1. Move and Rotate function moves, but does not rotate.
2. Text sizes are not remembered. One has to type in the text size after each pressing of the text function.
3. The properties box of the the "Text" function does not honour if one changes the "Text" value.
1. There seems to be little or no improvement in speed. In fact, I find QCAD 3 quite a bit more lazy than QCAD 2 when opening drawings or when zooming in on big drawings. I was under the impression that this would get some particular attention.
Why is the automatic centre and automatic fit functions removed?
2. The "Application Preferences" is still in the menu, but "Drawing Preferences" is now gone and only available once the "Print Preview" is activated.
3. While the new menu buttons [i]looks[i] a bit different, the old style true buttons looks, was a lot more clear. Now there are different styles, but none that gives the "button" look back.
4. With the new "properties" window on the side, consistency was lost. In the old QCADs, all the functions parameters - including the "text" function - the toolbar with the fields that could be changed, was there.
5. It seems that the function for "persistent selections" are gone. Once gain, why on earth omit it?
Now the main function: DWG support. I could open many DWG files fairly well and this support is certainly super! But it is slow.
Also, while an attempt was made to have "viewport" support, I am stunned that "layout" support was not included. I mean it is all there - the layouts items reflects as blocks in QCAD. Is it really so much effort to support that. Layout support alone will give QCAD a lot of appeal since that is a core feature of Autocad, but combined with the intuitive interface of QCAD it can only be a winner.
andrew wrote:koosjr: Thanks for your feedback. As always, please indicate your version of QCAD (Beta, Beta 2, Beta 3) and operating system. From your feedback, I assume that you are using an older beta version, not the latest QCAD Beta 3.
andrew wrote:Some of the biggest changes of QCAD 3 are invisible to the user: most importantly, QCAD 3 is 100% scriptable. You can easily automate just about anything in QCAD 3.
andrew wrote:I'm assuming that the 'properties box' is the property editor and by 'Text value' you mean the value for property 'Contents'. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
andrew wrote:You can change the contents of a text entity by changing the value of property 'Contents' and press Enter when you're done or Tab to go to the next property or click somewhere outside the editable text field.
andrew wrote:See remark at the top. This function will come back eventually:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/in ... ask_id=326
andrew wrote:You can find it under 'File' - 'Drawing Preferences' since drawing preferences belong to the file that is open. Possibly takes some time to get used to.
andrew wrote:Is this about the icons on the buttons or the buttons themselves? Please note that the look of buttons and other GUI elements depends on and is defined by your operating system, window manager or chosen desktop theme.
andrew wrote:The text options tool bar might also be a candidate to come back:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/in ... ask_id=327
andrew wrote:We feel that the property editor is one of the biggest improvements of QCAD 3. It is much more powerful and complete than the property editor in QCAD 2 and probably simply needs (and deserves) a second look.
andrew wrote:QCAD 3 Beta 3 has improved that for drawings with many blocks. I'm starting to suspect that your drawings might have many blocks, is that correct?
koosjr wrote:WOW! Does that mean that I could for example have a duct designer and constructer in QCAD? There is a big demand in our profession for that and the tools on the market all runs on AutoCAD, but many are not that great for the price..
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