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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.

1027QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRectangle with a 3 point determination ...Assigned
2 Task Description

Many times I’m faced with the situation that I have to use a rectangle related to other entities. Dimensions/Angle = unknown.

We have in QCAD a rectangle tool with a two point diagonal determination but this is limited to two points and it will only work in a horizontal and vertical direction.

My feature request is based on the idea to draw a rectangle with 3 points - regardless the angle.

1. First point: start

2. second point: determination of the first side (width?) and it will also provide the angle for the rectangle

3. third point: determination second side (height?)

I’m asking for an additional new tool? No - just as an option to the existing rectangle tool ...

1093QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit Layer attributes by double-clicking on entry in la...Assigned
2 Task Description

When double clicking on an entry in the layer list just nothing happens.
I would prefer if this would directly open the layer attributes dialog to change color/name etc.

1106QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for wipeoutsAssigned
2 Task Description

Wipeout entities can be used to hide rectangular or polygonal sections of a drawing, for example to make space for a label inside a hatch.

1112QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGradientsAssigned
2 Task Description

I would very much like to ask for the option to Hatch/Fill with a gradient of one or two colours.

Many Thanks


1159QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd preference for button option instead of drop down m...Assigned
2 Task Description

For some tools like the Horizontal or vertical line, it would be good to have button options (similar to infinite and ray line buttons) instead of the drop down menus.

1187QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScale possibility for Info tools ...Assigned
2 Task Description

Now - after enjoying the great new “Scale” option for Dimensioning I like to ask for the same scale option for the “Info tools”.
It would be really nice to have more flexibility (without a pocket-calculator) in reading and displaying the Info tool results.

1281QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPDF ImportAssigned
2 Task Description

Not too sure if this would be possible for QCAD, but an option to open/import pdfs would be good.

1302QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowIsometric projection on the current layerAssigned
2 Task Description

It would be very useful to have the same possibility for Isometric projection like the Paste tool etc.. An option which ask me to put a new Isometric projection on the current layer is right now missing. If I like to have this new Isometric Projection on a different layer I have to reselect the projection and move it to that layer. That is plain inconvenient.

1345QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdded option to paste a number of entities with even/eq...Assigned
2 Task Description

Please see topic:

An additional option would be useful to paste any given entity a set number of times with even/equal gaps in between.

1356QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to lengthen/Shorten from both ends of entity at ...Assigned
2 Task Description

It would be helpful to have the added option to lengthen/Shorten from both ends of entity at the same time.

1362QCAD (main)Feature RequestLownew layer tool: Toggle visibility allAssigned
2 Task Description


I use a lot of “temp” layer to keep my drawing organized during a design session. Ad the end of the day (or week or month ...) I need to get rid of this “garbage” but unfortunately there is no easy way to delete all this layer in one go.
Most of the time those layer are invisible. The “important layer” are visible. If I could toggle all layer from visible in invisible in one go with a switch like “Toggle visible layer all” and then use “Select all” / delete / Purge unused layer I’m able do get rid of this stuff with just a few clicks.

The same tool would help to improve the workflow in the case that I just have to switch between all visible / invisible layer for testing / double checking / cleaning or what ever. Currently I have to toggle every single layer to get this done and if I work with many layer I need to have a perfect working memory (or a piece of paper with many notes!) to be able to restore the same desired working order.

And I’m confident - there are many more useful scenarios for a tool like this one ... ;-)

pics: “Toggle visibility all” with one click:

1364QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Tool -'Run Parallel with'Assigned
2 Task Description

New Tool request:

When drawing a line it would be good to have a tool/option to ‘run parallel with’.

For example start to draw a line and choose ‘run parallel with’, select appropriate line to draw parallel with!

1552QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayers: assign different color for printingAssigned
2 Task Description

Original request:


1567QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for separate windowAssigned
2 Task Description

Hi, for multi-screen hosts it would be very useful to have additional windows while running the single QCad instance. Other applications like Palemoon, Evolution, Gimp are providing that already.
That would help a lot when working on multiple files and copying blocks between.

1627QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowrevision cloudAssigned
2 Task Description

how do i draw revision cloud in Qcad pro
or when do you will implemented it

1886QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport advanced tolerance settings for dimensionsAssigned
2 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:

1887dwg2bmpFeature RequestLowAdd "-max-lineweight" option for dwg2bmpAssigned
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


2018QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer visibility setting per view/view-portAssigned
2 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.

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

741QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAn additional Radius Measurement tool ...Assigned
3 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 ;-)

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:


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


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.

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.

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).

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

UCS support.

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.

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