QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Closed
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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Development
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Peter - 31.08.2011
Last edited by Andrew - 17.11.2015

FS#221 - autocad dwg compatibility

DWG files created with QCAD display really fine now in autocad. There are only two minor issues for ACAD users:

1) ACAD complains, that they were not created with a licensed application. One may not be able to work around that one...

2) ACAD complains, that the file does not specify a codepage. For this one, there should be a way around, shouldn’t it?

I am very happy with the compatibility in the new QCAD. Thank you very much for all the efforts that went into it!


Closed by  Andrew
17.11.2015 11:04
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Peter commented on 06.09.2011 11:35

You may want to turn this into a feature request. (I can't.)

Andrew commented on 07.09.2011 15:38

1) Cannot be fixed (that's how Autodesk wants it)
2) Potentially fixed in current development version (setting code page explicitly to ASCII). International characters and Unicode are supported through use of escape sequences, not code pages.

Peter commented on 08.09.2011 08:07

In current Beta QCAD saved files are latin1 encoded with dos line-endings. Autodesk provides the freely downloadable "autocad true view" that also displays said messages.

Peter commented on 28.10.2011 08:22

With dwg files saved from Beta 3 autocad true view still displays the warning about code-pages.

Peter commented on 03.11.2011 09:29

I caputered that dialog now. "ascii" is not known either, maybe it should be "English"? http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/modify_drawing_codepage.html

Peter commented on 03.11.2011 10:19

Actually, ASCII being a subset of ANSI_1252, a table should not be necessary at all. Maybe best to set the ansi table in file, because that is the autocad default, so it should make the message appear the least number of times.


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