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2018QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer visibility setting per view/view-portAssigned
5 Task Description

In a medium complex drawing it’s often too much details to have all layers in a drawing visible at once. Also, it is of great importance to be able to have a single model to avoid duplication of work and risk inconsistency.

So i would like to create a number of views where each view has selected layers visible (that makes sense for the purpose of the view) and then assign the views to different layout blocks (using view-ports) in paper-space to be able to setup printing of several views on the same page/PDF

This also means that view-ports would have to be aware of what view they are displaying (if any besides the standard-view).
This will then make it possible for printouts of different views with selected layers visible (different for each view and view-port) and still have only one model. Today this is not possible.

As it is today the only limited workaround is to set the layers you want to display, print/PDF of that viewport on separate page, and then change it for the next page, and so on. The big drawback is that you cannot have two different views/view-ports on the same page with different layers visible. Also, for large drawing it is painful to have to do a lot of manual setup for each rendering of the complete drawing.

1488QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text positionAssigned
6 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!



763QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatching with just one clickAssigned
8 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).

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

UCS support.

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

Support for external references (XREF)

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.

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)

1815QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAdd Laser tool optionAssigned
Task Description

Hi Andrew,

Creating G-code for cnc-laser, the laser-tool can not be correctly set at all.

Attached a laser tool proposal

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

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

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

1843QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCreating ToolPath StallsAssigned
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.

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

Hi Andrew

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

1846QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowToolpath preset offsetsAssigned
Task Description

Hi Andrew

A request for adding some fields to the toolpath

1847QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowBUG MEMORYAssigned
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

1877QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowPost Processor TutorialAssigned
Task Description

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?

1901QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM Traverse ToolpathAssigned
Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

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

Example added as pdf.


1902QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM G-Block ToolpathAssigned
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”.

1911QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowDrill ToolpathAssigned
Task Description

Hallo Andrew

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

1913QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow3D Simulation Behaves oddAssigned
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.

1954QCAD/CAMReleaseLowRevised PWM Post ProcessorAssigned
Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

I have revised the PWM Post Processor to Revision D.

1971QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCAD/CAM 3D SimulatorAssigned
Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

Found a bug in the 3D Simulator execution

2233QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowMore selection options to select sheets for nestingAssigned
Task Description

I’m often in the situation that I have to select for nesting 50+ sheets. Currently is only a Shift + left mouse click selection possible. It would be nice if QCAD/CAM could get for the nesting / sheet selection additional a mouse rectangle area selection.

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.

See also:

2164QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAdd ability to pan the 3D view with a modifier key and ...Assigned
1 Task Description

With a Mac (and no external mouse) there’s no middle button so it’s not possible to pan the 3D view (that’s what they tell me in the forum). It would be useful if one could use command-drag or control-drag to pan around the 3D view.

2167QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowComma format decimal separator fails ZSafety CAM config...Assigned
1 Task Description

Trial package Win installer 32 bit
Version: (3.25.2)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Sep 4 2020
Revision: 4a61501
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Local decimal separator is ‘,’ (comma)
In CAM configuration .. Z Levels .. Safety level

Using nn,nnn the output is Nxx G0 Znn
Using nn.nnn the output is Nxx G0 Znn.nnn

Drop down boxes are all in dot format.
Didn’t try anything else yet ;-)


2213QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAllow editing Spindle Speed separately for each Toolpat...Assigned
1 Task Description

Hello dear CAM developers!

I need to use the same tool at different spindle speed in a single machining file.
I would deeply appreciate if you could add a Spindle Speed edit field in the CAM Profile Toolpath edit window in order that each Toolpath can have its own Spindle Speed value (same as you did for Feed Rate and Plunge Rate)

FYI, the tool on my concern is a laser who’s power is driven by the Spindle Speed PWM signal.
I need to be able to do both engraving and cutting in a single file.
Alas! this laser tool is defined with a fix and unique number (99).
Therefore I cannot define different laser tools with different speeds.

Many thanks
Best regards.

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!

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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!

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Gracias por tu ayuda!

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Obrigado por sua ajuda!

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Obrigado pela sua ajuda!

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Bedankt voor uw hulp!

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