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

 994 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Create block from selection: overwrite existing block Closed
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Create a new block from a selection
Enter the name of an existing block
Overwrite warning
Overwrite block

995QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty editor: add 'edit block' buttonAssigned
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Add a button to edit the block beside the block combo box that is shown when showing the properties of a block reference.

 1003 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow QCAD Community Edition: add unicode support for layer n ...Closed
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Task Description

Community version (still on FBSD only), so dxflib. I suspect the culprit is dxflib.

I have created layers and blocks and whatnot with (hungarian) accented characters in their names.
Apparently (according to the Internet, as evidenced probably most glaringly by usa.autodesk.com /adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=7586582&linkID=9240617) the R15 DXF version assumes single-byte character sets being used. Quick grepping the DXF2000 mentions “String (255-character maximum; less for Unicode strings)” (Group Code Value types), so it may be a false track...

Anyway, the DXF file written does have strings converted to single-byte encoding, but it seems it’s always ANSI-1252. When the output encoder encounters a character that is not representable in this one, it will use a literal question mark.

Actual case, I have a block with the name

106 egypólusú váltókapcsoló jelzőfénnyel

Of this, “ő” (U+0151) is not representable in ANSI-1252, so what gets written to the dxf is (non-ASCII shown in hex)

106 egyp<f3>lus<fa> v<e1>lt<f3>kapcsol<f3> jelz?f<e9>nnyel

Note the literal question mark.

Now the problem is this is an irreversible operation but the result is perfectly valid ANSI-1252, so upon opening the file again, I will get a block named

106 egypólusú váltókapcsoló jelz?fénnyel

IMHO the ideal resolution is to

  1. Have a preference for the export code page (and use it, too, circumstances permitting)
  2. Iff this is not set (or set to a default “Use system locale to determine” or something), use a look-up table to take a good guess (like old QCAD2 qcadlib/src/engine/rs_system.cpp:QCString RS_System::localeToISO())
  3. If the output encoder encounters a character that is not representable in the target code page, throw an error with an option to ignore the error (and keep using question marks, but then this must have been acknowledged by the user so not silent problem anymore), pick a new output code page, whatever else

This all assuming the R15 doesn’t actually depends hardly on ANSI-1252 and ANSI-1252 only. In that case, option #3 would still be nice.

Most Western European languages (and English) are not affected by this as ANSI-1252 has most of them covered, but a little to the east, a little to the south, a little to the north, and it does make a bit of a difference :)

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.

 1006 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Making zoom in / out speed configurable Closed
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2 Task Description

Although this report is specific to Magic Mouse on OS-X Mountain Lion, since mice are a fairly common commodity across all platforms, I suspect this may be a more common issue across multiple platforms. The issue is that with my Magic Mouse, when I zoom into or out of the drawing by dragging my finger forward or backward on the mouse (equivalent of rolling the scroll wheel of a mechanical mouse), the zoom keeps zooming (in either direction) LONG after I have stopped moving my finger! Now, I do have my scroll speed set high because I have a large monitor and like to get around on it fast. But QCAD is the only application that does this exaggerated scrolling, so there must be some missing conversion or time constant issue going on here. I could change the speed of my mouse and that would likely fix it: in QCAD. But then all my other apps would be too slow with the mouse. Maybe there needs to be a custom setting in the Preferences that allows to user to set the mouse speed for just inside QCAD. But I suspect its more just a mouse speed parameter conversion error.

 1007 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Making zoom in / out direction configurable Closed
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Maybe I missed it, but there does not appear to be a Preference selection for changing the zoom direction. The default is opposite the way it is on other programs and I would like to change it to be consistent between all my programs. My other programs provide this ability so I suppose I could change all of them, but that appears Orwellian on QCADs part.

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.

 1012 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Make threshold from which arcs are approximated as line ...Closed
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Task Description

Tried to draw a guitar and when drawing top arch (R=10600 mm), I noticed that when arc length is less than 5% (in ths case less than 530 mm) of arcs radius arc appears totally straight both in screen and print.
Data is stored right, details are right, reference points are right, snap on entity goes right, but the line appears totally straight.

I have iMac mid 2011 with Mavericks and latest Qcad.

 1015 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow To add Point Style options Closed
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2 Task Description

I use points in my drawing s often for referencing and construction purposes, I would like to request that in the application settings some options could be added for point styles.
For example:
Style - cross with circle or other styles useful for temporary construction referencing.
The option to set the size either relative to the screen or indeed in absolute units.

1021dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: switch to set block to exportAssigned
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1 Task Description

Add a command line switch to dwg2pdf to export a given block instead of “*Model_Space”.

1023QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArrange points on a plan according to variation of dist...Assigned
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Arrange points on a plan according to an arithmetical, geometrical, logarithmic, customizable variation of distances

 1024 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Manage the layers of Inkscape Closed
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Task Description

When we want to import a document SVG of Inkscape, copies are not managed.
All the elements contained in the various copies find themselves in one and the same copy 0 in QCad-Prof.

It is necessary to convert the file SVG in DXF before being able to use him(it) in QCad.
It is impractical.

1026QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelection Filter also present in the Menu "Selection"Assigned
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It would be nice to have the Selection Filter also present in the Menu / Selection List

1027QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRectangle with a 3 point determination ...Assigned
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Many times I’m faced with the situation that I have to use a rectangle related to other entities. Dimensions/Angle = unknown.

We have in QCAD a rectangle tool with a two point diagonal determination but this is limited to two points and it will only work in a horizontal and vertical direction.

My feature request is based on the idea to draw a rectangle with 3 points - regardless the angle.

1. First point: start

2. second point: determination of the first side (width?) and it will also provide the angle for the rectangle

3. third point: determination second side (height?)

I’m asking for an additional new tool? No - just as an option to the existing rectangle tool ...

 1031 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remember last layer active, when restating existing dra ...Closed
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An option to remember the last active layer in an exisisting drawing when reopening.

Please see topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=9687&sid=7204a32dd33d5aa65ad5f979915cb7b2#p9687

1034QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupplementary note added to Application preferences dia...Assigned
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I think it would be useful to add a note to the Application preferences dialog window, to explain to the user the difference between ‘Application and Drawing’ preferences and how it effects drawings in QCAD.

Please see topic for more details and feedback:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2831&p=9724#p9724

1036QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer list - drop down menu optionAssigned
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Task Description

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!

1044QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRadian measure symbol for Geometry labeling ...Assigned
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We do not have a Radian measure tool but we can change the labeling of a Angular Dimensioning ...

It would be nice to have a “Radian measure symbol” in the Property Editor / Geometry / Label / Insert Symbol List.

1046QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlease add script bindings for Qt 4.8.6 and 5.2.1Assigned
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These are the versions Ubuntu 14.04 comes with, and since it’s an LTS version, it will linger around a while.

(Despite the fact that the Qt4 packages are versioned 4.8.5, qmake –version says 4.8.6, so it doesn’t find the 4.8.5 bindings.)

Thanks,

 1049 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property editor: make behavior with block references /  ...Closed
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Task Description

Configuration option for property editor:

  • if block reference with attributes is selected, filter by block reference
  • if block reference with attributes is selected, show all selected entities (no filter)
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 ... ;-)

 1053 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Part Library: support for custom properties Closed
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Task Description

If a part library file contains a block with block name==file name, QCAD could directly insert the file contents instead of grouping it into a new block with block name==file name.
This would allow part library items to contain block references with custom properties which would be copied into the drawing on insertion.

 1061 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Polygonal / Rectangular Marquee Tool ? Closed
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Defining hatch areas at present is time consuming as you have to create an additional layer and amend as necessary to create a boundary. What would speed up this process is a multi function tool to create a closed boundary line that could be used for fills and hatches or to delete specific areas from a drawing. This tool could have the following sub menu:

* Polygonal Selection
* Rectangular Selection (Use with modifier key to keep square)
* Circular / Oval Selection (Use with modifier key to keep round)

Each tool could have the following options:

1. New selection
2. Add to selection
3. Delete from selection
4. Intersect with selection

This tool would be invaluable for speeding up work-flow, simple actions like trimming lines could be achieved with a simple selection and backspace to delete etc. Please give this some consideration, this could be a great amendment to QCAD !

 1066 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to lock origin Closed
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It would be good to have the option to lock the origin if needed.

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.

 1070 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add support for trace entities Closed
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Task Description

See forum thread at:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2967

 1072 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Resolve Relative paths on command line Closed
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Task Description

I have aliased qcad to run it from terminal. There is a small glitch when opening a file from a different location using relative path names:

$ alias qcad
alias qcad='/opt/qcad-3.6.0-pro-linux-x86_64/qcad'

$ cd /a
$ qcad some.dwg &
$ cd /b
$ qcad other.dwg

Import Error is shown:
> Can't open file
> /a/other.dwg.
> File is empty.

$ qcad /b/other.dwg # absolute path works

$ readlink /proc/pid-of-qcad/cwd
/opt/qcad-3.6.0-pro-linux-x86_64

Qcad somewhere stores the path, from where it is first launched. The next “launch” will not use the next location but refer to the first one when constructing the full path name of the file name in the argument.

Maybe that can be easily improved (the message is wrong too).

 1079 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Custom line weights in 0.001mm steps Closed
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Task Description

The user can choose from 24 different line weights at the moment.
Unfortunately, 0.1mm is not among them.

Please add the possibility (add a textbox) to set any line weight from 0 to max in 0.001mm steps.

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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1 Task Description

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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2 Task Description

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.

1094QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport OS X 10.9.x (Maverick) Full Screen PatternAssigned
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It would be nice if the OS X Pro version could support the standard OS X full screen pattern in the same way as native OS X applications.

With this I mean that applications in full screen will create a temporary new desktop as long as they are in full screen mode.

 1096 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: support scale transforms Closed
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Add support for scale transforms in SVG import.

Original report:

When importing an SVG created with Inkscape, one of the elements (rectangle) is shifted (mirrored?) to the left.
The example (back.svg) is appended. If you open it with Inkscape, you see the rectangle should be above the “USB” label.

My impression is that the sign of the X coordinate is swapped for some reason. At least if I mirror it
using two points on the Y axis, it seems to appear where it should be.

Apart from this, also the dimensions are wrong after import. In the original SVG, the outer shape is 144.3mm wide.
This is also visible in the header of the SVG:

 width="144.300mm"
 height="53.800mm"

However, after importing to QCad, the width is measured as 40.7247. This is a puzzling factor of 3.5433 which doesn’t look
like metric/imperial conversion issue but like a complete misinterpretation of the sizes/units used in the SVG.

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 ;-)

1099QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd Leader with text and number bubbleAssigned
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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.

1100QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd drag dimension (snap) along dimension lineAssigned
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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.

Attached is two images one for autocad and one for Qcad

1102QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRay reference pointAssigned
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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.

1104QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPrinting: Add support for page rangeAssigned
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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.

1106QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for wipeoutsAssigned
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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.

1107QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSplines: add / remove control points of existing spline...Assigned
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Tools to add control points to existing splines and remove control points.

 1109 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow QT5 support Closed
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It’s time for qt5.

 1110 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add qcad.desktop Closed
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Task Description

There is qcad.desktop in attachment.

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.

1112QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGradientsAssigned
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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

 1125 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property Editor / Total angle of an arc Closed
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1 Task Description

Hi,

if I have an arc and use the Property Editor to get the Geometrical information I always miss the total angle of the arc.

Yes - I have the Start and the End angle but to get the Total angle I have to draw construction lines to be able to use the Angular Dim or Info angle tool /or I need to use a pocket calculator ...

It would be nice to have this calculated by QCAD - I assume it can’t be that difficult to design an extra field which will display, based on the start and end angle, the total angle of an arc.

What do you think?

1126QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSuggestion for Dimension Location settingAssigned
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Please seet topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3124

1127QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLeaders: spline shapedLikely to be implemented
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Add support for spline shaped leaders

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