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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.

1681QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAuto-dimensioningAssigned
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You can apply the command to Lines, PolyLine segments, Arcs, Circles, and Rings:

For linear entities parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, aligned Dimensions (parallel Dimensions) are created. For linear entities not parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, either aligned Dimensions (measuring the absolute distance between two points) or horizontal or vertical Dimensions (measuring the horizontal or vertical distance between two points) depending on where you move the pointer are created.

For curved entities, you can create radial, diameter, linear, angular, and arc length Dimensions.

To dimension entities:

Click Dimension > Auto (or type AutoDimension).
In the graphics area, select an entity to dimension.
Click to place the dimension line.
To use another dimension type for Circles or Arcs, specify an option:
Diameter. Creates a diameter Dimension.
Radial. Creates a radial Dimension for an Arc or Circle.
Linear. Creates a linear Dimension of the diameter of a Circle or an aligned, horizontal, or vertical Dimension between the end points of an Arc.
Angular. Dimensions the angle between the end points of an Arc.
Arc length. Dimensions an Arc length.
Note: The chosen option is the default the next time you use the AutoDimension command.

When you move the pointer during a linear dimensioning, you can:
Lock. Determines the current dimension type (aligned, horizontal, or vertical) regardless where you move the pointer.
Unlock. Unlocks the type of linear dimension used.
Press Enter.

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In short, when you use this tool you click on an entity and it will know what dimension you’re looking for. For Circles, you can specify in the command window R or D for Radius or Diameter.
This would be extremely useful on large drawings where a lot of dimensioning is to be done. One tool and start clicking on entities for dimensioning.

500QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutohide Side PanelAssigned
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it would be ideal to be able to have the option to autohide the side panel to increase the visible drawing space when working on a small screen.

1917QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatic labels with static information of the drawingAssigned
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I would like static information of the drawing (like scale, creation-date, modified-date, revision etc) to be available as automatic labels to be placed in the drawing (with selectable style, font etc)

This would greatly simplify the creatin of title sections in the drawing and making sure it is consistent with the actual drawing and not requiring manual “synchronization”.

1425QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatically create hatch entities behind border entit...Assigned
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Automatically set the draw order one lower than the lowest draw order of a border entity when creating a hatch. This should be a user preference, since not everyone might want that behavior.

879QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowAutosave function not working if file is opened directl...Assigned
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If a file is opened by clicking on it in an open ZIP archive, autosave will not work.

Linux Mint -64

Autosave function not working, error warning given instead!

588QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBemaßung Prefix Dropdown mit eigenen Vorgaben erweitern...Assigned
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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:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1966

1169QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBitmap clippingAssigned
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Clipping bitmaps to only show a part of the image.

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3263

1080QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBitmap export: calculate size based on bounding box inc...Assigned
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I have created a drawing, where the CENTERS of the most outer lines have a distance of 3.06mm in both X and Y.
The line weight of these outer lines is 0.6mm, so the whole image is 3.06mm + 2* 0.6mm/2 = 3.12mm wide and long (center to center plus half of the line weight on every side).
Additionally in the export there is a frame around the image, making it 3.12 + 2*frame.
The export function however calculates 3.06mm when setting the resolution to 1000Pix/cm, so it does not include the line weights and the outer frame.

614QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlocks - overwrite current layer yes/no ...Assigned
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I would appreciate an option for the library Browser that gives me the possibility to decide by my self to use the current (same name) layer in my drawing or overwrite it with the existing layers in the library item.

Imagine the possibility’s of this feature .... ;-)

316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlocks list and selected blockAssigned
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Wouldn’t it be nice, if selecting a block in model view would somehow highlight (just like clicking a block in the list does) the selected block in the “Block List” window?

(Feature request sounds a little harsh, enhancement proposal would seem more apt.)

396QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlocks: moving blocks: show bounding boxAssigned
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Blocks: moving complex blocks with drag and drop should show bounding box as preview

1847QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowBUG MEMORYAssigned
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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

1402QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCAD-Toolbar, Toolbar, Menu, Tool Matrix with customized...Assigned
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Would it be possible to arrange the Menu, CAD-Toolbar, Toolbar, Menu, Tool Matrix with customized keywords, like “simple”, advanced” and “expert” to show only a minimum for user there are begin with CAD, advanced for CAD-User, and expert for construction.

1971QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCAD/CAM 3D SimulatorAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

Found a bug in the 3D Simulator execution

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

1902QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM G-Block ToolpathAssigned
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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”.

1901QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM Traverse ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

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

Example added as pdf.

Greetings

1997QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCan't export gcode, intermittentlyAssigned
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When I create a simple drawing, I cannot export the gcode until I restart qcad.

general steps to reproduce the issue:
1. open a new drawing
2. Add a letter “D” near the origin in Arial font, about 7mm tall.
3. explode it
4. save the drawing
5. Fill in in the “cam configuration” 6. Select the drawing and generate the tool paths.
7. Hit the “export button” or the menu item.
8. Observe that you see the “camexport” command appears in the command section, but there is no file generated for the gcode.

If you restart qcad, then the gcode will export as expected. Also, it appears to work for more complicated drawings. I had the same issue, when I tried to generate the same thing, but using the string “November 2019” at 5mm height. I am using up to date MX Linux with kernel version 4.19.0. I also observed this behavior under Windows 10 professional.

1838QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCarbide Create importAssigned
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Add support for importing Carbide Create files (.c2d).

Format is JSON based, human readable.

1469QCAD (main)SuggestionLowCartouche automatiqueAssigned
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Would not it be possible to create a kind of template for printing?
We draw our room without cartridge. The cartridge will automatically appear when printed. The scaling could be automatic so that it goes in the A4 and therefore also will post the scale automatically. The name of the play could be the file name, date last saved after it the rest of the information that would be to add somehow (material index, designer, ...).

Original suggestion:

Bonjour,

Ne serait il pas possible de créer une sorte de template lors de l’impression ?
On dessine notre pièce sans cartouche. Le cartouche s’affiche automatiquement lors de son impression. La mise à l’échelle pourrais être automatique pour que ca rentre dans le A4 et donc l’échelle s’afficherai aussi en automatique. Le nom de la pièce pourrais être le nom du fichier, la date du dernier enregistrement après c’est le reste des infos qui serait à ajouter je ne sais comment (matière, indice, dessinateur, ...).

1255QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes w...Assigned
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Change a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes with entities

In other words, makes quotes editable AND linked to entities.

  • Today in the properties, the value is read only. Being able to edit the value would modify the linked entity properties to fit the new quote.
  • Changing a property would change the linked quotes accordingly. Today, if I change a circle diameter which is quoted, the quote remain where it was and is no more relevant.
1810QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange icons from black on white to white on black depe...Assigned
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Automatic change of icons in the Library Browser from black on white to white on black or vice versa depending on the background (white or black; light or dark) in QCAD main window.
See also https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=21970#p21970

525QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowchange the printed symbol of pointsAssigned
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Hi,

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.

1651QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange thickness of arch tick for dimensioningAssigned
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An option in the drawing preferences to change the line thicknesses for arch ticks would be a huge plus, at the moment I am having to insert ‘arch tick’ blocks for this.

1282QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChangeable color of the selection bar in layer list. Assigned
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Changeable color of the selection bar in the layer list.
Now the color of the bar is darkblue and the underlaid icons are black and are not readable.

609QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowClean up toolAssigned
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To have a ‘clean up ' tool to:

- eradicate duplicate lines
- eradicate stray points
- remove empty layers
- remove unused blocks

Perhaps with an initial dialog which allows the user to choose what they want to clean up.

1452QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowColour opacity optionAssigned
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Not sure how difficult this would be to implement but just wondered if it is possible to have an option in QCAD to change the opacity of a colour ?

related to topic: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&p=15715&sid=45f0f0679e8257f3cf98f91e4f0c4577#p15715

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

873QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcommand line does not accept distance value for funtion...Assigned
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In the comnmand line, I can sucessfully enter for example the radius of a circle to draw (Space 100 Enter) but the command line does not accept a value for the distance when drawing parallel lines (l p space 100 enter → error).

648QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for line patterns at weight 0.00Assigned
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A line with linestyle = dots and line weight = 0.00 appears in model space overly spaced, all other lineweights behave as expected.
Suspect other linestyles to behave in a similar fashion.

See attached drawing.

Suggested fix: use the same scaling for lineweight 0.00 as for lineweight 0.05.

684QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for using box selection with Shif...Assigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2180

670QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable rendering options for stacked textAssigned
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Customer wishes that stacked text used as subscript is rendered differently (i.e. increased text size, lower position for subscript).
This may also apply to superscripts.

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.

1368QCAD (main)SuggestionLowContext Menu - suggestionsAssigned
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I love using the context menu, speeding up my workflow indeed.

I would like to suggest that we have the added option to show only icons if desired and also that maybe an option to save and show commonly used tools!

Maybe the context menu could be configurable to show two columns, one for the normal last used tools and the othjer one for the user saved tools?

What do you think?

503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConvert entities to points with a fixed distanceAssigned
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Select lines, arcs, ... and convert them to points along the lines, arcs, ... with a fixed distance.

See also forum at:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1834

585QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowCopy & Paste Vorschau Proportionen passen nicht ...Assigned
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Kopiere ich Bemaßungen/Leader in die Zwischenablage und möchte diese dann wieder in die Zeichnung einfügen passen die Vorschau Proportionen nicht mit dem eingefügten Ergebnis überein. Eigentlich nur ein Schönheitsfehler aber es erschwert die korrekte Positionierung und die benutzung der Optionen wie skalieren, rotieren etc ...

1625QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy LayerAssigned
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Hi,

often I’m in the situation that I have to create an additional Layer mostly based on the settings from an already existing Layer. Just a question of organization. This new Layer has then everything identical except the name and one(?) Attribute. This could be that only the color or the Line weight deviates.

Example:

Existing Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area existing

Attributes

Color: Red

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed


New Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area proposal

Attributes

Color: Blue

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed

Unfortunately if done manually it happens in an blink of an eye that the human imperfection (me!) makes a mistake and (e.g.) a “Center (.5x)” finds it way into the Linetype Field instead of a “Center (.2x)” .... :-(

The workaround for a few User is to use in cases like this the Property Editor / General Property and customize single Attributes. In my opinion the first step to lose the control over your own drawing ...

A “Copy Layer” / Copy Layer Attributes” function would speed up this task and eliminate to a minimum the “human imperfection” factor.

I could imagine that a right click (like copy block) on the Layer triggers the “Add Layer” function and the dialog is already prefigured with the Settings of the Source Layer ...... ready for editing.
The new Layer itself is “empty” like any other new Layer.

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.

1977QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCorresponding coordinate format Assigned
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Hi,

It would be less confusing to read messages in the command line protocol if it would use the same coordinate separators like the settings below Application Preferences / General / Coordinate Format.

This example shows the “Absolute Cartesian Coordinate” but of course all corresponding format settings should be used within messages.

Absolute Cartesian Coordinate: Setting = semicolon (;) but the message will use division (/).

805QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCreate tool radius compensation / tool path generationAssigned
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This is how I would implement this:

This would be a modification tool. Parts are selected, a toolpath is generated, and a dialog pops up to allow putting the tool path into an existing layer, a new layer, or replace all drawings in an existing layer.

This is how the toolpath is generated:

We iterate through all elements and explode everything but text into line segments. Then we connect the line segments into chains wherever the line endpoints are less than some tolerance away from each other. The chains can be very chaotic, but at least we have separate entities for now.

For every chain, we need to find the largest complete loop. A good drawing would only contain non-overlapping loops, but we can’t expect that. Everything that is not on this loop can not be defined as a part or as a hole, so we will merely create a tool path segment that is equivalent to the line segment. Every segment that *IS* on a loop is either an outside edge (part outline), or an inside edge (hole outline), (or overlapping, in which case it is neither, and we have an operator problem).

In a perfect world, we need to find exactly which shape is inside which other shape, and then create alternating tool offsets from the outmost loop (part edge) to the second outmost (hole), to the next (part) etc. .

In a simplified world, we can used the bounding box of the loop instead. This works OK for rectangular shapes, but a circle next to an “L” shape could be seen as inside the L’s bounding box, hence inside the L, wrongly accused of being a hole, not a part.

Now all that is left to do is to create a new loop, offset by the tool radius. Oh, and since we have the connections from line segment to line segment in the correct order already, we can use the opportunity to order all cutting loops from inner to outer, or from small to large, and order non-loop edges by travel distance.

The new drawing in the new layer can now be exported without further hassle to create a nice laser cut file.

PS: of course, a user could create multiple layers for marking, cutting, enraging, etc. . Additional Layer attributes for cutting speed and laser power (and a few more) would be needed.

1843QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowCreating ToolPath StallsAssigned
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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.

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.

990QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault Names for Custom Property ...Assigned
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Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

It would be nice to have in “Application preferences” the possibility to predefine a couple Custom Property Names.
Right now I use the Custom Property function to add a DIN and the Material info to every Block. This project has a lot of DIN parts and I have to type again and again the names DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... you got my point ;-)

If I have predefined Names - I have just to fill out the value :-)

962QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault save / open directoriesAssigned
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Add the option to use a fixed path for the save to, open and CAM export directories.

(G code files are usually saved in on directory that the Control Program opens them up from so this would save a ton of mouse clicking)

986QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates - only on selected areaAssigned
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It would be useful to have an additional option to only detect duplicates on user defined selection of drawing.
Please see topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=9145#p9145

1503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates within a given selection -new tool re...Assigned
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It would be so useful to have an option to be able to detect duplicates within a given selection.

1723QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetecting overlapping line / arc segmentsAssigned
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Add a tool to detect overlapping segments or lines and arcs.
Similar like the “overkill” command in other CAD systems.

923QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiagramming (Intelligent Orthogonal Connectors)Assigned
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Hi,

With the new block attribute feature available in QCAD 3.3, there’s little to be done in order to make QCAD a good environment for typesetting circuits and other diagrams. In particular, the only killer feature that lasts is support for connectors: orthogonal lines that connecting one endpoint to another creates a connection line; when the concerned entities are moved the connection line is re-arranged. I’d like to know whether commercial support for this feature is available.

1934QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiametric text - overlaidAssigned
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Diametric text is always placed above a horizontal measurement.

I often want to indicate both the inside and outside diameter of an object e.g. a wheel using diametric text. The text is overlaid and illegible.

To avoid text overlapping, I use Horizontal Aligned because I can control the position of the text to avoid illegible text.

A better method would be to alternate the placement of diametric text (alternatively) above and below a measurement so that in the majority of cases an overlap would be avoided.

Similarly for a vertical measurement, the text is overlaid and illegible.

When the angle is almost vertical, the angle controls the side the text appears however it also reverses the direction of the text (which is logical but not attractive).

Kind regards
Simon

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