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IDCategoryTask TypeSeverity  descSummaryStatusProgress
 1751 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Can't open files from terminal Closed
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I have file /home/test/test.dxf . When i try open file from terminal (qcad test.dxf), i have warning “File not found”. When i write full path (qcad /home/test/test.dxf), the file opens.

1760QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowSelf-crossing polylines can't be cut twice at segment c...Assigned
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Re-entering dividing problem from  FS#1757 

Divide the poly selecting near segment 1 at the segment crossing.
> A new node is inserted on the crossing and made start and end node.
Divide the poly again selecting near segment 2 at the segment crossing.
> no division appears to be done.

One can’t divide the second segment at the crossing

Presumed intended behaviour like  FS#1750 

Regards

 1762 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Modify // .... selection of entities on locked layer al ...Closed
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Not served with the degration to ‘Suggestion’  FS#1759 .
Demanded closing  FS#1759  & re-entered

Locking entities (by layer) to avoid selection,eg. nearby,very close by or on the same spot, does not have the intended influence.

Asumed wrong:
- Modify DI
- Modify B2
- Modify D3
- Modify MT
These 4 need a single entity to be selected and selection of a locked entity is allowed.(=questionable)
The action will allways leed to ‘not allowed’.(=correct)

Questionable:
- Modify RM
- Modify CH
- Modify RN
These 3 need a pair of entities.
RM: Selection of a locked limiting entity is allowed (=questionable), enity to trim not.(=correct)
The action will trim unlocked entities to the locked limiter.(=questionable)
CH & RN: Selection of a pair of entities is allowed.(=questionable)
Trimming if ‘trim’ is on will not occur because locked and leeds to ‘not allowed’.(=correct)
The creation of the bevel or rounding on an active locked layer will not occur because locked and leeds to ‘not allowed’.(=correct)
The creation, except for polyline segments (because locked themself), on an active unlocked layer will be done.(=correct)

Less severe but still questionable: (because these don’t necerally act on the locked entities themselves)
- Modify OF
- Modify OH
- Modify SS
OF: Selection of a locked base entity is allowed.(=questionable)
The preview is casted only if the active layer is unlocked.(=correct)
The creation is only done on an active unlocked layer.(=correct)
OH: Selection of a locked base entity is allowed.(=questionable)
Selection of point references from entities on locked layers is allowed.(=questionable)
The preview is casted only if the active layer is unlocked.(=correct)
The creation is only done on an active unlocked layer.(=correct)
SS: Selection of point references from entities on locked layers is allowed.(=questionable)
Strechting is only done for unlocked entities. (=correct)

1765QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowErrors with polyline offsetAssigned
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Win 7 32 bit QCAD 3.20.1

Ofsset of a base-line with arcs results in massive ammount of errors.
Most of them occur as a cluster of very tiny segments and are part of the offset. (zoom far in at the red circles)
Mostly they occur where the offsetted arcs should merely be trimmend pairwise.
Some occur as detached entities or as detached strings of entities very near the offset (strings not documented).
Spooks occur at opposite site when base-line is not closed.
360° curls can occur with R = Offset.
Null-entities may occur (not documented, hard to find and not able to copy).

The base-line is checked and sound and has mixed tangentially or not tangentially connected arcs.
Offsetting the mother base-line of the base in the file has similar effect but not all and/or different ones.
Also encountered with offseting polys from fonts.
Used to define pocket paths for CNC.
Detected because the CNC driver will not accept Self-crossers, Null-entities or open ends depending on the settings.

Work arround is to explode and select small entities but this does not solves the issues.
1) Choosing the tolerance large enough will detect small segments that should stay.
2) Recombining will generate new ones at the place where the main segments remain crossed.
Cleaning up the paths is a daunting process with some thousand segments for several offsets.

I assume this has an infuence on the CAM part of QCAD too unless the offset method is different.

 1767 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Dimension Leader Closed
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Task Description

On print mode, the arrow not appear in the dimension

 29 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Settings migration QCAD 2.x -> 3.0 Closed
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Task Description

Take over settings from old, already installed QCAD versions, if possible.

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.

 62 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Context Menu "Change preferences" Closed
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Task Description

Provide context menu that shows “Change preferences”

  1. opens the preference dialog
  2. shows the appropriate page

E.g. for

  • library browser (to set library sources)
  • graphics view (to set colors)
  • ruler (to set drawing unit)
 93 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Per drawing Quick SVG Export settings Closed
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Task Description

A single drawing has an array of options regarding dimension font-size, printout-scale etc. It would be nice to also save Quick SVG Export settings, as can be specified in the Advanced Export Dialogue or in the Application Preferences Dialogue, with each drawing.

 94 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Application window name Closed
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Task Description

It is common practice in MDI apps to use the title of the active tab for the main window. Right now this is always “QCAD”. It would be better if it reflected the name of the drawing in the currently active tab.

 188 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low The "View List" should be remembered Layers Open and cl ...Closed
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Task Description

When I save a view for print i like that wiew remember the layers open and closed.

This feature could be improved with remember print scale, dimension text size and page size

 287 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low tool bar icon size Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if one could not only change the icon size of the widget panel but also the icon size of the tool bars.

 292 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Choose number of copies when using 'snap with distance  ...Closed
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Task Description

Choose number of copies when using ‘snap with distance to end’.

This might make sense for certain tools only.

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1643

 491 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Show keycodes in menus. Closed
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Task Description

In the 2.2.2 version was possible to suppress the display keycodes in menus. You can also restore it in version 3?

See attach.

 651 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Posibility print some layers in color and others in bla ...Closed
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Task Description

Qcad3 have the feature to print in 3 ways: color, grey and black.

The missing feature is select some layers to preserve the original color in the black mode of print.

 656 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Data should not be in programs directory Closed
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Task Description

QCAD2 offered the user to specify in the program settings where these directories should be/go, and took the first one in each list as default; QCAD3 only offers to enter auxiliary library and template directories and has no provisions for defaults.

All associated data (scipts, templates, libraries, patterns, fonts) is stored under the program directory, exactly where it should not be. Windows 7 and higher default prevent modifying the programs directory by redirecting the writes.
An extra user-input during the Windows install process would be in order.

QCAD3 should offer the user to specify any and all data directories involved (including the auto save), and make it possible to specify a default for each.
This list could be initialised with the installation defaults, or default to the installation directories when empty.

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.

 897 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low New arc tool Closed
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Task Description

While constructing around the lack of “Line tangent to a circle, perpendicular to a line” ( FS#881 ) which I hereby second :)), it struck me that it might be useful to have a tool that finds the center point of an existing circle/ellipse, or possibly more generally, the center point of an existing circular/elliptical arc.

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.

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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Task Description

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?

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.

1426QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowLoad drawings that were open when closing QCAD on start...Assigned
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4249

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.

 1709 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Feature request: Add extra padding to textbox. Closed
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Task Description

When placing text on a drawing you are offered with the choice of where you want the origin of the textbox to be. That’s very nice. Image 1 shows an example of text with top left origin. It seems there is already some top padding above the text.

Unfortunately there is no option to add extra padding to the other sides so the text is right to the left border of the textbox. To correct this you have to add some parallel construction lines and move the text a bit to the right. Now the text has nice padding. See image 2.

It would be nice to have some padding options when adding/editing text, like in web-design: https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_padding.asp

1056QCAD (main)RefactoringVery LowDead and wrong code in RSPlatform.cppAssigned
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Task Description

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?

1324QCAD/CAMSuggestionVery LowConfusing Copy / Move optionAssigned
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Hi,

Using the Copy and Move command the [ ] Use current layer and attributes’ is confusing.

Perhaps [ ] change copy /moved set to current layers and attributes. is more suitable.

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

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.

 1759 QCAD (main)SuggestionVery Low Modify // .... selection of entities on locked layer al ...Closed
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Task Description

Without any selection.
Entities on a locked layer can be selected after choosing:

Asumed wrong
- Modify DI
- Modify
B2
- Modify D3
- Modify
MT

Questionable
- Modify RM
- Modify
CH
- Modify RN Less severe
- Modify
OF
- Modify OH
- Modify
SS

Regards

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