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1170QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along entity"Assigned
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The new tool “Paste along entity” is very useful! But I work mostly in mechanical engineering and would like to see more options to determine where it has to start with the first insert item.

Screenshot:

1. That is how it works right now - no chance to get it started on both ends of an line.

2. If I need to have my items also on the ends I have to use additional the normal “Paste” function.

3. If I could tell the “Paste along entity” that there is a start and end “Base” dimension then I’m a big step further. ;-)

I could tell the tool that it has to start at “0” or at “25” and the rest is just regarding the calculation. Correct?

However - you need many times in mechanical engineering etc. a hole pattern which will start at:

0,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,0

or

25, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 25

It would be very nice to have this also in combination with the “Paste along entity” tool ;-)

512QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify stretch and Restrict orthoAssigned
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The modify stretch tool wants first and second corner, start and end point, then starts afresh. When I turn on restrict horizontally eg to align two points between start and end, the restriction sticks and I have to call restrict none, to be able to perform the next iteration, set the first corner then.

So, in the quest for a comfortable user interface, it was nice, if the modify stretch first/second corners parameter setting was not affected by current restrict/ortho etc. settings. Actually, that does not make any sense at all anyways, does it, a rectangle is defined by two degrees of freedom, isnt it?

1430QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify > Round: one-click filletAssigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4256

1676QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify > Explode: explode lines / arcs with line patter...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4333

894QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify - Clip to Rectangle: copy area to clipboardAssigned
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New mode for clip to rectangle: copy contents of rectangular area to clipboard.

1262QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMissing some kind of "QCAD is still working" indicator.Assigned
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If I have to do some kind of intense tasks like converting a previous Polyline, which is now exploded to lines (maybe a couple hundred thousand short lines) back to a polyline (Polyline/Create from Segments) QCAD needs time to do that. In this “working time” I can’t see any indicator that QCAD is working. Not a Hourglass on the mouse or some other indicator. I have just the feeling: Nothing is going on right now ...

It would be nice to have some kind of visual info that QCAD is working.

767QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMerging/Combining segments of a straight line into oneAssigned
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Sometimes you end up with a straight line which is broken/split into several parts. It would be great to have a tool to merge/combine these segments into one.

That would be the opposite/complementary tool to the “Split Entities” tool.

836QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMerge different Offset tools into just twoAssigned
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Merge Parallel Line(with distance), Concentric Arc(with distance), Concentric Circle(with distance) and Offset(Polyline) into one generic Offset with distance tool that if possible also works for ellipses and splines.

Do the same for the “through point” tools so that there also is just one Offset through point tool.

The Offset tools could be located with the Modification tools.

384QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMenu icons under Mac OS XAssigned
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Make this an option. Default should be no icons since icons are unusual for Mac OS X application menus.

604QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMeasure and record X,Y coordinates tool - add to info ...Assigned
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Feature request
See topic - http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2015

Just a thought, but one that could be useful for machinists in particular - a measurement tool that can snap to a point as per usual, but then just displays the drawing coordinates in X and Y. This could be expanded to the dimensions tool set, so that you can click on a point and print the coordinates next to it.

1371QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMatrix - Modify, missing Flip Horizonatal and Vertical ...Assigned
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Matrix - Modify, add Flip Horizonatal and Vertical tools

1005QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMaking use of mouse buttons configurableAssigned
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According to the help, one requires a middle mouse to pan. Since few standard mice have middle buttons, this is a poor choice for this all important function. The default should be the right mouse button when ever the mouse is placed in an open area with nothing else to select. That way right click can still be used to invoke a pop down menu when ever the mouse is placed over an object that might have a need for pop down menu options. Additionally, the Pan mouse key should be alterable and selectable from a Preferences option, since if one does have a three button mouse, we should not prevent a user from employing this hardware if they have it. The same might be said for all mouse buttons to allow the user to configure the mouse operation to that which is most comfortable and efficient for their tasks.

1570QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmake the stretch tool more flexible in selecting nodesAssigned
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Stretching multiple points of an entity is not possible to my knowledge. I
can use the stretch tool but this gives me a rectangular selection box and
this limits my posibilities. For example when entities are over eachother.
I hope that in the future this will become more like blender. With a freedraw
selection tool and/or shift clicking multiple nodes.

849QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake maximum visible reference points of selection conf...Assigned
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Provide configuration option to raise / lower maximum reference points that are shown for selected entities (currently fixed to 1000).

Original report:

Imported a spline-dxf from adobe illustrator. Converted the spline to polyline with explode command. Then no anchor points / vertex points / vertices were showing anymore. Simplified the polyline so that it had less than 1000 points. Vertices became visible.

I think some freeform objects need actually more than 1000 vertices. Also them need to be edited. Please increase the amount of vertices showing to biginteger

regards

Benjamin

1312QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake dimension label decimal separator configurableAssigned
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Make dimension label decimal separator configurable (DIMDSEP).

455QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowlogical operations for polylinesAssigned
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A missing feature in my work are logical operations (combine, intersect, ..) for polylines

Example:
Draw some elements, select them, say combine. The result will be the outline of all elements.

720QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLocked Blocks ....Assigned
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It is nice that I can scale or rotate a block - but right now I see also a big plus in a kind of locking function for Blocks.
It would be nice to have a “locked” option ad least for the scaling of blocks.

Example: Think about Clives “Radiator ‘Cover’ screen” http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=2060 and how you could manipulate this screen with “scale blocked blocks” ;-)

1229QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLoad last project at startAssigned
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When starting QCAD it will open a new, untitled, page causing me to close that, click through the saving option to discard changes and then load up the project i’m working on. It would be nice to have the option for the program to start with the last used project.
I checked the application preferences to see if this option was already possible as it’s common with other applications but couldn’t find it. In ‘Startup’ (the obvious place for it) there was only an option for the splash screen.

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

764QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLinks to Data sheet, Part List ...Assigned
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Most of our drawings have a Data sheet, parts List, cutting list, description etc etc on a pdf, world or excel file.

It would be nice to have a link possibility directly in QCAD to those files what will be saved with the drawing.
Like the bitmap function without displaying the files in the drawing ...

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

1373QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLine From Angle - additional option to select exisitng ...Assigned
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Often I find myself clicking on an existing line to determine the angle from the property editor, then copying and pasting this info into the angle field, it would be so very useful to have an additional option in the ‘Line from Angle’ tool to be able to pick an existing entity which would automatically register and fill in the angle for me,then all I would need to do would enter the length required.

1263QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser: Configurable background color for icon...Assigned
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See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3709

908QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser Block Delete FunctionAssigned
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It would be very helpful if the library browser had a delete function.

I know that this can be very risky for some people, but it is the easiest
way to see clearly what you delete.

Regards
Henry

719QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser additional Function ...Assigned
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It would be nice to get:

In the Create Library Item task → “Save as” a remember Function for the last chosen Path to save the Item ... or a default path what is the same like the settings in the Application Preferences.
Right now you have to navigate again and again for every item what you will save in the same directory. If you have to save 20 items - it sacks ;-)

Also would it be nice for an easy “Clean up” to have the possibility to delete items directly in the Library Browser window.
Right now you have to use extern Programs like the Windows explorer to move or delete items.

758QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLengthen/Shorten tool - add additional optionAssigned
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When using the Lengthen/Shorten tool it would be good to have an additional option to be able to pick a point to lengthen or shorten to.

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

1552QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayers: assign different color for printingAssigned
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Original request:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=4768

1009QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer Order is Alphabetical vs the Order Defined Origin...Assigned
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It would appear that when QCAD imports a DXF, it reorders the layers into alphabetical order (at least when importing R2011). I have not tested this extensively but on other programs, the order is different from alphabetical. Ideally the operator should be given a choice to order the layers as exported (assuming the DXF format remembers that) or alphabetical. This is because a drawing may have a certain stack up of layers (like a printed circuit board) and then alphabetic ordering is not useful nor desired.

1278QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer list: store layer state independently of parent l...Assigned
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See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3755

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.

1701QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List / Block List: add filter inputAssigned
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Add text filter for layer list, block list.

1036QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer list - drop down menu optionAssigned
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In the same way as the Pen tool has a drop down menu, would it be possible to have an option to configure the layer list in the same way. I am trying to create a bit more drawing space and it would be good if I could dock the layer list in the top of my window and only take up a single row space!

533QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowKopierendes/Ausschneidendes Rechteck (Kreis) Werkzeug ....Assigned
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In meiner Vergangenheit habe ich in anderen CAD Programmen mit folgendem Werkzeug gearbeitet was ich für Detailansichten, Bereinigungen oder ähnliches extrem Hilfreich empfand. Wäre schön wenn es so etwas auch in QCad gebe.

Werkzeug: Man zieht ein Rechteck (oder Kreis) über einen gezeichneten Bereich auf. Alles was innerhalb oder außerhalb des Rechtecks liegt wird kopiert/ausgeschnitten/gelöscht und auch direkt an den Linienkanten des auswählenden Rechtecks geschnitten.

Momentan kann ich ein Rechteck für Selektion bestimmen - muss aber dann nach einer Kopie alles manuell trimmen, löschen etc. um nur den gewünschten Rechteckinhalt zu bekommen ...

853QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowKeep selection after undo ...Assigned
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If I move something and it went wrong I can easily undo the last move and start over without the need of a re-selection.
If I copy something and it went wrong I can undo the last copy but I have to re-select everything again.

It would be nice to keep the once chosen selection in both “undo” situation!

Same with similar functions like rotate etc. ....

1302QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowIsometric projection on the current layerAssigned
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It would be very useful to have the same possibility for Isometric projection like the Paste tool etc.. An option which ask me to put a new Isometric projection on the current layer is right now missing. If I like to have this new Isometric Projection on a different layer I have to reselect the projection and move it to that layer. That is plain inconvenient.

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.

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

228QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert current date (and other fields)Assigned
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Insert filed into drawing that displays current date, file name, ...

1287QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInformation tool shows absolute units in print previewAssigned
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With that new feature the information tool shows the absolute paper units in the print preview mode instead of drawing units.
So you can determine the exact size of an entity in the printout without manual calculating with the drawing units and the scale factor.

See also http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3793

883QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInformation tool for finding the centroid of an irregul...Assigned
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It would be extreamly useful to have an additional info tool to be able to find the centre of gravity (centroid) for an irregualr polygon.
For info please see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centroid

Actually a tool whicn gives an option for finding the centre and centroid of polygons would be good.

1051QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool, polygonal area, possibility for a postfix la...Assigned
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... would be nice.

If I use the Info tool “Polygonal area” with the option “Add measurement to the drawing” I always have to edit the Value to make clear that we now looking to an area value like m² or ft².

I was thinking that a pre labeling (prefix/postfix) like the normal Dim tools could save me a couple extra steps ... ;-)

1502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool / Setting for Font and Size ... Assigned
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It would be nice if the Info Tool / Add Measurement to drawing option would use the same settings like the “Dimension settings” for Font and Text height. It’s a kind of similar function in a drawing and should have the same style. Maybe with an on/off switch?

703QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo function -> contour for Hatch not closed ...Assigned
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Task: If I like to make a hatch and the contour isn’t closed I get a Grey circle Info where the contour isn’t closed. Nice!

But ..... I have this Info only for ONE not proper connection and only for the moment when the mouse pointer is over the Hatch Tool Symbol.

If I have to zoom into the Problem - I will lose the Info where the problem is :-(

To get the “Problem Info” back I have to select it again - but for that I have to zoom out ............... ;-)

It would be nice to have this “Problem Info” longer in the drawing - maybe until I solved all problems.

And it would be nice to have ALL Infos for not connected lines at the same time. It is not really helpful to repeat this function 20times if I have 20 connection problems ... ;)

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

628QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImprove workflow for entering tool parametersAssigned
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Provide keyboard shortcuts for options tool bar.

Under Linux, Windows Alt+Key shortcuts can be used.
Mac OS X does not seem to support this.

See also suggestions at:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2053&view=unread#unread

1185QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImporting Tables (CSV)Assigned
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Import tables in CSV format and display them in the drawing as lines and text.

154QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImage: move reference points to scaleAssigned
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Image: move reference points to scale

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).

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