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752QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd support for the 3dConnexion Space Navigator (Pan an...Assigned
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The 3dConnexion Space Navigator would be wonderful as a pan and zoom control. I find it extremely useful in SketchUp and when I switch from that to QCAD am always disappointed to find it doesn’t work.

3dconnexion DOT com/buy/shop.html?3dxcp=GA_GA_search_google_US_Brand

While full support for the buttons and such would be nice, just the ability to map the axis to pan and zoom would be wonderful.

1071QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low(Bitmap) scaling convenience optionAssigned
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This can be done as is in QCAD today, but a quick convenience UI bit would be much appreciated.

Suppose you are working off a bitmap image (transcribing old scan, or you got your apartment’s floor plan like this, because, uh, what tenant needs DXF). It has dimensions markers and everything, but fat chance it’ll be to actual CAD scale after importing.

So, to bring it to scale, you measure between two tick marks on the scale, compute ratio based on measurement and what’s written on the dimension line, and do a scale operation (you can also have QCAD compute the ratio by using math expression, whatever).

That works fine.

A purely just for convenience function to do that would be much appreciated: pick two points, enter what the actual distance between them is, poof bam, appropriate scaling operation is applied.

As a twist, there could be some other bitmap skewing options, like “the points I’ve selected are on a horizontal/vertical line/at an angle of X degrees, then the bitmap would also be applied this transform.

1154QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd preference for round reference pointsAssigned
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This one is purely cosmetic, instead of square reference points would it be possible to have the choice of either square or round with size?

1460QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowTwo Display Environment --> Problems with Toolboxes and...Assigned
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Hello,

I’m unsing a two display environment and got all Tools and Widgets placed on the second display.
See qcad1.png

There are two problems:

1.) When I open another application on second display, three toolboxes stay on top, the others are behind new application.
See qcad2.png

2.) When I minimize Qcad only the mainwindow will be minimuzed, all the toolboxes and widgets stay on second display also with problem 1.
See qcad3.png

Whould be great, when this issues will be fixed :-)

Thank you very much
Andreas

P.S.: Hope described well, if not, please drop me a reply...

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.

1626QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low'Clip to Circle' toolAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

Would it be possible to have a clip to circle tool also please?

Regards

Clive

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

991QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd warning when overwriting custom propertyAssigned
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Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

If I use an identical Name accidentally again in the Custom Property dialog - it will overwrite the first value with the same name without any warnings.

1042QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowPreferences dialogs: help button shown in dialog headerAssigned
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See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2887&view=unread#unread

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

1068QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowIsometric bitmapAssigned
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It would be a nice feature to be able to create an isometric projection of a bitmap.

1132QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowInfo > Polygonal Area: create blockAssigned
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Optionally create an (anonymous?) block for the polygon and the text.

1223QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowText: formatting with subscript and font sizeAssigned
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- enter the text A1 and format the “1” as subscript and with a different font size.
When you click OK, it will be something like: AH3.571431;
I have to manually edit it (source tab) to AH3.57143;S^1;

1227QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAutoCAD skinAssigned
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QCAD has a lot of features and buttons, probably more that the autocad I’ve been using. Therefore the learning curve is too slow. It would be a great boost for the program to have the possibility of having an Autocad skin, and it will attract many new users.

1301QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowAuto Zoom includes invisible BlocksAssigned
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Open drawing and Auto Zoom will also use invisible Blocks for the displayed Zoom Factor.

1324QCAD/CAMSuggestionVery LowConfusing Copy / Move optionAssigned
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Hi,

Using the Copy and Move command the [ ] Use current layer and attributes’ is confusing.

Perhaps [ ] change copy /moved set to current layers and attributes. is more suitable.

1369QCAD/CAMBug ReportVery Lowqcad-bin is trying to access non-existent /home/andrewAssigned
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I experience long start delays. I’ve trace the problem to the fact that I have autofs automounting my home directories. However, an strace of qcad-bin shows the following:

execve("/opt/ribbonsoft/qcad/qcad-3.12.6/qcad-bin", ["/opt/ribbonsoft/qcad/qcad-3.12.6"...], [/* 87 vars */]) = 0
brk(NULL)                               = 0x1eca000
mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x7fd6194ad000
access("/etc/ld.so.preload", R_OK)      = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib/tls/x86_64/libqcadecmaapi.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib/tls/x86_64", 0x7fff4722f250) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib/tls/libqcadecmaapi.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib/tls", 0x7fff4722f250) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib/x86_64/libqcadecmaapi.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib/x86_64", 0x7fff4722f250) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib/libqcadecmaapi.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat("/home/andrew/local/qt/lib", 0x7fff4722f250) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

Since there is no “andrew” user here, I have to wait for automount to timeout which takes about 2m and is rather annoying.

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

1424QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowEdit > Undo: hatches not selectedAssigned
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If a hatch is selected, then rotated or scaled and this is undone afterwards, the hatch is not selected anymore.

1426QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowLoad drawings that were open when closing QCAD on start...Assigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4249

1443QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowView > Status Bar remains uncheckedAssigned
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Status Bar menu remains unchecked even it is toggled on or off

1459QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low File > Revert: changes grid appearanceAssigned
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... even if it wasn’t used in the saved drawing.

1518QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowLandscape/Portrait gets confused for custom page sizeAssigned
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Hello

In the Print Preview or Drawing Preferences / Page Settings if I select a Custom size, then landscape/portrait does not really make sense.

For instance, at work we have a laser cutter which uses a printer driver. The bed of the laser is 600 wide by 300 high. When I wanted to cut
something, I created a custom page size of 600×300 and selected Landscape (because it is wider than high)

Strangely, back in the Print Preview, the page is now sized opposite with regards to Portrait / Landscape mode, which was confusing somewhat.

(see pictures attached)

I think that for ‘Custom’ page size in Drawing Preferences, the option of Portrait or Landscape should probably be ghosted

Then, I think that for Portrait / Landscape mode in the Print Preview, it should display the shape most appropriate, rather than just assuming that the document fits the norm:

  1. Taller than Wide for Portrait mode
  2. Wider than Tall for Landscape mode
1587QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowPDF export created with wrong date timeAssigned
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Hi guys,

when I export my dxf drawing to pdf, the pdf properties shows wrong “created date”. I am in UTC+2, the date shows 2 hours less.
I exported the pdf at 12:24, the attached ps shows 10:24.

BR,
Soma

1649QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd configuarable format options for saving blocks to l...Assigned
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Add configuarable format options in application preferences for saving blocks to library to either dxf or dwg.

1660QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowViewport in Model Space ...Assigned
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... I have the feeling that wasn’t the idea. I’m correct?

Case:
in Model Space, launch Add Viewport, determine the Viewport rectangle - when done QCAD will switch to a Layout Block.
Now in Layout Block, don’t(!) place the Viewport, switch back to Model Space and the Viewport is still attached to the Mouse pointer and you can place it in your Model Space. The source of the Viewport will then disappear.

1691QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowIssue with Layouts after "File-Revert"Assigned
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QCad 3.19.2 Professional, 64bit, Liux Mint

Case:
1. Open some saved drawing with viewport entities on layout block (paper space). Print Preview mode is “On” automatically.
2. After “File-Revert” drawing is reopened on layout block (paper space), but now Print Previw mode is “Off” .

For example can try on “flange.dxf”

1692QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowIssue with Layouts. "Viewport" enteties are not highlig...Assigned
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QCad 3.19.2 Professional, 64bit, Linux Mint

Case:
1. Open some drawing with viewport entities on layout block (paper scace). Print Preview mode is “On” automatically.
2. Switch to “Black/White Mode” from toolbar and move cursor on “Viewport” enteties. This entitie is not highlighted. With other enteties all works as expected.
In “Full Color Mode” and “Grayscale Mode” no problems.

For example can try on “flange.dxf”

1709QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowFeature request: Add extra padding to textbox.Unlikely to be implemented
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When placing text on a drawing you are offered with the choice of where you want the origin of the textbox to be. That’s very nice. Image 1 shows an example of text with top left origin. It seems there is already some top padding above the text.

Unfortunately there is no option to add extra padding to the other sides so the text is right to the left border of the textbox. To correct this you have to add some parallel construction lines and move the text a bit to the right. Now the text has nice padding. See image 2.

It would be nice to have some padding options when adding/editing text, like in web-design: https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_padding.asp

1719QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowUndo on converted drawing leads to wrong label position...Assigned
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Drawing converted from inch to mm - undo leads to wrong dim label position. I can fix that with “Reset Label position” but it would be nice if QCAD could to that in first place.

1743QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowAutozoom does not work when text contains superscriptAssigned
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Hi,

I have a drawing where I use text with superscript. In this case when I use autozoom, it does not work as I expect. It includes the 0,0 coordinates too. The problem also occures when I export the drawing into svg.

I attached an example, just use the autozoom.

Thanks,
Soma


950QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy properties from... / Copy attributes from...Assigned
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See discussion at:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2614

778QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemove multiple layersAssigned
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It would be a nice feature to be able to select multiple layers to remove them all at once.

1428QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap middle of the minimum distance between two entity'...Assigned
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Hi,

from time to time I need to place a circle etc precisely between two entity’s - what is a lot of construction work to get it correct. With the new “Info tool “Distance Entity to Entity” we have already the base for a new snap tool which could help to get rid of the time consuming construction process in cases like this. I would appreciate to get a new snap tool which is able to figure out the shortest distance between to entity’s and then will snap to the middle of it.

Pic 1: Given situation
Pic 2: Result after using this new snap tool

Would it make also cense to have a second new snap tool which works opposite for the furthermost distance between two entity’s?

763QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatching with just one clickAssigned
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My task: To hatch an area.

Right now, if I want to fill an area with a hatch pattern, I have to select all the enclosing objects (lines, arcs) and then I can select the hatch tool. That can be under some circumstances a tedious task.
To illustrate this, I created a simple example (see Attachment 1: Hatching.png).

Step 1: Create a rectangle.
Step 2: Draw four vertical lines.
Step 3: Select the four lines surrounding the first area. –> Problem! The horizontal lines are too long.
Step 4: Divide the long horizontal lines of the rectangle where the vertical lines touch. Now the lines surrounding the three areas can be selected.
Step 5: Hatch the selection. Done.

Just for fun try recreating my second example (see Attachment 2: Hatching2.png)

Therefore I would like to suggest a far more simple approach.

Step 1: Select the Hatch Tool.
Step 2: Click inside the area you would like to be hatched. Done.

Of course that would mean that the hatch style is already pre-defined and can be changed later, if needed.

In this way productivity can be increased by ... [fill in you own estimate] ... times.

Example 2 would need only 13 clicks to hatch all the areas (including the hatch tool button).

895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArea calculation based on existing entitiesAssigned
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Use case:

  • Start tool
  • Choose one entity of the contour
  • If contour is closed, area of closed contour is calculated an printed in the command line history
  • Configuration parameters: segment length for arc interpolation
1165QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Create Spiral ToolAssigned
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A new tool to create Spirals would be great to have, with an option to restrict the decline to achieve to draw either Logarithmic or Linear styles.

Please see related topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3236

388QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for Polygons ...Assigned
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Possibility to draw Polygons with a given dimension for across flats (not only corners).

408QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScript Macro recorderAssigned
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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.

704QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOld Hatch FunctionAssigned
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It would be nice to implement the old hatch function as a tile function in parallel with the newer more industry standard hatch function. A tile function that would allow overlap +/- would be even better, and a great productivity boost, almost like an array within a set of bounds.

Thanks, Bob

766QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List: Add "Lock All Layers"Assigned
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To improve useability/efficiency I would like to propose the following changes/additions to the layer list:

1) Combining the show and hide button into one button.

Clicking once will hide all layers, clicking again will show them all again.

2) A “lock/unlock” button.

Clicking once will lock all layers, clicking again will unlock them all again.

Regarding the icons I suggest that instead of show both the black and grey version of the eye/lock, you could switch between them depending on the state the switch-button is in. Also the mouse-over-text could/should change with the state.

952QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensions: manually control arrow positionAssigned
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See drawing: I can’t seem to be able to manually change to the “To” variants – that is, override the decision of the label/arrow placement engine.

The circle in the attachment is a borderline example of when even just in this form I would more like it on the outside. If the drawing is crowded in that area, it would be even more useful to have it the other way around.

972QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute equally option ...Assigned
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It would be nice (and a time-saver!) to have an additional option in the alignment tool: Distribute entities / blocks equally.

1031QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemember last layer active, when restating existing dra...Assigned
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An option to remember the last active layer in an exisisting drawing when reopening.

Please see topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=9687&sid=7204a32dd33d5aa65ad5f979915cb7b2#p9687

1126QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSuggestion for Dimension Location settingAssigned
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Please seet topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3124

1171QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelecting the right entity when entities are close / on...Assigned
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Please see last few posts here:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3227&p=11777#p11777

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

1206QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLink drawings with each other to update layers, blocksAssigned
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See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3410

1218QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit blocks in the drawing instead of isolatedAssigned
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see:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3466

1470QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDouble line tool requestAssigned
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I would love to have a ‘Double Line’ tool in QCAD.

For me this would be such a time saver when drawing out building floor plans in QCAD.

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