QCAD Bugtracker

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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Development
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by -- - 13.03.2013

FS#786 - Multi - Breakout tool

A ' Multi ' Breakout tool or added option to the existing Breakout tool.

For example see attached image.

An option to remove all segments within a chosen boundary would be good, in my example I want to remove all the hatching within the Red circle.

So after exploding the Hatch, currently I have to remove all segments singularly!

Of course I could have placed the circle first and hatched around it - but in this and most instances it is easier to design and to produce the Hatching first and then place my circle/shapes etc.

Andrew commented on 13.03.2013 12:21

Good idea, thanks Clive!

I suggest the following procedure:
- Select contour(s) (any number of entities that form a closed path, e.g. a circle, rectangle or any other shape)
- Choose tool 'Clear contour(s)'
- All entities completely within the contour are removed
- All entities partly within the contour are trimmed

This would only work for lines (and possibly arcs, circles, ellipses). Complex entities would have to be exploded first.

-- commented on 13.03.2013 12:26

Thanks Andrew, yes 'Clear contours' sounds good:).

Husky commented on 14.03.2013 00:13

Yep, sounds also good to me.
Any possibility to combine it with this feature request?

Andrew commented on 14.03.2013 08:41

Husky: Yes, I think that use case would be covered too:
- Draw one closed contour to define the area around the entities you want to keep (e.g. a circle).
- Draw another, larger contour around the area which should be cleared (e.g. a rectangle).
- Select both contours.
- Launch the clear tool.
- The clear tool will use an even/odd algorithm. I.e. the rectangle gets cleared but the circle inside it is seen as an island which does not get cleared.

-- commented on 14.03.2013 09:51

This idea just gets better, thanks Husky.

Can't wait to see this tool alive and kicking ;)


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