The general preferences dialog is used to change application options. These are options that apply to the whole QCad application rather than just a single drawing.
Edit - Application Preferences
Figure 65 shows the application preferences dialog.
Figure 65: Application preferences for QCad.
The first language option changes the language of the QCad GUI (menus, dialogs, ..). The second option changes the translation used for the commands that are entered in the command line. It is possible to e.g. use German menus and enter the English commands.
Check "Show large crosshairs" to enable the crosshairs of the mouse
cursor to extend to the drawing borders.
Check "Automatically scale grid" to change the grid spacing automatically to best fit the current drawing view. You might want to switch this off if you prefer a fixed grid spacing.
The grid is switched off or increases its spacing when the distance between two grid points in pixels falls below "Minimal Grid Spacing" in pixels.
If you experience performance problems for example when moving or inserting entities in a drawing, please reduce the number of preview entities shown. You can set the value to 0 to disable the preview.
In the color area of the 'Appearance' tab, you can adjust the colors used for elements of the graphic view. Use the button at the right side of the combo box to show a color selection dialog.
On the "Paths" tab, you can configure individual paths where QCad will search for translations files, hatch patterns, fonts, scripts, and part libraries (Figure 66). You can enter multiple paths by separating them with a semicolon (;).
Figure 66: Configuration of individual paths.