QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Assigned
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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.27.1
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Opened by asicdruide - 17.04.2022

FS#2354 - copy-paste between two QCAD instances


I’ve quite often the task to transfer changes from one set of drawings to another (similar) set.
My ideal setup would be to open one set in one window and the other set in another window.
Both windows would be arranged side-by-side (larger monitor).
Changes would be copy-pasted from one set to the other.

From #2352 I’ve learned that there is a command-line option to achieve this.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to copy-paste between these instances.

And yes, it’s important to do this in two windows to see both versions at the same time.
So, tabs are not the answer.

It’s also ok if i could detach a tab from one instance and arrange it aside of the main window (like the property editor).
Than all data transfers would happen inside the same instance.

Best regards,

Andrew commented on 22.04.2022 12:49

Copy / paste between multiple instances of QCAD cannot work as QCAD does not use the system clipboard.

There is an (unsupported!) way to display two drawings side by side as follows:

1. Open both drawings with the same instance of QCAD
2. Misc > Development > Script Shell
3. In the script shell, enter this single command:
4. Hit enter

Your drawings are now tiled beside each other. However, there will be strange effects when doing something in a window that does not have the focus as drawing windows that do not have the focus are not updated.


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