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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.

1844QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowHP/GL (PLT) importAssigned
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Hi Andrew

QCAD/CAM misses a hpgl.plt import. If gerber and G-code can, so should plt.

1846QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowToolpath preset offsetsAssigned
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Hi Andrew

A request for adding some fields to the toolpath

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

1851QCAD (main)SuggestionLowLateral surface of a coneAssigned
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Module mise à plat d’un cone

Bonjour,

Serait il possible dans un futur d’ajouter un module de mise en plan de cone.

Une petite fenêtre sur lequel on donne par exemple :
1- Ø haut
2- angle de coupe du haut
3- hauteur du cône
4- Ø bas
5- angle du bas
6- épaisseur matière

Ce qui permettrai de sortir une mise en plan a plat de la forme

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

1870QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Stretch tool / option to turn selection restriction on...Assigned
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Hi,

since 3.19.2 the Stretch tool looks for any selection and follows the specification “Only stretch selected entities if there is a selection”.

That is a nice feature but it leads many times to confusing because I have to deselect a selection just because I need to use the stretch tool on something else on the fly. The same if I “forgot” a selection outside of my zoom which is still important for me. The stretch tool just won’t work without any message why not. My routine now is that I terminate every selection just before I use the stretch tool just not to be surprised by “why isn’t it working”?

It would be nice to have in the Stretch option bar a checkbox to turn the “only selection feature” on or off. QCAD should remember that setting.

1877QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowPost Processor TutorialAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

I am still busy on the never ending G-code story. Doing so I wrote a small Post Processor Tutorial for all those nerds who wants to write their own. If you like it you might add it to QCAD. However, since English is not my native tongue I suggest checking it would be wise.

Meanwhile I have downloaded the source code, and could not find the CAM’s Drill-path-script. I am now using a negative Drill Cut Depth to set a Laser Dwell time, were as a field “Dwell Time (in seconds)” in the Drill-path would be more appropiate. Is this script open source available or is it part of ‘closed part’ of QCAD?

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

1890QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to address an QCAD extern font folderAssigned
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Like the Library Browser it would be nice to be able to define a extern font source folder. Especially now after we are able to create our own cxf fonts with QCAD. :-)

The reason is the same why we have it already for the library - without it we have to copy our individual fonts manually every time after a QCAD update to use them uninterrupted for existing and new drawings.

1895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for block transformation matricesAssigned
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Support transformations by transformation matrix for block references.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=33&t=6333

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

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”.

1903QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSaving layer settings, e.g. visibility status, associat...Assigned
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In a medium complex drawing it may be too much details to have all layers in a drawing visible at once.

Instead a number of views would be created that saves not only zoom level and position but also what layers are visible and not (as appropriate for the purpose of that particular view). This is very cumbersome (to the extent it is not really realistic) to achieve today and requires a lot of duplication of both model and layers.

The advantage of adding this is the ability to have only one model (with multiple views) and avoid duplication of work and the risk of inconsistency inherent with many copies of the model.

As a further (and natural extension to this) would be the ability to used this functionality with view-ports to be able to create (possibly many) paper-spaces from a single model. This would however require view-ports to be aware of what view they are a window into. A single change in the model would then propagate to all defined view-ports and paper-spaces.

1911QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowDrill ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew

It would be more than conveniant, defining the drilling locations of the drill toolpath, by selecting a circle’s center point.

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.

1915QCAD (main)SuggestionLowViewport does not rotate view-port when changed in pape...Assigned
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To reproduce

1. Select a new view-port in model-space
2. Select the appropriate paper-space
3. When the paper space opens change the angle of the viewport.

Actual

The object in the viewport changes but the viewport itself remains unchanged

Expected

That both the view-port and the object changes angle as the angle is updated

Motivation

If you abort the placement (but keep the angle) and go back to model-space and then redo the operation the view-port is rotated along the angle. It seems that the viewport only picks up the initial angle once the paper-space is open and ignores any changes thereafter

Workaround

1. Select the view-port per normal in model-space
2. Open the paper-space and set the wanted angle but do not place the view-port in paper space
3. Abort the placement on paper-space and redo the whole operation

Once the paper space is opened again the view-port will have the chosen angle

1916QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowMoving an object in an angled viewport with mouse does ...Assigned
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To reproduce

1. Select a new view-port in model-space
2. Select the appropriate paper-space
3. When the paper space opens change the angle of the viewport to 90 degrees
4. Place view-port in paper space
5. Select the view-port in paper-space by clicking it
6. Try to move the object itself in the view-port (by clicking the “top” dot) to the right by moving the mouse to the right while holding the left mouse-button.

Actual

The object in the viewport moves down vertically NOT to the right

Expected

The object moves to the right

(It seems mouse movement does not compensate for the rotated angle of the viewport)

Workaround

None, except compensate for the angle in your head and moving the mouse the “wrong” way when correcting the placement of objects in the view-port

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”.

1930QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption disable "Auto Zoom on load" for saved "Layout Vi...Assigned
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Hi,

my setting for “Auto Zoom on load” is checked to on. That works perfect for me for most of my drawings.

But if I save a drawing with Layout Viewports then I have to adjust every Viewport again after loading.

Would it be possible to have an option below Application Preferences / Graphics View / Appearance / Auto Zoom on load / ON which excludes drawings saved with Layout Viewports?

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

1954QCAD/CAMReleaseLowRevised PWM Post ProcessorAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

I have revised the PWM Post Processor to Revision D.

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

Found a bug in the 3D Simulator execution

1972QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowHatch import fails for boundaries with many very small ...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6648

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 (/).

1982QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmeasure DIN 1356Assigned
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To measure in the format DIN 1356 , Architect
It is hard work to do this manual input with meta characters.

2014QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowFocus on Options Toolbar failsAssigned
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Scenario: e.g. Tools Move/Copy and Rotate switched to “use without dialog.

Launch within a drawing Move/Copy, use the Keyboard keys CTRL + Space to focus on the Option Bar - the field for Numbers is Highlighted and I can change it. Further navigation with keys on the keyboard depends on remembered option (copy yes/no etc what make a navigation possible or not. It looks like the navigation with the Arrow keys is focused on the canvas and sooner or later the courser will jump to the Command Line or Property editor. Same behavior with the Rotation tool.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6828

2034QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPaint Properties to include modifying linetype scales w...Assigned
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Previous Feature Request #1285, dated 2015, incorporated in QCADPro 3.24. I regularly adjust linetype scales on hidden, centreline and phantom lines to achieve the best appearance on the drawing when printed. I note the Paint Properties feature copies all the attributes of the chosen line but does not copy the scale. I have to change the scale of each line, even after ‘painting’. This copying all Properties is something AutoCAD does. I know I could change the line to Hidden2 etc. and tick the ‘scale lines’ box in Drawing Properties but that is not always successful- copying properties is a quick and useful way of achieving the required result.
QCAD Pro 3.24 Windows10.

2037QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport alternative angle referenceAssigned
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E.g. 0 degrees at the top, clock-wise for positive direction, alternative angle units.

2041QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowcircletangent2 doesn't solve correctly if the defining ...Assigned
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In my example I can’t draw a circle with circletangent2 if the defining point is on one of the defining tangents. The tangency is lost when I try to do this.

I attached 4 screenshots: TheExample.png, TryingPoint1.png, TryingPoint2.png and The_Point_Isn’t_On_The_Tangents.png.

2056QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption Duplicate layer (yy) inclusive all sub-layers.Assigned
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If I’ve to duplicate a layer with a bunch of sub-layer it’s a kind of a Sisyphus task to get it done.
Currently I have to duplicate each single layer. Then in an additional step I’ve to address each child layer to the proper parent layer.

Current lack:
Marked parent layer with all sub-layer / Duplicate Layer / only ONE layer will be duplicated.

With other words: If I have to duplicate a layer with 5 sub-layer it requires 11 steps to get a copy of that tree ... :-(

2057QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMultiline toolAssigned
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Implement a multiline tool.

2072QCAD (main)SuggestionLowInserted and flipped block mirrors text and dimAssigned
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Text and/or DIM used in blocks will be mirrored if inserted with a vertical/horizontal flip option.

Text/DIM which was successfully used in previos QCAD versions are now mirrored if they are loaded in the current version.

Version 3.23.0 doesn’t shows this behavior.

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=7206

2092QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowcrash when changing shortcut in preferencesAssigned
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The application crashes when I try to change a shortcut in the preferences. And only after resizing the preferences window.
In the attachement are the cli warnings.
I also tried the 3.24.3.9 snapshot with the same result.

2099QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDIM Label, Square Symbol doesn't adopt layer attributesAssigned
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The square symbol offered as symbol in DIM label is the only symbol which doesn’t adopt the layer color.
If I print a drawing in full color it leads to a black symbol in an otherwise colored dimension.

It is also the only symbol which has a solid filling what is confusing when you work with it in Model_Space ...

2115QCAD (main)SuggestionLowMove toolbars with negative positions to 0 positions Assigned
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As it can be seen in the attached image, QCAD toolbars may dock to a position slightly outside the visible area of the screen. After having docked there, I have not been able to move them any more. Their current position is just in the middle of the screen.

The position of the toolbars remains the same after the deinstallation of QCAD, shutting down, restarting the computer and reinstalling QCAD. I kindly ask for help.

Kind regards
Reinhard

2125QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowText disappears when you zoomWaiting on User
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When I zoom, the text disappears in certain zoom levels after updating to the latest version.

2130QCAD (main)TaskLowText: Text dialog removes tabsAssigned
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Text dialog (QTextEdit) strips tabs in toHtml.
If tabs can be retained, text entities could support tabs.

2164QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAdd ability to pan the 3D view with a modifier key and ...Assigned
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With a Mac (and no external mouse) there’s no middle button so it’s not possible to pan the 3D view (that’s what they tell me in the forum). It would be useful if one could use command-drag or control-drag to pan around the 3D view.

2169QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowMissing G-Code G00 X0 Y0 when placing hole at x0 y0Assigned
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When placing a hole at x0 y0 there is no G00 x0 y0 in the exported G-Code.
So the first cut was made at the current position of the tool, not at x0 y0!

2174QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow[SOLVED] Numerous shortcomings when exploding Polylines...Assigned
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QCAD Professional
Windows 7, Win installer 32bit
Version: 3.25.2.7 (3.25.2.7)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Dec 16 2020
Revision: e06f230
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Issues most likely unrelated to OS and installations before 3.25.
Related post:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?&t=7982

Flaws documented in full in attached dxf.
The dxf has meaningful Layer States.

4 Columns:
- Prior Art
- The test cases
- Actual results
- Results with proposed fix

Tried as many things as I can come up with.
Orange: Flaws
Red: Errors
Green: Good results (or as good as I can get them)

Solution(s) given in attached script explode.js
(I am just a simple guy and wouldn’t know how to file a pull request on GitHub ......)

In section: “explode polyline into line and arc segments”
group: “if (RPolyline.hasProxy() && polyline.hasWidths()) {....}”
All additions, updates & typos are marked with “CVH”, one can textual search for it.
Over-documented for sure.
Any Eaction is to debug in Windows and is obsolete.

Included PreferencesPage.ui is updated for the all Splines from Text fix
Still in consideration: Forcing cubic splines from text to degree 2 ...
... I am rather convinced ...

CVH

2175QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowUncheck all/Check all buttons not disabledAssigned
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In the Application Preferences>Draw>Text dialog, when first opened, the Uncheck all and Check all buttons are not disabled if the Show font preview in font controls check box is checked. If you click on the Use reduced selection of fonts check box twice the buttons become disabled.

2177DocumentationSuggestionLowUpdate class_r_polyline.htmlAssigned
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Include RPolyline.getLeftRightOutline() method in class_r_polyline.html

In use since 11 Sept 2020

CVH

2178QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowStored Color of text dimension changesAssigned
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QCAD Pro 3.25.2.7 Win7 Wininstaller 32bit
Related Topic:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?&t=7954

Reported is that black is saved as #00004c (dark blue)
Radek (iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017), Catalina 10.15.7 (19H114)

My system/installation saves black as #4c000 (dark red)

When using single primary colors these get reduced to #4c, #7f, #99, #cc & #ff.
The threshold for that are #00, #65, #8b, #b2 & #e5
See: DimColorScale (png & dxf)

8 standard CAD colors fail saving correct
Black (something with #4c)
Dark Red, Dark Green, Dark Blue, Dark Cyan, Dark Magenta, Dark Yellow
(#80 turns #7f)
& Gray
(#adadad instead of #a0a0a4)

As with Gray, when mixing the 3 colors it gets rather fuzzy ...
#505050 & #555555 both turn #5b5b5b
&
#464646 turns #4c4226

A snippet of my investigation is included in the topic
(45 files in a ZIP)

CVH

991QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd warning when overwriting custom propertyAssigned
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Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

If I use an identical Name accidentally again in the Custom Property dialog - it will overwrite the first value with the same name without any warnings.

1426QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowLoad drawings that were open when closing QCAD on start...Assigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4249

1443QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowView > Status Bar remains uncheckedAssigned
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Status Bar menu remains unchecked even it is toggled on or off

1649QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd configuarable format options for saving blocks to l...Assigned
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Add configuarable format options in application preferences for saving blocks to library to either dxf or dwg.

1691QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowIssue with Layouts after "File-Revert"Assigned
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QCad 3.19.2 Professional, 64bit, Liux Mint

Case:
1. Open some saved drawing with viewport entities on layout block (paper space). Print Preview mode is “On” automatically.
2. After “File-Revert” drawing is reopened on layout block (paper space), but now Print Previw mode is “Off” .

For example can try on “flange.dxf”

1719QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowUndo on converted drawing leads to wrong label position...Assigned
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Drawing converted from inch to mm - undo leads to wrong dim label position. I can fix that with “Reset Label position” but it would be nice if QCAD could to that in first place.

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