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1100QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd drag dimension (snap) along dimension lineAssigned
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In Autocad when making a dimension when left clicking to place the dimension there is the possibility to drag the dimension to either side of the dimension. This is also possible with Qcad dimension, but it losses the snapping and does not extend the dimension line out to the dimension text.

This is very useful when the two lines the needs a dimension are close together, or overlapping with another.

Attached is two images one for autocad and one for Qcad

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.

1157QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension settings - arrowhead styleAssigned
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A ‘non -filled’ arrowhead would be good to have also.

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.

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.

1345QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdded option to paste a number of entities with even/eq...Assigned
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Please see topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=14209&sid=162973e4a12f58c8116299b62673a520#p14209

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
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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
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Hi,

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
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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!

1446QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Polygon toolAssigned
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Hi,

if I need to design a bolt circle (circle on circle) and the single bolt diameter and the quantity of circles are given then I can use the QCAD Polygon Tool “Polygon 2 Points of Side” ... but for the Length of the side I have to do a workaround (Line with this length) to determine the desired length.

It would be very convenient to have an additional tool for a Polygon which has the possibility to ask me for the center, corners and the length of the sides.

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

1567QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for separate windowAssigned
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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.

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


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

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

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!

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:

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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

2063QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowBad performance while zooming inside layout block with ...Assigned
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Zooming in and out is lagging to the point of unusable. This is happening in a layout block with the cursor pointing inside geometry with hatches. When the cursor is pointing outside the geometry zooming works as expected.
The attached file has a very simplified testcase that shows this problem almost in the same way as a more complex drawing with multiple layers and hatches.

edit: I also attached the more complex drawing because it is a bit unclear to me where the lagging stops. Outside the viewport or outside the paper.

I just noticed the selection box has the same problem!

2070QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcropping imageAssigned
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It may be useful to insert the “image cropping” function both in top / bottom - right / left mode, and with polyline

2091QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowToggle redrawing of hatches Assigned
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Because modifying hatches have lag issues I’d like to propose a toggle that turns of the redrawing/rendering of the hatch. Especially while modifying the hatch.

The hatches always have a boundary that can be worked with right? So when we move or stretch the hatch we can still see the boundary and its handles to perform all the actions.

This could be a new view mode that turns of the view of the interior/pattern of the hatch but leave the boundary of the hatch.
Or the draft mode can be extended to include simplified hatches while modifying.

Also see the discussion

2127QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap for predicted intersections while using "Restrict ...Assigned
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I would like to request a new kind of snap: a “Restricted Intersection” snap that appears at the point where an entity would intersect with a line drawn from Relative Zero that fulfills the current EL criteria. “Restricted Intersection” snaps would be similar to other Relative Zero-based snaps (like “Perpendicular” and “Tangential”), but would predict the point of the snap from the EL constraints instead of the characteristics of the entity being snapped to. Naturally a value of 0 for angle or length would result in that constraint being ignored.

Additional operational flexibility could be achieved by allowing the snap to exist regardless of whether EL is actually in use. To be useful this would probably require determining snap locations based on angle OR length as opposed to angle AND length.

Implementing this new snap would allow, for example, for easily drawing a line of unknown (but determinable) length at a specified angle between a given point and a given entity (see discussion here), with the “Restricted Intersection” snap ensuring that the endpoint of the new line forms an intersection with the entity in question. Currently the same goal can be achieved a couple of different ways, but they all involve at least two separate steps.

2189QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowVertically and/or diagonally stacked fractions option.Assigned
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The option for vertically and diagonally stacked fractions would be helpful for both the text creation tool and as the output of dimensions.

2192QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd "Define angle using mouse cursor" to Move and Rotat...Assigned
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The “Define annge using mouse cursor” of the Rotate tool would be useful in the Move and Rotate Tool

2288QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer State WidgetAssigned
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The option of a layer state widget would be a nice way to see and select between different layer states.

2205QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowText rendering fails in certain zoom levelWaiting on fix in 3rd party library
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Case:
Drawing with text, zoom in and out with one of the common methods, text will disappear in certain zoom level

Same drawing zoomed in and out in 3.20.0.0 doesn’t show this effect - works just fine.

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.)

455QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowlogical operations for polylinesAssigned
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A missing feature in my work are logical operations (combine, intersect, ..) for polylines

Example:
Draw some elements, select them, say combine. The result will be the outline of all elements.

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.

502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPoints on line: enter distance instead of number of poi...Assigned
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Points on line: enter distance instead of number of points as a variant of the tool or as a new tool.

512QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify stretch and Restrict orthoAssigned
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The modify stretch tool wants first and second corner, start and end point, then starts afresh. When I turn on restrict horizontally eg to align two points between start and end, the restriction sticks and I have to call restrict none, to be able to perform the next iteration, set the first corner then.

So, in the quest for a comfortable user interface, it was nice, if the modify stretch first/second corners parameter setting was not affected by current restrict/ortho etc. settings. Actually, that does not make any sense at all anyways, does it, a rectangle is defined by two degrees of freedom, isnt it?

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

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.

612QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlot math functionsAssigned
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Input:

  1. X axis min/max or choose line (?) or center (for polar functions)
  2. function: y = f(x) / polar function: r = f(a)

Output:

  1. function plot
617QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDifferent dimensions font sizes in the same drawing.Assigned
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Different dimensions font sizes in the same drawing.

625QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute block along spline, polyline, ...Assigned
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See:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27bCgg3zLVA

661QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for the DGN formatAssigned
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See OpenDesign news:
“ODA consolidates support for .dgn and .dwg file formats in Teigha”

675QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...Assigned
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I think it would be nice to have the possibility to decide a fixed Text and Dimension (inclusive Arrows) height what is not affected by the Print scale. That means: If I have a given height of 3,5mm it will always be printed with 3,5mm - no matter what the scale for the printing is.
Yes, I see also the problem that I could run in space problems after I twitch to the Print preview - but that will also happen when I change the Text hight in the preferences for a 5:1 printing.
Maybe this Feature Request doesn’t looks important if you are usually working with Metric Units but if you have to handle Imperial Units then it is a pain in the back to make always the calculation to get the same heights.
Try it by your self; 3,5mm = 0.137795” = 1”:1” Now I like to print it in 1”:256” ops - to small - ok 1”:64” ... no, to big, maybe 1”:128” .......and QCad can’t remember the previously numbers. ;-)

680QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional Export function for Sketchup etc. ....Assigned
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Additional Export function for export/import into 3D Programs like Sketchup etc. (file types like .dae, .3ds, .ddf, .skp).

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2176

681QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow'Plug-in' for Gear generatorAssigned
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Feature request for a ‘plug-in’ for generating different types of gears, like - Ring, Spur, Sprocket, Rack, etc... etc...
To produce 2D templates for all sorts of projects.

687QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlot Stamp optionAssigned
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To add a Plot Stamp option for printing, to have options to print file name, date , time etc...

See topic:http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=6967&sid=ba06663c8bdaef236272d80ad45ccf5f#p6967

695QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd more dimension arrow styles (e.g. dots)Assigned
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Add more dimension arrow styles (e.g. dots).

See forum thread:
http://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2185

720QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLocked Blocks ....Assigned
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It is nice that I can scale or rotate a block - but right now I see also a big plus in a kind of locking function for Blocks.
It would be nice to have a “locked” option ad least for the scaling of blocks.

Example: Think about Clives “Radiator ‘Cover’ screen” http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=2060 and how you could manipulate this screen with “scale blocked blocks” ;-)

728QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowSlow loading of drawing with many block insertsAssigned
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Slow loading of drawing with huge number of block inserts (more than 10000).

756QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDisplay problem in the Text "Character Map" ...Assigned
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XP/32

Go to:
Text → Special Characters → Others → “Character Map” pops up.
Adjust Zoom to 100% = display problem (not enough space for the single character.

764QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLinks to Data sheet, Part List ...Assigned
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Most of our drawings have a Data sheet, parts List, cutting list, description etc etc on a pdf, world or excel file.

It would be nice to have a link possibility directly in QCAD to those files what will be saved with the drawing.
Like the bitmap function without displaying the files in the drawing ...

775QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNote book tool for QCADAssigned
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It would be really cool to have a Note book tool for QCAD!

For example I am often working on a draft and at the same time scribbling notes down on a separate piece of paper relating to the drawing I am working on, could be anything e.g. add a block,add a dimension etc. etc... all sorts of things to remind myself about - all related to a particular drawing.

Of course I could use any number of other programs for this but a simple dedicated tool inside QCAD (could be called the ‘QCAD scribbler ;)) would be much better, especially one that can save the notes to a particular file, then when I open up my drawing again - my notes are there too!

776QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra ' isometric' buttons for using Line from Angle.Assigned
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When working with the isometric grid (in any projection - Top, Right, Left) and drawing from ‘scratch’ as it were, without using the projection tools - I find myself using ‘Line from Angle’ the most.

It would be extreamly useful to be presented with two extra buttons when using this tool, a 30 degree button and a -30 degree button, this way I wouldn’t need to keep typing in the angle difference here.

Regards

Clive

786QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMulti - Breakout toolAssigned
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A ' Multi ' Breakout tool or added option to the existing Breakout tool.

For example see attached image.

An option to remove all segments within a chosen boundary would be good, in my example I want to remove all the hatching within the Red circle.

So after exploding the Hatch, currently I have to remove all segments singularly!

Of course I could have placed the circle first and hatched around it - but in this and most instances it is easier to design and to produce the Hatching first and then place my circle/shapes etc.

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