What do people use QCAD for?

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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by J-J » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:26 pm

News on the second hybrid passenger boat: Launched and left the berth on electric power. Max speed close to 7 kts under two 12 kW motors.
Enjoy the pictures.
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by Clive » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:34 pm

Hey J-J, thanks, that really is something. I could see myself sitting in one of those chairs on deck, ready for a light cruise 8) .
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by kazmer » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:56 pm

I am using QCAD mostly to create floorplans vis-a-vis the electrical bits (wiring and the like) of a building. Not too long ago, when a friend moved in a new rent, we have used QCAD very extensively to plan the space for furniture and things (that is, she commandeered and I did the eye-rolling bit). It was invaluable help, probably saving her a lot of frustration and me a lot of extra work.

There's always the little mechanical design things too, and sometimes just the general goofing around, just for fun and trying things out - you never know when will it come handy :).

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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by linnemann » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:40 pm

Pro version here.

Using i primarily for plant installation drawings and also for cleaning up dxf files for cutting with laser or plasma cutters.

Also great for prototyping before going 3D.

We also have Autocad, but I rarely use it, it has become too bloated for a 2D Cad tool IMO.
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by smf » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:37 am

Hi there,

in the meantime I now use QCad Pro also for model railroad track planning and there wrote some scripts (with help of Andrew, thank you). See
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for the current work-in-progress state.

Märklin H0 C-track example:
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by dfriasb » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:43 pm

I use QCAD to draw 2D architectural plans, mainly houses and flats in north east spanish coast.
I'm also starting learning Blender for 3D models and rendering.

I'm thinking a lot about developing my own and local "BIM" system. I'ld like to create building components databases and work with this data in my building conception and design. Then I would use QCAD to plot dxf plans according to this data and also to make drafts and corrections. But maybe that's a lot of work.

Now QCAD is great as a 2D drawing application for me!
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by Clive » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:17 pm

Hi David, good to hear what you are using QCAD for, thank you for sharing and best wishes for your work ahead.

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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by CVH » Sun May 13, 2018 4:51 pm

I am using QCAD Pro mostly for anything I used to sketch on a paper before.
Floorplans, sideviews, electrical line drawings.....
It's fast, it's easy, it's intuitive and the sketch is correctable and can grow to a final state.
Beside that I love to (ab-)use it to verify algabraic and trigonometric functions. Open, testout, trash.
I did not yet tried out the isometric capabilities. What is not, can become.

Beside that I use it the last three years as 2.5D dxf input for my router/engaver driver.
A flatbed engraver is as a router with a low Z, as this is a trade off between height and stability.
The driver software has a quite good CAM function but is pretty stubborn on the dxf input regarding self intersecting lines or null lines and so on....
QCAD's output is mostly correct or there are functions to correct it or they can be made. Editing manualy any dxf of various origin is straightforward.

Many thanks to Andrew to swiftly correct bugs.
Especially with fonts and exploding these and for the CXF font standard I use as single stroke fonts.
I've allready constucted some CXF fonts from Gravograph fonts. (Sorry, can't share them because of the copyrights).

I am awaiting the CAM part to exits its puberty.
Spiral pockets is one of the major hurdles because engraving points are conical and are far more demanding of the paths then mills.

Recently I am attacking the flaws that QCAD has with curved lines and scaling.
Again for the engraving use.

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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by dfriasb » Mon May 14, 2018 8:58 am

linnemann wrote: We also have Autocad, but I rarely use it, it has become too bloated for a 2D Cad tool IMO.
I think the same linnemann. Since I got used to QCAD I don't want to go back to any other 2d cad software!
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by Clive » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 am

linnemann wrote:
I think the same linnemann. Since I got used to QCAD I don't want to go back to any other 2d cad software!
Great to hear that, thank you.
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Post by Clive » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:49 am

It's really good to read about what other people are using QCAD for these days.

What do you use QCAD for - any more interesting projects out there?
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