1067QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFilling an area with a bitmapAssigned
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Being able to fill an area with a bitmap would be a nice addition to the already impressive feature list of QCAD.

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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.

1080QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBitmap export: calculate size based on bounding box inc...Assigned
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I have created a drawing, where the CENTERS of the most outer lines have a distance of 3.06mm in both X and Y.
The line weight of these outer lines is 0.6mm, so the whole image is 3.06mm + 2* 0.6mm/2 = 3.12mm wide and long (center to center plus half of the line weight on every side).
Additionally in the export there is a frame around the image, making it 3.12 + 2*frame.
The export function however calculates 3.06mm when setting the resolution to 1000Pix/cm, so it does not include the line weights and the outer frame.

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.

1092QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew tool: draw trace entitiesAssigned
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Add tool to construct new trace entities.
Trace entities can currently only be loaded from DXF/DWG.

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.

1098QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport for set of layersAssigned
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Many constructions refer to a basis of elements, which stay constant in all follow-ups. As an example there is a floorplan and I would like to create different variations of room layout (e.g. A and B). In my example the basis consists of 30 layers an each variation needs 10 further ones. At last there are 50 different layers in my drawing. Designing layout A needs layer 1 to 30 (basis) and 31 to 40 (A) to be shown, but 41 to 50 (B) must be invisible. Now I modify Var.B which makes me to single click the visibility of 31 to 40 (A) to be not shown and 41 to 50 (B) to be shown. You’ve got it?

It would be great help, to save the set of all shown layers by an individual name in a pulldown-menu. Visibility of my variations could be chosen by userdefined “set of layers”, e.g. “Var-A”, “Var-B” and “Var-A_but_different”. In this way I pick just one set-name in my pulldown-list instead of marking and demarking between countless layers.

In my opinion this tool would be a small aspect in QCad but a giant leap for user-pleasentness

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Having leader with numbers and text would be awesome to better interact with the drawing and making BOM lists.

Currently it takes too mush time to make the leaders with text and number bubbles.

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In Autocad when making a dimension when left clicking to place the dimension there is the possibility to drag the dimension to either side of the dimension. This is also possible with Qcad dimension, but it losses the snapping and does not extend the dimension line out to the dimension text.

This is very useful when the two lines the needs a dimension are close together, or overlapping with another.

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Using a horizontally/vertically ray means always I have to use a preset Reference point which is 0° for the horizontal Ray and 90° for the vertically Ray. The Reference point Option Box is deactivated.

It would be nice to be able to choose by myself between a Start and End Reference point like the vert./horiz. Line options.

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When printing from the preview mode a standard Windows popup shows, letting me select the printer, number of copies and a page range. Unfortunately QCAD (or Windows) ignores the page range - it always prints all pages. So right now I always have to copy the parts I want to print, page them into a separate document and print that instead - even though I got all my stuff nicely lined up for printing on multiple pages.

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Wipeout entities can be used to hide rectangular or polygonal sections of a drawing, for example to make space for a label inside a hatch.

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Tools to add control points to existing splines and remove control points.

1111QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to swap right/middle mouse buttonAssigned
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Most of the other slightly non-standard CAD/eCAD tools I work with (e.g. Diptrace, PTC Creo Elements) use the right mouse button to drag.
So when changing between these applications, it’s slightly confusing/annoying that I need the middle mouse button to drag in QCad.
Even worse, the middle mouse button on most mice is the scroll wheel which is not really comfortable to hold while dragging.

So I’d propose an option to switch the function of the middle and right mouse button to allow users to choose the preferable option.

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I would very much like to ask for the option to Hatch/Fill with a gradient of one or two colours.

Many Thanks

Clive

1126QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSuggestion for Dimension Location settingAssigned
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1128QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText: automatically wrap text at text box widthAssigned
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Add support for automatic text line wrapping for multiline text entities.

1130QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOffset Polyline from both sides at onceAssigned
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It would be great to have a tick box to be able to offset a polyline from both sides/edges at once.

Maybe a similar feature could be added to the line -parallel tools?

1131QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUse different units for construction and dimensionsAssigned
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E.g. use Millimeters for construction while dimensions are displayed in Meters.

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

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Save layer state (visibility) with each added view object (optional?).

1152QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd preference for snap label and snap cursor shape / c...Assigned
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Would it be possible to have options for:

1.Enable or disable Snap label with text.

2.To have a ‘Snap Marker’ with style and colour choice instead of snap label.

* It would be good for users to have the choice.

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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?

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Would it be possible to have the choice of either dashed or solid lines for the large cross hairs?

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Would it be possible to have the choice to dock or not dock toolbars - in other words keep them floating, an additional option in the tool settings could be added?

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A ‘non -filled’ arrowhead would be good to have also.

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For some tools like the Horizontal or vertical line, it would be good to have button options (similar to infinite and ray line buttons) instead of the drop down menus.

1165QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Create Spiral ToolAssigned
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A new tool to create Spirals would be great to have, with an option to restrict the decline to achieve to draw either Logarithmic or Linear styles.

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Clipping bitmaps to only show a part of the image.

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

1171QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelecting the right entity when entities are close / on...Assigned
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Please see last few posts here:

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Often in print preview I need to move the paper around and position it with the ‘Move Paper Position’ tool, which is useful, but what would be an additional extra useful option would be a ‘Place Paper Here’ tool.

Then I could simply use this tool first and then use the ‘Move Paper Position’ tool afterwards to fine tune things!

If you look at the attached image you will see that in this students file they have got their drawing spread out all over the place:(

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Import tables in CSV format and display them in the drawing as lines and text.

1187QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScale possibility for Info tools ...Assigned
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Now - after enjoying the great new “Scale” option for Dimensioning I like to ask for the same scale option for the “Info tools”.
It would be really nice to have more flexibility (without a pocket-calculator) in reading and displaying the Info tool results.

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1224QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRevision cloudsLikely to be implemented
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Add support to draw revision clouds or convert polylines, ellipses, circles to revision clouds.

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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.

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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.

1230QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > PDF Export / SVG Export: export layersAssigned
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Dear Andrew, just in case you should ever run out of ideas for enhancements; As an advisor I sometimes get PDF files and recently, some CAD drawings contained layers, which is kind of nifty to reduce the clutter.

Sadly though, qprinter/qpainter seem to be unaware of OCG (Optional Content Groups, the PDF jargon for layers) at the moment, so my plea is for the back burner now. Probably in SVG though it can be done? Yet that is of a little less use, maybe…

1233QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTab key to cycle between selected objectsAssigned
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I think it’s a useful adition and makes it easy to select objects that are overlapped. I know there is a selection filter, but sometimes this is faster and/or all the objects share the same type and such things.

If I remember correctly, Inkscape has this behaviour.

Thanks.

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Add drop object along a path with automatic trim.

1. The object can be a selection before or after selecting the tool, an entity or a block.
1. The path can be another entity from a start point to an end point.
1. Dropping can be made on one side or the other (like in other tools depending on the side of the cursor), with a choice of miroring the object or not.
1. The number of drops or the distance between can be selected.
1. The distance can be between a control point of the object or its sysmetry axis or border.
1. The dropping direction can be selected too.
1. The droping depth can be constrained : all control points have passed the path, or one of them. Alternatively, replace control points by an entity belonging to the object.

Exemple of use case : equidistant drills in a curved rail. The dropping depth constraint enables for example to ensure a drill has a minimal depth when not orthogonal to a plan.

1255QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes w...Assigned
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Change a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes with entities

In other words, makes quotes editable AND linked to entities.

• Today in the properties, the value is read only. Being able to edit the value would modify the linked entity properties to fit the new quote.
• Changing a property would change the linked quotes accordingly. Today, if I change a circle diameter which is quoted, the quote remain where it was and is no more relevant.
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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.

1263QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser: Configurable background color for icon...Assigned
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1278QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer list: store layer state independently of parent l...Assigned
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Not too sure if this would be possible for QCAD, but an option to open/import pdfs would be good.

1282QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChangeable color of the selection bar in layer list. Assigned
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Changeable color of the selection bar in the layer list.
Now the color of the bar is darkblue and the underlaid icons are black and are not readable.

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