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728QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowSlow loading of drawing with many block insertsAssigned
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Slow loading of drawing with huge number of block inserts (more than 10000).

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.

 1029 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Selecting many entities: poor performance Closed
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Selecting a great number of entities (>10000) can be slow, likely due to updating the property editor.

789QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScale tool - mouse-pointer - inversely proportional sca...Assigned
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3.0.8.
Bug Report or Feature Request ..... I’m not sure!

If I use the mouse-pointer in the Scale tool I’m not able to do an inversely proportional scale.
x - y locked or unlocked doesn’t matter in combine with the mouse pointer ...

275QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRounding all corners of a polylineAssigned
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Modify - Round - Click polyline - round all corners

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.

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.

1449QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty Editor: show centroid of polylinesAssigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4320

 1329 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Property Editor: Changing value of block attribute sets ...Closed
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Attributes are not fixed on their layer. When changing the content of an attribute the content is automatically placed on the active layer not on the attribute layer.
It would be much better if changing an attribute would not result in a change of the assigned layer.
For an example look also on www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3870

Thomas

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

1288QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPrint Preview Scaled RulersAssigned
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Would be nice, if in print preview QCAD rulers would switch to paper dimensions. Chat here http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3793

After all, print preview is not just the drawing on white, isn’t it? Everything else should stay in drawing units. Just the rulers, maybe a preference?

1577QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPostfix for DIM / Remember last DIM Label ...Assigned
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Hi,

unfortunately I need to use from time to time different Units in a drawing. It works nice with the Scale possibility but to keep my drawing readable I need to label then the DIM accordingly. Sadly I don’t have a Postfix option so I work with a workaround what means I use <>”, or <>’ and <>mm in the Prefix field. If I then terminate the DIM tool and start it again I will loose my settings except the Scale Factor.

May I ask for an additional Postfix option or/and a remember functionality of those fields?

 1143 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Polyline from selection Closed
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Hello!

Would it be possible to add a new tool to create polylines from a selection?

502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPoints on line: enter distance instead of number of poi...Assigned
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Points on line: enter distance instead of number of points as a variant of the tool or as a new tool.

612QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlot math functionsAssigned
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Input:

  1. X axis min/max or choose line (?) or center (for polar functions)
  2. function: y = f(x) / polar function: r = f(a)

Output:

  1. function plot
 877 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Patches to build QCAD 3.2.0.0 on FreeBSD Closed
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Hello,

The attached patches are used to build QCAD on FreeBSD.

Notes:

- patch-shared_app.pri adds a dependency to libexecinfo. It is marked as fixed in  FS#876 , but still there.

It could be useful also for the other BSDs.

- patch-src_3rdparty_opennurbs_opennurbs_system.h remove malloc.h. It is marked as fixed in  FS#875 , but still there.

- patch-src_3rdparty_3rdparty.pro, patch-src_core_core.pro, patch-src_core_math_RSpline.h and patch-src_entity_entity.pro allow to use opennurbs as a dependency from the ports system, which is the recommended method, but you may ignore them in the general distribution sources if you prefer.

- patch-src_core_RSettings.cpp is specific to the ports system (”/usr/local/share/qcad” is not really hardcoded, and modified according to $PREFIX at build time): you may ignore it if you want.

Best regards,

Th. Thomas

 796 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Pasting to current layer results in empty layers being  ...Closed
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Initial situation:
A drawing with two visible layers: One for the outline and one for hidden lines.
A second empty drawing with the standard 0 layer.

The bug:
When copying the objects from the first drawing and pasting them to the current layer of the second drawing, both layers present in the first drawing are created and are empty. I suppose that’s not the way it was intended. I expected the selected objects being pasted to the current layer and NO extra layers being created.

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

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

675QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...Assigned
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I think it would be nice to have the possibility to decide a fixed Text and Dimension (inclusive Arrows) height what is not affected by the Print scale. That means: If I have a given height of 3,5mm it will always be printed with 3,5mm - no matter what the scale for the printing is.
Yes, I see also the problem that I could run in space problems after I twitch to the Print preview - but that will also happen when I change the Text hight in the preferences for a 5:1 printing.
Maybe this Feature Request doesn’t looks important if you are usually working with Metric Units but if you have to handle Imperial Units then it is a pain in the back to make always the calculation to get the same heights.
Try it by your self; 3,5mm = 0.137795” = 1”:1” Now I like to print it in 1”:256” ops - to small - ok 1”:64” ... no, to big, maybe 1”:128” .......and QCad can’t remember the previously numbers. ;-)

 1539 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow One more "Offset" option: Infinitive Line ... Closed
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hi,

I miss one Offset option to use an offset indirectly related to the used entity. Right now I have to work with further construction lines and trim, divide, delete etc. tools to archive what I need.
Basically an offset as a ray would be enough but unfortunately we have no control of the Ray orientation.
This said - it would be nice to have an infinitive line added to the “Offset Polyline Segment” option to be able to use an Offset as construction line which is not only reflecting the shape of the source.

 1387 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Offset tool not working on rounded polylines Closed
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When “offset whole polyline” is selected and the mouse is moved over a rounded polyline, the preview is not working at least in Window 7/8.
This worked in older versions e.g. 3.6.3.

There is an example appended with an edged inner polyline and a rounded outer one. For the inner one, the offset preview is working as expected, for the rounded one it isn’t. Tested on two different PCs, one Win7 and the other one Win8.

Also see:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=4009

775QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNote book tool for QCADAssigned
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It would be really cool to have a Note book tool for QCAD!

For example I am often working on a draft and at the same time scribbling notes down on a separate piece of paper relating to the drawing I am working on, could be anything e.g. add a block,add a dimension etc. etc... all sorts of things to remind myself about - all related to a particular drawing.

Of course I could use any number of other programs for this but a simple dedicated tool inside QCAD (could be called the ‘QCAD scribbler ;)) would be much better, especially one that can save the notes to a particular file, then when I open up my drawing again - my notes are there too!

 981 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New tool: Ellipse - Equidistant Closed
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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 ... ;-)

1092QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew tool: draw trace entitiesAssigned
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Add tool to construct new trace entities.
Trace entities can currently only be loaded from DXF/DWG.

1446QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Polygon toolAssigned
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Hi,

if I need to design a bolt circle (circle on circle) and the single bolt diameter and the quantity of circles are given then I can use the QCAD Polygon Tool “Polygon 2 Points of Side” ... but for the Length of the side I have to do a workaround (Line with this length) to determine the desired length.

It would be very convenient to have an additional tool for a Polygon which has the possibility to ask me for the center, corners and the length of the sides.

 1146 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New circle tool: point + tangent + radius Closed
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Up to know it´s impossible to draw a circle by the given combination:

point, tangent and radius.

I would like this to be added to the circle options.

 831 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Multiple words of non-english language in Richtext are  ...Closed
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Version - 3.1, binary.

If I “Draw text” with text “aaaa bbbb” - it displays correctly, but when I enter “аааа бббб” (with russian keyboard) - I see that “аааа” and “бббб” are displayed one above other - see screenshot.

The same problem is for imported .dxf file with russian texts in it. Problem makes the solution as a whole actually inusable for (at least, some of) russian users.

 1420 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Multi-Monitor environment - Commandline toolbar didn't  ...Closed
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Hello everybody,

I’m using QCAD 3.14.3 on Ubuntu Linux 64bit with a two monitor environment.
When I place the commandline-toolbar from the bottom of main window onto the second monitor, it’s impossible activate the commandline by pressing SPACE or CTRL+M. Only when I click into the commandline-toolbar with the mouse-cursor it’s been activated.

Hope I described the issue understandable, if not, please don’t hesitate to ask me for further descriptions...

Whould be nice to fix this bug...

Best regards

Andreas

 1419 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Multi-Monitor enviroment - Option toolbar didn't work Closed
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Hello everybody,

I’m using QCAD 3.14.3 on Ubuntu Linux 64bit wit a two monitor enviroment.
When I place the option toolbar from the top of main window onto the second monitor, it’s impossible to input a distance. The cursor is missing.
Seems that the input-field is only working correct, when the option toolbar is connected to the main-window.

Hope I described the issue understandable, if not, please don’t hesitate to ask me for further descriptions...

Whould be nice to fix this bug...

Best regards

Andreas

786QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMulti - Breakout toolAssigned
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A ' Multi ' Breakout tool or added option to the existing Breakout tool.

For example see attached image.

An option to remove all segments within a chosen boundary would be good, in my example I want to remove all the hatching within the Red circle.

So after exploding the Hatch, currently I have to remove all segments singularly!

Of course I could have placed the circle first and hatched around it - but in this and most instances it is easier to design and to produce the Hatching first and then place my circle/shapes etc.

1170QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along entity"Assigned
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The new tool “Paste along entity” is very useful! But I work mostly in mechanical engineering and would like to see more options to determine where it has to start with the first insert item.

Screenshot:

1. That is how it works right now - no chance to get it started on both ends of an line.

2. If I need to have my items also on the ends I have to use additional the normal “Paste” function.

3. If I could tell the “Paste along entity” that there is a start and end “Base” dimension then I’m a big step further. ;-)

I could tell the tool that it has to start at “0” or at “25” and the rest is just regarding the calculation. Correct?

However - you need many times in mechanical engineering etc. a hole pattern which will start at:

0,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,0

or

25, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 25

It would be very nice to have this also in combination with the “Paste along entity” tool ;-)

512QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify stretch and Restrict orthoAssigned
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The modify stretch tool wants first and second corner, start and end point, then starts afresh. When I turn on restrict horizontally eg to align two points between start and end, the restriction sticks and I have to call restrict none, to be able to perform the next iteration, set the first corner then.

So, in the quest for a comfortable user interface, it was nice, if the modify stretch first/second corners parameter setting was not affected by current restrict/ortho etc. settings. Actually, that does not make any sense at all anyways, does it, a rectangle is defined by two degrees of freedom, isnt it?

 1517 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Break out Segment: fails with closed polyline Closed
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Occurs when breaking out segment from closed polyline with more than two intersecting entities.

This also affects the hatch from segments tool when used with closed polylines.

Example:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/qcad/qcad/master/scripts/Modify/BreakOut/Tests/data/closed_polyline.dxf

894QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify - Clip to Rectangle: copy area to clipboardAssigned
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New mode for clip to rectangle: copy contents of rectangular area to clipboard.

1570QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmake the stretch tool more flexible in selecting nodesAssigned
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Stretching multiple points of an entity is not possible to my knowledge. I
can use the stretch tool but this gives me a rectangular selection box and
this limits my posibilities. For example when entities are over eachother.
I hope that in the future this will become more like blender. With a freedraw
selection tool and/or shift clicking multiple nodes.

 1164 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium make selected layer default parent for new layer Closed
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Hello!

I would like to suggest a small, but yet important improvement to usabilty.

When adding a new layer the currently selected layer should be default for parent layer.

Currently a new layer is by default a top level layer, and so the user has to select the parent layer for each sub-layer, again and again.

Thanks,
Christian

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

1312QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake dimension label decimal separator configurableAssigned
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Make dimension label decimal separator configurable (DIMDSEP).

1462QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowMac Trackpad zoom gesture not working as expectedAssigned
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Hi,

I am using mac version and I have annoying issue with trackpad.
I use qcad primary with my trackpad and under application preferences (Graphics View/Navigation), my setting is as follows.
Mouse wheel / two finger swipe: Scroll (Trackpad...
Enable pan gesture : unticked (found that enabling this often goes into pan mode when I am just moving my pointer around)
Limit zoom and scroll to prevent overflows : ticked (hoping that this would prevent weird zooming issue. I will describe what I am experiencing later this page)
Reverse mouse wheel direction for zoom :unticked
Mouse wheel zoom factor: 1.02

Things work as expected:

  • panning with two finger swipe
  • and the rest

Issue I am experiencing:

Often, when I am zooming in and out with two finger gestures, the view suddenly sets to some weird state and my drawing goes off the ruler.
The mouse point remains where it is.

Workaround:
Reset viewpoint with autozoom and navigate around.

Expected zoom behaviour:
I expect viewpoint to zoom in / out at where my mouse pointer is or at least the centre of current view point.

720QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLocked Blocks ....Assigned
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It is nice that I can scale or rotate a block - but right now I see also a big plus in a kind of locking function for Blocks.
It would be nice to have a “locked” option ad least for the scaling of blocks.

Example: Think about Clives “Radiator ‘Cover’ screen” http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=2060 and how you could manipulate this screen with “scale blocked blocks” ;-)

 599 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Line tangent to ellipse with start point on minor axis Closed
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Line tangent to ellipse with start point on the minor axis of the ellipse produces wrong result.

1373QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLine From Angle - additional option to select exisitng ...Assigned
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Often I find myself clicking on an existing line to determine the angle from the property editor, then copying and pasting this info into the angle field, it would be so very useful to have an additional option in the ‘Line from Angle’ tool to be able to pick an existing entity which would automatically register and fill in the angle for me,then all I would need to do would enter the length required.

 773 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Line - Relative Angle / Orthogonal: Reference Point opt ...Closed
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Reference Point options (Start, middle, end) also for “Relative angle” and “Orthogonal” .... like the other lines ;-)

908QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser Block Delete FunctionAssigned
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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

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

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

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. ....

 1195 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Installer should not require prior version to be uninst ...Closed
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I would like to see the installer not stop because there is already a version of QCAD installed. This is the only product that I have used in recent history that requires the prior version to be uninstalled before the new version can be installed.

Please consider removing this requirement and let the installer do an update.

Thanks
Jim

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