique pour que ca rentre dans le A4 et donc l’échelle s’afficherai aussi en automatique. Le nom de la pièce pourrais être le nom du fichier, la date du dernier enregistrement après c’est le reste des infos qui serait à ajouter je ne sais comment (matière, indice, dessinateur, ...).

1526QCAD (main)SuggestionLowExporting block attributes to CSVAssigned
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1 Task Description

Two useful commands make it necessary to

1-”delete all the history of the command lines without terminating QCad” ; and

2-”export attributes to the CSV file as exported to the Blocks List”

1607QCAD (main)SuggestionVery LowIndent 'Spline Segments:' in explode preferencesAssigned
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 FS#1604  was issued because of non-intuitive hierarchy of the preferences for the Explode function.
The task comment recieved explains the funcionallity in details not found elsewhere.

Indentation of the phrase ‘Spline Segments:’ suggest hierarchy.
Graying out the drop down box for the number of spline segments establish hierarchy.

1678QCAD (main)SuggestionLowProperty Editor dialogAssigned
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Task Description

The line for “General properties”, “Layer” the line is too narrow,
so you do not see the layer name when the Property Editor is pinned to the side.
(see Forum - Suggestions and Feedback):
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5239

1740QCAD (main)SuggestionLowMake unprintable layers also hidden in print previewAssigned
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Task Description

Make unprintable layers also hidden in print preview

1754QCAD (main)SuggestionLowWhen Selecting multiple blocks that contain the same at...Assigned
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When selecting multiple blocks that contain the same attribute names, attribute properties appear with the values of the last selected block instead of “various”. I do not know if this is a “bug” or developer option, but “various” would be better in my opinion.

1759QCAD (main)SuggestionVery LowModify // .... selection of entities on locked layer al...Assigned
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Without any selection.
Entities on a locked layer can be selected after choosing:

Asumed wrong
- Modify DI
- Modify
B2
- Modify D3
- Modify
MT

Questionable
- Modify RM
- Modify
CH
- Modify RN Less severe
- Modify
OF
- Modify OH
- Modify
SS

Regards

137QCAD (main)RefactoringLowSVG Export precisionAssigned
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In files exported with the (even PG) exporter I sometimes see values like these: 334.99999999999994 or 570.0000000000001 and very often 12 digits of precision.

To safe on file size, I suggest, that QCAD rounds values on SVG export to eg. three places. When viewed in an ordinary web browser, that will result in a precision of 1 inch / 96dpi / 1000 = 0.00026mm, not? Ends should still meet.

1056QCAD (main)RefactoringVery LowDead and wrong code in RSPlatform.cppAssigned
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Task Description

I am considering pushing the following diff:

--- a/src/core/RSPlatform.cpp
+++ b/src/core/RSPlatform.cpp
@@ -205,25 +205,6 @@ int RS::getCpuCores() {
     cores = sysinfo.dwNumberOfProcessors;
 #elif defined(Q_OS_UNIX)
     cores = sysconf( _SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN );
-#elif defined (Q_OS_MAC) || defined (Q_OS_BSD4) || [...]
-    nt mib[4];
-    size_t len;
-
-    /* set the mib for hw.ncpu */
-    mib[0] = CTL_HW;
-    mib[1] = HW_AVAILCPU; // alternatively, try HW_NCPU;
-
-    /* get the number of CPUs from the system */
-    sysctl(mib, 2, &cores, &len, NULL, 0);
-
-    if (cores < 1) {
-        mib[1] = HW_NCPU;
-        sysctl( mib, 2, &cores, &len, NULL, 0 );
-    }
-#elif defined(Q_OS_HPUX)
-    cores = mpctl(MPC_GETNUMSPUS, NULL, NULL);
-#elif defined(Q_OS_IRIX)
-    cores = sysconf( _SC_NPROC_ONLN );
 #endif

(truncated list to manage size)

I see that most of this was put in there as a kind of a note-to-self originally, however _SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN is implemented by every realistically possible targets anyway, so for all practical purposes, this is dead weight.

A couple of questions remain, though:

  • #ifdef Q_OS_WIN32 should probably be Q_OS_WIN, so as to include win64 as well.
  • Assuming the real purpose for this function is to determine how many parts a particular task is to be split into in the future, if and when QCAD gets the need to split expensive tasks among multiple CPUS, “core” probably shouldn’t be static - CPUs are hot-pluggable today, and while one probably doesn’t do that on a laptop, it’s not unfeasible in, say, a VDI environment.

Thoughts?

288QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowopening dwg file takes very long [improved]Assigned
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Task Description

Opening a 4 MB dwg file results in no-response for about five minutes. Opening the same file with DraftSight takes less than five seconds.

728QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowSlow loading of drawing with many block insertsAssigned
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1 Task Description

Slow loading of drawing with huge number of block inserts (more than 10000).

12QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile Export FormatsAssigned
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Task Description

Open

Postponed

  • SQL
  • DGN
  • Google SketchUp
  • Canonical representation of DXF that would allow for meaningful diffs
  • XML representation of DXF

Not Planned

  • EMF/WMF (use SVG instead or use SVG to EMF converter)

Done

  • SVG
  • PDF
21QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd line weight scale factorAssigned
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Task Description

Required for extreme units such as Nanometers or Kilometers. See also FS#20

38QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowSave / restore, export / import settingsAssigned
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Task Description

Inside the application preference dialog:

  • save settings (asks for a name)
  • restore settings (picked from a list that contains all so far saved settings and some presets)
  • export settings (to a file)
  • import settings (from a file)

Export / import could be useful for companies to synchronize settings.

116QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowShow polyline area in property editorAssigned
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2 Task Description

Show area of closed polyline, hatch, solid fill in property editor.

154QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImage: move reference points to scaleAssigned
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Task Description

Image: move reference points to scale

173QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowexplode text to lettersAssigned
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Task Description

implement

208QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSVG export: support custom line weightsAssigned
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Task Description

Find way to support custom line weights for SVG export. See also forum thread: http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1594

228QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert current date (and other fields)Assigned
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1 Task Description

Insert filed into drawing that displays current date, file name, ...

259QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumChain dimensionsLikely to be implemented
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11 Task Description

Chain dimensions

260QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumReference dimensioningLikely to be implemented
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9 Task Description

Reference dimensioning (baseline dimensioning)

Create multiple dimensions using the same base line.

268QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefine grid originAssigned
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Task Description

Define grid origin

275QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRounding all corners of a polylineAssigned
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1 Task Description

Modify - Round - Click polyline - round all corners

277QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcommand line arguments: allow class name after -execAssigned
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command line arguments: allow class name after -exec

293QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmulti-select for blocksAssigned
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It would be nice if one could select multiple blocks in the block list at once (holding ctrl or ctrl+shift). Main purpose would be to delete them if they are not needed anymore. If possible, the same applies to layers.

316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlocks list and selected blockAssigned
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1 Task Description

Wouldn’t it be nice, if selecting a block in model view would somehow highlight (just like clicking a block in the list does) the selected block in the “Block List” window?

(Feature request sounds a little harsh, enhancement proposal would seem more apt.)

355QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemember function for dimension OptionAssigned
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I think it would be nice to have more flexibility for Prefix etc. option (not only the drop down with a given choice) and a remember function for all those fields like postfix and tolerance.

Why Remember Function:
If I use a postfix like <>” in the postfix field I’m only able to use it for this particular dimension type at this time. If I change the type (from Horizontal to vertical or what ever) I have always to repeat my postfix. The same with tolerances.

384QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMenu icons under Mac OS XAssigned
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Task Description

Make this an option. Default should be no icons since icons are unusual for Mac OS X application menus.

396QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlocks: moving blocks: show bounding boxAssigned
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Task Description

Blocks: moving complex blocks with drag and drop should show bounding box as preview

408QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScript Macro recorderAssigned
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3 Task Description

Having practically no experience in scripting, a recorder that one could activate to memorize repetitive tasks (ie: inserting several layers with different attributes when starting a new drawing)would a useful tool to help get a start on scripting.

426QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScriptable entitiesAssigned
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Task Description

Provide script functionality for entities:

  • Paint or decorate entity, for example based on custom properties assigned to the entity
  • Listen and react to events
454QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcombined move/rotate/scale with two reference pointsAssigned
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It would be extremely helpful, if marked objects could be moved/rotated/scaled in a single step with two reference points as source and two reference poitns as destination. With a tool like this, “should match”-drawings could be merged easily.

455QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowlogical operations for polylinesAssigned
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Task Description

A missing feature in my work are logical operations (combine, intersect, ..) for polylines

Example:
Draw some elements, select them, say combine. The result will be the outline of all elements.

467QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request for new Arc tool option to add to Arc s...Assigned
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2 Task Description

For and behalf of mandrena

To add another Arc tool option in Arc tools set:

1.Specify Start point for Arc.
2.Specify End point for Arc.
3.Specify “Tangent” direction (without being restricted in input field) so you can visually select a point on your desired Tangent line!

500QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutohide Side PanelAssigned
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1 Task Description

it would be ideal to be able to have the option to autohide the side panel to increase the visible drawing space when working on a small screen.

502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPoints on line: enter distance instead of number of poi...Assigned
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Points on line: enter distance instead of number of points as a variant of the tool or as a new tool.

503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConvert entities to points with a fixed distanceAssigned
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Select lines, arcs, ... and convert them to points along the lines, arcs, ... with a fixed distance.

See also forum at:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1834

512QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify stretch and Restrict orthoAssigned
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1 Task Description

The modify stretch tool wants first and second corner, start and end point, then starts afresh. When I turn on restrict horizontally eg to align two points between start and end, the restriction sticks and I have to call restrict none, to be able to perform the next iteration, set the first corner then.

So, in the quest for a comfortable user interface, it was nice, if the modify stretch first/second corners parameter setting was not affected by current restrict/ortho etc. settings. Actually, that does not make any sense at all anyways, does it, a rectangle is defined by two degrees of freedom, isnt it?

514QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPunktpestimmung Intersection manual muss immer wieder n...Assigned
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Beispiel:
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 :-(

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