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ID  descCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
 1669 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Edit > Application Preferences > Defaults for New Drawi ...Closed
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Task Description

Blank QCAD template used as the start drawing.

Application Preferences / Dimension Settings

Text hight doesn’t accept anymore input 3.5/25.4 and it will change that in a new drawing to “0” instead to show 0.137795

If I remember correctly: Marked for “Keep proportions” = unchecked in new drawing is desired behavior, correct?

 1668 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Text color of command line unreadable with KDE's Breeze ...Closed
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Task Description

I prefer the Breeze Dark color scheme as it find it less stressful on my eyes, however it’s unusable with QCAD where the Command Line prompts and responses are rendered as a very light grey on a white background. I believe the proper fix would be one (or both) of:

  • Make the Command Line area background follow the desktop scheme. (It appears that the text already does so, hence the light text, but since the background doesn’t it becomes unusable.)
  • Provide a configuration option for the text and/or background color used in the Command Line area.

Screen shots are attached showing both Breeze and Breeze Dark schemes.

 1667 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Problem with changing Paper Size in Drawing Preferences Closed
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Task Description

V3.19: In Drawing Preferences-Printing I cannot seem to get paper size change to remain. I change from A4 to A3, but this has no effect, seems stuck on A4.

I can change it in Application Preferences, but obviously this does not have an effect once I have started a new drawing.

1666QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Line > Relative Angle / Orthogonal: define lengt...Assigned
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Task Description

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

 1665 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Edit > Drawing / Application Preferences > Point Displa ...Closed
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Task Description

Button for point display mode 99 broken.

 1664 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Block > Insert Block: attribute color not synced with a ...Closed
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Task Description

1. Create new block
2. Edit block
3. Block > Attributes > Define Block Attribute
4. Use property editor to change color of this attribute definition to fixed color
5. Insert block into model space
6. Color of attribute is “By Layer” instead of fixed color

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


 1662 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Select > Select Contour: slow for complex drawings Closed
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Task Description

Hi!

when working with files containing many not connected elements (non-poly-line elements) a double click can cause a coffee-break easily. The search for connected entities easily takes over 5 minutes on an up to date machine (i7@3.4GHz) with files that are pretty standard in size (2 or 3 MB file size ascii dxf). Adding an interruption-method would be suitable (for example by pressing escape).

attached a file with a polyline of 13000 entities and a second file with just everything duplicated. When exploding the polyline and double clicking an element it takes quite a while until all elements are selected. (this is not an extreme example, I had sometimes 10 minutes of waiting with slightly bigger files, accidently double clicking something).

also an improved algorithm for the search would help to speed up the selection. (e.g. divide the area in smaller parts, do the search there, or an option to search only in the visible view port of the document)

Martin


 1661 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Viewport rotation issue Closed
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Task Description

Case:

1. Launch Add Viewport, adjust setting for scale and rotation, determine Viewport - QCAD will switch to a Layout Block
= scale and rotation works as expected.

2. Launch Add Viewport, determine Viewport - QCAD will switch to a Layout Block,

change scale setting = works as expected on view and frame,

change rotation = works on view BUT NOT ON VIEWPORT FRAME.

1660QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowViewport in Model Space ...Assigned
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Task Description

... 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.

 1659 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low File > Print Preview: does not always open / close prop ...Closed
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Task Description

Case:
Drawing with Viewport,
in Model Space - launch Print Preview - Paper size and display ok,
change directly to Paper_Space - Paper size and display ok,
switch back to Model Space - Paper size ok but the Paper display looks infinitive big ...

Print Preview off/on or launching/canceling Drawing Preferences will solve the display issue.

 1658 QCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Crash when switching to layout block (32bit Linux, Qt4) Closed
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Task Description

Affects 32bit Linux when compiled against Qt4 (legacy platform release).

 1657 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Edit > Drawing Preferences > Printing > Page: no effect ...Closed
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Task Description

Printer settings cannot be changed for model space.

 1656 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Dimension size scale wrong in viewports Closed
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Task Description

Dimensions in viewports do not reflect the configured Edit > Application Preferences > Dimension > Dimension Settings > Size scale factor if value != 1.

 1655 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow File > Print Preview: cannot adjust page preferences fo ...Closed
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Task Description

Open Drawing
Switch to model space
File > Print Preview
Edit > Drawing Preferences > Printing > Page: change paper size, scale, etc.
Preferences cannot be applied to model space

 1654 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Edit > Convert Drawing Unit: convert viewports Closed
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Task Description

Converting the Drawing unit (CU) in Model Space will ruin all preexisting Viewport arrangements in your Layout Block. You have to rebuilt them from stretch or undo the unit conversion.

 1653 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Dimension font configuration only loaded if drawing con ...Closed
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Task Description

This bugs me since a long time but I wasn’t able to reproduce it ..... till now!

My Dim Label font for new drawings (Application Preferences) is set to “Helvetica-Bold” Basically it was working just fine for new drawings but from time to time, after saving and reopen my drawing, the font was lost and replaced by “Standard”. No idea why!

Today I was playing with the new QCAD Feature “Default Template” and learned that I loose all the time my preselected font. QCAD ignores that my Template “Drawing Preferences” and also the “Application Preferences” are set to “Helvetica-Bold”. It will be replaced by “Standard”. Annoying! :-(

Ok, question was why it doesn’t happened with all drawings, all the time?
After many tests ....
The “old” blank Template opens with the correct font setting. If I use a Dim in the drawing and save it everything works as expected.
If I save the drawing without a Dim in it then the preselected Font will be replaced by “Standard”. It happens also if I delete all Dims in a so far proper working drawing - save and reopen it leads to the same issue. The Font will be replaced by “Standard”.

The new feature “your own Default Template” will not work regarding the Dim Label font in any cases - the template itself needs at least one Dim in the drawing to keep the desired Font.

 1652 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Insert file as block: block attributes not on correct b ...Closed
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Task Description

- Insert a block with block attribute definitions from a file (drag and drop or part library) into a new drawing into a layout block or another block that is not the model space block.
- Attributes that are created for the attribute definitions end up in model space instead of the correct block.

1651QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange thickness of arch tick for dimensioningAssigned
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Task Description

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.

 1650 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to remember / configure specific folder to save  ...Closed
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Task Description

Option to remember / configure specific folder to save to when creating a library block.

Currently every time I want to create a library item I have to navigate to where I want to save the block - unless this is a bug and not working properly? I set the library path and re-started QCAD, but it doesn’t seem to work for me now!

1649QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd configuarable format options for saving blocks to l...Assigned
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Task Description

Add configuarable format options in application preferences for saving blocks to library to either dxf or dwg.

 1648 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Uniform Layer listing in dropdown as in Layer List Widg ...Closed
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1 Task Description

The order layers are listed in dropdown boxes is different as how there are presented in the Layer List Widget.
Uniformity can shorten lookup time drastically with a large number of layers / sublayers.

1647QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd point / dot option for leaders Assigned
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Task Description

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

 1646 QCAD/CAMBug ReportMedium 3.18 has a HATCH issue Closed
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Task Description

If you pres the “hatch icon” then the word “hatch” appears in the command window, but. . . nothing happens.

But if you type “hatch” followed by “enter” then finally the Hatch Window pops up.

1645QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd warning when opening file with 3D contentAssigned
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Task Description

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

 1644 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Crash on hide all layers button / mixed layers of diffe ...Closed
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2 Task Description

Hi!

it occorred to me now several times, that I have been working on 2 or more files simultaneously when suddenly on some operations layers from one file showed up in the other file. nothing was pasted when it happened just many files open, or few files with many layers in them. (about 100 layers, but sometimes also only 10 layers)
Today I disabled a single layer in one dxf (A) which caused all layers of the other dxf (B) to show up in the layer list (and the layers that should show up were all gone).

I knew this already from 2 more occurances and tried the best to undo all my changes in (A) before “emergency saving” (A). I closed one of the two dxf files (A), leaving one open (B). Everthing seemed pretty normal again. Then pressing the “hide all layers” button just crashed qcad without any message. That crash on “hide all layers” happened twice today). I can’t reproduce the crash right now, but will add details here when I find something. As far as I remember the bug occured already in qcad 3.17, but I’m now on 3.18.1

thanks :)
Martin

 1643 ECMAScriptFeature RequestLow Modify > Explode: make drawing order predictable Closed
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Task Description

Usecase:
Multiple entities ( for example polylines ) get exploded...

BUG:
the exploded lines have all the same drawing ids the old entities had, a consequence of this is that when one explodes and then exports to dxf file the line order get’s scrambled wildly
the exported order is “random”!

SUGGESTED FIX:
sort the selected entities by their id first then
after copying attributes ⇒ also set the order of the elements to the default order !
( see fix in sourcecode attached )

 1642 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Selection Filter / Line / Continuous Closed
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Task Description

The Selection Filter doesn’t works proper with a Line / Continuous combination. Example drawing has Linetype by Layer and not by Layer

Filter
Entity type: Line
Property: Linetype
Comparison: = (is)
Value: Continuous

... doesn’t finds what I have ask for.
Husky-2017.10.05-04.png

Filter
Entity type: Line
Property: Linetype
Comparison: ≠ (is not)
Value: Continuous

... finds more than that what I have ask for.
Husky-2017.10.05-03

 1641 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow HATCH COMMAND Closed
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Task Description

Hatch is not working !

 1640 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Offset: Tolerance issue when clipping offset c ...Closed
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Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=5089

 1639 QCAD Community EditionBug ReportLow Layer > Hide all Layers: cannot turn individual layer b ...Closed
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Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=5092

 1638 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow SansNS.cxf coding mismatch Closed
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Task Description

Some 50 glyphs in SansNS.cxf start with [#.... instead of [....
These glyphs are replaced by a ? when used.
Merely removing the # fixes this.
Corrected file included.

 1637 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Buttons Layer List Widget acting on other open file  Closed
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1 Task Description

With multiple files open 4 of the 5 buttons of the Layer List Widget are acting on an other file that is open instead of acting on the file in focus.
in this condition only Add Layer YA acts on the file in focus.

Not easy to reproduce.
Encountered it more frequent
after copy with ref and pasting.
with more then 2 files open.
with similar drawing file names.
Did reproduce after several hopping between files.
Usually acts on the first open file but this can be different as in the example.

workarround none; save all; close all; close Qcad; reopen and redo.

 1636 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Options toolbar: wrong icon size Closed
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Task Description

I have an UI icon size inconsistency : Please see the attached image
I set my Edit > Application preferences > Toolbars > Icon Size to 16 px

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

Hi,

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:
Husky-2017.09.25-03.png

Portrait, manual adjusted - it should look close to this one:
Husky-2017.09.25-04.png

I attache for testing the dxf too.

 1634 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Screen-based Linetypes: arc rendering quality Closed
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Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5086

 1633 ThemesBug ReportLow Scrollbar in dark theme Closed
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Task Description

The scrollbar in the dark theme remains visible when there are many levels. For example, it blocks some operations such as unlocking or blocking individual levels after you have blocked all levels.

1632QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to add bespoke dimension precision + tolerance s...Assigned
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Task Description

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

 1631 dxflibBug ReportLow dxflib: wrong definition of DL_POLYLINE3D flag Closed
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Task Description

DL_POLYLINE3D should be 0×8.

 1630 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow File > SVG Export: polylines with arc segments with lar ...Closed
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Task Description

Polylines with arc segments with large radii are not exported correctly due to imprecise QPainterPath::addArc.

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

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

Please see:

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

1627QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowrevision cloudAssigned
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Task Description

how do i draw revision cloud in Qcad pro
or when do you will implemented it

1626QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low'Clip to Circle' toolAssigned
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1 Task Description

Hi Andrew,

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

Regards

Clive

1625QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy LayerAssigned
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Task Description

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.

 1624 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow dwg2maptiles: specify single tile to generate Closed
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Task Description

Add command line argument to generate only one specific tile for a specific zoom level.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5005

 1623 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow dwg2maptiles: specify single zoom level to generate Closed
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Task Description

Add command line argument to generate only one specific zoom level or a range of zoom levels.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5005

 1622 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow X Scale Property lost for Simple Texts and Attributes Closed
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Task Description

The X scale of block attributes, (and simple text) is not being saved with the drawing.
This problem was fixed for a while, but has re-appeared lately.

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

 1620 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Layer Lineweight Default in Application Settings Closed
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Task Description

Application Setting to set line weight setting on Layer 0 to a value (Default for example). Currently Layer 0 set to 0.25mm (ISO) New drawings will have Layer 0 set to this “default” line weight. Works for addition of new layers, but not initial Layer 0 on New drawing?

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