QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD/CAM
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  • Operating System Windows 7
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.7.5
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by WallE - 07.12.2014
Last edited by Andrew - 10.12.2014

FS#1142 - Distance Entry in "Feet and Inches"

I use architectural units everyday in QCAD and would appreciate being able to enter feet and inches from the “command line” for convenience and accuracy.

I have been entering “calculations” to arrive at the distance values (i.e. 10*12+6.125 = 10’-6 1/8”), but this method is time consuming and prone to input error.

I would like to see Acad’s architectural distance method implemented in QCAD. This entry method would replace the “calculated” entry with (as an example): 10’6-1/8.

Command Line: Next point: 10’6-1/8
The <’> mark triggers a 12 times multiplier for the proceeding number,
the next number is the whole inches and
the ↔ is a separator that adds the fraction to the whole inches before it.

Thanks for considering this feature request. I’m certain that many QCAD users in the Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Construction professions wold appreciate this convenience (especially those moving past Acad).

Closed by  Andrew
10.12.2014 20:33
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Andrew commented on 07.12.2014 19:19

Unfortunately, the minus (-) is also used for subtraction, making 10’6-1/8” and 10'-6 1/8 ambiguous. This is probably not a problem for Autocad since as far as I know it does not let you enter formulas in the command line (please correct me if I'm wrong).

10' 6 1/8 might work though. Essentially, the apostrophe (') meaning '*12' and the space (' ') meaning '+'. Let me know if that would work for you. Thanks.

WallE commented on 10.12.2014 02:26

I see no problem with the entry format you are suggesting and it would save a lot of time if it could be implemented in QCAD.

Thanks for the response and the suggestion Andrew.

BTW: It's been a while, but I do recall that Autocad did allow calculations at the command line. The syntax for calculations was there for the AutoLisp programming language that I used in short batch files.


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