I am new to QCad and have not been able to add dimensions. I just get the Extension and dimension lines, but no arrow heads or label. I have checked out the forum and FAQ and still no luck. I am starting from the QCAD folder in the application folder in OS 10.4.9 and have tried different type sizes. The FAQ mentions starting in the application folder so that QCAD finds the font, pattern folders or entering the path to them. I do not have a font or pattern folder in my purchased download. Where would it be?
Please continue to try different sizes for the arrows and text labels. That is almost certainly the problem here. You might want to create a new drawing and try this with the default settings of QCAD (without greatly zooming in or out first):
Looks like you were right Andrew. I have the text size up to 30 and I can see it now although the arrow heads are still small. Maybe I am trying to do something with the wrong program. I am trying to draw an accurate plot plan of my property for a building permit and then do plans for a garage.
bkaiser and Andrew, I'm after doing the same thing so I will follow your advice in the above posting but I also have a bitmap image of the 'official' plan of the property whch I wish to place on a background layer.
After setting the scale how do I size and possition the image to overlay the vector drawing ?
In effect I am tracing the bitmap to correct and impose scale, am I going about this in the right way?