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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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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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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.

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

1702QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Polyline: add boolean operationsAssigned
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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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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 place text to other sideAssigned
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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

1749QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for non-uniform block scalingAssigned
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Same txt as on the forum.
had a copy because i had to log in 3 times to remark my own post.

Blocks are no solution either.

see pdf
[attachment=0]Block test_1.pdf[/attachment]

Antartica is put in a block as segments.
Added a rounded corner as segments and as poly.
scaled X x0.5 Y x1 origin the center of the magenta circl.

The scaled version is all over the place.
Set them to color red, no use they stay black.

The reference of the block is 2000mm to the left because I tried it out far right of my design.
The cyan circle is about 400mm in diameter.

dxf part included
[attachment=1]Block test.dxf[/attachment]

Version: 3.20.1.0 (3.20.1)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Apr 13 2018
Revision: dd51609
Qt Version: 5.5.1
Architecture: i386
Compiler: MSVC++ 10.0 (2010)

CVH

1754QCAD (main)SuggestionLowWhen Selecting multiple blocks that contain the same at...Assigned
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When selecting multiple blocks that contain the same attribute names, attribute properties appear with the values of the last selected block instead of “various”. I do not know if this is a “bug” or developer option, but “various” would be better in my opinion.

1755QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelecting standard rotation angles by mouse click for M...Assigned
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This would be nice.
It will save a lot mouse - keypad changes for me.

1772QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGo back on right-click on shaded Tool buttonAssigned
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Right-click on the tools on the left-hand side of the screen brings you back in the hierarchy.

However, that does not work if you right-click while hovering above a button that that is shaded (inactive).

1785QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowTemplate / Viewport scale issueAssigned
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Given: Template with prepared Paper Space Frame/Titleblock scale = 1:1.
Drawing 1:1
First Viewport / scale 1:1 / inserted in Paper Space = everything fine,
Second Viewport / scale 0.02 will scale the Paper respective to the new Viewport scale but the Frame/Titleblock isn’t scaled.

1789QCAD (main)SuggestionLowApplication Preferences / General / Performance :0Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

we know that you need to have always software performance in your mind to decide which features / tools can / should be implemented and on which way.

I really appreciate your effort to find the best middle way between software features and performance but I think also it’s a tough call to appraise worldwide the overall customer equipment to make the software workable to the best for everybody. That isn’t possible without compromise.

Maybe it would make sense to think about a new dialog in the “Application Preferences” to let the user decide what kind of feature are absolutely needed regarding to his/her work-task / equipment. I don’t mean that you need to cover every single thing but the main “performance jeopardy’s” should be covered with an on/off switch.

Yes I know - that isn’t done in 5 minutes but I think that can make your life easier in the long run and will cover even more customer.

Just my two cents. ;)

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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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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- 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.

1375QCAD (main)SuggestionVery LowInstall in hidden folderAssigned
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After each update, I add a dot before the ~user/opt folder (and in the program launcher) created by QCAD to unclutter my file manager’s appearance. Would be easy, I think, to make the installer put the program directly in ~user/.opt, and nobody would miss that folder while browsing through daily used files.

And what about installing the program as root, so all users of a computer could use it without personal installs, and only personal setting files created by users would be kept in ~user/.opt/qcam.

Jean-Claude

1424QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowEdit > Undo: hatches not selectedAssigned
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If a hatch is selected, then rotated or scaled and this is undone afterwards, the hatch is not selected anymore.

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

1443QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowView > Status Bar remains uncheckedAssigned
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Status Bar menu remains unchecked even it is toggled on or off

1460QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowTwo Display Environment --> Problems with Toolboxes and...Assigned
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Hello,

I’m unsing a two display environment and got all Tools and Widgets placed on the second display.
See qcad1.png

There are two problems:

1.) When I open another application on second display, three toolboxes stay on top, the others are behind new application.
See qcad2.png

2.) When I minimize Qcad only the mainwindow will be minimuzed, all the toolboxes and widgets stay on second display also with problem 1.
See qcad3.png

Whould be great, when this issues will be fixed :-)

Thank you very much
Andreas

P.S.: Hope described well, if not, please drop me a reply...

1518QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowLandscape/Portrait gets confused for custom page sizeAssigned
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Hello

In the Print Preview or Drawing Preferences / Page Settings if I select a Custom size, then landscape/portrait does not really make sense.

For instance, at work we have a laser cutter which uses a printer driver. The bed of the laser is 600 wide by 300 high. When I wanted to cut
something, I created a custom page size of 600×300 and selected Landscape (because it is wider than high)

Strangely, back in the Print Preview, the page is now sized opposite with regards to Portrait / Landscape mode, which was confusing somewhat.

(see pictures attached)

I think that for ‘Custom’ page size in Drawing Preferences, the option of Portrait or Landscape should probably be ghosted

Then, I think that for Portrait / Landscape mode in the Print Preview, it should display the shape most appropriate, rather than just assuming that the document fits the norm:

  1. Taller than Wide for Portrait mode
  2. Wider than Tall for Landscape mode
1587QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowPDF export created with wrong date timeAssigned
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Hi guys,

when I export my dxf drawing to pdf, the pdf properties shows wrong “created date”. I am in UTC+2, the date shows 2 hours less.
I exported the pdf at 12:24, the attached ps shows 10:24.

BR,
Soma

1607QCAD (main)SuggestionVery LowIndent 'Spline Segments:' in explode preferencesAssigned
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 FS#1604  was issued because of non-intuitive hierarchy of the preferences for the Explode function.
The task comment recieved explains the funcionallity in details not found elsewhere.

Indentation of the phrase ‘Spline Segments:’ suggest hierarchy.
Graying out the drop down box for the number of spline segments establish hierarchy.

1626QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low'Clip to Circle' toolAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

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

Regards

Clive

1649QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd configuarable format options for saving blocks to l...Assigned
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Add configuarable format options in application preferences for saving blocks to library to either dxf or dwg.

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