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1625QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy LayerAssigned
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Hi,

often I’m in the situation that I have to create an additional Layer mostly based on the settings from an already existing Layer. Just a question of organization. This new Layer has then everything identical except the name and one(?) Attribute. This could be that only the color or the Line weight deviates.

Example:

Existing Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area existing

Attributes

Color: Red

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed


New Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area proposal

Attributes

Color: Blue

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed

Unfortunately if done manually it happens in an blink of an eye that the human imperfection (me!) makes a mistake and (e.g.) a “Center (.5x)” finds it way into the Linetype Field instead of a “Center (.2x)” .... :-(

The workaround for a few User is to use in cases like this the Property Editor / General Property and customize single Attributes. In my opinion the first step to lose the control over your own drawing ...

A “Copy Layer” / Copy Layer Attributes” function would speed up this task and eliminate to a minimum the “human imperfection” factor.

I could imagine that a right click (like copy block) on the Layer triggers the “Add Layer” function and the dialog is already prefigured with the Settings of the Source Layer ...... ready for editing.
The new Layer itself is “empty” like any other new Layer.

579QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy layers / blocksAssigned
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Duplicate (copy, clone) a layer with or without entities on it. New name can be specified by user.

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

805QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCreate tool radius compensation / tool path generationAssigned
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This is how I would implement this:

This would be a modification tool. Parts are selected, a toolpath is generated, and a dialog pops up to allow putting the tool path into an existing layer, a new layer, or replace all drawings in an existing layer.

This is how the toolpath is generated:

We iterate through all elements and explode everything but text into line segments. Then we connect the line segments into chains wherever the line endpoints are less than some tolerance away from each other. The chains can be very chaotic, but at least we have separate entities for now.

For every chain, we need to find the largest complete loop. A good drawing would only contain non-overlapping loops, but we can’t expect that. Everything that is not on this loop can not be defined as a part or as a hole, so we will merely create a tool path segment that is equivalent to the line segment. Every segment that *IS* on a loop is either an outside edge (part outline), or an inside edge (hole outline), (or overlapping, in which case it is neither, and we have an operator problem).

In a perfect world, we need to find exactly which shape is inside which other shape, and then create alternating tool offsets from the outmost loop (part edge) to the second outmost (hole), to the next (part) etc. .

In a simplified world, we can used the bounding box of the loop instead. This works OK for rectangular shapes, but a circle next to an “L” shape could be seen as inside the L’s bounding box, hence inside the L, wrongly accused of being a hole, not a part.

Now all that is left to do is to create a new loop, offset by the tool radius. Oh, and since we have the connections from line segment to line segment in the correct order already, we can use the opportunity to order all cutting loops from inner to outer, or from small to large, and order non-loop edges by travel distance.

The new drawing in the new layer can now be exported without further hassle to create a nice laser cut file.

PS: of course, a user could create multiple layers for marking, cutting, enraging, etc. . Additional Layer attributes for cutting speed and laser power (and a few more) would be needed.

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

990QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault Names for Custom Property ...Assigned
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Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

It would be nice to have in “Application preferences” the possibility to predefine a couple Custom Property Names.
Right now I use the Custom Property function to add a DIN and the Material info to every Block. This project has a lot of DIN parts and I have to type again and again the names DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... you got my point ;-)

If I have predefined Names - I have just to fill out the value :-)

962QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault save / open directoriesAssigned
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Add the option to use a fixed path for the save to, open and CAM export directories.

(G code files are usually saved in on directory that the Control Program opens them up from so this would save a ton of mouse clicking)

268QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefine grid originAssigned
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Define grid origin

986QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates - only on selected areaAssigned
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It would be useful to have an additional option to only detect duplicates on user defined selection of drawing.
Please see topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=9145#p9145

1503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates within a given selection -new tool re...Assigned
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It would be so useful to have an option to be able to detect duplicates within a given selection.

1723QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetecting overlapping line / arc segmentsAssigned
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Add a tool to detect overlapping segments or lines and arcs.
Similar like the “overkill” command in other CAD systems.

923QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiagramming (Intelligent Orthogonal Connectors)Assigned
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1 Task Description

Hi,

With the new block attribute feature available in QCAD 3.3, there’s little to be done in order to make QCAD a good environment for typesetting circuits and other diagrams. In particular, the only killer feature that lasts is support for connectors: orthogonal lines that connecting one endpoint to another creates a connection line; when the concerned entities are moved the connection line is re-arranged. I’d like to know whether commercial support for this feature is available.

617QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDifferent dimensions font sizes in the same drawing.Assigned
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1 Task Description

Different dimensions font sizes in the same drawing.

757QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDim: Architectural tick and Leader Arrow size independe...Assigned
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Leader Arrow size and the Architectural tick size are controlled by one and the same value.

It would be nice to get the possibility to adjust them independently from each other ...

1714QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension > Diametric: improve display when label is mo...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5408

790QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension Setting - Extension Line - total length setti...Assigned
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It would be nice to have the option for a “Short” Extension Line.
This is often used in Architectural drawings.
Yes, I know that I can explode a dimension and change it to that what I’m asking for - but that is really a Sisyphus task and destructs the function of a dynamic Dimension in QCAD.

1157QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension settings - arrowhead styleAssigned
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A ‘non -filled’ arrowhead would be good to have also.

1488QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text positionAssigned
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This one is a really important one for me, as currently I am doing a lot of dimension and annotation drawings.
I would like to request an option to be added to the dimension settings for both drawing and application settings to be able to choose whether the dimension text is to the right or left side or over the top or underneath the dimension line.
This would help tremendously when a lot of dimensions are needed!

Regards

Clive

901QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text stylesAssigned
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Support custom dimension text styles for imported DXF / DWG files.

1697QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignmentAssigned
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Dimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignment.

Basically an option in drawing preferences to align text horizontally instead of vertically.

1699QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option to insert text in the middle ...Assigned
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Dimensioning - add option to insert text in the middle of dimension.

To have an option to have text aligned in the middle of the dimension line, rather than above it.

1698QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option to split dimensionsAssigned
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Dimensioning - add option to split dimensions.

To have an option to split the extension lines if they run over other entities.

1510QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowdimensioning, rounded valuesAssigned
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Approximation value for dimensioning, i.e. for example:
approximate to .5
measured valure 11.3456 > displayed value 11.5

952QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensions: manually control arrow positionAssigned
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3 Task Description

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.

756QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDisplay problem in the Text "Character Map" ...Assigned
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XP/32

Go to:
Text → Special Characters → Others → “Character Map” pops up.
Adjust Zoom to 100% = display problem (not enough space for the single character.

622QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDisproportianal scaling of arcs, ellipsesAssigned
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Task Description

Support disproportional scaling also for arcs, ellipses, other entities, not only lines and polylines with only line segments.

936QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDisproportional scaling of block referencesAssigned
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Task Description

XP/32

... doesn’t works proper at circles and ellipses.

Circles: the scale works only proportional even though I have the options for x and y.
Ellipses: The same but if I play around with the x, y fields it will freeze the scale possibility.

1372QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistance Point to Point - option for 'added' distancesAssigned
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1 Task Description

It would be useful to have an additional option to be able to count/add up consecutive distances measured with this tool ;)

625QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute block along spline, polyline, ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

See:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27bCgg3zLVA

972QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute equally option ...Assigned
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4 Task Description

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

1470QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDouble line tool requestAssigned
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3 Task Description

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.

1666QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Line > Relative Angle / Orthogonal: define lengt...Assigned
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Add option to define length (end point) using mouse pointer.

If reference point is “Middle”, extend line from middle in both directions to mouse cursor (?).

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5205

1702QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Polyline: add boolean operationsAssigned
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Task Description

Add intersection, union, difference, XOR operations for closed polylines.

1298QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDrawing Preference; File formatAssigned
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Hi, I get anoyed everytime saving a drawing;

 File Format not recommended.......          [Yes]   ; I know. it's suppose to be in that format!
 Saving to file......                        [OK]    ; I already told you
 Black entities ......bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you
 Custom colors ...... bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you

Therefore, Drawing Preferences should start with the file format choice field;

 File Format: R.......

Drawing should be opened and saved in that format without any question. Please.

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

1021dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: switch to set block to exportAssigned
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1 Task Description

Add a command line switch to dwg2pdf to export a given block instead of “*Model_Space”.

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.

1008QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDXF (dxflib) compat issuesAssigned
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Task Description

Git head as well as 3.4.5 (trial), both with dxflib 3.3.4.0.

Start up QCAD, (with existing or new configuration, doesn’t seem to matter), “Save as” the completely empty drawing, choose “R15 (dxflib)” on Pro (only this one is available on community), save drawing.

Fire up AutoCAD 2000, try to load the empty drawing just saved.

Result:

DXF read error
Error in APPID Table
DXF read error on line 941.
Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded.

Problem not present when a completely empty drawing saved using Teigha in R15 format is opened (ie. it just results in an empty drawing in AutoCAD 2000). Problem is also not present when saving an existing drawing with Pro (trial) with Teigha and opening it in AutoCAD 2000. Problem does present when trying to open a dxflib-saved drawing in AutoCAD 2000.

Empty drawings created with both dxflib 3.3.4.0 in QCAD Pro 3.4.5 trial and Teigha whatever in QCAD Pro trial 3.4.5 are attached. (Community Git 135fd0 is identical to Pro - same dxflib version.)

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

747QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDXF import: dimension labelAssigned
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Add support for custom dimension labels created in 3rd party applications. Such labels may contain text that is stripped by QCAD.

1586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Application Preferences: Use different color for...Assigned
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Task Description

Add preference to use a single, configurable color for all locked layers.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=4879#p17953

1489QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences > Dimensions: Add option to ...Assigned
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It would be extreamly useful to have an option to either use - or not use leader lines in the standard horizontal/vertical dimension line tools, some of the drawings I’m working on need the ‘standard’ looking dimensions with leader lines and some don’t. its a real pain to have to select - explode and delete all the leaders I don’t need.

Hoping for an option

Regards

Clive

1316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences: add global linear factorAssigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3846

1218QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit blocks in the drawing instead of isolatedAssigned
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3 Task Description

see:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3466

1093QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit Layer attributes by double-clicking on entry in la...Assigned
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When double clicking on an entry in the layer list just nothing happens.
I would prefer if this would directly open the layer attributes dialog to change color/name etc.

798QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowelaborate on purge toolAssigned
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Modify the “purge layer” tool to preserve empty layers with a locked status.
see: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2386

173QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowexplode text to lettersAssigned
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implement

1555QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport list of points.Assigned
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Hello
It would be great when you can add a function to export a selected object as a list of points.
Is it possible to add?

Autodes DWG TrueView 2017 has this function and it is very useful.
Here you can see a screenshot of this function.

1090QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport only selected layers to SVG and/or export each l...Assigned
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When exporting to SVG it would be helpful if there was a selection of layers to export.
E.g. when selecting only layer A in the SVG export dialog, only the objects located/displayed on layer A would be exported to SVG.

As an alternative or additional export feature, there could be an option to export each (non-empty) layer to a separate SVG in one step.
The layer names could be used as (part of the) default file names during the export.
E.g. Layer A of file XYZ would be exported to “XYZ_A.SVG” while layer B would be exported to “XYZ_B.SVG” etc.

1526QCAD (main)SuggestionLowExporting block attributes to CSVAssigned
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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”

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