QCAD Bugtracker

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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Reported Version 3.6.4
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Opened by Carsten Bein - 03.09.2014

FS#1098 - Support for set of layers

Many constructions refer to a basis of elements, which stay constant in all follow-ups. As an example there is a floorplan and I would like to create different variations of room layout (e.g. A and B). In my example the basis consists of 30 layers an each variation needs 10 further ones. At last there are 50 different layers in my drawing. Designing layout A needs layer 1 to 30 (basis) and 31 to 40 (A) to be shown, but 41 to 50 (B) must be invisible. Now I modify Var.B which makes me to single click the visibility of 31 to 40 (A) to be not shown and 41 to 50 (B) to be shown. You’ve got it?

It would be great help, to save the set of all shown layers by an individual name in a pulldown-menu. Visibility of my variations could be chosen by userdefined “set of layers”, e.g. “Var-A”, “Var-B” and “Var-A_but_different”. In this way I pick just one set-name in my pulldown-list instead of marking and demarking between countless layers.

In my opinion this tool would be a small aspect in QCad but a giant leap for user-pleasentness ;-)

Husky commented on 03.09.2014 18:40

... what's about a hierarchical layer list? I think that could already do what you are looking for.

Andrew commented on 12.09.2014 07:38

There is built in mechanism in DXF/DWG to 'link' layers together, i.e. keep layer 'Var-A' in any way related to 'Var-A_but_different'.
Extending DXF/DWG is possible but this means that the data stored in a file would no longer work if edited by another application. For example: create a drawing in QCAD, edit in application XY, edit in QCAD again → layer linkage might be outdated and wrong.


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