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 406 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh QCAD Version 3 RC2 .exe does`nt run  Closed-- Task Description

Hi Andrew

I uninstalled QCAD 3 RC1 first then installed V3-RC2 seems to install ok but when I run qcad.exe it complains everytime that qcad.exe has stopped working!

Running on Windows 7 - 64bit



 799 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Detect duplicates not working properly Closed-- Task Description

Windows 7-64
Detect duplicates tool not working properly.
Selecting this tool causes program to lag endlessly and malfunctions.
To reproduce bug:
1. Select all entities.
2. Select duplicates tool.
3. Nothing happens.
4. Select duplicate tool again and...bug!

 900 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Using text in 3.1.2 freezes QCAD Closed-- Task Description

Placing text in a drawing using 3.2.1 causes the application to freeze.
Please see topic:

 904 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Crash when inserting some blocks from part library Closed-- Task Description

Tested on Linux Mint-64
Inserting some exsisting blocks or newly user created blocks makes QCAD quit!
Permissions were checked and also tested by submitting new blocks to new folder...but problem remains.
See related topic:

 518 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Unable to use Library browser properly in RC4 Closed-- Task Description

Hi Andrew

In Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 everything so far is working ok in QCAD apart from the Library browser!

1.In Win 7-64 I can run the browser and make a new folder, but when I try to set the permissions/open the folder - browser crashes.

2.In ubuntu 11.10 I first uninstalled RC2 then installed RC4. QCAD program runs ok but this time when I try to open up the browser (not a new folder)I get an error message stating that I do not have permissions to open the first file (vehicle -I think!)in RC2? If I select OK in the warning window the warning just keeps on repeating the same message for the next and subsequent files until I quit it.

 201 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Performance IssueLow unable to move/dock command line Closed-- Task Description

Cannot move/dock command line to right hand pane!



 207 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow command line: shortcut for activation Closed-- Task Description

Unable to use space bar to focus on command line to type in commands etc as in Version 2. Need to click in the command line first in order to do so - much easier to use press space bar!

 359 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Bigger lineweights Closed-- Task Description

Currently lineweights seem to be available up to 2.11mm,how about extending the range for some bigger lineweights!



 366 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Draw circles tangent to other entities Closed2-- Task Description

Hi Andrew

It would be useful to have an option in the Circle tools to be able to draw a circle tangent to other entities such as lines/circles etc.



 416 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Line weights and types are unclear in property editor i ...Closed-- Task Description

In V3RC3 (on Windows 7 -64)

In property editor lineweights and line types choices are unclear, e.g 0.00mm is reading as ... (3 dots only)

Also the lineweights are reading as m not mm!

Line types are very unclear too!



 451 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow No Help function at all now Closed-- Task Description

Nothing happens at all when clicking on Help!

Used to open before with limited info but now nothing.

3 RC3 - Win 7 -64

 457 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Print page set up! Closed-- Task Description

Windows 7 - 64

Via - edit>drawing preferences or Application preferences>print page set up, it seems to make no difference setting the page orientation to either “Portrait” or “landscape” because when you go to print preview the set up you previously set doesn`t overide and set the orientation “set buttons” in print preview, so you have to manually set the orientation for the page you want to print from here (in print preview) regardless of the previously “preferenced” set up.



467QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request for new Arc tool option to add to Arc s...Assigned2-- Task Description

For and behalf of mandrena

To add another Arc tool option in Arc tools set:

1.Specify Start point for Arc.
2.Specify End point for Arc.
3.Specify “Tangent” direction (without being restricted in input field) so you can visually select a point on your desired Tangent line!

 471 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Feature request -to make the Library browser "dockable" ...Closed-- Task Description

It would be very useful to be able to “dock” the library browser in the main QCAD window.

 504 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Poor results from offsetting a Spline in RC 2/3 Closed-- Task Description

Offsetting a Spline, after exploding and converting to a polyline produces a poor result!

1. Version 2.2 - no problems for using polyline Tools > offset for splines - after exploding them and creating a polyline from the segments! The results were acceptable!

2. Version 3 RC3 or 2 (Ubuntu) - the resultant offset of the Spline was unacceptable in Version 3 RC2/3 and only 50% of the offset was created!

516QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add option to 'print only' selected area.Assigned2-- Task Description

To add the option to ‘print only’ selected area in a drawing.

 522 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow  View > toolbars is only accessible by right clicking. Closed-- Task Description


In Windows 7-64, the view > toolbar options are only available by ‘right clicking’ in the main menu somewhere. They are not included in the view ‘drop down’ menu!

 581 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Unit sizes in 'metric' templates misleading - showing a ...Closed-- Task Description

Windows 7 -64

In the metric templates the unit size shown in the preview is showing as ‘Inch’ instead of millimeter. probably just a ‘typo’ mistake here as in reality when you open up a ‘metric’ template they are indeed measuring in millimeters!

598QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport tangents between ellipsesAssigned1-- Task Description

To add support for drawing tangents between ellipses.

See topic:

604QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMeasure and record X,Y coordinates tool - add to info ...Assigned-- Task Description

Feature request
See topic -

Just a thought, but one that could be useful for machinists in particular - a measurement tool that can snap to a point as per usual, but then just displays the drawing coordinates in X and Y. This could be expanded to the dimensions tool set, so that you can click on a point and print the coordinates next to it.

609QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowClean up toolAssigned1-- Task Description

To have a ‘clean up ' tool to:

- eradicate duplicate lines
- eradicate stray points
- remove empty layers
- remove unused blocks

Perhaps with an initial dialog which allows the user to choose what they want to clean up.

618QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowuser defined lineweightAssigned2-- Task Description

To have the option to set your own ‘user defined’ line weight.

 619 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Status bar - X,Y etc. input fields  Closed-- Task Description

It could be very useful to have in the status bar area - input fields for typing in X and Y position, Distance and Angle etc...

For example these could be used instead of entering absolute/relative coordinates in the command line.

1.Draw line.
2.Start point - enter in X Field.
3.Next point - enter in Y Field.

This method could also be used for specifying positions when placing other entities.

For me I tend to use a combination of the command line/GUI for most work but I think for those who do not wish to use the command line this could be useful.

620QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowoption to have horizontal dimension info using vertical...Assigned2-- Task Description

Some times I need to have the dimension info using the Vertical Dimension tool displayed horizontally.
See attached image:
Possibly this option could be added to the Label drop down menu.

 629 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Viewports - not retaining positions? Closed-- Task Description

in Win 7-64

Hi Andrew
when I set up my default choice of viewports - say ‘Two vertical’, they do not retain either the initial starting position or indeed the position I leave them in when I reopen a drawing. On opening a new/previous drawing - always one of the viewports is at ‘almost’ full extents!
I then have to manually re-position my viewports to suit.

Is this normal behavior happening here?
It would be good if a drawing opened with persistent viewport positions held, possibly this option could be added to the ‘Layout’ Viewports dialog window?

*Out of interest, when you introduce an isometric grid in the future - will it be possible to set up a ‘Three:Right’ layout view for example and have all three viewports showing different planes - Top, Front and South East?



 630 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Select entities by type Closed-- Task Description

please see:

from LeoP

” What would be really useful is a method to select entities by type, rather than by location or layer.

It could have a user interface like the snap command with buttons for the entity type to select, or like the line command with a drop-down box.

This would enable one to quickly select e.g. all texts in a drawing for subsequent attribute modification. Now one has to select each text individually if the texts are scattered over the drawing and layers...”

 636 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow 64 bit compilation Closed-- Task Description


I’m using QCAD2 quite a while now and after moving from FreeBSD-i386 to FreeBSD-amd64 there are some libraries missing in the 32 bit version (libXi and some more).

I’d strongly suggest making a 64 bit compilation of the pro version. The community edition does compile and run on FBSD-amd64 very well.

Maybe ths would better be posted to the suggestion list of the upcoming version 3 ...

Thanks for attention!
see topic:

 646 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Is a Debian Installation possible? Closed-- Task Description

Post from topic:

Re: QCAD 3 Final
by ralvejd » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes nice news
I’m waiting for a Debian installation

 649 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow To add an Array option. Closed-- Task Description

To re-introduce an ‘Array’ option with Number of columns/rows and Column/row spacing.

This option could be added to the Modify tool set so - could be used with all entities, not only blocks!

Wieder einzuführen Ein ‘Array’ Option mit Anzahl der Spalten / Zeilen und Spalten / Zeilen Abstand.

Diese Option könnte der Modify Tool so eingestellt, hinzugefügt werden - konnte mit allen Stellen, nicht nur Blöcke verwendet werden!

*Please see topic:

 655 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow  Changing Minimal grid spacing option (px) - proves no ...Closed-- Task Description

Changing the Minimal grid spacing (px) proves non effective, in that - it does not reduce the number of steps to to reach target view!

Tested and agreed on Win 7 -64

See Topics:

and related -

 660 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Active Tool - 'tool bar' doesn `t stay redocked  Closed-- Task Description

The Active Tool tool bar doesn`t stay re-docked in QCAD 3 Final.
Please see topic:

665QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLowPossible printing error on Linux fedora 16?Assigned-- Task Description

On behalf of et76
Possible printing error using Linux 16 - needs further testing!
Please see topic:

Au nom de et76
Erreur d’impression possible en utilisant Linux 16 - a besoin d’autres tests!
S’il vous plaît voir le sujet:

674QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add optional 'auto' dimension tracking feature.Assigned-- Task Description

It might be useful for some to have the option to turn on/off ' auto’ dimension tracking option.

See related topic:

681QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow'Plug-in' for Gear generatorAssigned1-- Task Description

Feature request for a ‘plug-in’ for generating different types of gears, like - Ring, Spur, Sprocket, Rack, etc... etc...
To produce 2D templates for all sorts of projects.

 683 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Convert Spline to Polyline tool Closed-- Task Description

To have a tool that could convert splines to polylines would be useful, particularly for laser cutting work where a nice steady flow is needed, otherwise you can get an erratic ‘jumpy’ movement when cutting..
Maybe a ‘two’ step procedure;
1.First convert to arc/line segments.
2. Then if needed convert to a continuous polyline.

687QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlot Stamp optionAssigned1-- Task Description

To add a Plot Stamp option for printing, to have options to print file name, date , time etc...

See topic:

 697 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to configure the min/max number of segments in a ...Closed-- Task Description

Option to add a setting to configure the number (min/max) of segments for splines.

See topic:

700QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLowSaved 'hatched' block loses hatching when using isometr...Assigned-- Task Description

Hatched block loses hatching when using isometric projection tool:
See -

When manipulating a saved hatched block with the isometric tool it loses the hatching unless the block is exploded.

Is this normal behaviour here? or a bug?

708QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo re-introduce Tile and Cascade window optionsAssigned2-- Task Description

To re-introduce Tile and Cascade window options like as before in QCAD 2.2.2.

 709 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Move/copy MV - GUI -button (on docked tool bar) not wor ...Closed-- Task Description

Windows 7 - 64
To reproduce:
1.Select entity.
2.Using a ‘docked’ Modify tool bar, click on the Move/Copy button.
3.Unable to move cross hairs to snap properly to a reference point.

* No problems with this from either - the Menu > Modify > Move/Copy or the Main CAD tools > Modification tools or from using keycode MV!
Only from a ‘docked’ modify tool bar.

 710 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow snapshot 3.0.3 - input fields showing ' Expression is e ...Closed-- Task Description

Windows 7 -64
snapshot 3.0.3 - tool input fields showing ' Expression is empty ' , even after inputting values.

 712 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow 3.0.3 - difficult to distinguish between Break out and  ...Closed-- Task Description

Its slightly difficult to distinguish between the Break out and Auto-trim buttons in 3.0.3 (snapshot) release, even with large buttons!

Maybe a different color - (Green for example?)for the horizontal line between the red dots in the new Auto-trim button.

714QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLowIsometric view tool bar doesn`t remain ' docked'.Assigned-- Task Description

Win 7 - 64
Isometric view tool bar doesn`t remain ' docked’ when re-opening QCAD.

 718 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow 3.0.5 -snap / info feedback problems Closed-- Task Description

In 3.0.5 using windows 7-64 and windows vista.
After selecting to use any drafting tool - either arc, circle or ellipse, polyline etc. there are problems with defining the second snap point onwards whether using auto snap or any of the snap tools,the info feedback i.e. End or Middle etc... is flickering or none at all.

1.Center, Point.
2.Define center.
3.Hard to define point, flickering occurs on graphics feedback for label.

I`m guessing this is another Graphic display problem here.

754QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLowAdding or removing additional viewports - gives unwante...Assigned-- Task Description

Windows 7-64
When adding or removing additional viewports,an extra unnecessary window of the viewport is created.

758QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLengthen/Shorten tool - add additional optionAssigned2-- Task Description

When using the Lengthen/Shorten tool it would be good to have an additional option to be able to pick a point to lengthen or shorten to.

 762 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add option to place text to follow along a given curve, ...Closed2-- Task Description

Add option to place text to follow along a given curve,arc etc...

See related topic:

 768 QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Polyline > Delete segments between two nodes not workin ...Closed-- Task Description

Windows 7 - 64
Polyline > Delete segments between two nodes not working.

775QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNote book tool for QCADAssigned1-- Task Description

It would be really cool to have a Note book tool for QCAD!

For example I am often working on a draft and at the same time scribbling notes down on a separate piece of paper relating to the drawing I am working on, could be anything e.g. add a block,add a dimension etc. etc... all sorts of things to remind myself about - all related to a particular drawing.

Of course I could use any number of other programs for this but a simple dedicated tool inside QCAD (could be called the ‘QCAD scribbler ;)) would be much better, especially one that can save the notes to a particular file, then when I open up my drawing again - my notes are there too!

776QCAD BugtrackerQCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra ' isometric' buttons for using Line from Angle.Assigned1-- Task Description

When working with the isometric grid (in any projection - Top, Right, Left) and drawing from ‘scratch’ as it were, without using the projection tools - I find myself using ‘Line from Angle’ the most.

It would be extreamly useful to be presented with two extra buttons when using this tool, a 30 degree button and a -30 degree button, this way I wouldn’t need to keep typing in the angle difference here.



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