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 587 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Library Browser / Favoriten Verwaltung ganze Ordner ein ...Closed
Task Description

Es wäre hilfreich wenn man in der Favoriten Verwaltung des Library Browsers nicht nur einzelne Symbole sondern auch ganze Ordner hinzufügen könnte.

 589 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Total Length of selected entities komfortabler anzeigen ...Closed
Task Description

Es wäre schön wenn die “Total Length of selected entities” etwas komfortabler angezeigt würde.

Ich arbeite meistens ohne “Command line”.
Benutze ich das “Info Tool” um die Total Length zu erhalten erhalte ich leider keinen Hinweis wo diese angezeigt wird.
Diese wird nur in der “Command line” angezeigt .... :-(

Zwei Lösungen könnte ich mir vorstellen:
1. Anzeige in der Zeichnung am Mauszeiger ...
2. Anzeige im Property Editor, Geometry, Length (dann natürlich Addiert) anstatt *VARIES*.

Die 2. Lösung halte ich persönlich als die elegante Variante da es eine logisch nachvollziehbare Aussage ist. Zudem erspart es einige Mausklicks auf dem Weg zum Infotool um die gewünschte Info zu bekommen.

Bemaßungen sollten, wenn sie nicht aufgelöst sind, ignoriert werden.

 590 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Sichtbar/Unsichtbar geschaltete Blöcke/Layer speicherba ...Closed
Task Description

Ich habe versucht die Template Vorlage von Clive (danke dafür!) für meine Bedürfnisse anzupassen.

Clives Template:

Für meine Templates benötige ich die Symbole der Projektionsmethode 1 UND die Projektionsmethode 3.

Deshalb habe ich jeweils einen Block für die Symbole entworfen welche in dem Template an der selben Stelle platziert sind und entsprechend ein- bzw. ausgeblendet werden sollen. Beim aufrufen des Templates soll natürlich einer der Blöcke bereits sichtbar sein.

Leider kann ich aber einen Unsichtbar geschalteten Block nicht als solches abspeichern was dazu führt das ich beim aufrufen des Templates mehrere Blöcke sichtbar übereinander habe. Layer kann ich als unsichtbar abspeichern.

Ich sehe sehr viele Verwendungen um mit sichtbaren/unsichtbaren Blöcken ein Template vorzubereiten. Da es mit Layern funktioniert denke ich mir sollte es auch mit Blöcken machbar sein.

Oder ist es ein Bug?

 591 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Library Browser - No Docking? Closed
Task Description


There are a couple of things from QCAD2.2.2 to QCAD3 that work, but do not seem as fluent. Sorry if this has been reported, there are a lot of feature requests in German that I can not read!

We nearly always use a file library, which was accesible easily via a box in the corner of QCAD

1) The Library browser does not recollect the last open tab status and library selected, so each time you open it, you have to move back to the library.

2) As it opens as a separate window, each time I move away from QCAD and back its gone behind ala GIMP style. It would be much nicer if it was dockable.

3) It would be nice to have a refresh now, rather than a refresh next time it starts.

Also other bit if you want it

1) Key press Alt+F, A will highlight “Save As” but does not select it. I would have expected a SaveAs Dialog to come straight up


 592 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Kreis Punktfunktion erweitern auf Elemente ... Closed
Task Description

Es wäre schön wenn ich einen Kreis zwischen Elemente platzieren könnte indem ich die Begrenzung nicht durch Punkte sondern durch Elemente angeben könnte. Eine Auswahl von 2-3 Elementen mit/ohne Radius soll den Kreis Geometrisch korrekt an die Begrenzungselemente anschließen lassen.
Hilfskonstruktionen oder der Umweg über Round RN (was allerdings nur bei geraden Linien funktionieren kann) würden dadurch entfallen.

Laienhaft könnte ich mir vorstellen das die Grundlage für diese Funktion bereits in der Round (RN) Funktion existiert ...

 607 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Warning needed Closed
Task Description

When trying to Move an object to a layer that is locked nothing happens and no warning, so it difficult to figer out what is the reason.

The same happens when the default layer is locket. No way to add an object and no warning helps to understand what is going on.

A warning message should be displayed when such a situation occurs.

May be the default layer should never be locked.

[Edit: warnings are display in the command line history]

 611 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Align objects based on source / definition points Closed
Task Description

Align objects with other objects.
- Specify 1st source point
- Specify 1st target point

- Specify 2nd source point
- Specify 2nd target point

One pair of source / target points:
- Selection is moved

Two pairs of source / target points:
- Selection is moved and rotated

Three source / target points might be used to ‘tilt’ the object in addition to moving and rotating it.

 619 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Status bar - X,Y etc. input fields  Closed
Task Description

It could be very useful to have in the status bar area - input fields for typing in X and Y position, Distance and Angle etc...

For example these could be used instead of entering absolute/relative coordinates in the command line.

1.Draw line.
2.Start point - enter in X Field.
3.Next point - enter in Y Field.

This method could also be used for specifying positions when placing other entities.

For me I tend to use a combination of the command line/GUI for most work but I think for those who do not wish to use the command line this could be useful.

 621 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Trailing cutter correction similar to Modify - Chamfer  ...Closed
Task Description

Trailing cutter correction for corners (see attached file).

‘Korrektur Schleppmesser-Offset’

 623 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow C++ plugin interface Closed
Task Description

C++ plugin interface to add functionality from existing C / C++ libraries to QCAD.

 624 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Line pattern scale Closed
Task Description

If we use a dash line type and set the overall linetype factor to 100 on a drawing (plan of 20metres x 20 metres approx) and then come to print it on A3, the linetype is not being scalled back from 20metres to suit the page extents.

So instead of lots of dashes we see just 2 strikes across the page. For now we set the linefactor low, which is good for printing, but now appears a solid line in the display unless we really zoom in.

 630 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Select entities by type Closed
Task Description

please see:

from LeoP

” What would be really useful is a method to select entities by type, rather than by location or layer.

It could have a user interface like the snap command with buttons for the entity type to select, or like the line command with a drop-down box.

This would enable one to quickly select e.g. all texts in a drawing for subsequent attribute modification. Now one has to select each text individually if the texts are scattered over the drawing and layers...”

 632 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Text Höhe default in Application Preferences / Drawing  ...Closed
Task Description

Es wäre Hilfreich für eine eigene durchgängige Standardisierung die möglichkeit zu haben Default Texthöhen in den Application/ Drawing Preferences vorgeben zu können.

Perfekt wäre in meinen Augen das man drei Texthöhen vorgeben könnte wie z.B. 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 5mm die bei der Eingabe von Text (oder beim editieren) per Schalter gewählt werden könnten. Das individuelle eingeben von Texthöhen sollte aber zudem beibehalten werden.

Bei der Bemaßung kann ich dies bereits jetzt für eine Texthöhe einrichten ... ;-)

 636 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow 64 bit compilation Closed
Task Description


I’m using QCAD2 quite a while now and after moving from FreeBSD-i386 to FreeBSD-amd64 there are some libraries missing in the 32 bit version (libXi and some more).

I’d strongly suggest making a 64 bit compilation of the pro version. The community edition does compile and run on FBSD-amd64 very well.

Maybe ths would better be posted to the suggestion list of the upcoming version 3 ...

Thanks for attention!
see topic:

 643 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Zooming mode of operation Closed
Task Description

I just realized, that Zoom-in and Zoom-out (with the mousewheel) works different from graphical editors I know (as soon as drawing is larger than full screen).

Graphical editor (PSP X2 (and other too I think)):
Will make the position of the cursor the center of the drawing area. Thus allowing very fast to reposition the viewable area without changing into a move mode (Hand icon) and without the rulers on the left or down of the drawing area. The reposition is very handsome!
But this solution is only half way practical: If you use the wheel twice to zoom twice in sequence without moving the cursor, it will reposition the image twice - this double reposition is not practical at all, as the second reposition is rather random!

Lets the center unchanged and just zooms-in or Zooms-out.

My proposal:
- Zoom-in or Zoom-out around the current position of the cursor
- move this current position to the center of the screen
- move the cursor itself to the center of the screen (thus avoiding to shift the image again with a subsequent zoom-operation

  1. if the user uses a second zoom-op the new center remains mostly fixed. This would allow best of both solutions:
  2. but the user is free to make an other area of the drawing the new center if he actively moves the cursor again.

I think this would be very simple, intuitive and efficient to handle, reducing the need to reposition the drawing manually a lot.

Actually I think earlier version of graphical editors I used worked with were implemented that way.

I’m not an extensive CAD user. Maybe there are special requests for this type of work that are in contradiction to my idea. Maybe it would be practical to activate this type of zooming when used along with <ALT>. Hmmm - no: Allow original QCAD-zooming with <ALT>!


By the way:
Mouse right-click seems never assigned in QCAD. In Windows a user usually expects ‘Properties’ to be activated with right-click. But I think with the clever way you implemented this, there is no real need to change this. As the standard is already broken: Why not assign permanently a ‘Move’ (Hand icon) to ‘right-click’...

 644 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Search for text Closed
Task Description

Search for a text, highlight or select (?) the result(s).

 646 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Is a Debian Installation possible? Closed
Task Description

Post from topic:

Re: QCAD 3 Final
by ralvejd » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes nice news
I’m waiting for a Debian installation

 647 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Customize line type Closed
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.

 649 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow To add an Array option. Closed
Task Description

To re-introduce an ‘Array’ option with Number of columns/rows and Column/row spacing.

This option could be added to the Modify tool set so - could be used with all entities, not only blocks!

Wieder einzuführen Ein ‘Array’ Option mit Anzahl der Spalten / Zeilen und Spalten / Zeilen Abstand.

Diese Option könnte der Modify Tool so eingestellt, hinzugefügt werden - konnte mit allen Stellen, nicht nur Blöcke verwendet werden!

*Please see topic:

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

 654 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Text missing from dwg import (block attributes) Closed
Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I am guessing this is an external library, but you maybe able to push it upstream.

Certain Autocad DWG files with embeded blocks fail to display text that was associated with them. For example see grid ref D.03 in the attached autocad drawing, the circles are terminals and should have nos in them.

Have tried exploding them in qcad etc, but nothing.


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

 657 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Auto Zoom applied too often Closed
Task Description

Auto Zoom should not be applied every time you go back and forth between editing a block and the main drawing.
At least, not by default: it just isn’t practical. QCAD2 didn’t do it...

see also http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2111

 663 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow (de-)select by property Closed
Task Description

It would be nice if one could
- select
- deselect from the current selection
all entities with a specific property, for example:
- all entities which are texts
- all entities with angle === 180
- all entities with color !== red
The current property editor has the perfect gui for it. On a similar gui one could change a value there which changes the selection instead of the properties of the selected entities.

I think there would be no need for “and” or “or”, if the current selection can be reduced or extended.

 664 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add some common functions and constants of the Math obj ...Closed
Task Description

This would make it easier to enter formulas using sqrt, sin, cos, tan, ... without the Math. part

See also forum at:

 669 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow GERBER file format import Closed
Task Description

Import .gbx (GERBER) files with electronic layouts.

 671 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Configurable icon size for top toolbars Closed
Task Description

Configurable icon size for top toolbars

 676 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Reference Points for "Relative Angle" and "Orthogonal"  ...Closed
Task Description

Other Line tools are offering Reference Points like: “Start” - “Middle” - “End”.

It would be nice to have the same Reference points for “Relative Angle” and “Orthogonal” lines.

 682 BookFeature RequestLow QCad Book with Bookmarks ... Closed
Task Description

QCad Book

Would be nice to have the index linked (like Bookmarks, Hyperlinks, Jump marks) with the regarding chapter.

So that I just can click in the index what I’m looking for and it jumps directly to the correct chapter.

 683 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Convert Spline to Polyline tool Closed
Task Description

To have a tool that could convert splines to polylines would be useful, particularly for laser cutting work where a nice steady flow is needed, otherwise you can get an erratic ‘jumpy’ movement when cutting..
Maybe a ‘two’ step procedure;
1.First convert to arc/line segments.
2. Then if needed convert to a continuous polyline.

 691 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Image preview for "Insert Bitmap" ... Closed
Task Description

If I like to import a Bitmap in my drawing I have no possibility to choose a file by a thumbnail bitmap preview. In many cases it is really helpful and I assume it is a sort of standard .... ;-)

 697 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to configure the min/max number of segments in a ...Closed
Task Description

Option to add a setting to configure the number (min/max) of segments for splines.

See topic:

 702 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Allow moving (undocking) of CAD tool bar Closed
Task Description

Allow moving (undocking) of CAD tool bar (similar like command line can be undocked).

 712 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow 3.0.3 - difficult to distinguish between Break out and  ...Closed
Task Description

Its slightly difficult to distinguish between the Break out and Auto-trim buttons in 3.0.3 (snapshot) release, even with large buttons!

Maybe a different color - (Green for example?)for the horizontal line between the red dots in the new Auto-trim button.

 743 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow After editing a Block back to the last window opening i ...Closed
Task Description

Working on a Main Drawing, decide to edit a Block, start the editing process, close the editing process with “Return to Main drawing” and come back to the Main Drawing - but unfortunately to an absolute different View in the Main Drawing ...

It would be nice to come back to the same View (Zoom window) like before I started the editing procedure.

 746 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Additional projection tools: dimetric, parallel, persp ...Closed
Task Description

We have already a powerful projection tool in QCAD - the Isometric tool.

It would be nice to have additional a “Dimetric tool” (Ratio 1:0.5:1, Angle 7°/42°) what is often used in the “Engineering world”.
It looks just more professional than the simple Isometric Projections and I’m pretty sure that could open a couple more Customer doors ;-)

 748 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Blocks ... Closed
Task Description

It would be nice ...

- to be able to use " and / in Block names what is really helpful in the Inch and Fraction world ... ;-)

- the ability to overwrite an existing Block what is often much easier/faster than editing a Block ;-)

- After selecting a Block you get the info of the Block name in the Property Editor (Geometry / Referenced Block).
If I need to edit this Block I have to go to the Block List - have to search for this name because it is not marked .... and of course it is a long long list.
It would be nice to have a “Edit this Block” Button in the Property Editor / Geometry / Referenced Block dialog ... ;-)

 760 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Hierarchical Layers Closed
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)

 761 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Colour Indicators for Layer List Closed
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.

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

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

See related topic:

 769 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Show nodes of polyline when selected Closed
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.

 773 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Line - Relative Angle / Orthogonal: Reference Point opt ...Closed
1 Task Description

Reference Point options (Start, middle, end) also for “Relative angle” and “Orthogonal” .... like the other lines ;-)

 780 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Hatch should always follow changes to its contour Closed
2 Task Description

I drew a closed polyline, hatched it (on the same layer) and then moved a node... the hatch didn’t change as one would expect.

It would be great if hatches would follow any changes to its contour.

 782 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Embedding Font in Drawing Closed
Task Description

Recently I ran into the problem, that the font, which I used on Linux was not installed on the Windows-Computer which is connected to the Laser-Cutter. So it was not engraved correctly.

I suggest adding an option to be able to embed a font into the drawing, so that text is rendered with the intended font regardless on which system you open the drawing.

 800 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Configurable auto snap Closed
1 Task Description

Enable / disable individual snaps for use with auto snap.

 807 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to add a folders in the layer list Closed
Task Description

It would be useful to have an option to be able to add new folders in the layer list, to group certain layers together in a folder when needed, this would reduce the layer list length and make it easier to navigate to certain layers (would be useful for me anyway!).

This feature might also be useful for the block list too!

 819 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Bring back option to make Hatch patterns in .dxf for QC ...Closed
Task Description

Please see topic:

 824 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Rectangle and Polygon should (optionally) produce Polyl ...Closed
Task Description

First of all it would make it easy to move them in one piece.
And if additionally FS#823 is implemented (with the option to easily stretch orthogonal to the selected line) this would improve the handling of Rectangles and Polygons significantly.

The tools could then be moved to Polyline Tools or maybe get their own category called Polygon Tools with a Rectangle as Icon.

 825 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Move non single straight line away from Line Tools Closed
Task Description

Line Tools menu would be way clearer as it would only create single straight lines.

This can be achieved by implementing FS#822 and  FS#824 .

 826 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Show Polygonal Area in the Properties Editor Closed
Task Description

If one or more closed Polylines are selected the (summed up) area should be displayed in the Properties Editor.

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