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2157QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowControlpoint Spline exploded to polyline may induce NaN...Assigned
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QCAD Professional
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

Documented in 3.25.2.4, reproducible under 3.25.2.7
In the attached file:
→ Explode the trial cases and locate NaN Widths.
→ These faulty widths are cleared while saving and reverting.
= work around.

Related Post: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=7902#p30902
Related Topic: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=7901
Related Commit: https://github.com/qcad/qcad/commit/fcd7929bced7ae328029c1aa2ee2aff2745709c6

Arctic_Eddie reports failing CAM offset at exactly these points !!!
Reported is a faulty arc with radius of over 360,000mm.
- I can not reproduce this under QCAD working further on the Polys with NaNs.
- However the direct offset of such controlpoint Splines is erroneous.
(see file in post 30902)

Arctic_Eddie reports arc radii of over 10,000mm.
- These don’t seem to be faulty.
- I agree that BiArc fitting should be bound to a lower and certainly to an upper limit.
- That should be huge otherwise faint curvature is represented by many
wobbles or too quick by straight lines.
(All this, keeping in mind that QCAD doesn’t return the optimum fitted BiArc, see: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=4859)

Regards,
CVH

2159QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDraw > Polyline > Polyline from Selection: may induce N...Assigned
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QCAD Professional
Win installer 32
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

Discovered in 3.25.2.4, reproducible under 3.25.2.7

Draw any open or closed chain of line entities.
Select All.
OC to Polyline.
Step through vertices.

No example file provided because these NaN values are not saved to a file.
More pronounced with lines as with arcs.
Less pronounced when recombining after an explosion.
Some methods clear these to value = void.
Some methods clear these to zero (OR).
Can also occur when adding segments to an existing polyline with OC.

Regards,
CVH

2160QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDraw > Polyline > Relocate Start Point: fails on polyli...Assigned
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QCAD Professional
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

Origin:
I like to start my CAM paths at low curvature instead starting at high curvature.
Ellipses may explode with the startpoint at the tip. (file Y2)

Documented in 3.25.2.4, reproducible under 3.25.2.7

File included with 4 LayerStates
- Original Ellipses: Y1
- Exploded to polylines (32 segments): Y2
- Direct after XP, OR performs different on the left top one: Y3
- Faulty solutions by OR: Y4 (= saved state)

The results may differ with the saved explosions.

With the file.
Y1
TA
XP
Relocate startpoint with OR to an existing reference (called ‘End’)

Regards,
CVH

2161QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake Polyline from Selection (OC) configurable for simp...Assigned
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QCAD Professional
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

Not related to OS, nor version.

The method Polyline from Segments (OC) can be configured for tolerance and simplification in the Options Toolbar.
The method Polyline from Selection (OG) has no UI or none showing.

OG retrieves a tolerance from QCAD.ini, what is initially not set:

    var tolerance = RSettings.getDoubleValue("PolylineFromSelection/Tolerance", 0.001);

The tolerance will be default = 0.001 similar as the default in AppPrefs.
The tolerance setting is included in QCAD.ini after changing the AppPrefs entry.

OG calls PolylineFromSelection.autoJoinSegments with this tolerance:

    var counter = PolylineFromSelection.autoJoinSegments(di, tolerance, this);

PolylineFromSelection.autoJoinSegments calls PolylineFromSegments.createPolylineShape
with simplification hard coded to true. (last parameter)

    // create polyline from line, arc, spline or open polyline entity:
    var polyline = PolylineFromSegments.createPolylineShape(
                    entity, doc, vTolerance, op, undefined,
                    traversed, callBacks, undefined, true);

I would like to see the simplification optional and default = true.

Regards,
CVH

2162QCAD (main)SuggestionLowUpdate the parameter with simplify of RPolylineData & R...Assigned
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Unrelated to OS, nor version

Reported Jun 23, 2020 in: https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=7372

Status Dec 24, 2020: https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=7372#p30955 Documentation is updated.
The Classes still refer to an ‘angleTolerance’.

Regards,
CVH

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.

2167QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowComma format decimal separator fails ZSafety CAM config...Assigned
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QCAD/CAM
Trial package Win installer 32 bit
Version: 3.25.2.0 (3.25.2)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Sep 4 2020
Revision: 4a61501
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Local decimal separator is ‘,’ (comma)
In CAM configuration .. Z Levels .. Safety level

Using nn,nnn the output is Nxx G0 Znn
Using nn.nnn the output is Nxx G0 Znn.nnn

Drop down boxes are all in dot format.
Didn’t try anything else yet ;-)

Regards,
CVH

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

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

2182QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelect > Select PreviousAssigned
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3 Task Description

Select the previously selected entities.

2189QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowVertically and/or diagonally stacked fractions option.Assigned
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1 Task Description

The option for vertically and diagonally stacked fractions would be helpful for both the text creation tool and as the output of dimensions.

2190QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for unidirectional dimensionsAssigned
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1 Task Description

An option for unidirectional dimensions, in addition to the default aligned dimensions.

2191QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtend the functionality of the Reorder toolAssigned
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3 Task Description

Add functions to the Reorder tool, similar to the functions of the counter tool, undo last step and start at any number, allowing corrections and restarting the tool part way through.

See the discussions at https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8170

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

2195QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSaved views include memory of blockAssigned
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When saving a view, it would be great if the view also saved which block (model space, layout block, or any other block) that was active at the time the view was saved and when the view is later re-activated, the corresponding block would re-activate.

2198QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowInternational characters change when saving and reloadi...Waiting on fix in 3rd party library
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Text font changes when saving and reloading the file.
Original text before saving:
ľščťžýáíé ôúäň
Text after reopening the file:
¾šèžýáíé ôúäò
See also attachments.

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.

2213QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAllow editing Spindle Speed separately for each Toolpat...Assigned
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Hello dear CAM developers!

I need to use the same tool at different spindle speed in a single machining file.
I would deeply appreciate if you could add a Spindle Speed edit field in the CAM Profile Toolpath edit window in order that each Toolpath can have its own Spindle Speed value (same as you did for Feed Rate and Plunge Rate)

FYI, the tool on my concern is a laser who’s power is driven by the Spindle Speed PWM signal.
I need to be able to do both engraving and cutting in a single file.
Alas! this laser tool is defined with a fix and unique number (99).
Therefore I cannot define different laser tools with different speeds.

Many thanks
Best regards.

2216QCAD (main)SuggestionLowDIM modification cause overlapping textAssigned
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When I modify partly a DIM with “Stretch” or changing one Extension line position with drag and drop the Value text is updated which is nice working. Unfortunately the previous value stays in place and is overwritten by the actual value. I think for a good readability the previous value should disappear in the moment when the new value is presented.

2227QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCAM > CAM Export: post processor for tangential knife c...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8342

2229QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty Editor, option format property values as decim...Assigned
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Angle Display is decimal although the decimal display is disabled in Application Preferences.

Format should be 17° 31’ 52” instead of 17.531111.

2231QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowSend to back, bring to front not workingWaiting on User
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Cannot send items to back, or bring to front.

When file saved and reopened, the tool works again for a while, then stops working.

2233QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowMore selection options to select sheets for nestingAssigned
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I’m often in the situation that I have to select for nesting 50+ sheets. Currently is only a Shift + left mouse click selection possible. It would be nice if QCAD/CAM could get for the nesting / sheet selection additional a mouse rectangle area selection.

2235QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowInvalid symbol table nameAssigned
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Hello,

I have got a dwg file from architect, which I can open, but I get “Invalid symbol table name” when I try to save it. I do not know which software was used to create it.
I have tried to change all spaces and national characteds in block and layers names as advised elswhere, but that didn’t help.

Lp
Tomaž

693QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumSupport for external references (XREF)Likely to be implemented
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Support for external references (XREF)

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