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1489QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences > Dimensions: Add option to ...Assigned
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It would be extreamly useful to have an option to either use - or not use leader lines in the standard horizontal/vertical dimension line tools, some of the drawings I’m working on need the ‘standard’ looking dimensions with leader lines and some don’t. its a real pain to have to select - explode and delete all the leaders I don’t need.

Hoping for an option

Regards

Clive

1502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool / Setting for Font and Size ... Assigned
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It would be nice if the Info Tool / Add Measurement to drawing option would use the same settings like the “Dimension settings” for Font and Text height. It’s a kind of similar function in a drawing and should have the same style. Maybe with an on/off switch?

1526QCAD (main)SuggestionLowExporting block attributes to CSVAssigned
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Two useful commands make it necessary to

1-”delete all the history of the command lines without terminating QCad” ; and

2-”export attributes to the CSV file as exported to the Blocks List”

1541QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Zoom > Zoom In/Out: Make zoom factor configurabl...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4729

1552QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayers: assign different color for printingAssigned
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Original request:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=4768

1555QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport list of points.Assigned
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Hello
It would be great when you can add a function to export a selected object as a list of points.
Is it possible to add?

Autodes DWG TrueView 2017 has this function and it is very useful.
Here you can see a screenshot of this function.

1570QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmake the stretch tool more flexible in selecting nodesAssigned
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Stretching multiple points of an entity is not possible to my knowledge. I
can use the stretch tool but this gives me a rectangular selection box and
this limits my posibilities. For example when entities are over eachother.
I hope that in the future this will become more like blender. With a freedraw
selection tool and/or shift clicking multiple nodes.

1576QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowadd option to switch off dialog for modify: rotate tool...Assigned
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To improve the flow of drawing I’d like to switch off the dialog for the rotate tool. Most of the times i use the interactive input and delete the original. So I don’t need to click a popup to acknowledge that.
I allready use the same option for the move/copy tool.

1577QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPostfix for DIM / Remember last DIM Label ...Assigned
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Hi,

unfortunately I need to use from time to time different Units in a drawing. It works nice with the Scale possibility but to keep my drawing readable I need to label then the DIM accordingly. Sadly I don’t have a Postfix option so I work with a workaround what means I use <>”, or <>’ and <>mm in the Prefix field. If I then terminate the DIM tool and start it again I will loose my settings except the Scale Factor.

May I ask for an additional Postfix option or/and a remember functionality of those fields?

1613QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd Orthogonal Option to Angelur DIM Tool ...Assigned
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... please see below:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4956

1626QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low'Clip to Circle' toolAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

Would it be possible to have a clip to circle tool also please?

Regards

Clive

1663QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature Request: Export Layers as New DrawingAssigned
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Hi!

in many tasks in qcad I ended up exporting one or several layers into individual files for some cnc jobs or further processing. So the steps I usually do are:

  • select all elements on the layer
  • paste into new drawing
  • sometimes rename layer names or attributes
  • adjust dimension settings
  • save and give name for drawing

Sometimes I have up to 100 layers I need to export like this, so an automatic export for all would be time saving too. But very often a “single click” export method would also help a lot. (e.g. inside the layer list an entry in the right click menue like “save as new file”). Also a multiple selection would be handy if more that one layer should end up in the new file. (e.g. select the three layers that need to be in the new document, then right click and save as new file). Maybe this is too much of changes needed inside the layer list - so something like a separate layer export dialogue would make sense.

When exporting many layers some variables for automatic naming of layers and filename would make sense e.g. user can specify basename_%L.dxf to get the basename_layername.dxf or just an increasing number.

For layers and attributes it is often needed to give a layer a certain name or color for different cnc processes (e.g. engraving and cutting for lasers) or to put everything on layer “0” because of some old CAM software that only supports content on layer 0.

probably many more details would make sense that I didn’t think of yet...

kind regards
Martin


1673QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: support polygonal viewportsAssigned
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Add support for polygonal viewports

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

1674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: duplicate layout blockAssigned
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Duplicate layout blocks

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

1705QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConnect certain actions and layersAssigned
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When dimensioning my drawings I always want the dimensions to be on the dimensions layer.
When adding text I want the text to be on the text layer.
When drawing an infinite line it is always a construction line, therefore I want it to be on the construction line layer.
When drawing a line segment it almost always is on my outline layer.

So I propose a new option to bind certain actions to certain layers.
Whenever those actions are selected the layer should automatically be switched.

I can imagine this being implemented in the General→Tool Settings menu, where the short cuts are defined.

1714QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension > Diametric: improve display when label is mo...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5408

1722QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to insert viewport at either of the rectangle co...Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

Currently the only option to insert a viewport is using the central insertion point, for better placement it would be useful to have an option to insert viewports at any of the four corners in addition to the centre.

Hope that makes sense.

Many thanks

Clive

1731QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to place text to other sideAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

It would be good to have an option to be able to place the text to the left or right,maybe just a simple check box? please see attached screenshot to explain. In this instance (and I have to do this a lot ;)) I had to explode the dimension entity and rearrange the text manually :(

Many thanks

C;live

1749QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for non-uniform block scalingAssigned
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Same txt as on the forum.
had a copy because i had to log in 3 times to remark my own post.

Blocks are no solution either.

see pdf
[attachment=0]Block test_1.pdf[/attachment]

Antartica is put in a block as segments.
Added a rounded corner as segments and as poly.
scaled X x0.5 Y x1 origin the center of the magenta circl.

The scaled version is all over the place.
Set them to color red, no use they stay black.

The reference of the block is 2000mm to the left because I tried it out far right of my design.
The cyan circle is about 400mm in diameter.

dxf part included
[attachment=1]Block test.dxf[/attachment]

Version: 3.20.1.0 (3.20.1)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Apr 13 2018
Revision: dd51609
Qt Version: 5.5.1
Architecture: i386
Compiler: MSVC++ 10.0 (2010)

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1755QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelecting standard rotation angles by mouse click for M...Assigned
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This would be nice.
It will save a lot mouse - keypad changes for me.

1765QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowErrors with polyline offsetAssigned
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Win 7 32 bit QCAD 3.20.1

Ofsset of a base-line with arcs results in massive ammount of errors.
Most of them occur as a cluster of very tiny segments and are part of the offset. (zoom far in at the red circles)
Mostly they occur where the offsetted arcs should merely be trimmend pairwise.
Some occur as detached entities or as detached strings of entities very near the offset (strings not documented).
Spooks occur at opposite site when base-line is not closed.
360° curls can occur with R = Offset.
Null-entities may occur (not documented, hard to find and not able to copy).

The base-line is checked and sound and has mixed tangentially or not tangentially connected arcs.
Offsetting the mother base-line of the base in the file has similar effect but not all and/or different ones.
Also encountered with offseting polys from fonts.
Used to define pocket paths for CNC.
Detected because the CNC driver will not accept Self-crossers, Null-entities or open ends depending on the settings.

Work arround is to explode and select small entities but this does not solves the issues.
1) Choosing the tolerance large enough will detect small segments that should stay.
2) Recombining will generate new ones at the place where the main segments remain crossed.
Cleaning up the paths is a daunting process with some thousand segments for several offsets.

I assume this has an infuence on the CAM part of QCAD too unless the offset method is different.

1789QCAD (main)SuggestionLowApplication Preferences / General / Performance :0Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

we know that you need to have always software performance in your mind to decide which features / tools can / should be implemented and on which way.

I really appreciate your effort to find the best middle way between software features and performance but I think also it’s a tough call to appraise worldwide the overall customer equipment to make the software workable to the best for everybody. That isn’t possible without compromise.

Maybe it would make sense to think about a new dialog in the “Application Preferences” to let the user decide what kind of feature are absolutely needed regarding to his/her work-task / equipment. I don’t mean that you need to cover every single thing but the main “performance jeopardy’s” should be covered with an on/off switch.

Yes I know - that isn’t done in 5 minutes but I think that can make your life easier in the long run and will cover even more customer.

Just my two cents. ;)

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

228QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert current date (and other fields)Assigned
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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
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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
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To add the option to ‘print only’ selected area in a drawing.

579QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy layers / blocksAssigned
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Duplicate (copy, clone) a layer with or without entities on it. New name can be specified by user.

618QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowuser defined lineweightAssigned
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To have the option to set your own ‘user defined’ line weight.

620QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowoption to have horizontal dimension info using vertical...Assigned
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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
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To re-introduce Tile and Cascade window options like as before in QCAD 2.2.2.

758QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLengthen/Shorten tool - add additional optionAssigned
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I would very much like to ask for the option to Hatch/Fill with a gradient of one or two colours.

Many Thanks

Clive

1159QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd preference for button option instead of drop down m...Assigned
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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
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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
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Not too sure if this would be possible for QCAD, but an option to open/import pdfs would be good.

1285QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty PainterResearching
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Easy transfer of properties from one entity to others

1302QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowIsometric projection on the current layerAssigned
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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.

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