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IDCategoryTask Type  ascSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
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.

2014QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowFocus on Options Toolbar failsAssigned
Task Description

Scenario: e.g. Tools Move/Copy and Rotate switched to “use without dialog.

Launch within a drawing Move/Copy, use the Keyboard keys CTRL + Space to focus on the Option Bar - the field for Numbers is Highlighted and I can change it. Further navigation with keys on the keyboard depends on remembered option (copy yes/no etc what make a navigation possible or not. It looks like the navigation with the Arrow keys is focused on the canvas and sooner or later the courser will jump to the Command Line or Property editor. Same behavior with the Rotation tool.

See also:

2016QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowOffsetting multi selection of polylines halts prematureAssigned
Task Description


Offsetting 32 polys from ellipses fails.
Offsetting 16 polys can be completed with 2 selections for outer and 2 for inner.

For some reason the offset function halts premature.


2033QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowRepeated warning message while updating toolpathAssigned
Task Description

While updating or regenerating toolpath on the attached dxf file I repeatedly get the warning message in the attached jpg file. If I keep clicking OK then the toolpath is successfully generated. This did not happen in version 3.23.0 with the same file.

2041QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowcircletangent2 doesn't solve correctly if the defining ...Assigned
Task Description

In my example I can’t draw a circle with circletangent2 if the defining point is on one of the defining tangents. The tangency is lost when I try to do this.

I attached 4 screenshots: TheExample.png, TryingPoint1.png, TryingPoint2.png and The_Point_Isn’t_On_The_Tangents.png.

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.

2050QCAD Community EditionBug ReportVery LowFlexPainter dosen't workAssigned
Task Description

FlexPainter works in the Pro version of QCad but not in the Comunity one.
If it’s not supposed to works in the latter, maybe, it would be better to remove it from the menu (Misc > Script Examples > Mathematics).

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.

2092QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowcrash when changing shortcut in preferencesAssigned
Task Description

The application crashes when I try to change a shortcut in the preferences. And only after resizing the preferences window.
In the attachement are the cli warnings.
I also tried the snapshot with the same result.

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.

2098QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowOffset will pick up hidden blocks while using it in a l...Assigned
Task Description

When I’m drawing inside a layout block the offset tool picks up lines from blocks that are hidden.
It is not happening with all the block.

2099QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDIM Label, Square Symbol doesn't adopt layer attributesAssigned
Task Description

The square symbol offered as symbol in DIM label is the only symbol which doesn’t adopt the layer color.
If I print a drawing in full color it leads to a black symbol in an otherwise colored dimension.

It is also the only symbol which has a solid filling what is confusing when you work with it in Model_Space ...

693QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumSupport for external references (XREF)Likely to be implemented
18 Task Description

Support for external references (XREF)

694QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUser coordinate systems (UCS)Assigned
10 Task Description

UCS support.

763QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatching with just one clickAssigned
6 Task Description

My task: To hatch an area.

Right now, if I want to fill an area with a hatch pattern, I have to select all the enclosing objects (lines, arcs) and then I can select the hatch tool. That can be under some circumstances a tedious task.
To illustrate this, I created a simple example (see Attachment 1: Hatching.png).

Step 1: Create a rectangle.
Step 2: Draw four vertical lines.
Step 3: Select the four lines surrounding the first area. –> Problem! The horizontal lines are too long.
Step 4: Divide the long horizontal lines of the rectangle where the vertical lines touch. Now the lines surrounding the three areas can be selected.
Step 5: Hatch the selection. Done.

Just for fun try recreating my second example (see Attachment 2: Hatching2.png)

Therefore I would like to suggest a far more simple approach.

Step 1: Select the Hatch Tool.
Step 2: Click inside the area you would like to be hatched. Done.

Of course that would mean that the hatch style is already pre-defined and can be changed later, if needed.

In this way productivity can be increased by ... [fill in you own estimate] ... times.

Example 2 would need only 13 clicks to hatch all the areas (including the hatch tool button).

778QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemove multiple layersAssigned
5 Task Description

It would be a nice feature to be able to select multiple layers to remove them all at once.

972QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute equally option ...Assigned
5 Task Description

It would be nice (and a time-saver!) to have an additional option in the alignment tool: Distribute entities / blocks equally.

1224QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRevision cloudsLikely to be implemented
5 Task Description

Add support to draw revision clouds or convert polylines, ellipses, circles to revision clouds.

1428QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap middle of the minimum distance between two entity'...Assigned
5 Task Description


from time to time I need to place a circle etc precisely between two entity’s - what is a lot of construction work to get it correct. With the new “Info tool “Distance Entity to Entity” we have already the base for a new snap tool which could help to get rid of the time consuming construction process in cases like this. I would appreciate to get a new snap tool which is able to figure out the shortest distance between to entity’s and then will snap to the middle of it.

Pic 1: Given situation
Pic 2: Result after using this new snap tool

Would it make also cense to have a second new snap tool which works opposite for the furthermost distance between two entity’s?

1723QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetecting overlapping line / arc segmentsAssigned
5 Task Description

Add a tool to detect overlapping segments or lines and arcs.
Similar like the “overkill” command in other CAD systems.

895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArea calculation based on existing entitiesAssigned
4 Task Description

Use case:

  • Start tool
  • Choose one entity of the contour
  • If contour is closed, area of closed contour is calculated an printed in the command line history
  • Configuration parameters: segment length for arc interpolation
1165QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Create Spiral ToolAssigned
4 Task Description

A new tool to create Spirals would be great to have, with an option to restrict the decline to achieve to draw either Logarithmic or Linear styles.

Please see related topic:


1488QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text positionAssigned
4 Task Description

This one is a really important one for me, as currently I am doing a lot of dimension and annotation drawings.
I would like to request an option to be added to the dimension settings for both drawing and application settings to be able to choose whether the dimension text is to the right or left side or over the top or underneath the dimension line.
This would help tremendously when a lot of dimensions are needed!



1721QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert table toolAssigned
4 Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I’m not sure whether this has been added or suggested already. It would be great to have a built in QCAD table tool for producing cutting lists or bill of materials etc. A dedicated table tool would be a real boost to QCAD Pro ;)

Many thanks


704QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOld Hatch FunctionAssigned
3 Task Description

It would be nice to implement the old hatch function as a tile function in parallel with the newer more industry standard hatch function. A tile function that would allow overlap +/- would be even better, and a great productivity boost, almost like an array within a set of bounds.

Thanks, Bob

734QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to distribute a selection equal to each oth...Assigned
3 Task Description

It would be nice to have an extra option for the Align tool what provides the possibility to an equal distribution of a selection ...

First row: Befor / Second row: after

752QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd support for the 3dConnexion Space Navigator (Pan an...Assigned
3 Task Description

The 3dConnexion Space Navigator would be wonderful as a pan and zoom control. I find it extremely useful in SketchUp and when I switch from that to QCAD am always disappointed to find it doesn’t work.

3dconnexion DOT com/buy/shop.html?3dxcp=GA_GA_search_google_US_Brand

While full support for the buttons and such would be nice, just the ability to map the axis to pan and zoom would be wonderful.

766QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List: Add "Lock All Layers"Assigned
3 Task Description

To improve useability/efficiency I would like to propose the following changes/additions to the layer list:

1) Combining the show and hide button into one button.

Clicking once will hide all layers, clicking again will show them all again.

2) A “lock/unlock” button.

Clicking once will lock all layers, clicking again will unlock them all again.

Regarding the icons I suggest that instead of show both the black and grey version of the eye/lock, you could switch between them depending on the state the switch-button is in. Also the mouse-over-text could/should change with the state.

952QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensions: manually control arrow positionAssigned
3 Task Description

See drawing: I can’t seem to be able to manually change to the “To” variants – that is, override the decision of the label/arrow placement engine.

The circle in the attachment is a borderline example of when even just in this form I would more like it on the outside. If the drawing is crowded in that area, it would be even more useful to have it the other way around.

1126QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSuggestion for Dimension Location settingAssigned
3 Task Description

Please seet topic:


1171QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelecting the right entity when entities are close / on...Assigned
3 Task Description

Please see last few posts here:


1206QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLink drawings with each other to update layers, blocksAssigned
3 Task Description


1218QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit blocks in the drawing instead of isolatedAssigned
3 Task Description


1470QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDouble line tool requestAssigned
3 Task Description

I would love to have a ‘Double Line’ tool in QCAD.

For me this would be such a time saver when drawing out building floor plans in QCAD.

1628QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMove / Copy and snap tangentialAssigned
3 Task Description

Please see:


228QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert current date (and other fields)Assigned
2 Task Description

Insert field into drawing that displays current date, file name, ...

467QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request for new Arc tool option to add to Arc s...Assigned
2 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!

516QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add option to 'print only' selected area.Assigned
2 Task Description

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

579QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy layers / blocksAssigned
2 Task Description

Duplicate (copy, clone) a layer with or without entities on it. New name can be specified by user.

618QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowuser defined lineweightAssigned
2 Task Description

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

620QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowoption to have horizontal dimension info using vertical...Assigned
2 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.

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

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

741QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAn additional Radius Measurement tool ...Assigned
2 Task Description

It would be nice to have an additional Radius Measurement tool with short leads. The current Radius tool shows always the lead line to the center of the radius what is in many cases not useful.

I’m not asking for a workaround ;-)

758QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLengthen/Shorten tool - add additional optionAssigned
2 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.

767QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMerging/Combining segments of a straight line into oneAssigned
2 Task Description

Sometimes you end up with a straight line which is broken/split into several parts. It would be great to have a tool to merge/combine these segments into one.

That would be the opposite/complementary tool to the “Split Entities” tool.

770QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPolyline tool to delete segments between two nodes, lea...Assigned
2 Task Description

I guess this is a case of wording and wrong expectations.

The polyline tool “Delete Segments between two nodes” removes nodes, but not segments as the title and the icon suggests.

I propose to rename it to “Delete Nodes between two nodes”.

A tool which actually removes line segments from a polyline, leaving gaps, could indeed be useful to some users.

I think of a straight polyline with several segments. Then I remove some segments. I end up with a polyline with “holes” in it. Now I could stretch that polyline and all the remaining segments and holes stretch proportionally. Could be handy some times.

774QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional Button in the Blocklist menu for "Create Blo...Assigned
2 Task Description

If I work in QCAD only with Toolbars (and not with the “Cad Tools” there is nowhere a Button to find for “Create Block from selection”.
If I have to create a Block based on a selection I have to work with the Menu or have to activate the Cad Tools.

But, if I look at the Blocklist menu there is a function (+) to add an empty Block. It would be nice to have this button working for both situation - empty Block or depending on a selection to “Create Block from selection”.

Or alternative an additional Button ... :-(

Anyway - in my opinion would that make the “Blocklist” complete. :-)

779QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTurning detailed view on/offAssigned
2 Task Description

My system: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz and 8 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GT218 (GeForce 210)

For a normal drawing displaying it in all detail is a good thing and the performance of my quad-core system is more than adequate.

But I discovered (or rather experienced) that when putting a large collection of individual drawings of gears onto one big sheet (960 mm x 600 mm - preparation for laser cutting), the performance was so bad that I had to wait several seconds (>10 sec) for each step in the process of arranging all the parts on the layer.

Request: It would be a big help and performance booster if you could disable the detailed view of each part/layer and only draw a rectangle to visualize the outline of the part.

Please take this in consideration. Attached you find an example of how that could look like. (Actually when pasting a drawing from the clipboard you already do that.)

784QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTurn text into hatched polylinesAssigned
2 Task Description

Would it be possible to add a feature which turns selected text into solid fill hatched polylines?

That would make it possible to migrate the drawing from one computer system to another without having to worry whether the used font is installed on both systems, like when sending a drawing to a manufacturer for laser engraving.

Right now I can do it by hand, letter by letter, and that is a rather labour-intensive task.

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