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 264 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Support for "Layouts" (paper space, viewport) Closed
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25 Task Description

There is one important ACAD feature that I would really like to see supported in QCAD3 and that is “Layouts”

Looking at the block lists, it seems to me that it can’t be too much extra work to support it, since the model space and different paper spaces are already shown there - and one can edit it.

QCAD draws infinitely easier than ACAD and drawing layouts is a primary feature of ACAD. With this in QCAD I can hardly see why anyone that does 2D work would need ACAD at all.

693QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumSupport for external references (XREF)Likely to be implemented
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13 Task Description

Support for external references (XREF)

259QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumChain dimensionsLikely to be implemented
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11 Task Description

Chain dimensions

260QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumReference dimensioningLikely to be implemented
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9 Task Description

Reference dimensioning (baseline dimensioning)

Create multiple dimensions using the same base line.

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

 335 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Drawing preferences: Change font of dimensions Closed
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7 Task Description

Configure font used for dimensions.

694QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumUser coordinate systems (UCS)Likely to be implemented
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5 Task Description

UCS support.

 647 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Customize line type Closed
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5 Task Description

I would like to get a submenu in properties to define own line types, i.e. one dash and three points or line + block.

Edit: Add support for custom line types defined in DXF / DWG files.

778QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemove multiple layersAssigned
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5 Task Description

It would be a nice feature to be able to select multiple layers to remove them all at once.

1428QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap middle of the minimum distance between two entity'...Assigned
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5 Task Description

Hi,

from time to time I need to place a circle etc precisely between two entity’s - what is a lot of construction work to get it correct. With the new “Info tool “Distance Entity to Entity” we have already the base for a new snap tool which could help to get rid of the time consuming construction process in cases like this. I would appreciate to get a new snap tool which is able to figure out the shortest distance between to entity’s and then will snap to the middle of it.

Pic 1: Given situation
Pic 2: Result after using this new snap tool

Would it make also cense to have a second new snap tool which works opposite for the furthermost distance between two entity’s?

 431 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Construction lines Closed
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4 Task Description

Construction lines (’infinite’ lines).

 760 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Hierarchical Layers Closed
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4 Task Description

Please, dear Feature Fairy, I wish for hierarchical layers. That would make organizing my projects a little bit easier.

Let me show you, what I mean: (see Attachment)

763QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatching with just one clickAssigned
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4 Task Description

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).

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
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.

1165QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Create Spiral ToolAssigned
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4 Task Description

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.

Please see related topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3236

 1435 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Default Template for new Drawing Closed
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4 Task Description

It would be great if the user could choose a default template for new drawings.

There exists already a “File → New from Template” feature, where I can choose a template, but in most cases I want my new drawings to be based on my default template.
It would be very convenient if there is an option to set the default template and use it for the “File → New” function.

1723QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetecting overlapping line / arc segmentsAssigned
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4 Task Description

Add a tool to detect overlapping segments or lines and arcs.
Similar like the “overkill” command in other CAD systems.

 388 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow More options for Polygons ... Closed
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3 Task Description

Possibility to draw Polygons with a given dimension for across flats (not only corners).

408QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScript Macro recorderAssigned
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3 Task Description

Having practically no experience in scripting, a recorder that one could activate to memorize repetitive tasks (ie: inserting several layers with different attributes when starting a new drawing)would a useful tool to help get a start on scripting.

704QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOld Hatch FunctionAssigned
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3 Task Description

It would be nice to implement the old hatch function as a tile function in parallel with the newer more industry standard hatch function. A tile function that would allow overlap +/- would be even better, and a great productivity boost, almost like an array within a set of bounds.

Thanks, Bob

734QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to distribute a selection equal to each oth...Assigned
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3 Task Description

It would be nice to have an extra option for the Align tool what provides the possibility to an equal distribution of a selection ...

Screenshot:
First row: Befor / Second row: after

 761 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Colour Indicators for Layer List Closed
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3 Task Description

Layers are great for organizing a project. For construction lines alone I sometimes use 3 and more layers. And then there are more layers for each part I design. Each with its own colour.

And when a project gets bigger I start wishing for a quick overview in the layer list to the colours I use on them. So I wish for colour indicators on the layer list to quickly identify the membership of a line to a layer.

I have a small image attached to make you see, what I mean.

766QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List: Add "Lock All Layers"Assigned
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3 Task Description

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.

 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

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.

 1031 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remember last layer active, when restating existing dra ...Closed
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3 Task Description

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

1126QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSuggestion for Dimension Location settingAssigned
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3 Task Description

Please seet topic:

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

1171QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelecting the right entity when entities are close / on...Assigned
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3 Task Description

Please see last few posts here:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3227&p=11777#p11777

1180dxflibBug ReportLowdxflib cannot open files with international characters ...Assigned
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3 Task Description

With dxflib, QCAD cannot open any file with Chinese file name or path name, it popups a “Important Error” dialog.
But the writing (”Save As” command) with Chinese file name or path name is of no problem.
Does it mean dxflib can only handle single byte characters file name/path name?
WinXP, QCAD 3.8.0

1206QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLink drawings with each other to update layers, blocksAssigned
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3410

 1208 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remember folded layer state Closed
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3395

1218QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit blocks in the drawing instead of isolatedAssigned
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3 Task Description

see:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3466

 1273 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Layer > Purge Unused Layers: keep locked layers Closed
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3735

1470QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDouble line tool requestAssigned
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3 Task Description

I would love to have a ‘Double Line’ tool in QCAD.

For me this would be such a time saver when drawing out building floor plans in QCAD.

1628QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMove / Copy and snap tangentialAssigned
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3 Task Description

Please see:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5024#p18601

752QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd support for the 3dConnexion Space Navigator (Pan an...Assigned
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3 Task Description

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.

116QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowShow polyline area in property editorAssigned
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2 Task Description

Show area of closed polyline, hatch, solid fill in property editor.

 231 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Disable grid snap for auto snapping Closed
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2 Task Description

Disable grid snap for auto snapping or otherwise configurable auto snap.

 366 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Draw circles tangent to other entities Closed
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2 Task Description

Hi Andrew

It would be useful to have an option in the Circle tools to be able to draw a circle tangent to other entities such as lines/circles etc.

Regards

Clive

467QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request for new Arc tool option to add to Arc s...Assigned
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2 Task Description

For and behalf of mandrena

To add another Arc tool option in Arc tools set:

1.Specify Start point for Arc.
2.Specify End point for Arc.
3.Specify “Tangent” direction (without being restricted in input field) so you can visually select a point on your desired Tangent line!

516QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add option to 'print only' selected area.Assigned
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2 Task Description

To add the option to ‘print only’ selected area in a drawing.

579QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy layers / blocksAssigned
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2 Task Description

Duplicate (copy, clone) a layer with or without entities on it. New name can be specified by user.

618QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowuser defined lineweightAssigned
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2 Task Description

To have the option to set your own ‘user defined’ line weight.

620QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowoption to have horizontal dimension info using vertical...Assigned
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2 Task Description

Some times I need to have the dimension info using the Vertical Dimension tool displayed horizontally.
See attached image:
Possibly this option could be added to the Label drop down menu.

708QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo re-introduce Tile and Cascade window optionsAssigned
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2 Task Description

To re-introduce Tile and Cascade window options like as before in QCAD 2.2.2.

758QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLengthen/Shorten tool - add additional optionAssigned
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2 Task Description

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.

 762 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add option to place text to follow along a given curve, ...Closed
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2 Task Description

Add option to place text to follow along a given curve,arc etc...

See related topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2330

767QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMerging/Combining segments of a straight line into oneAssigned
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2 Task Description

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.

 769 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Show nodes of polyline when selected Closed
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2 Task Description

I have a straight polyline with several segments and want to remove some nodes. So I choose “Delete Node(s)”. Then I am asked to select the polyline. When done I can start clicking on the nodes I want to remove - IF ONLY I could see them.

Request: Would be nice if you could make the nodes of the selected polyline visible. Or don’t ask again for selecting a polyline if it was already selected before the tool was chosen.

Currently the workaround is to first select the polyline (which shows the nodes), then choose the tool, then AGAIN select the polyline and then start clicking on the nodes.

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