QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Assigned
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.6.4
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 2
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Andrew - 30.09.2014

FS#1106 - Add support for wipeouts

Wipeout entities can be used to hide rectangular or polygonal sections of a drawing, for example to make space for a label inside a hatch.

shoorick commented on 31.05.2017 04:40

hi again!

wiping hatch under the label area is a good feature, it could be a property for the text object: like "wipeout background"

instead, my "hole" idea is not exactly the same: you can't put label over the "hole"!


Andrew commented on 31.05.2017 06:12

OK, thanks for the clarification. A "hole" as a kind of a "forbidden area" is not supported in DXF/DWG.

shoorick commented on 31.05.2017 12:30

mmm... not "forbidden", but "invisible", "transparent": to be more correct, you may put label there, you just won't see it! you won't see its part, which intersects this area. like after printing this area is cutted off from the paper!

Andrew commented on 31.05.2017 12:35

Thanks, I understand. This is unfortunately not supported by the DXF/DWG format. There simply is no such entity or concept.

However, a wipeout would have the same effect if it is placed in front of all other entities. It's certainly the closest you can get with DXF/DWG.

shoorick commented on 31.05.2017 12:41

thanks! wipeout could be enough: if I place wipeout "holes" on separate level, I can select all of them before printing and bring to front - extra operation, but not so boring ;)


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