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

 1232 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Command Line: ignore leading spaces Closed
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Task Description

Many times, after pressing the space bar to access the command line, accidentally an space character is added at the start of the line. It’s very difficult to see it.

The result is an error like this:

Invalid coordinate or distance ' @20,20'.

The request is for the command line parser to just ignore leading spaces.

Thank you.

1233QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTab key to cycle between selected objectsAssigned
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I think it’s a useful adition and makes it easy to select objects that are overlapped. I know there is a selection filter, but sometimes this is faster and/or all the objects share the same type and such things.

If I remember correctly, Inkscape has this behaviour.

Thanks.

 1235 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remove focus from command line after command execution Closed
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Task Description

I find it a bit annoying that after executing a command by issuing some points in the command line, the command line retains the focus.

This means an extra Escape key press, and sometimes my hotkeys are just sent in plain text to the command line if I forget to escape.

Something like this:

- hotkey: ss (stretch)
- click for first point
- click for second point
- click for reference
- hotkey: eh (restrict horizontal)
- spacebar
- enter distance by hand
- return (execute)

At this point, if I want to repeat another “stretch” command, I have to disable the horizontal restriction by hand (en), and start again.

The problem is that if I forget to press the Escape key, my “en” command is issued in the command line, and I keep looking at the screen because the hotkey was not issued.

What would be desirable IMHO after a command execution would be to reset any restrictions applied and remove focus from command line.

 1244 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: consider original unit Closed
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Task Description

Add support for importing units other than defaults (pixels) based on unit given in svg:width / svg:height attributes.

1254QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd drop object along a path with automatic trimAssigned
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Task Description

Add drop object along a path with automatic trim.

  1. The object can be a selection before or after selecting the tool, an entity or a block.
  1. The path can be another entity from a start point to an end point.
  1. Dropping can be made on one side or the other (like in other tools depending on the side of the cursor), with a choice of miroring the object or not.
  1. The number of drops or the distance between can be selected.
  1. The distance can be between a control point of the object or its sysmetry axis or border.
  1. The dropping direction can be selected too.
  1. The droping depth can be constrained : all control points have passed the path, or one of them. Alternatively, replace control points by an entity belonging to the object.

Exemple of use case : equidistant drills in a curved rail. The dropping depth constraint enables for example to ensure a drill has a minimal depth when not orthogonal to a plan.

1255QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes w...Assigned
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Change a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes with entities

In other words, makes quotes editable AND linked to entities.

  • Today in the properties, the value is read only. Being able to edit the value would modify the linked entity properties to fit the new quote.
  • Changing a property would change the linked quotes accordingly. Today, if I change a circle diameter which is quoted, the quote remain where it was and is no more relevant.
 1256 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Full QCAD version number in DXF file Closed
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Task Description

Currently, DXF files from QCAD contain the dxflib version number used to write them, but not the QCAD version number. It would be nice to have the full QCAD version number and build information saved in the DXF file, in case it is necessary to reconstruct the environment that was used to generate a particular file.

 1258 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Modify > Explode: explode solids into polylines Closed
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Task Description

Explode Solids into closed polylines with 3 or 4 vertices.

 1259 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > Bitmap Export: remember last used settings Closed
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Task Description

Remember last used settings in bitmap export dialog (width, height, resolution, margin, background color).

1262QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMissing some kind of "QCAD is still working" indicator.Assigned
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Task Description

If I have to do some kind of intense tasks like converting a previous Polyline, which is now exploded to lines (maybe a couple hundred thousand short lines) back to a polyline (Polyline/Create from Segments) QCAD needs time to do that. In this “working time” I can’t see any indicator that QCAD is working. Not a Hourglass on the mouse or some other indicator. I have just the feeling: Nothing is going on right now ...

It would be nice to have some kind of visual info that QCAD is working.

1263QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser: Configurable background color for icon...Assigned
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Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3709

 1264 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add support for user defined polyline width Closed
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Task Description

Add support for PLINEWID: user defined polyline width per segment start / end.

 1270 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Modify > Detect Duplicates: add option to treat reverse ...Closed
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Add option to treat entities with identical geometry but reversed direction as duplicates.

Original report:
In the attached example, there is a double line from 46/28 to 46/-28.
However it is not detected when searching for double objects.

 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

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

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3755

1281QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPDF ImportAssigned
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2 Task Description

Not too sure if this would be possible for QCAD, but an option to open/import pdfs would be good.

1282QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChangeable color of the selection bar in layer list. Assigned
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Changeable color of the selection bar in the layer list.
Now the color of the bar is darkblue and the underlaid icons are black and are not readable.

 1284 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Count up counter for consecutive number labeling Closed
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Task Description

please see below:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=3781

1285QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty PainterResearching
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2 Task Description

Easy transfer of properties from one entity to others

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

1288QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPrint Preview Scaled RulersAssigned
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1 Task Description

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?

 1295 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Un*x Manual Page Closed
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Task Description

Dear Andrew, this might seem an obsolete feature, though I recently tried to look it up, the man-page ;) So attached a quick shot; please use if you like and do not frown the additional maintenance. (quick test: man -l /tmp/qcad.1)

 1297 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add context menu Closed
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Task Description

Optionally show context menu when right-mouse button is clicked on top of entity.

Originally from FS#1111: “Furthermore, the two named applications show that it’s easily possible to combine dragging (mouse pressed) and context menu (mouse clicked) on the same mouse button.
Providing a context menu would increase the usability especially for people used to Windows default applications.
I.e. deleting, copying, creating polylines from segments, breaking up blocks/polylines would be functions I’d find useful in a context menu.”

1298QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDrawing Preference; File formatAssigned
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Hi, I get anoyed everytime saving a drawing;

 File Format not recommended.......          [Yes]   ; I know. it's suppose to be in that format!
 Saving to file......                        [OK]    ; I already told you
 Black entities ......bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you
 Custom colors ...... bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you

Therefore, Drawing Preferences should start with the file format choice field;

 File Format: R.......

Drawing should be opened and saved in that format without any question. Please.

1302QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowIsometric projection on the current layerAssigned
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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.

1312QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake dimension label decimal separator configurableAssigned
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1 Task Description

Make dimension label decimal separator configurable (DIMDSEP).

1316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences: add global linear factorAssigned
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3846

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

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

1337QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAlternate units for dimensionsAssigned
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1 Task Description

Add support for alternate units for dimension style, for example to display units in mm and in.

1345QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdded option to paste a number of entities with even/eq...Assigned
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2 Task Description

Please see topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=14209&sid=162973e4a12f58c8116299b62673a520#p14209

An additional option would be useful to paste any given entity a set number of times with even/equal gaps in between.

1356QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to lengthen/Shorten from both ends of entity at ...Assigned
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2 Task Description

It would be helpful to have the added option to lengthen/Shorten from both ends of entity at the same time.

1362QCAD (main)Feature RequestLownew layer tool: Toggle visibility allAssigned
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2 Task Description

Hi,

I use a lot of “temp” layer to keep my drawing organized during a design session. Ad the end of the day (or week or month ...) I need to get rid of this “garbage” but unfortunately there is no easy way to delete all this layer in one go.
Most of the time those layer are invisible. The “important layer” are visible. If I could toggle all layer from visible in invisible in one go with a switch like “Toggle visible layer all” and then use “Select all” / delete / Purge unused layer I’m able do get rid of this stuff with just a few clicks.

The same tool would help to improve the workflow in the case that I just have to switch between all visible / invisible layer for testing / double checking / cleaning or what ever. Currently I have to toggle every single layer to get this done and if I work with many layer I need to have a perfect working memory (or a piece of paper with many notes!) to be able to restore the same desired working order.

And I’m confident - there are many more useful scenarios for a tool like this one ... ;-)

pics: “Toggle visibility all” with one click:

1363QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Tool - make lines horizontal or verticalAssigned
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New Tool Request:

To have a tool to make any given line which is ‘not’ orthogonal already into an orthogonal line.

For example if I had a line at 30 degrees by using the tool I could change the line to be either horizontal or vertical.

1364QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Tool -'Run Parallel with'Assigned
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New Tool request:

When drawing a line it would be good to have a tool/option to ‘run parallel with’.

For example start to draw a line and choose ‘run parallel with’, select appropriate line to draw parallel with!

1371QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMatrix - Modify, missing Flip Horizonatal and Vertical ...Assigned
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Task Description

Matrix - Modify, add Flip Horizonatal and Vertical tools

1372QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistance Point to Point - option for 'added' distancesAssigned
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1 Task Description

It would be useful to have an additional option to be able to count/add up consecutive distances measured with this tool ;)

1373QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLine From Angle - additional option to select exisitng ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

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.

1394QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArc length dimensionRequires Testing
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1 Task Description

Support arc length dimenions (undocumented DXF entity ‘ARC_DIMENSION’).
Create arc length dimensions with parallel extension lines for angle < 90, orthogonal extension lines otherwise.
Display arc symbol beside or on top of label text.

1402QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCAD-Toolbar, Toolbar, Menu, Tool Matrix with customized...Assigned
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Would it be possible to arrange the Menu, CAD-Toolbar, Toolbar, Menu, Tool Matrix with customized keywords, like “simple”, advanced” and “expert” to show only a minimum for user there are begin with CAD, advanced for CAD-User, and expert for construction.

 1403 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy and Paste vectorpoint to built a spline in QCAD Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible like in AutoCAD and Draftsight, to copy (from CSV or TXT) into the command line of qcad a table with
vectorpoint to built up a Spline in QCAD ?

Sample:
Spline
10.5,10(LR+CR)
20.8,20.4(LR+CR)

and so on

this text would than paste into the command line, and works like a macro.

Will be very helpful to generate a Spline where the vectorpoint had been calculated with for example “Excel”

1407QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSplines: add support for knot weights, start-, end tang...Assigned
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Task Description

Attached DWG/DXF files are incorrectly read by QCAD.
They contain splines drawn using ZWCAD and saved as DWG/DXF version 2000.
Above splines are polylines created with autolisp routine which converts spline to polyline, so you can see how splines should actually be drawn.

First spline is created with fit points: 2,2 4,4 6,2
Then copied and applied weight of 2 on central control point.
Then copied again and applied weight of 0.5 on central control point.

Second spline is created with fit points: 6,2 8,4 10,2 with vertical start and end tangent.
Then copied and applied fit tolerance of 1 for fit points.

Third spline is created with fit points: 10,2 12,4 14,2 with horizontal start and end tangent.

Fourth and fifth spline are correctly drawn by QCAD.

Link to bitmap (converted to png) export:
External Link

Versions
QCAD version: 3.13.1.0
Date: Mar 17 2016
Qt version: 4.8.4
Compiler version: gcc 4.4.3
Build Date: Mar 17 2016
Revision:
Architecture: x86_64
OS: Linux
OS version: Unknown

 1418 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow Layerlist and hidden sublayer Closed
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Task Description

The layerlist shows at any operation all sublayer, even if they were previously hidden!

1425QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatically create hatch entities behind border entit...Assigned
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Task Description

Automatically set the draw order one lower than the lowest draw order of a border entity when creating a hatch. This should be a user preference, since not everyone might want that behavior.

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?

1430QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify > Round: one-click filletAssigned
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4256

 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.

 1439 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New CAM feature proposal: Cutplan (nesting) Closed
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Task Description

After designing one ore more parts you may want to produce them.

Maybe it is a flat part, made out of copper sheet metal. You need several copies of the part and you wonder how you can arrange them on your sheet metal in a clever way, so that you end up with as little waste as possible.

And here software could really speed up the process. It would be a great addition to QCADs CAM abilities if it would be able to produce a cutplan.

Enter the size of the sheet metal (or whatever material), select the part(s), enter number of copies and let QCAD find the best way(s) of arrangement. Additional parameters could be clearance between parts and border margin.

1440QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Drawing in Simple APIAssigned
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Task Description

Could it be possible to add a simple function to add a new empty drawing (like File > New) to Simple.js ? Thank you. (PS, this simple.js API is awesome, btw :D)

( I already have my own to simplify my scripts, but it does not seem to work correctly if I set action.setRequiresDocument(false); in the init functions
See more at http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4203#p15203 )

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.

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