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 1195 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Installer should not require prior version to be uninst ...Closed
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1 Task Description

I would like to see the installer not stop because there is already a version of QCAD installed. This is the only product that I have used in recent history that requires the prior version to be uninstalled before the new version can be installed.

Please consider removing this requirement and let the installer do an update.

Thanks
Jim

 1200 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Embed fonts in exported PDF Closed
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Task Description

This is not the same as  FS#782 .

Is it possible to have referenced fonts embedded in the exported PDF files somehow? Sort of like producing PDF/A (not really, but at least with the fonts referenced being included)?

I have played around a little with QPrinter::setFontEmbedding(), but it didn’t really produce any results (pro or con). I am not sure it can even be done, as looking around there are numerous references (rather questions and RFEs) for creating PDF/A-3 format PDFs with Qt, but I am yet to bump into a resolution. I almost have a feeling that generating PDF/A-1 files is possible, but I have not found any definite guidelines or ways to that either.

The use case is obvously when you don’t have a particular font installed on the system you are printing your designs on, for example.

 1207 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Alternating colors for layer list, block list Closed
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2 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3394

 1208 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remember folded layer state Closed
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3395

 1220 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Batch print multiple jobs. Closed
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Task Description

It would be great to be able select a print style (Page size, printer), and apply it to a batch of .dxf files to do a batch print of a multi-drawing job with separate files. I used this feature a ton in ACAD in my previous job.

 1226 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Print selection Closed
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Task Description

Add the possibility of printing a part of the drawing. This is vital on large building plans.

 1228 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Restore Fullscreen state on load Closed
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Task Description

If you close QCAD while it is set to full screen it will save the window size and position but not the full screen state so when you restart it will appear as though it is full screen but part of the window will be hidden by the start menu.

 1232 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Command Line: ignore leading spaces Closed
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Task Description

Many times, after pressing the space bar to access the command line, accidentally an space character is added at the start of the line. It’s very difficult to see it.

The result is an error like this:

Invalid coordinate or distance ' @20,20'.

The request is for the command line parser to just ignore leading spaces.

Thank you.

 1235 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remove focus from command line after command execution Closed
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Task Description

I find it a bit annoying that after executing a command by issuing some points in the command line, the command line retains the focus.

This means an extra Escape key press, and sometimes my hotkeys are just sent in plain text to the command line if I forget to escape.

Something like this:

- hotkey: ss (stretch)
- click for first point
- click for second point
- click for reference
- hotkey: eh (restrict horizontal)
- spacebar
- enter distance by hand
- return (execute)

At this point, if I want to repeat another “stretch” command, I have to disable the horizontal restriction by hand (en), and start again.

The problem is that if I forget to press the Escape key, my “en” command is issued in the command line, and I keep looking at the screen because the hotkey was not issued.

What would be desirable IMHO after a command execution would be to reset any restrictions applied and remove focus from command line.

 1244 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: consider original unit Closed
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Task Description

Add support for importing units other than defaults (pixels) based on unit given in svg:width / svg:height attributes.

 1256 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Full QCAD version number in DXF file Closed
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Task Description

Currently, DXF files from QCAD contain the dxflib version number used to write them, but not the QCAD version number. It would be nice to have the full QCAD version number and build information saved in the DXF file, in case it is necessary to reconstruct the environment that was used to generate a particular file.

 1258 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Modify > Explode: explode solids into polylines Closed
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Task Description

Explode Solids into closed polylines with 3 or 4 vertices.

 1259 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > Bitmap Export: remember last used settings Closed
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Task Description

Remember last used settings in bitmap export dialog (width, height, resolution, margin, background color).

 1264 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add support for user defined polyline width Closed
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Task Description

Add support for PLINEWID: user defined polyline width per segment start / end.

 1270 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Modify > Detect Duplicates: add option to treat reverse ...Closed
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2 Task Description

Add option to treat entities with identical geometry but reversed direction as duplicates.

Original report:
In the attached example, there is a double line from 46/28 to 46/-28.
However it is not detected when searching for double objects.

 1273 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Layer > Purge Unused Layers: keep locked layers Closed
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3735

 1284 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Count up counter for consecutive number labeling Closed
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Task Description

please see below:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=3781

 1295 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Un*x Manual Page Closed
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Task Description

Dear Andrew, this might seem an obsolete feature, though I recently tried to look it up, the man-page ;) So attached a quick shot; please use if you like and do not frown the additional maintenance. (quick test: man -l /tmp/qcad.1)

 1403 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy and Paste vectorpoint to built a spline in QCAD Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible like in AutoCAD and Draftsight, to copy (from CSV or TXT) into the command line of qcad a table with
vectorpoint to built up a Spline in QCAD ?

Sample:
Spline
10.5,10(LR+CR)
20.8,20.4(LR+CR)

and so on

this text would than paste into the command line, and works like a macro.

Will be very helpful to generate a Spline where the vectorpoint had been calculated with for example “Excel”

 1418 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow Layerlist and hidden sublayer Closed
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Task Description

The layerlist shows at any operation all sublayer, even if they were previously hidden!

 1435 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Default Template for new Drawing Closed
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4 Task Description

It would be great if the user could choose a default template for new drawings.

There exists already a “File → New from Template” feature, where I can choose a template, but in most cases I want my new drawings to be based on my default template.
It would be very convenient if there is an option to set the default template and use it for the “File → New” function.

 1439 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New CAM feature proposal: Cutplan (nesting) Closed
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Task Description

After designing one ore more parts you may want to produce them.

Maybe it is a flat part, made out of copper sheet metal. You need several copies of the part and you wonder how you can arrange them on your sheet metal in a clever way, so that you end up with as little waste as possible.

And here software could really speed up the process. It would be a great addition to QCADs CAM abilities if it would be able to produce a cutplan.

Enter the size of the sheet metal (or whatever material), select the part(s), enter number of copies and let QCAD find the best way(s) of arrangement. Additional parameters could be clearance between parts and border margin.

 1480 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow dwg2dwg: add command line switches to modify header var ...Closed
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Task Description

Add command line switches to dwg2dwg to change header variables during conversion (e.g. DIMASZ, DIMEXT, DIMTXT, ...)

 1484 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Dimensions: optionally use comma instead of dot Closed
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1 Task Description

Use comma to display dimension labels.

 1531 dwg2svgFeature RequestLow dwg2maptiles: add support for transparent background Closed
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Task Description

Trying to create map tiles using dwg2maptiles with a transparent background by adding the option-
-background=’#00FFFFFF’
-background=’transparent’

The output has transparent background but the PNGs get multiplied and scrambled and are not at all as expected.

Attached: original DWG file and an example of the error prone PNG.

 1539 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow One more "Offset" option: Infinitive Line ... Closed
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1 Task Description

hi,

I miss one Offset option to use an offset indirectly related to the used entity. Right now I have to work with further construction lines and trim, divide, delete etc. tools to archive what I need.
Basically an offset as a ray would be enough but unfortunately we have no control of the Ray orientation.
This said - it would be nice to have an infinitive line added to the “Offset Polyline Segment” option to be able to use an Offset as construction line which is not only reflecting the shape of the source.

 1573 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow add reference point input to copy paste Closed
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Task Description

It woul be really handy if there is an option to set the reference point of the copy selection.
Maybe this can be added to the clipboard widget?

 1588 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow "hole" realisation Closed
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Task Description

Trying to design PCB with QCad (as hobby ;) I found an inconvenience with routing tracks through holes: I need end one line, snapped to the one edge of contact pad and start new line from other side of the pad, otherwise if line goes through the hole and covers it, hole disappears or becomes damaged; or I need to clean each hole of track parts before printing.

so, subject is: to define a certain area of white or background colour, so if any object (line or other shape) intersects it, it will be just invisible inside this area. they may still be visible, say, in draft mode.

I’ve been thinkig about simpliest way to make it, but not sure. Maybe it can be an additional property of the hatch, or it can be specific “background” solid colour, which can be applied to the hatch (apply this colour to other kind of object is not a good idea).

Then contact pad can be defined as shape with smaller round hatch inside to designate hole, so we can route lines, snapping them to the hole centers, not caring about clearing these holes later of little pieces of tracks.

Maybe it can be usefull :) Thanks for your great work!

 1603 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Curved leader Lines Closed
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I would like to request an additional option in the dimension tool set to have a curved leader line, could be just the spline tool with an arrow on the end?

Regards

Clive

 1611 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Cabinet projection at 30 degree also Closed
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

Cabinet projections are usually drawn at 45 or 30 degrees, having drawn up many furniture configurations over the years, would it be possible to add options for 45 and 30 degrees at all?

Regards

Clive

 1612 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Multi - Lengthen / Shorten Tool Closed
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Task Description

To have an option added to the lengthen / Shorten tool to be able to select more than one entity and do a ‘multi’ lengthen / shorten operation.

 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?

 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

 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

 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 )

 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.

 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!

 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.

 1708 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Layer > Select Layer: add feedback Closed
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Task Description

Win 7
Q-CAD 3.19.2

R-Click in Layer list
With a selection, selecting by Layer adds the Items on that Layer to the selection.
With a selection, deselecting by Layer subtracts the Items on that Layer from the selection.
This is not a bug in casu because this can be the intention of the function. Adding or Subtracting.

Intuitively ‘selecting by Layer’ to retrict to that Layer solely has only the desired effect if no selection existed before.
Deselecting by Layer with no previous selection should mention there was none to start with.
Selecting by Layer from an empty Layer should mention that nothing is added.

Faults are prone to make.

Selecting a Layer uniquely would be an interesting additional feature.

Regards

 1763 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Simple Modify Move function Closed
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Task Description

Moving things require an extra click on ‘Delete original’ and a click on ‘OK’

A simple Modify Move functionality will reduce mouseclicks for moving by 2 for every move that is made.

Regards

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

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

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

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

 1606 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Selecting 'Draw Order' halts system temporary Closed
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Task Description

Merely clicking on ‘Draw Order’, and usualy unintended, halts the system for several seconds up to several tens of seconds.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40Ghz
4,00 GB RAM installed 3,49 GB usable
32-bit Operating System
Windows 7 Professional SP1

 6 QCAD (main)Performance IssueMedium Auto snap near splines Closed
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Task Description

Move cursor near spline, e.g. when drawing line with auto snap active.

 112 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Slow startup because of Library Browser Closed
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Task Description
  • initial start (no library browser DB present)
  • Linux vostro 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-04-25 21:48:33 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
  • DWG / DXF files: 79
  • SVG files: 684
  • RDF files: 729
real    1m37.298s
user    1m35.101s
sys     0m0.806s
 169 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Image preview slow Closed
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Task Description

Preview when inserting image slow

 201 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow unable to move/dock command line Closed
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Task Description

Cannot move/dock command line to right hand pane!

Regards

clive

 233 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Slower selection / manipulation Closed
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Task Description

Slower selection / manipulation compared to QCAD 2.

 244 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow snap auto Closed
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Task Description

Snap defaults to auto. Auto snap gets slow in areas where there are many places it can snap to.

 360 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Application Preferences - Shortcuts (slow) Closed
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Task Description

In the “Application Preferences”-menu a click on submenu “Shortcuts and Commands” freeze the application for a view minutes.

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