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1940QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM > CAM Configuration: Add program descriptionAssigned
1 Task Description

Add a program description to the CAM configuration dialog and export to postprocessors as variable.

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1983QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTrim All or Bulk Break outAssigned
1 Task Description

This is a trim method I am missing in Qcad.

20 years ago it existed in CadKey.
You had a bunch of lines or segments.
You defined a (new) line or segment as cutter.
‘Trim All’.
You pointed at the side of the cutter entity to trim all intersecting at that side.

Pritty the same as in this topic:

Only in rare cases I can use Husky’s workaround as pro.
It all depends on what else is in the clipping rectangle that is needed to trim all intended.
If of no use all single crossing entities have to be chosen one by one.


1999QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewport: Add additional properties for controlling dim...Assigned
1 Task Description

When working with multiple Viewports with different scale it could be very useful to have extra properties controlling how dimensions are rendered in the viewport:

E.g an extra “Dimension Scale” under “Scale” in the Viewport selection’s ‘Specific Properties’ section, could allow having the same size when printed.
This Dimension Scale would be multiplied on top of the Scale value, but only for Dimensions rendering.

Toggle button for hiding any dimensions in the Viewport. Maybe this should be controlled by being able to specify a Layer that should be hidden in this Viewport only, then I could select my Dimensions layer here.

The Viewport properties:

2060QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDialog box for Layer StatusAssigned
1 Task Description

So far, layer status has only been implemented very rudimentarily.
I wish something like a dialog box in which you can choose for each layer status, which layers belong to it and which not.

2070QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcropping imageAssigned
1 Task Description

It may be useful to insert the “image cropping” function both in top / bottom - right / left mode, and with polyline

2087QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along Entity" [PE]Assigned
1 Task Description

“Paste” has already the options: To current layer, Overwrite layers, Overwrite blocks.

Would be a nice time saver to have the same options for “Paste along Entity” too.

2140QCAD (main)SuggestionLowChanging navigation mode for mouse wheel doesn't change...Assigned
1 Task Description

Looks like error, but may be that’s feature request.

CAD software uses typical navigation behavior as:
Wheel = Zoom; Ctrl+Wheel = Scroll up/down; Shift+Wheel = Scroll left/right.

Any other software like browsers, office software (openoffice writer, ms excel and so on), 2d paint software like GIMP (Photoshop and so on) uses other behavior:
Wheel = Scroll up/down; Ctrl+Wheel = Zoom; Shift+Wheel = Scroll left/right.

Users, that intensively use CAD and other software simultaneously prefer to make same behavior in their applications switching CAD scroll to plain mouse wheel.

QCAD’s “Application Preferences”: “Graphics View: Navigation”: “Mouse wheel/ two finger swipe”: “Scroll” allow user to assign scroll up/down to wheel mouse instead of Zoom. But there is mistake Ctrl+Wheel didn’t change to Zoom. Ctrl+Wheel continues to scroll up/down, as the wheel.
Wheel = Scroll up/down; Ctrl+Wheel = Scroll up/down; Shift+Wheel = Scroll left/right. No zoom!

Draw manipulation at this mode like a hell: you need to use wheel in conjunction with Ctrl/Shift to point draw in desired position, than move your hand to +(-) for make desired zoom.

991QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd warning when overwriting custom propertyAssigned
Task Description

Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

If I use an identical Name accidentally again in the Custom Property dialog - it will overwrite the first value with the same name without any warnings.

1426QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowLoad drawings that were open when closing QCAD on start...Assigned
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1443QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowView > Status Bar remains uncheckedAssigned
Task Description

Status Bar menu remains unchecked even it is toggled on or off

1649QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd configuarable format options for saving blocks to l...Assigned
Task Description

Add configuarable format options in application preferences for saving blocks to library to either dxf or dwg.

1691QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowIssue with Layouts after "File-Revert"Assigned
Task Description

QCad 3.19.2 Professional, 64bit, Liux Mint

1. Open some saved drawing with viewport entities on layout block (paper space). Print Preview mode is “On” automatically.
2. After “File-Revert” drawing is reopened on layout block (paper space), but now Print Previw mode is “Off” .

For example can try on “flange.dxf”

1719QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowUndo on converted drawing leads to wrong label position...Assigned
Task Description

Drawing converted from inch to mm - undo leads to wrong dim label position. I can fix that with “Reset Label position” but it would be nice if QCAD could to that in first place.

1760QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowSelf-crossing polylines can't be cut twice at segment c...Assigned
Task Description

Re-entering dividing problem from  FS#1757 

Divide the poly selecting near segment 1 at the segment crossing.
> A new node is inserted on the crossing and made start and end node.
Divide the poly again selecting near segment 2 at the segment crossing.
> no division appears to be done.

One can’t divide the second segment at the crossing

Presumed intended behaviour like  FS#1750 


1788QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowNew snap: reference points of a block referencesAssigned
Task Description

I know this was reported and fixed before ...


... but it looks like we have the issue now back with some kind of variation.

If I use the test drawing which I posted in 2013 ( FS#843 ) it works still as expected after it was fixed.

If I create a new block it won’t work in a new drawing nor in the old test drawing - no chance to snap to the Block Reference.

Edit: New Test drawing:

1900QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowRemote shares initially not accessible.Assigned
Task Description

My data files are stored on network shares (synology) with a GB link. QCAD Pro is run in Admin mode.

While in my Windows browser all remote shares are accessible (Green), in the QCAD file open menu they are initially shown as not accessible (Red). By accessing a specific drawing file in a remote share, the share will open and turn green.

Same behavior using ‘Open recent’. Always the message is given that the requested file does not exist, and the file is wiped from the ‘Recent Open’ list. Only if the share is first accessed through ‘Open’ with a random file, it will turn and a ‘recent open’ file for that share will open.

Drag and Drop from a remote share will never work.

1905QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowView > Property Editor: Changing attribute of block cha...Assigned
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1919QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowWrong order XY(Z) for Ordinate Dimension in property ed...Assigned
Task Description

Win7pro Qcad Pro

In property editor
properties of an Ordinate Dimension

Without Show Z
DefPoint is displayed in order YX?

With Show Z
Origin is displayed in order XZY?
DefPoint is displayed in order YZX?
LeaderEndPoint is displayed in order ZXY?


1920QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowEdit > Application Preferences: Add preference to disab...Assigned
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1922dwg2bmpFeature RequestVery LowAdd error message when requesting raster for a non-exis...Assigned
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It would be nice if QCAD spit some kind of warning message when trying to render a layer with a name that doesn’t exist (and perhaps render nothing), rather than silently rendering an empty image. :D

See https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6453

1923QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowFaulty rendering Polylines with Global/Local Widths and...Assigned
Task Description

Win7pro 32bit Qcad 3.23.0

The Arc segments of Polylines with Global or any Local Width render faulty where Global Z or any of the arc’s local Z is not zero.

In the attached drawing setting the Global Z of the inner poly to 5,10,...

The setting of Z to not zero affects the radius of the projected arc and not the bulging of the poly.
It also affects the projected widths of the line inversely, but not by changing the widths properties.

Pritty rare combination! True.
Qcad is 2D native! True.

Flatten will resolve this.

It is not a purely visual rendering fault, the poly will explode as such.

Maybe similar flaw as with uneven scaling blocks with arcs.


1974QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowFile > Print Preview: Cannot move paper in new drawingUnconfirmed
Task Description

Yesterday I set up a Windows 64 bit install of QCAD Pro which shows the same bug I have been seeing for a while in the Community linux git repo.

Create a new drawing and then go to “Print preview”. Enable “Move paper postion”, the cursor changes to the hand icon, but the paper position is unable to be moved. Only by saving the drawing, exiting the program, restarting and reopening the drawing, will the “Move paper postion” function correctly.

Affected versions tested:

Windows 64bit installer download, as of yesterday.
Linux 64bit build from git, about 20minutes ago.

For what it’s worth, this bug is not present in this previous git checkout:

Version: (3.21.1)
Build Date:
Jul 2 2018

Qt Version:
gcc 6.3.1

Thanks for a great product.

2011QCAD Community EditionSuggestionVery LowUpdate QCAD CE SpatialIndex module to latest versionAssigned
Task Description

Building with the bundled version, 1.8.5, works fine.

When I try to build using the system version, which for Mageia Cauldron is 1.9.3, the build fails.


Here is the current spec file for version

It looks like qcad is incompatible with versions above 1.8.5.

Are there plans to port to the new version?

Thanks in advance.

2021QCAD (main)Performance IssueVery LowCannot work with big dwg filesAssigned
Task Description

Openning a big file or doing any action in it, takes minutes to load.
Even dragging the scrollbar slightly left or right, takes mintues to redraw the canvas again, which makes QCAD un-usable for professional use.
Is there a way to make QCAD usable, after loading completed:
- Like suppressing edit until user says so,
- or taking snapshots of rendered canvases to another file and use it, as windows uses thumb.db ( for negative latency :P )

PS: I wish I could help a bit, but my hand are tied. I am just a java freak, I am opt to any idea of porting it to java, if she is still alive.

Tuğalsan Karabacak
EEE, MSc Mobile Comp & App, IWE

2048QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowMove / Copy to current layer fails when reference point...Assigned
Task Description

QCAD 3.24.2 / macOS x86_64 10.14.6

Starting with empty doc:
1. Draw any object (e.g. a rectangle) on layer 0.
2. Create new layer (”1”) with color, say yellow.
3. Select new layer
4. Select new object
5. Modify → Move / Copy
6. Click reference point
7. Click target point same as reference point
8. In “Move / Copy Options” dialog, select “Delete Original” and check “Use current layer and attributes.” Click OK.

The moved object stays on the layer it was previously on. Using “Move / Copy” as a quick way to move a selection between layers is not useful even though it appears to be the recommended way in a Google search.

Note: if “Keep Original” is selected instead, the copied object is placed on the current layer and the original object remains on its layer, as expected.

Note: if the target point is different from the reference point, the moved object is placed on the current layer as expected.

There are other workarounds too, cut / paste with “To current layer” checked seems to work, as does chaging the layer in the Properties Editor.

2068QCAD Community EditionBug ReportVery LowNon-english text in upper/lower index becomes UTF codeAssigned
Task Description

How to reproduce.

1. Create a text field with some non-english words in the upper index. (see attached pic1.png)
2. Save the project and close QCAD.
3. Run QCAD and open same project.
4. Now upper/lower indexed text becomes not human readable UTF codes. (see attached pic2.png)

Tried different fonts - doesn’t help.

Linux ntb-kirill 3.10.0-1062.12.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 4 23:02:59 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 (Core)

2088QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low column headers of the "General: tool settings " resize...Assigned
Task Description

Open QCAD and the application preferences. In the section “General: tool settings " you can resize the columns: Menu, Shortcuts etc.
The problem is that it is not intuitive. The first divider is not selectable and the second moves the first, only backwards.

2097QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowVery hard to snap to baseline reference point of dimens...Assigned
Task Description

With default autosnap settings reference points included I find it very hard to snap to the baseline reference points of a dimension.
I manage to do it by setting snap to reference point only and zoom out till I see the entire dimension element.

2138QCAD (main)SuggestionVery LowBlock zoomstate supersedes Model_Space after Undo of BCAssigned
Task Description

Summary: Block zoomstate supersedes Model_Space after Undo of BC

QCAD Professional
Version: (
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Oct 15 2020
Revision: 2895712
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown «< (Win installer 32 bit)

With the file provided:
ZW to see the top green ‘revision cloud’ up close
Box select around the cloud
»> 2 entities in selection
BC, select origin somewhere inside the selection, accept proposed naming
»> ‘Block 1’ is created from the selection
BD, select the newly created Block Reference
»> Auto zoom of ‘Block 1’ (Intended behavior)
»> Returns to Model_Space with the zoomstate of the removed Block
»> Halfway down the drawing
»> The former zoomstate of the Model_Space is lost

Intended behavior is that the zoomstate of Model_Space and Blocks don’t mix
See: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7797&p=30371#p30378

This proves they do, even if the block doesn’t exists anymore.


PS: 3th trial to enter a suggestion ...

2139QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAuto revert to format = 'Decimal' isn't completeAssigned
Task Description

From this Topic:

Trial 1 doesn’t gives the intended result.
Trial 2 includes manual altering back and forth the Format field what gives the intended result


173QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowexplode text to lettersAssigned
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208QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSVG export: support custom line weightsAssigned
Task Description

Find way to support custom line weights for SVG export. See also forum thread: http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1594

277QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcommand line arguments: allow class name after -execAssigned
Task Description

command line arguments: allow class name after -exec

293QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmulti-select for blocksAssigned
Task Description

It would be nice if one could select multiple blocks in the block list at once (holding ctrl or ctrl+shift). Main purpose would be to delete them if they are not needed anymore. If possible, the same applies to layers.

355QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemember function for dimension OptionAssigned
Task Description

I think it would be nice to have more flexibility for Prefix etc. option (not only the drop down with a given choice) and a remember function for all those fields like postfix and tolerance.

Why Remember Function:
If I use a postfix like <>” in the postfix field I’m only able to use it for this particular dimension type at this time. If I change the type (from Horizontal to vertical or what ever) I have always to repeat my postfix. The same with tolerances.

396QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlocks: moving blocks: show bounding boxAssigned
Task Description

Blocks: moving complex blocks with drag and drop should show bounding box as preview

455QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowlogical operations for polylinesAssigned
Task Description

A missing feature in my work are logical operations (combine, intersect, ..) for polylines

Draw some elements, select them, say combine. The result will be the outline of all elements.

498QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowissue importing from AutocadAssigned
Task Description

There is an issue importing from Autocad:
lines and quotes (both arrows and text) appear too much big (see attachment).
I can fix quotes modifying dimensions in “current drawing preferences”, but lines are still too thick.
Autocad’s dxf are opened with right line thickness but wrong quotes.
Furthermore, Autocad opens Qcad’s dxf files showing wrong quotes.

503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConvert entities to points with a fixed distanceAssigned
Task Description

Select lines, arcs, ... and convert them to points along the lines, arcs, ... with a fixed distance.

See also forum at:

513TranslationBug ReportLowTranslation errorsAssigned
Task Description

If you spot an error in the translated user interface of QCAD, please add a comment to this task or submit your translation at http://translate.qcad.org.
Thank you for your help!

Wenn Sie einen Fehler in der übersetzten Benutzeroberfläche von QCAD erkennen, fügen Sie bitte einen Kommentar zu diesem Report hinzu oder geben Sie Ihre Übersetzung ein unter http://translate.qcad.org.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe!

Si vous remarquez une erreur dans l’interface utilisateur traduite de QCAD, veuillez ajouter un commentaire à cette tâche ou soumettre votre traduction à http://translate.qcad.org.
Merci pour votre aide!

Si detecta un error en la interfaz de usuario traducida de QCAD, añada un comentario a esta tarea o envíe su traducción a http://translate.qcad.org.
Gracias por tu ayuda!

Se si rileva un errore nell’interfaccia utente tradotta di QCAD, si prega di aggiungere un commento a questo compito o di inviare la traduzione a http://translate.qcad.org.
Obrigado por sua ajuda!

Se você detectar um erro na interface de usuário traduzida do QCAD, adicione um comentário a esta tarefa ou envie sua tradução para http://translate.qcad.org.
Obrigado pela sua ajuda!

Als u een fout ziet in de vertaalde gebruikersinterface van QCAD, voeg dan een opmerking toe aan deze taak of stuur uw vertaling naar http://translate.qcad.org.
Bedankt voor uw hulp!

514QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPunktpestimmung Intersection manual muss immer wieder n...Assigned
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Zeichnen einer Linie (Line two points) mit Punktbestimmung.
Wähle ich für die Punktbestimmung z.B. “End” bleibe ich in diesem Modus bis ich etwas anderes wähle. Gut ;-)

Wähle ich für die Punktbestimmung “Intersection manual” muss ich dies für jeden Punkt immer wieder neu anwählen. Schlecht :-(

519QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPress tab to access first control in options tool barAssigned
Task Description


Apparently this was possible in QCAD 2 due to the default behavior of Qt.

523QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowSelection tool button in CAD tool bar shows line tools ...Assigned
Task Description

The selection tool is not accessible:

Click on Selection Tool icon - left panel:

Left panel then shows line tool options.

Click “back” button at top of left panel:

Left panel then shows selection options.

Click an option icon:

Left panel then shows line tool options again.

525QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowchange the printed symbol of pointsAssigned
Task Description


in QCAD3 RC2 points were printed as crosses, in QCAD3 RC4 they are printed as (very little) points. I think this isn’t a bug but a feature. ;-)

It would be nice if one could change this behaviour / select the symbol of points.

Best regards - Stefan

This is a double post of http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?p=5870#5870 as suggested there.

554QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAuswahlbox sollte auch mit der Shift Taste Bereiche dem...Assigned
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Ziehe ich mit der Maus eine normale Auswahlbox kann ich Elemente markieren.
Möchte ich einzelne Bereiche wieder herausnehmen muss ich alle Elemente einzeln anklicken (mit gedrückter Shift Taste).
Ich kann zwar dies komfortabler gestalten mit der Select → (De -) Select Contour Funktion welche aber erst über das Menue aufgerufen werden muss.

So wie ich einzelne Elemente mit der Maus auswählen und mit der Shift-Maus Funktion deselektieren kann wäre es schön wenn die Shift Taste auch bei Auswahlbereichen direkt zum deselektieren eingesetzt werden könnte.

564QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSettings organisation in levelAssigned
Task Description

As an old professional “documentation writer and user inteface designer” but IMHO, I’m not convinced that the “Application preferences” are correctly organised for ease of understanding and using them.
These settings are organised in 2 levels. Some of the first levels have their own settings (e.g. “Graphics view”) while most others don’t (e.g. “Load/save”). May I humbly ;-) suggest some consistency rules :
- no sub-level if there is only one subject
- no items on main level if there are already 1 or more sub-level(s).
For instance :
- sub-level “Default Dimension settings” under “Dimension” is the only sub-level : then move these items under main level “Dimension” and suppress the sub-level ;
- the items under “Graphics view” main level (with several sub-levels)could be in a sub-level named “General” ;
Actually, “Graphics view” main level is the only one which has both its own items and sub-levels ;-))) ?

566QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowShortkey for rectangle text rotationAssigned
Task Description

I would like to get a shortkey like ‘+’ to rotate text at 90° clockwise.

584QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowLibrary Items können unbrauchbar gemacht werden durch l...Assigned
Task Description

Nach einigen Überraschungen ....

Es ist möglich Layer in nicht eingefügten oder unsichtbar geschalteten Library Items unbemerkt zu löschen ....

Fallbeispiel 1:
Ich arbeite an einer Zeichnung die u.a. den Layer “Gelbe Linie” benutzt.
Ich füge ein Library Item ein was auch einen Layer “Gelbe Linie” hat.
Ich lösche - aus welchen Gründen auch immer - in der Zeichnung das Library Item weil ich es erst später wieder verwenden will.
In der Blocklist ist es natürlich immer noch verfügbar.
In der Zeichnung lösche ich den Layer “Gelbe Linie” da ich diesen nicht brauche brauche - habe aber natürlich nicht im Kopf welche Layer in meinen Blocks verwendet wurden.
Nach einiger Zeit will ich den Block (den aus der Library) wieder einfügen - dieser ist nun aber unbrauchbar da der Inhalt welcher auf dem Layer “gelbe Linie” war fehlt.
Das Library Item neu aus Library laden um das bereits existierende zu reparieren scheitert da das erste nicht überschrieben werden kann. Ich muss den ersten Block löschen um den neuen benutzen zu können.

Fallbeispiel 2:
Da das selbe (löschen der Layer) auch passieren kann bei unsichtbar geschalteten Blöcken kann es dazu führen das ich zig bereits positionierte Blöcke zerstöre und neu platzieren muss um meine Zeichnung zu reparieren.

Fallbeispiel 3:
Ich sehe in meiner Zeichnung einen Layer “Gelbe Linie”. Weiß nicht was das ist - schalte alle Layer unsichtbar außer “Gelbe Linie”. Klicke auf “Auto Zoom” um zu sehen was den auf “Gelbe Linie” ist. Finde nichts = also leer! Lösche Layer “Gelbe Linie”. Der Layer wurde aber von einem im Moment nicht verwendeten Library Block verwendet. Es gibt keinen Hinweis das ich damit ein Library Item zerstören könnte ....

Lange Rede kurzer Sinn: Wäre es machbar/sinnvoll Layer in Blöcken nur löschen zu können wenn ich mich im Edit Modus der Blöcke befinde?

586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile open dialog with previewAssigned
Task Description

Since this is not supported by Qt anymore, this would likely have to be implemented from scratch.

588QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBemaßung Prefix Dropdown mit eigenen Vorgaben erweitern...Assigned
Task Description

Es wäre Arbeitserleichternd wenn ich bei den Optionen für Bemaßungen (Prefix/Postfix) eigene Präferenzen speichern könnte so das diese in allen Zeichnungen von mir verfügbar wären.
Zudem wäre es wünschenswert dieses nicht nur bei den Prefix sondern auch bei den Postfix Angaben nutzen zu können was dann alle(?) Manipulationen erschlagen würde.

Siehe auch:

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