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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.

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

Found a bug in the 3D Simulator execution

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

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!

1214QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowArray of blocks -> Clipboard -> "flip pasted entities" ...Assigned
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Case:

Select a block array,
put it with “Copy with reference” or “Cut with reference” into the clipboard,
choose a reference point which isn’t in the center of the array,
use the paste tool / with option “flip pasted entities”

If I flip only in horizontal or vertical direction the preview box will double in size and I can’t place the entities precisely regarding to the reference point.
If I try to flip in both directions at the same time - you can’t see this effect.

794QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowApplying Solid grid lines - not workingAssigned
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Windows
3.0.8
Application preferences > Graphics View > Appearance - Solid grid lines doesn’t change anything?

735QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowAngle dimensioningAssigned
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See http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2274&view=unread#unread

1933QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowAdvanced SVG export file overwrite check doesn't use up...Assigned
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In the Advance SVG Export dialog, when I edit the filename to be different than the default file that already exists and then clear the checkbox for “Overwrite existing file without asking” just to make sure that I haven’t already created a file with the modified name as well, then I get a popup warning that the export would overwrite the default filename, not the name as edited. In other words, the overwrite check ignored the fact that I edited the filename.

Observed on MacOS Mojave (10.14), but probably applies to all.

754QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowAdding or removing additional viewports - gives unwante...Assigned
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Windows 7-64
3.0.7
When adding or removing additional viewports,an extra unnecessary window of the viewport is created.

1913QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow3D Simulation Behaves oddAssigned
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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.

1811QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowZoom 1:1Assigned
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It would be nice to be able to adjust the zoom factor so that the scale on the screen matches a ruler which I lay on the screen.

Thanks!

1506dxflibFeature RequestLowwriteVPort parametersAssigned
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Add parameters to the function DL_Dxf::writeVPort.
This way users will be able to specify the desired viewport.

Is the github the official repository? Are pull requests sent there accepted?

1863ECMAScriptFeature RequestLowWidgetFactory.saveState: save state of checkable QGroup...Assigned
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QGroupBox widgets with <property name=”checkable”> are not saved in Qcad3.conf

637QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewports / View ListAssigned
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1. The Scrollbars for each window in the Viewports has the same size like the normal used scrollbars for windows. If you are working on a normal size Monitor it “steals” a lot of “working space”. Is there any possibility to make the scrollbars smaller or just a line to separate the windows so that I have to navigate with Keyboard and mouse?

2. I thing the Viewports and the View List belongs together - is it possible to get a button in the “View List / Tool Bar” to choose a Viewport style instead of “walking” the long way over the “Drawing preferences” Menu?

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2071

1999QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewport: Add additional properties for controlling dim...Assigned
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When working with multiple Viewports with different scale it could be very useful to have extra properties controlling how dimensions are rendered in the viewport:

1)
E.g an extra “Dimension Scale” under “Scale” in the Viewport selection’s ‘Specific Properties’ section, could allow having the same size when printed.
This Dimension Scale would be multiplied on top of the Scale value, but only for Dimensions rendering.

2)
Toggle button for hiding any dimensions in the Viewport. Maybe this should be controlled by being able to specify a Layer that should be hidden in this Viewport only, then I could select my Dimensions layer here.

The Viewport properties:
https://i.imgur.com/s07JtaB.png

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

1596QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Selection Filter: add filter for custom properti...Assigned
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See also:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4840

1133QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Add View: save layer stateAssigned
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Save layer state (visibility) with each added view object (optional?).

802QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUser defined toolbarAssigned
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It would be a nice feature to be able to define your own toolbar.

See: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2393

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

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

694QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUser coordinate systems (UCS)Assigned
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UCS support.

724QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUseless reference point entering when moving relativelyAssigned
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Hi,
this is a usability feature request:

If you want to move an object relatively to any point (e.g. by entering @x;y in commandline) it does’nt make sense to enter a starting reference point. Of course this is possible by clicking to any location on the screen. But it’s difficult to change between mouse and keyboard so often.

It should be possible to enter a “don’t care” or “any” reference point by pressing a keyboard shortcut (e.g. enter like in AutoCAD).

Thx

827QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUse Properties Editor to define Properties of newly cre...Assigned
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If there is no selection the Properties Editor could be used to predefine the properties of to be drawn elements.

1131QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUse different units for construction and dimensionsAssigned
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E.g. use Millimeters for construction while dimensions are displayed in Meters.

821QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUnderline text optionAssigned
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Feature request - to have an option to underline text.

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.

1983QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTrim All or Bulk Break outAssigned
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This is a trim method I am missing in Qcad.

20 years ago it existed in CadKey.
You had a bunch of lines or segments.
You defined a (new) line or segment as cutter.
‘Trim All’.
You pointed at the side of the cutter entity to trim all intersecting at that side.

Pritty the same as in this topic:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=5221

Only in rare cases I can use Husky’s workaround as pro.
It all depends on what else is in the clipping rectangle that is needed to trim all intended.
If of no use all single crossing entities have to be chosen one by one.

Regards,
CVH

1846QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowToolpath preset offsetsAssigned
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Hi Andrew

A request for adding some fields to the toolpath

1594QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTool matrix: allow reordering of toolsAssigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=4923

596QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTool "Lengthen" mit "Total" erweitern oder ....Assigned
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Eine oft Hilfreiche Zeit/Klick sparende Erweiterung wäre eine “Total” Option bei dem “Lengthen” Tool.

Aktuell ist es mit dieser Funktion möglich ein Element zu verlängern oder zu verkürzen um den Amount X. Der Referenzpunkt (von welchem Ende) kann bestimmt werden.

Die Erweiterung die ich mir wünschen würde wäre auch ein “Total” um ein Element auf eine bestimmte Länge zu bringen ohne einen Taschenrechner benutzen zu müssen. Referenz (welches Ende oder Mitte) sollte (muss) dafür wählbar sein.

Die Funktion “Property editor” stellt bereits über die Geometry Eigenschaften die Möglichkeit zur Verfügung einen “Total” Wert zu manipulieren. Leider bin ich aber hierbei nicht in der Lage zu bestimmen welcher Element Referenzpunkt dafür benutzt werden soll. Könnte ich die Referenz wählen (welches Ende oder Mitte) wäre auch dies dann durchaus akzeptabel ;-)

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.

674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add optional 'auto' dimension tracking feature.Assigned
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It might be useful for some to have the option to turn on/off ' auto’ dimension tracking option.

See related topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=6893#p6893

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

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

1128QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText: automatically wrap text at text box widthAssigned
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1 Task Description

Add support for automatic text line wrapping for multiline text entities.

979QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText dialog: insert special characters in simple text m...Assigned
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The Omega button to insert special characters is only available in rich text mode.
Make it available in simple text mode as well.

1233QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTab key to cycle between selected objectsAssigned
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I think it’s a useful adition and makes it easy to select objects that are overlapped. I know there is a selection filter, but sometimes this is faster and/or all the objects share the same type and such things.

If I remember correctly, Inkscape has this behaviour.

Thanks.

208QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSVG export: support custom line weightsAssigned
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Find way to support custom line weights for SVG export. See also forum thread: http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1594

598QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport tangents between ellipsesAssigned
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To add support for drawing tangents between ellipses.

See topic:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2003

1098QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport for set of layersAssigned
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Many constructions refer to a basis of elements, which stay constant in all follow-ups. As an example there is a floorplan and I would like to create different variations of room layout (e.g. A and B). In my example the basis consists of 30 layers an each variation needs 10 further ones. At last there are 50 different layers in my drawing. Designing layout A needs layer 1 to 30 (basis) and 31 to 40 (A) to be shown, but 41 to 50 (B) must be invisible. Now I modify Var.B which makes me to single click the visibility of 31 to 40 (A) to be not shown and 41 to 50 (B) to be shown. You’ve got it?

It would be great help, to save the set of all shown layers by an individual name in a pulldown-menu. Visibility of my variations could be chosen by userdefined “set of layers”, e.g. “Var-A”, “Var-B” and “Var-A_but_different”. In this way I pick just one set-name in my pulldown-list instead of marking and demarking between countless layers.

In my opinion this tool would be a small aspect in QCad but a giant leap for user-pleasentness ;-)

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

Support for external references (XREF)

1886QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport advanced tolerance settings for dimensionsAssigned
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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:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6269

1034QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupplementary note added to Application preferences dia...Assigned
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I think it would be useful to add a note to the Application preferences dialog window, to explain to the user the difference between ‘Application and Drawing’ preferences and how it effects drawings in QCAD.

Please see topic for more details and feedback:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2831&p=9724#p9724

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

Please seet topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3124

1407QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSplines: add support for knot weights, start-, end tang...Assigned
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Attached DWG/DXF files are incorrectly read by QCAD.
They contain splines drawn using ZWCAD and saved as DWG/DXF version 2000.
Above splines are polylines created with autolisp routine which converts spline to polyline, so you can see how splines should actually be drawn.

First spline is created with fit points: 2,2 4,4 6,2
Then copied and applied weight of 2 on central control point.
Then copied again and applied weight of 0.5 on central control point.

Second spline is created with fit points: 6,2 8,4 10,2 with vertical start and end tangent.
Then copied and applied fit tolerance of 1 for fit points.

Third spline is created with fit points: 10,2 12,4 14,2 with horizontal start and end tangent.

Fourth and fifth spline are correctly drawn by QCAD.

Link to bitmap (converted to png) export:
External Link

Versions
QCAD version: 3.13.1.0
Date: Mar 17 2016
Qt version: 4.8.4
Compiler version: gcc 4.4.3
Build Date: Mar 17 2016
Revision:
Architecture: x86_64
OS: Linux
OS version: Unknown

1107QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSplines: add / remove control points of existing spline...Assigned
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Tools to add control points to existing splines and remove control points.

1428QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap middle of the minimum distance between two entity'...Assigned
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Hi,

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?

817QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap and cut all intersection in a given area tool ...Assigned
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As we all know - from time to time - it is a lot of work to prepare a part of a drawing for a hatch.
To get rid of one of the basic task (cutting lines along the desired hatch boundary) it would be nice to have an add-on - or what ever - what would cut ALL intersection in a drawing (or just on one layer, or just based on a selection etc.) with just a mouse click. Then it would be much faster and easier to do the selection for the hatch boundaries.
The user could decide to make it directly in his drawing or he like to duplicate the drawing to an extra layer where this function will be used ....

Clive mentioned on this:
Maybe a tool like this could be an additional ‘Snap’ selection option - select all snap intersections or select snap intersections within a boundary! then as you suggest ‘cut’ at the intersection points.

1878QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap > Distances from 2 Points: snap to point with give...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=32&t=6211

566QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowShortkey for rectangle text rotationAssigned
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I would like to get a shortkey like ‘+’ to rotate text at 90° clockwise.

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