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 840 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > New from Template: Remember last used folder Closed
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Task:
Drawing - New from Template ...

My Default Template Folder in “Application Preferences” is on F: (USB Port).
QCAD depicts to C:/Programme/QCAD pro 3.1.2/libraries/templates
(Yes - I started QCAD new after adjusting the default Folder)

 844 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow user defined line styles and weights Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice to have the possibility to design and use your own line styles, in addition to the built-in ones.
Also nice to have are user defined line weights, in addition to the built-in ones.

 845 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Scale factor for dimensions Closed
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Task Description

Introduce scale factor for linear dimension entities.

Original request was:

It would be nice to have the possibility to enter dimensions in the form of a formula and still show up as a ‘normal’ dimension.
This would greatly help in creating details in a different scale (say, 5:1) than the rest of the drawing.
Creating details is quite often necessisary for small objects (when lines are too close together to distinguish at 1:1) if the drawing must be legible to mere humans...

Now one must calculate and manually enter all dimensions for the detail after scaling (and re-calculate every time something gets modified), this is quite error prone.
Exploding the dimensions before scaling is not a real option: the arrowheads and texts then get scaled, too, wich is undesirable.
Scaling back, modifying and then repeating the process is also not quite on the mark: small errors creep in due to finite precision in the calculations made during the scaling.

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

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. ....

 855 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Scale dimension on/off option ... Closed
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Task Description

QCAD 3.1.5 - has a new “Dimensioning Scale adjustment option” (Property editor/Linear Factor). NICE!!! :-)

What means - we are now able to change the dimension scale for existing dims!

My Feature request refers to new dimensions and I think it would be perfect to have a “Scale Factor - On/Off Option” for all Dim Tools.

That would bring us in the position to copy / scale a part of our drawing for a detail view and we could just use us usual the dimensioning tools (with a scale factor) for the dimensioning task ....

 856 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to create a polyline from 'selected' entities on ...Closed
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Task Description

It would be useful to have an additional option in the polyline tool set to be able to create a polyline from selected entities only, without the need first for preparatory drafting measures.
Basic example attached.
You see here I want to create a polyline from only the selected lines, thus leaving the rest as separate line segments.

 858 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Circle/Arc tangential on entities ... Closed
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Task Description

I’m not sure but if this is a duplicate please delete!

Feature Request:
It would be nice to have a tool what will help to draw tangential circles and arcs between other entities.

I imagine this tools with a three entities (circles, lines) selection or two entities plus a radius.

859QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPersistent selection button added to tool set.Assigned
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Task Description

It would be useful to have a persistent selection button added to the ‘selection’ tool set.

This would allow the user to set persistent selection as and when needed for the current drawing one is working on, rather than going the long route through the ‘Application’ preferences dialog.

860QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow"Create Library item from selection" default Path ...Assigned
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Default Path for “Create Library item from selection” / “Save us” is C:\Programme\QCAD pro 3.1.6 ...
... regardless of the settings in the “Application Preferences / Library Browser / for Library Sources.
And QCAD doesn’t remember the last path choice ....

If I have to save 50 Library Items I have to navigate 50 times thru my system to find - the same place.

It would be nice if QCAD would point in first place to the Library Source or, at least, remember the last used path ... ;-)

866QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPaste block reference: add third option to rename paste...Assigned
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Task Description

Scenario:

Drawing 1: Blockname X is part of a selection, I copy this selection into the clipboard to use it in an other drawing.

Switch to Drawing 2, this drawing has also a Blockname X but with a different content.

Use the clipboard paste function - the clipboard content will be modified (only the Block) by the drawing 2 block content.

No warning pops up - it just happens!

868QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to save to dwt - drawing template.Assigned
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Task Description

An option to save to dwt (drawing template) would be so very useful.
Please see related topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=8237#p8237

 869 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow  Support for block attributes Closed
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Task Description

I would like to use QCAD at work.
Since the drawing using block attributes (ATTRIB) is not displayed correctly, I am troubled.
Please give me correspondence by all means.

873QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcommand line does not accept distance value for funtion...Assigned
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Task Description

In the comnmand line, I can sucessfully enter for example the radius of a circle to draw (Space 100 Enter) but the command line does not accept a value for the distance when drawing parallel lines (l p space 100 enter → error).

 880 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New Ellipse tools Closed
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Task Description

It would be good to have additional ellipse tools that could produce an ellipse:
Tangential to four given sides (closed like a Quadrilateral) or sperate sides and to 4 given coordinate points.
see snapshot for the idea.

 881 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Line orthogonal to line and tangential to arc, circle o ...Closed
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2 Task Description

It would be useful to have an additional line tool that could be drawn tangent to an existing circle and perpendicular to a line.
see screenshot for the idea:

 882 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Repeat last tool button Closed
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Task Description

A ‘Repeat last tool’ button would be useful.
When one has fully cancelled all operations, sometimes it would be convenient to have the option to have a repeat of the last tool again...I’m thinking that a simple button could do this a bit like the reset/idle button.

883QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInformation tool for finding the centroid of an irregul...Assigned
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Task Description

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.

 884 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Tool for copying/pasting selected entities along a path Closed
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Task Description

Not sure how complicated this one might be to develop/implement ?

But a tool for copying/pasting entities along a given path would be great. In the attached snapshot you can see what I am trying to acheive - to copy/paste the brick along a wall contour. A dedicated tool for doing something like this would be great...sure I can do it with the tools provided in QCAD already but it sure would make life so much easier if there was a tool specific for this kind of thing.
I am actually working on some ‘real’work projects with these requirements and it does take a bit of time to get correct!

Or maybe an additional Points tool option to plant points along a curve would be good!

 889 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Filter the current selection to only include entities o ...Closed
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3 Task Description

The property editor should do,
if I change
Selection: All(xx)
by Filtering by Entity Type
Selection: Circle(xx)
only the selected enteties(in this case the circles) should be selected, so we will be able to copy, delete ... directly

Der Eigenschaften Editor sollte wenn die
Auswahl: Alle(xxx) auf z.B.
Auswahl: Kreise (xx) geändert wird
auch nur diese Selektierung in der Zeichnung auswählen um direct kopieren, löschen ... zu können

894QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify - Clip to Rectangle: copy area to clipboardAssigned
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1 Task Description

New mode for clip to rectangle: copy contents of rectangular area to clipboard.

895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArea calculation based on existing entitiesAssigned
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4 Task Description

Use case:

  • Start tool
  • Choose one entity of the contour
  • If contour is closed, area of closed contour is calculated an printed in the command line history
  • Configuration parameters: segment length for arc interpolation
901QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text stylesAssigned
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Task Description

Support custom dimension text styles for imported DXF / DWG files.

908QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser Block Delete FunctionAssigned
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1 Task Description

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

 916 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG export: make zero line width behaviour configurable Closed
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Task Description

Somewhere in the 3.1 series the SVG exporter (both precise and PG) started to make lines that are zero (0) width in CAD 0.01 (@scale 1:1) points wide in exported files (0.1 @scale 1:10). I use such lines to constrain exported files to a common size and rather not have them show. In my view, this is a regression, as there is no reason for changing line weight, isnt it? If I wanted the lines to have weight, I’d draw them with a weight.

 918 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Info tools: add measurement result permanently to drawi ...Closed
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Task Description

Add an option to measuring tools to add results permanently to the drawing (on current layer, with current layer attributes).

 920 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Matrix transformations Closed
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Task Description

Add matrix transformations to projection tools.

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2569

922QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to control the order in the Property editor...Assigned
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Task Description

It would be nice and helpful if we had the possibility to control the order of Attributes - shown in the property editor.
I found a solution for myself with using numbers in the Attribute definition tag - but that isn’t really a nice solution.
If I could hide my numbering ... everything would be fine for me .... ;-)

923QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiagramming (Intelligent Orthogonal Connectors)Assigned
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1 Task Description

Hi,

With the new block attribute feature available in QCAD 3.3, there’s little to be done in order to make QCAD a good environment for typesetting circuits and other diagrams. In particular, the only killer feature that lasts is support for connectors: orthogonal lines that connecting one endpoint to another creates a connection line; when the concerned entities are moved the connection line is re-arranged. I’d like to know whether commercial support for this feature is available.

 926 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Splines: break up at point Closed
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1 Task Description

Break up spline at given point, break out segment, etc.

927QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFurther options for the 'Add Measurement' toolsAssigned
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1 Task Description

Absolutely love the new options for adding the measurements in the current drawing.

I would like to see an additional option for only adding the text and not the lines also, maybe a simple check box would suffice here.

Of course at the moment I am able to use the property editor to select only the lines and move to a new layer and hide!

936QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDisproportional scaling of block referencesAssigned
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Task Description

XP/32

... doesn’t works proper at circles and ellipses.

Circles: the scale works only proportional even though I have the options for x and y.
Ellipses: The same but if I play around with the x, y fields it will freeze the scale possibility.

 940 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Automatically change fonts in a drawing Closed
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1 Task Description

Apply a font name replacement table to a drawing. E.g. change font ‘romanc’ to ‘Arial’, etc.

 942 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Dirty flag (star) in MDI tab invisible when too many ta ...Closed
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Task Description

A window with a drawing that has unsafed changes gets an asterisk appended to its name in the tab title. When there too many tabs the title gets shortened and the star cannot be seen then.

It was nice, when the star remained visible, after or in front of the ellipses.

Also it was nice, when the “windows” menu would mark files with changes in the same way.

 945 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Stretch tool for blocks ... Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if we could use the Stretch tool also on blocks.

There are so many possibility’s to build a really good (time-saving) block-list /library with preassembled parts but if I have always to explode / ruin the block to use the stretch tool doesn’t helps the productivity.

950QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy properties from... / Copy attributes from...Assigned
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8 Task Description

See discussion at:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2614

951QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra Option for Block attributes ...Assigned
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Task Description

It would be nice to have the possibility to control the automatic Text orientation in Block attributes.
Something what would work like the DIM restriction: I can read the text horizontal and/or from the right side of the drawing sheet.

Right now I have the feeling that the Text orientation is dependent on the tool what I even use.
Different tools = different outcomes.

952QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensions: manually control arrow positionAssigned
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3 Task Description

See drawing: I can’t seem to be able to manually change to the “To” variants – that is, override the decision of the label/arrow placement engine.

The circle in the attachment is a borderline example of when even just in this form I would more like it on the outside. If the drawing is crowded in that area, it would be even more useful to have it the other way around.

962QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault save / open directoriesAssigned
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1 Task Description

Add the option to use a fixed path for the save to, open and CAM export directories.

(G code files are usually saved in on directory that the Control Program opens them up from so this would save a ton of mouse clicking)

964QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew tool request - 'Break Out Arc' from CircleAssigned
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Task Description

It would be useful to be able to pick a Start and End point of an Arc within a Circle to then break this out. So in principle another break out tool.

Please see topic:http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&p=8826#p8826

 968 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to divide by half numbers etc.. Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible to change the Divide tool, so that one can divide by e.g. 4.5 or 7.75 etc...? Instead of just whole numbers, like it is at present.

972QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute equally option ...Assigned
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4 Task Description

It would be nice (and a time-saver!) to have an additional option in the alignment tool: Distribute entities / blocks equally.

 975 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Search/Replace accomplished info ... Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice to get a status information after the use of the “Search/Replace” tool.

Something like: “5 matches found and replaced”,
or
no “matches found”.

It helps allot to get an Idea what happens in your drawing. Right now the tool window will just disappear and you have no idea about any success.

 978 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow "Frequently used" items for text Closed
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Task Description

Just floating an idea, recently I’ve had to use the diameter symbol many times in texts. At this moment it’s a chore, as that usually means browser, look for a page with symbol in it, copy, paste.

I wonder if the text entry could have some sort of a box for “frequently used” characters (or even phrases, or whatnot, but I presume a handful special characters that everyone can tailor to their needs would already be a huge plus)? Like, a 3×3 to 5×5 matrix below the Alignment panel or something along these lines.

979QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText dialog: insert special characters in simple text m...Assigned
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Task Description

The Omega button to insert special characters is only available in rich text mode.
Make it available in simple text mode as well.

 981 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New tool: Ellipse - Equidistant Closed
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1 Task Description

Bug or Feature request?

Tool “Parallel” is not working on an intact ellipse. If I explode the ellipse it will work but then it turns out to a Sisyphus task ... ;-)

 983 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Selection filter: only show available entity types Closed
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=2689

986QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates - only on selected areaAssigned
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It would be useful to have an additional option to only detect duplicates on user defined selection of drawing.
Please see topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=9145#p9145

990QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault Names for Custom Property ...Assigned
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Task Description

Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

It would be nice to have in “Application preferences” the possibility to predefine a couple Custom Property Names.
Right now I use the Custom Property function to add a DIN and the Material info to every Block. This project has a lot of DIN parts and I have to type again and again the names DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... you got my point ;-)

If I have predefined Names - I have just to fill out the value :-)

992QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowselections to stay selected when projecting to an isome...Assigned
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Task Description

My request is that all selected entities stay selected after isometric projection, this would be useful for example if you need to modify the projection further after placing!
Maybe an extra button could be added in the ISO options?

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