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1577QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPostfix for DIM / Remember last DIM Label ...Assigned
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Hi,

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?

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

1594QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTool matrix: allow reordering of toolsAssigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=4923

1596QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Selection Filter: add filter for custom properti...Assigned
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Task Description

See also:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4840

1601QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd regex to text search & replaceAssigned
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Add a more versatile way of doing a search and replace for text. Regular expressions maybe?

1613QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd Orthogonal Option to Angelur DIM Tool ...Assigned
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... please see below:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4956

1621QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Drawings in Draft ModeAssigned
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Task Description

See: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5001

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.

1627QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowrevision cloudAssigned
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how do i draw revision cloud in Qcad pro
or when do you will implemented it

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

Please see:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5024#p18601

1629QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd additional Option to Angelur DIM ToolAssigned
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Task Description

Please see:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4956

1632QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to add bespoke dimension precision + tolerance s...Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

1. I cannot find a way of selecting individual dimensions and changing the precision lets say from 0.00 to 0.000 for these particular dimensions only without affecting all the rest of the dimensions in the drawing - could an option be added for doing this in the property editor or not?

2. Would it be possible to add an option in the drawing preferences so that automatically a symbol is added at the correct placement fo all dimensions, in this case a tolerance plus/minus symbol?

Many thanks

Clive

1645QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd warning when opening file with 3D contentAssigned
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Hi.

I’m working currently a lot with files coming from rhino. Qcad can open them properly any also most operations on them work as usual - except the selection methods.

box select from upper left to lower right works as usual.
double click to select all connected entities is broken. (only one entity is selected).
box select from lower right to upper left does not select entities touching the selection box. (nothing is selected)

on mac os nothing is selectable with single click.
on linux single click sometimes fails (nothing is selected after clicking on a line).

thanks for looking into this :)

Martin

1647QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd point / dot option for leaders Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

Hopefully you might be able to squeeze this one around your busy schedule.

Would it be possible to add in the property editor an option to change a dimension arrow to a point / filled dot and maybe also a tick?

I see you are working on some viewport stuff, I am very much looking forward to testing some of this out ;).

Many thanks

Clive

1651QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange thickness of arch tick for dimensioningAssigned
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An option in the drawing preferences to change the line thicknesses for arch ticks would be a huge plus, at the moment I am having to insert ‘arch tick’ blocks for this.

1663QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature Request: Export Layers as New DrawingAssigned
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Hi!

in many tasks in qcad I ended up exporting one or several layers into individual files for some cnc jobs or further processing. So the steps I usually do are:

  • select all elements on the layer
  • paste into new drawing
  • sometimes rename layer names or attributes
  • adjust dimension settings
  • save and give name for drawing

Sometimes I have up to 100 layers I need to export like this, so an automatic export for all would be time saving too. But very often a “single click” export method would also help a lot. (e.g. inside the layer list an entry in the right click menue like “save as new file”). Also a multiple selection would be handy if more that one layer should end up in the new file. (e.g. select the three layers that need to be in the new document, then right click and save as new file). Maybe this is too much of changes needed inside the layer list - so something like a separate layer export dialogue would make sense.

When exporting many layers some variables for automatic naming of layers and filename would make sense e.g. user can specify basename_%L.dxf to get the basename_layername.dxf or just an increasing number.

For layers and attributes it is often needed to give a layer a certain name or color for different cnc processes (e.g. engraving and cutting for lasers) or to put everything on layer “0” because of some old CAM software that only supports content on layer 0.

probably many more details would make sense that I didn’t think of yet...

kind regards
Martin


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

1673QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: support polygonal viewportsAssigned
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Add support for polygonal viewports

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

1674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: duplicate layout blockAssigned
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Duplicate layout blocks

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

1676QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify > Explode: explode lines / arcs with line patter...Assigned
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Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4333

1678QCAD (main)SuggestionLowProperty Editor dialogAssigned
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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

1681QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAuto-dimensioningAssigned
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You can apply the command to Lines, PolyLine segments, Arcs, Circles, and Rings:

For linear entities parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, aligned Dimensions (parallel Dimensions) are created. For linear entities not parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, either aligned Dimensions (measuring the absolute distance between two points) or horizontal or vertical Dimensions (measuring the horizontal or vertical distance between two points) depending on where you move the pointer are created.

For curved entities, you can create radial, diameter, linear, angular, and arc length Dimensions.

To dimension entities:

Click Dimension > Auto (or type AutoDimension).
In the graphics area, select an entity to dimension.
Click to place the dimension line.
To use another dimension type for Circles or Arcs, specify an option:
Diameter. Creates a diameter Dimension.
Radial. Creates a radial Dimension for an Arc or Circle.
Linear. Creates a linear Dimension of the diameter of a Circle or an aligned, horizontal, or vertical Dimension between the end points of an Arc.
Angular. Dimensions the angle between the end points of an Arc.
Arc length. Dimensions an Arc length.
Note: The chosen option is the default the next time you use the AutoDimension command.

When you move the pointer during a linear dimensioning, you can:
Lock. Determines the current dimension type (aligned, horizontal, or vertical) regardless where you move the pointer.
Unlock. Unlocks the type of linear dimension used.
Press Enter.

***
In short, when you use this tool you click on an entity and it will know what dimension you’re looking for. For Circles, you can specify in the command window R or D for Radius or Diameter.
This would be extremely useful on large drawings where a lot of dimensioning is to be done. One tool and start clicking on entities for dimensioning.

1697QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignmentAssigned
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Task Description

Dimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignment.

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

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.

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.

1700dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: output multiple layoutsAssigned
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Task Description

Add support to specify multiple blocks (layouts) to output (one per page).

1701QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List / Block List: add filter inputAssigned
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Task Description

Add text filter for layer list, block list.

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

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

1705QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConnect certain actions and layersAssigned
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When dimensioning my drawings I always want the dimensions to be on the dimensions layer.
When adding text I want the text to be on the text layer.
When drawing an infinite line it is always a construction line, therefore I want it to be on the construction line layer.
When drawing a line segment it almost always is on my outline layer.

So I propose a new option to bind certain actions to certain layers.
Whenever those actions are selected the layer should automatically be switched.

I can imagine this being implemented in the General→Tool Settings menu, where the short cuts are defined.

1713QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd attribute value "By Parent" for child layersAssigned
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Add attribute value “By Parent” for color, line weight, line style for child layers.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5407

1714QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension > Diametric: improve display when label is mo...Assigned
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1 Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5408

1721QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert table toolAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

I’m not sure whether this has been added or suggested already. It would be great to have a built in QCAD table tool for producing cutting lists or bill of materials etc. A dedicated table tool would be a real boost to QCAD Pro ;)

Many thanks

Clive

1722QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to insert viewport at either of the rectangle co...Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

Currently the only option to insert a viewport is using the central insertion point, for better placement it would be useful to have an option to insert viewports at any of the four corners in addition to the centre.

Hope that makes sense.

Many thanks

Clive

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.

1731QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to palce text to other sideAssigned
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1 Task Description

Hi Andrew,

It would be good to have an option to be able to place the text to the left or right,maybe just a simple check box? please see attached screenshot to explain. In this instance (and I have to do this a lot ;)) I had to explode the dimension entity and rearrange the text manually :(

Many thanks

C;live

1740QCAD (main)SuggestionLowMake unprintable layers also hidden in print previewAssigned
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Make unprintable layers also hidden in print preview

1744QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowQCAD crashes when opening .dgn filesAssigned
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Have tried several samples from the web and the result is the same.

Here is the event log entry:
Faulting application name: qcad.exe, version: 3.20.0.0, time stamp: 0x5ad07892
Faulting module name: MSVCR120.dll, version: 12.0.21005.1, time stamp: 0x524f83ff
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x000000000006dd27
Faulting process id: 0x34d0
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3dbdf73dc50d2
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\QCAD\qcad.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\QCAD\MSVCR120.dll
Report Id: 0644b1d2-d503-4525-ab02-fc36f87288a0
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

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.

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.

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.

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.

1132QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowInfo > Polygonal Area: create blockAssigned
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Task Description

Optionally create an (anonymous?) block for the polygon and the text.

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?

1223QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowText: formatting with subscript and font sizeAssigned
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Task Description

- 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.

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.

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