QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Closed
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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category QCAD/CAM
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  • Severity Medium
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.21.3
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Opened by H. Stiekema - 12.11.2018
Last edited by Andrew - 12.11.2018

FS#1820 - CAM Export: exporting text entities broken

Hi Andrew,

Kubuntu, QCAD/CAM 3.21.3

Font Standard. Selected as ‘single line’ font for engraving with mill or laser.

While CAM Exporting as G-code Laser (Offset) MM, or as Linux CNC, Exporting gets trapped in a loop.

In Font Standard the glyph’s ? & $ @ s S Q and 2 contains unwanted Z-movements. It seems these glyphs entities are not alligned properly; endpoint last line does not meet startpoint next line; why else the Z-movements?

Could this misallignment also traps Exporting?

Closed by  Andrew
12.11.2018 19:58
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

Fixed for next release / fixed in snapshot release (

Andrew commented on 12.11.2018 19:55

The problem with exporting texts is a known problem that has been fixed for the next release.

A snapshot release ( with the fix is available on the download page (under Snapshots).

A known workaround for the release version is to select all texts (e.g. using View > Selection filter) and explode them (Modify > Explode) into lines and arcs prior to creating the toolpath. Exploding might be required twice if texts are formatted.

Please post one issue per task for easier handling, thanks.

Andrew commented on 12.11.2018 20:53
In Font Standard the glyph’s ? & $ @ s S Q and 2 contains unwanted Z-movements.

These are tolerance issues. These fonts were made and are optimized for screen use where precision of a few hundreds drawing units is more than enough. For engraving this is an annoyance but doesn't affect the result. LASER engraving might be more sensitive to these kinds of interruptions.


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