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693QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumSupport for external references (XREF)Likely to be implemented
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Support for external references (XREF)

1969QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowfont name not saving correctlyAssigned
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1967QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowDevelopment snapshot: Toolpath generator problemAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

I had updated QCAD/CAM to 3.23.0.2 and I am confronted with a major bug in the toolpath generator.

1962QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCAM > Drill Toolpaths: Cannot be edited / updated from ...Assigned
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Hallo Andrew,

Found a bug in the drill toolpath generator.

1961dwg2pdfBug ReportLowToo many drawings are missingAssigned
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Hello, I found a bug.

Original file: 006–【武汉会展中心店】一层合用前室.dwg

Converted file: 006–【武汉会展中心店】一层合用前室.pdf

Command line: .\dwg2pdf.bat -f -a -recompute-dim -ltscale=1 -block=布局1 path

Bug description file: problem8.png

As you see. I use dwg2pdf to export the block named “布局1”. There are too many drawings missing.

1960dwg2pdfBug ReportLowdwg2pdf command failAssigned
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Good afternoon, I found a bug.

Source file: B5.dwg.

Command line: .\dwg2pdf.bat -f -a -recompute-dim -ltscale=1 -font-substitution Standard GBK path

After I used the command, the message “Warning: standard font not found” occured. And B5.pdf is not found.
Convert is fail.

1958dwg2pdfBug ReportLowDraw rectangle as ellipseAssigned
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Good afternoon, I found a bug.

Original file: 006–【武汉会展中心店】一层合用前室.dwg

Converted file: 006–【武汉会展中心店】一层合用前室.pdf

Bug description file: problem5.png

As you see, all the rectangle fills are drawed as ellipse.

1954QCAD/CAMReleaseLowRevised PWM Post ProcessorAssigned
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

I have revised the PWM Post Processor to Revision D.

1946QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCAM script does not order cuts in correct orderAssigned
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Task Description

The option “Cut inner paths before outer paths” is ignored, causing trouble when outer paths are cut first.

Attached is a link to the script files and gcode examples.

1940QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM > CAM Configuration: Add program descriptionAssigned
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Add a program description to the CAM configuration dialog and export to postprocessors as variable.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=32&p=24649

1936QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowver 3.23 not saving font informationAssigned
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The attached file is not saving font preference.
All fonts on the online layer are reported as the standard font. If I highlight one or all of the text entities and change the font to something like Yu gothic light, the property page reports yu gothic light and the screen reflects the changed font.
If I save, close and reload, the fonts for all text is again “standard”.

So then I try to enter new text via the “A” draw text command icon. I select “Broadway.ttf” as the main font in the text entry dialog.
One word “Broadway” is entered as the text. it appears on the upper left of the screen as expected and the font name is Broadway in the property editor. If I look at the dxf file source there is a whole bunch of text styles.
I save and close the file, and then open it again. Now the word Broadway has changed to font name “standard” in the property editor and is very definitely not the Broadway.ttf font.

I am not the originator of the file, I am just trying to change the font. If I start a new file and enter new text the font saves just fine, so I am thinking it is a setting somewhere, but I am unable to find it.

We (me and my customers) use these files for engraving so exact font is critical.

1934QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiametric text - overlaidAssigned
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Task Description

Diametric text is always placed above a horizontal measurement.

I often want to indicate both the inside and outside diameter of an object e.g. a wheel using diametric text. The text is overlaid and illegible.

To avoid text overlapping, I use Horizontal Aligned because I can control the position of the text to avoid illegible text.

A better method would be to alternate the placement of diametric text (alternatively) above and below a measurement so that in the majority of cases an overlap would be avoided.

Similarly for a vertical measurement, the text is overlaid and illegible.

When the angle is almost vertical, the angle controls the side the text appears however it also reverses the direction of the text (which is logical but not attractive).

Kind regards
Simon

1933QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowAdvanced SVG export file overwrite check doesn't use up...Assigned
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In the Advance SVG Export dialog, when I edit the filename to be different than the default file that already exists and then clear the checkbox for “Overwrite existing file without asking” just to make sure that I haven’t already created a file with the modified name as well, then I get a popup warning that the export would overwrite the default filename, not the name as edited. In other words, the overwrite check ignored the fact that I edited the filename.

Observed on MacOS Mojave (10.14), but probably applies to all.

1930QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption disable "Auto Zoom on load" for saved "Layout Vi...Assigned
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Task Description

Hi,

my setting for “Auto Zoom on load” is checked to on. That works perfect for me for most of my drawings.

But if I save a drawing with Layout Viewports then I have to adjust every Viewport again after loading.

Would it be possible to have an option below Application Preferences / Graphics View / Appearance / Auto Zoom on load / ON which excludes drawings saved with Layout Viewports?

1928QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOptionnally 'Auto clean up' after generation of NaN / N...Assigned
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Some functions / methods can generate some sort off entity or part with NaN / Null / Null-lenght ... props.
Some explicitly don’t and test their actions with isNull().

As these serve a purpose in some processes, trails of them can be part of the results.
For some users Null / Null-lenght are meaningfull, for other users these produce errors down the line.
In a few cases its a desirable feature eg. controlpoint spline.
(Allthough there are no Null props involved with equal successively controlpoints)

Many problem post on the forum are related to Null - Zero and so on.

In some cases it can’t be undone by re-editing the drawing.
https://qcad.org/bugtracker/index.php?do=details&task_id=1925

If it can’t be undone by Undo/Redo it is a bug.
https://qcad.org/bugtracker/index.php?do=details&task_id=1757

In some cases there is a difference noticed after file save-close-open.

1926QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNo negative coordinate values ? (DO command)Assigned
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Just starting with QCAD, for some hours now - really excellent user interface (compared to other low budget CADs, like DCAD, or BeckerCAD...) !

Surprisingly, point coordinates - entered via the command line, and shown with correct positions on the drawing- are not displayed correctly with the ‘dimordinate’ (DO) command.
There are no negative values, even when the center point (0;0) is right in the middle of the drawing, so points left and below should have !

GW.G

1924QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowSweepAngle = 0Assigned
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Task Description

Win7pro 32bit Wininstaller Qcadpro 3.23.0

Draw an arc.
Select the arc.
In Property Editor:
Set start angle to 135
Set end angle to 135

SweepAngle = */-360

edit the end angle and add “+360”, hit enter

SweepAngle = 0

An arc with zero sweep is a point.
A point is not an arc.
With the same start and end parameter an arc should have a sweep of +/-360.
As for entries by points or by angles.

Regards

1917QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatic labels with static information of the drawingAssigned
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I would like static information of the drawing (like scale, creation-date, modified-date, revision etc) to be available as automatic labels to be placed in the drawing (with selectable style, font etc)

This would greatly simplify the creatin of title sections in the drawing and making sure it is consistent with the actual drawing and not requiring manual “synchronization”.

1916QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowMoving an object in an angled viewport with mouse does ...Assigned
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Task Description

To reproduce

1. Select a new view-port in model-space
2. Select the appropriate paper-space
3. When the paper space opens change the angle of the viewport to 90 degrees
4. Place view-port in paper space
5. Select the view-port in paper-space by clicking it
6. Try to move the object itself in the view-port (by clicking the “top” dot) to the right by moving the mouse to the right while holding the left mouse-button.

Actual

The object in the viewport moves down vertically NOT to the right

Expected

The object moves to the right

(It seems mouse movement does not compensate for the rotated angle of the viewport)

Workaround

None, except compensate for the angle in your head and moving the mouse the “wrong” way when correcting the placement of objects in the view-port

1915QCAD (main)SuggestionLowViewport does not rotate view-port when changed in pape...Assigned
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Task Description

To reproduce

1. Select a new view-port in model-space
2. Select the appropriate paper-space
3. When the paper space opens change the angle of the viewport.

Actual

The object in the viewport changes but the viewport itself remains unchanged

Expected

That both the view-port and the object changes angle as the angle is updated

Motivation

If you abort the placement (but keep the angle) and go back to model-space and then redo the operation the view-port is rotated along the angle. It seems that the viewport only picks up the initial angle once the paper-space is open and ignores any changes thereafter

Workaround

1. Select the view-port per normal in model-space
2. Open the paper-space and set the wanted angle but do not place the view-port in paper space
3. Abort the placement on paper-space and redo the whole operation

Once the paper space is opened again the view-port will have the chosen angle

1913QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow3D Simulation Behaves oddAssigned
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

testing the drill toolpath I used single point markers.

In 3D simulation the tool drills the toolpath AND uses the drill as a mill.

Cam Export and generated G-code is not effected.

1912QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowTool Description ErrorAssigned
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

Testing the drill toolpath I find it hard to select the correct tool by a small bug

1911QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowDrill ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew

It would be more than conveniant, defining the drilling locations of the drill toolpath, by selecting a circle’s center point.

1903QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSaving layer settings, e.g. visibility status, associat...Assigned
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Task Description

In a medium complex drawing it may be too much details to have all layers in a drawing visible at once.

Instead a number of views would be created that saves not only zoom level and position but also what layers are visible and not (as appropriate for the purpose of that particular view). This is very cumbersome (to the extent it is not really realistic) to achieve today and requires a lot of duplication of both model and layers.

The advantage of adding this is the ability to have only one model (with multiple views) and avoid duplication of work and the risk of inconsistency inherent with many copies of the model.

As a further (and natural extension to this) would be the ability to used this functionality with view-ports to be able to create (possibly many) paper-spaces from a single model. This would however require view-ports to be aware of what view they are a window into. A single change in the model would then propagate to all defined view-ports and paper-spaces.

1902QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM G-Block ToolpathAssigned
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

Still busy on the never ending G-code story. Urgently needed the very handy G-code Block Toolpath. This ‘toolpath’ also solves a lot of “editing requests”.

1901QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM Traverse ToolpathAssigned
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

Still busy on the never ending G-code story. Urgently needed the very common Traverse Toolpath.

Example added as pdf.

Greetings

1895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for block transformation matricesAssigned
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Task Description

Support transformations by transformation matrix for block references.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=33&t=6333

1890QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to address an QCAD extern font folderAssigned
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Like the Library Browser it would be nice to be able to define a extern font source folder. Especially now after we are able to create our own cxf fonts with QCAD. :-)

The reason is the same why we have it already for the library - without it we have to copy our individual fonts manually every time after a QCAD update to use them uninterrupted for existing and new drawings.

1888dwg2bmpFeature RequestLowAdd support to disable hatch rendering on "dwg2bmp"Assigned
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1 Task Description

Hi!

A friendly request to add an option to disable hatch rendering on “dwg2bmp” conversions.

Depending on the nature of the conversion and the density of the hatch, this may render unintelligible images (see attachments). The option could look like “-t, -nohatch” to indicate hatches should be hidden before rendering. This could potentially become an option too for “dwg2svg” or “dwg2pdf.”

Amazing product, thank you so much!

1887dwg2bmpFeature RequestLowAdd "-max-lineweight" option for dwg2bmpAssigned
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2 Task Description

Hi there,

A friendly request to add the option to set a maximum lineweight for raster conversions via dwg2bmp.

Depending on the LW configuration of the CAD file, rasterization operations sometimes yield terrible results (see attachment). This would also mirror the similar “-min-lineweight” options available on “dwg2svg” and “dwg2pdf” (although not on “dwg2bmp”).

See also: https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6298

Thanks!

1886QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport advanced tolerance settings for dimensionsAssigned
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1 Task Description

Add support for
- tolerance display (dimtol)
- upper limit (dimtp)
- lower limit (dimtm)
- tolerance precision (dimtdec)
- tolerance text size factor (dimtfac)
- tolerance suppress zeros, etc.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6269

1878QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap > Distances from 2 Points: snap to point with give...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=32&t=6211

1877QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowPost Processor TutorialAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

I am still busy on the never ending G-code story. Doing so I wrote a small Post Processor Tutorial for all those nerds who wants to write their own. If you like it you might add it to QCAD. However, since English is not my native tongue I suggest checking it would be wise.

Meanwhile I have downloaded the source code, and could not find the CAM’s Drill-path-script. I am now using a negative Drill Cut Depth to set a Laser Dwell time, were as a field “Dwell Time (in seconds)” in the Drill-path would be more appropiate. Is this script open source available or is it part of ‘closed part’ of QCAD?

1870QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Stretch tool / option to turn selection restriction on...Assigned
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Task Description

Hi,

since 3.19.2 the Stretch tool looks for any selection and follows the specification “Only stretch selected entities if there is a selection”.

That is a nice feature but it leads many times to confusing because I have to deselect a selection just because I need to use the stretch tool on something else on the fly. The same if I “forgot” a selection outside of my zoom which is still important for me. The stretch tool just won’t work without any message why not. My routine now is that I terminate every selection just before I use the stretch tool just not to be surprised by “why isn’t it working”?

It would be nice to have in the Stretch option bar a checkbox to turn the “only selection feature” on or off. QCAD should remember that setting.

1863ECMAScriptFeature RequestLowWidgetFactory.saveState: save state of checkable QGroup...Assigned
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Task Description

QGroupBox widgets with <property name=”checkable”> are not saved in Qcad3.conf

1858QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEnter measurements from drawing into line inputsAssigned
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Task Description

Add option to line input context menu to enter a distance from the drawing, measured from two points.
Perhaps existing measuring tools can be re-used to feedback values into line edits to avoid duplication.

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=6111

1851QCAD (main)SuggestionLowLateral surface of a coneAssigned
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Task Description

Module mise à plat d’un cone

Bonjour,

Serait il possible dans un futur d’ajouter un module de mise en plan de cone.

Une petite fenêtre sur lequel on donne par exemple :
1- Ø haut
2- angle de coupe du haut
3- hauteur du cône
4- Ø bas
5- angle du bas
6- épaisseur matière

Ce qui permettrai de sortir une mise en plan a plat de la forme

1847QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowBUG MEMORYAssigned
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

Still working on creating HPGL.PLT toolpaths for the HP7580 pen plotter. QCAD has some trouble creating toolpaths. Too often it shuts itself down, or the PC gets stalled.

Recreating the same error however is possible

1846QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowToolpath preset offsetsAssigned
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Task Description

Hi Andrew

A request for adding some fields to the toolpath

1844QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowHP/GL (PLT) importAssigned
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Task Description

Hi Andrew

QCAD/CAM misses a hpgl.plt import. If gerber and G-code can, so should plt.

1843QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCreating ToolPath StallsAssigned
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

Still working with and on CAM HPGL for the HP7580 pen plotter.

I have added a penplotter test drawing, that might be used for testing en callibrating plotter and pens. You may add it to the Examples-directory.

QCAD has a lot of trouble creating toolpaths and exports. Much too often it shuts itself down, or gets stalled. Why? I am not sure.

1841QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowQCAD/CAM Postprocessor "Hpgl": Add pen colors to HP/GL ...Assigned
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Task Description

Add SPx; with x being pen number from 1-8.

TODO:
- Which color corresponds to which pen number?
- What if there are more than 8 colors in a DXF files?

1838QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCarbide Create importAssigned
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Task Description

Add support for importing Carbide Create files (.c2d).

Format is JSON based, human readable.

1837QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLine bisector toolAssigned
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Task Description

Hi,

we have already this nice tool “Angle bisector”.

I would really appreciate if we could get the same function for parallel lines to place a line exactly in the center of both lines.

Thanks.

1836QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOffset for paste along entityAssigned
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Task Description

add a new parameter “offset” in the dialog “Paste along entity”

see https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5929&p=22307#p22307

1833QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDeep synchronize attributes featureAssigned
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There is the Synchronize attributes feature which works well. But It affects only block references in the active layout(modelspace, block layout). If I want to synchronize attributes of block references in in another blocks, i have to manually go through all blocks and run synchronize attributes feature. That is the reason I would like to modify Synchronize attributes feature to affect all block references in a drawing, or add new Deep synchronize attributes feature.

1827QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty Editor: Accept advanced scale expressions for ...Assigned
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Task Description

Hi,

Identical scale expression used in Print Preview like 5:1, 5/1, 5”=1”, 5 are working flawless like expected.
Same expression used in a Viewport scale leads to different outcomes.

The Property Editor used to fix that in Paper_Space does also not accept those standard expressions.

1826QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowguide lines when extending lines Assigned
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Task Description

When using the SHIFT key while dragging the end point a perpendicular guide line is displayed (see attached screenshot).
It would be very helpful if other guide lines with x=const. and y= const. are displayed when pressing SHIFT + ALT key together while dragging.

1824dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf does not obey frozen layers in paper-space view...Assigned
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We currently have a paper-space using two viewports with different layers from the model-space frozen. Unfortunately in the pdf output the layers which are frozen show up.
dwg2pdf should obey the specific frozen layer for each viewport

1823dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowplotting error to pdf a Dwg where the view port is not ...Assigned
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When trying to plot a dwg or a dxf to pdf where the viewport is orientated to a different angle than north up
the data in the view port is plotted north up.
see attached DWG and pdf for clarification.

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