Flyspray:: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 15:20:42 +0000 Flyspray::QCAD Bugtracker: Recently opened tasks FS#2290: loading the Drawing Preferences using enter, using enter to close wont close. Maxim Teleguz Mon, 18 Oct 2021 15:17:26 +0000 I use CTRL + I to pull up drawing preferences. Upon changing the dimension settings quickly and closing it normally by pressing enter it closes. But if i go to the next tab (drawing tab) then press enter to load it up quickly instead of pressing CTRL + I. Upon changing the dimensions settings and pressing enter to close it, it won’t close but instead flash and i have to keep pressing enter and eventually it closes.

I think this is a bug.

I have the Pro Version

FS#2289: Vertical Line Tool stops accepting input Ryan Cousins Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:05:17 +0000 When using the vertical line tool, you can enter a length value in the options toolbar, then place the line. If you want to change the length, you just need to enter a new value and the length field will update. However, there seem to be cases where after 10-20 entries, the focus goes off the length field in the options toolbar, requiring the user to bring focus back to continue. I could not seem to duplicate this behavior with the horizontal line tool.

FS#2288: Layer State Widget Ryan Cousins Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:33:46 +0000 The option of a layer state widget would be a nice way to see and select between different layer states.

FS#2287: Evaluate draw order for preference "Prevent white-on-white/black-on-black display" Frank Sat, 02 Oct 2021 03:09:56 +0000 The Application Preference setting “Graphics View - Appearance - Prevent white-on-white/black-on-black display” seems to be a global setting that doesn’t take the draw order into account. For example: With the setting enabled, it prevents creating a white hatch of a higher draw order on top of a larger, colored hatch with lower draw order (background). The preference does not seem to evaluate if the object is truly drawn as “white-on-white”.

With the preference enabled, setting the object color as “white” will set the “white” color label, but the object color actually stays black. Its hard to determine why it happens in that case.

Is it possible to let the global preference setting be applied to objects after evaluation of the draw order, and determine if the object actually is a true case of white-on-white?

My workaround: Disable the preference setting (I think it is default = on), and only enable it for ad-hoc checks of hidden and overlooked objects.

FS#2286: Draw > Circle > 2 Tangents and Point: fails for Circle, Circle, Point Andrew Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:26:36 +0000 See also:

FS#2285: Draw > Circle > 2 Tangents and Point: fails for Circle, Line, Point where Point is on Line Andrew Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:26:05 +0000 See also:

FS#2284: Zooming in & out causes grid/snap scale value change introducing errors. Stan Tibbs Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:49:49 +0000 I have set the grid/snap value to X=.0625 Y=.0625 on all 4 viewports.
When zooming in and out the grid/snap scale changes from .0625 to 3.90625. at this point the grid/snap points differ,
This causes a variation in the grid/snap reference points lending to drawing errors.

When I use the grid settings defaults .01, when zooming in and out, the grid/snap scaling doesn’t seem to have this issue.
Other values do, See below.

set value first zoom second zoom next zoom

	point		point		point ...	

0.01 0.1 1.0 10.0 ...
0.02 0.04 0.4 4.0 ...
0.04 0.16 1.6 16.0 ...
0.05 0.25 2.5 25.0 ...
0.0625 0.390625 3.90625 39.0625 ...
0.0254 0.64516 6.4516 64.516 ...

Why is there a squaring of the original set value? Which then becomes a new zoomed grid/snap value?

QCAD Professional
Version: (3.26.4)
Build Date: Jun 3 2021
Revision: 0bb4334
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

FS#2283: Add a "Select Similar " command Zilmo Fri, 24 Sep 2021 18:31:30 +0000 As a heavy mechanical drawings user, it would help a lot to have an option to select similar entities while working on QCAD.

In the flow of the work, sometimes I need to make some changes in all similar entities of the drawing.

The Select Similar works selecting all the same items with the same layer on the drawing.


I have a drawing for other company and I have to make a massive layer changing to my own layers.

I select a line and circles with a box selection, activate the Select Similar command and the QCAD instantly selects all lines and circles(no matter length) with that same layer. I can then change the layer of all of them instantly.

Or if I have a peace with a lot of circles, that aren’t in a block, in one time I want to change the layer or diameter of all circles in a certain part of the drawing.

I select the circle and activate the Select Similar command, the QCAD automatically selects all circles with the same layer and I deselect the circles that I don’t want with a box desselection and change the layers of them, or the diameter via properties.. and etc.

There is a workaround, that would be working with activating or deactivating layers, but the select similar would be a faster shortcut.

Thanks Andrew and team!

FS#2282: Add a "Save As" command while editing blocks in place Zilmo Fri, 24 Sep 2021 18:17:05 +0000 As a heavy mechanical drawings user, it would help a lot to have an option to exit a block saving as a new name and making it a new entity from that time ahead.

Example: if a have a lot of screws, one of then is behind another peace and need the to have some lines changed to hidden style lines, in the flow of the work is great if I edit that screw in place and when exiting have the option to save as a new block, to don’t mess with other entities of the same block that I don’t want to change. Yes, there is a workaround that is duplicate and rename the block prior to the editing, but a save as seems to work easier.

Thanks Andrew and team!

FS#2281: Block > Attributes > Synchronize Attributes: Multiple attributes in block with the same Tag Tomas Novak Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:33:22 +0000 Hello, I am not sure if this is a bug or if I use it wrong way. But when I create block with two identical block attributes everything look ok. I Can insert it to drawing, set the value (both will change). But when I use “Synchronize attribute (UY)”, only one will stay. It would be fine if both would stay. But I understand that you probably use tag as identification.

To reproduce the problem just open the attached file and press UY