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1555QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport list of points.Assigned
1 Task Description

It would be great when you can add a function to export a selected object as a list of points.
Is it possible to add?

Autodes DWG TrueView 2017 has this function and it is very useful.
Here you can see a screenshot of this function.

1090QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport only selected layers to SVG and/or export each l...Assigned
Task Description

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.

1526QCAD (main)SuggestionLowExporting block attributes to CSVAssigned
1 Task Description

Two useful commands make it necessary to

1-”delete all the history of the command lines without terminating QCad” ; and

2-”export attributes to the CSV file as exported to the Blocks List”

776QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra ' isometric' buttons for using Line from Angle.Assigned
1 Task Description

When working with the isometric grid (in any projection - Top, Right, Left) and drawing from ‘scratch’ as it were, without using the projection tools - I find myself using ‘Line from Angle’ the most.

It would be extreamly useful to be presented with two extra buttons when using this tool, a 30 degree button and a -30 degree button, this way I wouldn’t need to keep typing in the angle difference here.



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

788QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra option to detect duplicates only in user defined ...Assigned
1 Task Description

It would be very useful to have an extra option to only detect duplicates within a user defined area.

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

638QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request- text find/replace functionAssigned
1 Task Description

Feature request- text string find/replace

Scope: entire drawing/selected objects set/chosenlayer only


‘find’ with ‘zoom to’, first, next, previous, last

‘replace’ with ‘next’, ‘undo’, ‘all’

This functionality is very useful when using QCad for system diagrams and the like.

1663QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature Request: Export Layers as New DrawingAssigned
1 Task Description


in many tasks in qcad I ended up exporting one or several layers into individual files for some cnc jobs or further processing. So the steps I usually do are:

  • select all elements on the layer
  • paste into new drawing
  • sometimes rename layer names or attributes
  • adjust dimension settings
  • save and give name for drawing

Sometimes I have up to 100 layers I need to export like this, so an automatic export for all would be time saving too. But very often a “single click” export method would also help a lot. (e.g. inside the layer list an entry in the right click menue like “save as new file”). Also a multiple selection would be handy if more that one layer should end up in the new file. (e.g. select the three layers that need to be in the new document, then right click and save as new file). Maybe this is too much of changes needed inside the layer list - so something like a separate layer export dialogue would make sense.

When exporting many layers some variables for automatic naming of layers and filename would make sense e.g. user can specify basename_%L.dxf to get the basename_layername.dxf or just an increasing number.

For layers and attributes it is often needed to give a layer a certain name or color for different cnc processes (e.g. engraving and cutting for lasers) or to put everything on layer “0” because of some old CAM software that only supports content on layer 0.

probably many more details would make sense that I didn’t think of yet...

kind regards

1471QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > Open file locationAssigned
1 Task Description

When working with several files is normal also to work in several folders, this can be confusing, expecially in the case where there are different folders with equal file names.
I propose the creation of a “Open file location”. This, probably under the main menu, “File”, when clicked would open the standard
“file explorer” with the folder that contains the current file already selected.
It would be quite similar to the windows 8/10 “Open file location”.

1230QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > PDF Export / SVG Export: export layersAssigned
Task Description

Dear Andrew, just in case you should ever run out of ideas for enhancements; As an advisor I sometimes get PDF files and recently, some CAD drawings contained layers, which is kind of nifty to reduce the clutter.

Sadly though, qprinter/qpainter seem to be unaware of OCG (Optional Content Groups, the PDF jargon for layers) at the moment, so my plea is for the back burner now. Probably in SVG though it can be done? Yet that is of a little less use, maybe…

1332QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > SVG Export: export DXF entity handles to SVGAssigned
Task Description

Add handle attribute to exported SVG tags to identify exported DXF entities.

12QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile Export FormatsAssigned
Task Description



  • SQL
  • DGN
  • Google SketchUp
  • Canonical representation of DXF that would allow for meaningful diffs
  • XML representation of DXF

Not Planned

  • EMF/WMF (use SVG instead or use SVG to EMF converter)


  • SVG
  • PDF
586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile open dialog with previewAssigned
Task Description

Since this is not supported by Qt anymore, this would likely have to be implemented from scratch.

1067QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFilling an area with a bitmapAssigned
Task Description

Being able to fill an area with a bitmap would be a nice addition to the already impressive feature list of QCAD.

528QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFont Editing Assigned
Task Description

Dear Sir,
I have noticed that in QCAD 3 rc4 it is not possible to open and edit font files.
This feature exists in version 2.2 and is indispensable to people using not common languages.
For example the unicode font does not have all greek characters, so I have added a few of the missing ones by editing the unicode.cxf font with version 2.2.
I kindly ask the designers to consider enabling this capability again.
Thank you!

246QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowFoot drawing unit: value displayAssigned
Task Description

Various issues for grid info, property editor, dimensions, etc.

601QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFür Berechnungen neu zu erstellende Elemente Werte von ...Assigned
Task Description

Es wäre schön wenn ich Werte wie zum Beispiel Längen von Linien direkt abgreifen könnte um diese weiter in Berechnungen verwenden zu können.

Ich habe eine Linie konstruiert wobei sich eine Länge y ergeben hat.

Nun möchte ich eine Linie zeichnen die 5 mal y sein soll.

Linientool → Wert 5* eingeben und y durch Auswahl mit der Maus von dem vorhandenen Elements übernehmen.

Natürlich könnte ich die Geometrie Info benutzen um den Wert abzulesen oder auch über die Zwischenablage zu benutzen. Ein abgreifen mit der Maus wäre aber schneller, direkter und wahrscheinlich auch mit weniger Fehlern (Human error) verbunden. Wahrscheinlich auch genauer da QCad, denke ich, mit mehr Nachkommastellen rechnet, oder?

927QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFurther options for the 'Add Measurement' toolsAssigned
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!

1112QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGradientsAssigned
2 Task Description

I would very much like to ask for the option to Hatch/Fill with a gradient of one or two colours.

Many Thanks


839QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGrid / Meta Grid info + Drawing Unit Info ...Assigned
1 Task Description

At our QCAD Drawing window, below right corner, we have the Info displayed what are the Grid / Meta Grid settings.
It would be nice to have additional the Info for the drawing unit ...

689QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowGrid spacing info not shownAssigned
Task Description

OpenSuSE 12.2: the grid info display is not displayed:

787QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatch generator - plug in tool?Assigned
Task Description

Would it be possible to make a Plug in tool for a Hatch generator, so custom made hatches can be saved as .pat files?

I have a lot of up and coming future projects that I would like to make my own ‘custom’ hatches for.

763QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatching with just one clickAssigned
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).

154QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImage: move reference points to scaleAssigned
Task Description

Image: move reference points to scale

1203dxflibBug ReportLowImages not saved (dxflib)Assigned
Task Description

I am doing a bit of landscaping and using a (big) ortophoto as one of my layers in order to sanity-check on the ground measurements.

The layer contains a point and the image and nothing else.

The image is a 8MB file: “PNG image data, 4200 x 2980, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced” and it is scaled to 210 coordinate units (meter) horizontally in the drawing.

With approx 50% probability the image disappears during Save, as see for instance in this diff of the DXF file:

      @@ -158699,28 +153057,6 @@ AcDbXrecord
      -  5
      - 90
      -  1
      - 10
      - 20
      - 11
      - 21
      -  0

The point in the same layer does not similarly disappear, the bug only seems to affect images.

I have seen this bug from version to git as of yesterday (63e06c778926a803bdfbffdf27b8c24d41511072).

I have not been able to correlate the bug with anything.

Looking closer at the DXF file (attached), there seems to be some residuce of attempts to insert images in protected/invisible layers, so this may be some kind of refcounting issue.

(Any chance of getting FreeBSD into the “Operating System” field ?)

1185QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImporting Tables (CSV)Assigned
Task Description

Import tables in CSV format and display them in the drawing as lines and text.

1323QCAD (main)SuggestionLowImprove command line support in QCADAssigned
Task Description


As a typical command line draftsman (still using acad10 for dos, since microsoft doesn’t supoort Win NT anymore),
I noticed a severe lack on command line acces in QCAD.

For example I find the icon and pixel selecting methods within qcad very confusing and rude.

With the normal cad Select command I can select exactly what en how I want it.

I intend not to be rude, but I find my drawing screen littered all over with all kind of very specialist menu’s,
tools and options. Sorry, I just want to make a drawing at the natural intuitive way, as with a pencil.
So I use command line Commands, such as Move, Copy, Change, Select, a.s.o.
For a ‘Command scripting’ user (-batching is a different tool!-),
it seems to me logical these basic commands should be accessable.

628QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImprove workflow for entering tool parametersAssigned
Task Description

Provide keyboard shortcuts for options tool bar.

Under Linux, Windows Alt+Key shortcuts can be used.
Mac OS X does not seem to support this.

See also suggestions at:

645QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowInch - Layerdata / Linewight still in mm ...Assigned
Task Description

Drawing Unit is in “Inch” but the Layer Data (Line wight) is in “mm” ....

I like it ;-) ... but maybe I’m the only one :-(

703QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo function -> contour for Hatch not closed ...Assigned
Task Description

Task: If I like to make a hatch and the contour isn’t closed I get a Grey circle Info where the contour isn’t closed. Nice!

But ..... I have this Info only for ONE not proper connection and only for the moment when the mouse pointer is over the Hatch Tool Symbol.

If I have to zoom into the Problem - I will lose the Info where the problem is :-(

To get the “Problem Info” back I have to select it again - but for that I have to zoom out ............... ;-)

It would be nice to have this “Problem Info” longer in the drawing - maybe until I solved all problems.

And it would be nice to have ALL Infos for not connected lines at the same time. It is not really helpful to repeat this function 20times if I have 20 connection problems ... ;)

1427QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowInfo Tool / Polylinie Area (II)/ Preview brokenAssigned
Task Description

Print “Command Line” and as “Add measurement to drawing” works as expected.

1502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool / Setting for Font and Size ... Assigned
1 Task Description

It would be nice if the Info Tool / Add Measurement to drawing option would use the same settings like the “Dimension settings” for Font and Text height. It’s a kind of similar function in a drawing and should have the same style. Maybe with an on/off switch?

1051QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool, polygonal area, possibility for a postfix la...Assigned
1 Task Description

... 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 ... ;-)

269QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowInfo: area: display result in dimension display formatAssigned
Task Description

Info: area: display result in dimension display format

See also:

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

1287QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInformation tool shows absolute units in print previewAssigned
1 Task Description

With that new feature the information tool shows the absolute paper units in the print preview mode instead of drawing units.
So you can determine the exact size of an entity in the printout without manual calculating with the drawing units and the scale factor.

See also http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3793

228QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert current date (and other fields)Assigned
1 Task Description

Insert filed into drawing that displays current date, file name, ...

1721QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert table toolAssigned
2 Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I’m not sure whether this has been added or suggested already. It would be great to have a built in QCAD table tool for producing cutting lists or bill of materials etc. A dedicated table tool would be a real boost to QCAD Pro ;)

Many thanks


772QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowIsometric grid: toggle buttons not updatedAssigned
Task Description

- Switch isometric grid off
- Switch isometric grid on using drawing preferences
- Tool buttons don’t reflect correct status

980QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowIsometric Projection / blocks / wrong layer are used in...Assigned
Task Description

Isometric Projection used on a selection which contains blocks will mix up the layer affiliations.
No blocks - no problems ;-)

1302QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowIsometric projection on the current layerAssigned
2 Task Description

It would be very useful to have the same possibility for Isometric projection like the Paste tool etc.. An option which ask me to put a new Isometric projection on the current layer is right now missing. If I like to have this new Isometric Projection on a different layer I have to reselect the projection and move it to that layer. That is plain inconvenient.

714QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowIsometric view tool bar doesn`t remain ' docked'.Assigned
Task Description

Win 7 - 64
Isometric view tool bar doesn`t remain ' docked’ when re-opening QCAD.

498QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowissue importing from AutocadAssigned
Task Description

There is an issue importing from Autocad:
lines and quotes (both arrows and text) appear too much big (see attachment).
I can fix quotes modifying dimensions in “current drawing preferences”, but lines are still too thick.
Autocad’s dxf are opened with right line thickness but wrong quotes.
Furthermore, Autocad opens Qcad’s dxf files showing wrong quotes.

853QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowKeep selection after undo ...Assigned
1 Task Description

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. ....

533QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowKopierendes/Ausschneidendes Rechteck (Kreis) Werkzeug ....Assigned
Task Description

In meiner Vergangenheit habe ich in anderen CAD Programmen mit folgendem Werkzeug gearbeitet was ich für Detailansichten, Bereinigungen oder ähnliches extrem Hilfreich empfand. Wäre schön wenn es so etwas auch in QCad gebe.

Werkzeug: Man zieht ein Rechteck (oder Kreis) über einen gezeichneten Bereich auf. Alles was innerhalb oder außerhalb des Rechtecks liegt wird kopiert/ausgeschnitten/gelöscht und auch direkt an den Linienkanten des auswählenden Rechtecks geschnitten.

Momentan kann ich ein Rechteck für Selektion bestimmen - muss aber dann nach einer Kopie alles manuell trimmen, löschen etc. um nur den gewünschten Rechteckinhalt zu bekommen ...

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

1701QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List / Block List: add filter inputAssigned
Task Description

Add text filter for layer list, block list.

766QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List: Add "Lock All Layers"Assigned
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.

1278QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer list: store layer state independently of parent l...Assigned
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