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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatus  ascProgress
1977QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCorresponding coordinate format Assigned
Task Description


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
Task Description

To measure in the format DIN 1356 , Architect
It is hard work to do this manual input with meta characters.

1983QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTrim All or Bulk Break outAssigned
1 Task Description

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:

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.


1999QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewport: Add additional properties for controlling dim...Assigned
1 Task Description

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:

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.

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:

2014QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowFocus on Options Toolbar failsAssigned
Task Description

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:

2016QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowOffsetting multi selection of polylines halts prematureAssigned
Task Description


Offsetting 32 polys from ellipses fails.
Offsetting 16 polys can be completed with 2 selections for outer and 2 for inner.

For some reason the offset function halts premature.


2018QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer visibility setting per view/view-portAssigned
2 Task Description

In a medium complex drawing it’s often too much details to have all layers in a drawing visible at once. Also, it is of great importance to be able to have a single model to avoid duplication of work and risk inconsistency.

So i would like to create a number of views where each view has selected layers visible (that makes sense for the purpose of the view) and then assign the views to different layout blocks (using view-ports) in paper-space to be able to setup printing of several views on the same page/PDF

This also means that view-ports would have to be aware of what view they are displaying (if any besides the standard-view).
This will then make it possible for printouts of different views with selected layers visible (different for each view and view-port) and still have only one model. Today this is not possible.

As it is today the only limited workaround is to set the layers you want to display, print/PDF of that viewport on separate page, and then change it for the next page, and so on. The big drawback is that you cannot have two different views/view-ports on the same page with different layers visible. Also, for large drawing it is painful to have to do a lot of manual setup for each rendering of the complete drawing.

2021QCAD (main)Performance IssueVery LowCannot work with big dwg filesAssigned
Task Description

Openning a big file or doing any action in it, takes minutes to load.
Even dragging the scrollbar slightly left or right, takes mintues to redraw the canvas again, which makes QCAD un-usable for professional use.
Is there a way to make QCAD usable, after loading completed:
- Like suppressing edit until user says so,
- or taking snapshots of rendered canvases to another file and use it, as windows uses thumb.db ( for negative latency :P )

PS: I wish I could help a bit, but my hand are tied. I am just a java freak, I am opt to any idea of porting it to java, if she is still alive.

Tu─čalsan Karabacak
EEE, MSc Mobile Comp & App, IWE

2034QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPaint Properties to include modifying linetype scales w...Assigned
Task Description

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
Task Description

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
Task Description

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.

2048QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowMove / Copy to current layer fails when reference point...Assigned
Task Description

QCAD 3.24.2 / macOS x86_64 10.14.6

Starting with empty doc:
1. Draw any object (e.g. a rectangle) on layer 0.
2. Create new layer (”1”) with color, say yellow.
3. Select new layer
4. Select new object
5. Modify → Move / Copy
6. Click reference point
7. Click target point same as reference point
8. In “Move / Copy Options” dialog, select “Delete Original” and check “Use current layer and attributes.” Click OK.

The moved object stays on the layer it was previously on. Using “Move / Copy” as a quick way to move a selection between layers is not useful even though it appears to be the recommended way in a Google search.

Note: if “Keep Original” is selected instead, the copied object is placed on the current layer and the original object remains on its layer, as expected.

Note: if the target point is different from the reference point, the moved object is placed on the current layer as expected.

There are other workarounds too, cut / paste with “To current layer” checked seems to work, as does chaging the layer in the Properties Editor.

2056QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption Duplicate layer (yy) inclusive all sub-layers.Assigned
Task Description

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
Task Description

Implement a multiline tool.

2060QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDialog box for Layer StatusAssigned
Task Description

So far, layer status has only been implemented very rudimentarily.
I wish something like a dialog box in which you can choose for each layer status, which layers belong to it and which not.

2063QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowBad performance while zooming inside layout block with ...Assigned
1 Task Description

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
Task Description

It may be useful to insert the “image cropping” function both in top / bottom - right / left mode, and with polyline

2072QCAD (main)SuggestionLowInserted and flipped block mirrors text and dimAssigned
Task Description

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.


2087QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along Entity" [PE]Assigned
Task Description

“Paste” has already the options: To current layer, Overwrite layers, Overwrite blocks.

Would be a nice time saver to have the same options for “Paste along Entity” too.

2088QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low column headers of the "General: tool settings " resize...Assigned
Task Description

Open QCAD and the application preferences. In the section “General: tool settings " you can resize the columns: Menu, Shortcuts etc.
The problem is that it is not intuitive. The first divider is not selectable and the second moves the first, only backwards.

2091QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowToggle redrawing of hatches Assigned
1 Task Description

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

2092QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowcrash when changing shortcut in preferencesAssigned
Task Description

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 snapshot with the same result.

2097QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowVery hard to snap to baseline reference point of dimens...Assigned
Task Description

With default autosnap settings reference points included I find it very hard to snap to the baseline reference points of a dimension.
I manage to do it by setting snap to reference point only and zoom out till I see the entire dimension element.

2098QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowOffset will pick up hidden blocks while using it in a l...Assigned
Task Description

When I’m drawing inside a layout block the offset tool picks up lines from blocks that are hidden.
It is not happening with all the block.

2099QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDIM Label, Square Symbol doesn't adopt layer attributesAssigned
Task Description

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 ...

2107QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd a button to the tool bar to allow for a quick backg...Assigned
1 Task Description

I find myself with reasonable regularity needing to change the background color between black and white. It would be much more efficient to have a toggle button on the ribbon to make this sort of instant (kind of like the “screen based line types” button works but make it for background color and just between black and white or let people define their dark and light themes and toggle the background between the two.

2115QCAD (main)SuggestionLowMove toolbars with negative positions to 0 positions Assigned
Task Description

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

2120QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowSH - Restrictions for orientation are not workingAssigned
Task Description

launch LI,
launch for the first point SH, set to 5 distance,
snap to a point,
activate Auto snap, (which would work with SD for EH and EV but not for Alt)
try to restrict orientation for second point with ALT, EH, EV - it won’t work in this scenario ... :-(

Edit: Playing around ... could it be that RZ is not propperly set within those tools?

1863ECMAScriptFeature RequestLowWidgetFactory.saveState: save state of checkable QGroup...Assigned
Task Description

QGroupBox widgets with <property name=”checkable”> are not saved in Qcad3.conf

976dxflibBug ReportLowDXF import errors related to hatches, textsAssigned
Task Description


1203dxflibBug ReportLowImages not saved (dxflib)Assigned
Task Description

I am doing a bit of landscaping and using a (big) ortophoto as one of my layers in order to sanity-check on the ground measurements.

The layer contains a point and the image and nothing else.

The image is a 8MB file: “PNG image data, 4200 x 2980, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced” and it is scaled to 210 coordinate units (meter) horizontally in the drawing.

With approx 50% probability the image disappears during Save, as see for instance in this diff of the DXF file:

      @@ -158699,28 +153057,6 @@ AcDbXrecord
      -  5
      - 90
      -  1
      - 10
      - 20
      - 11
      - 21
      -  0

The point in the same layer does not similarly disappear, the bug only seems to affect images.

I have seen this bug from version to git as of yesterday (63e06c778926a803bdfbffdf27b8c24d41511072).

I have not been able to correlate the bug with anything.

Looking closer at the DXF file (attached), there seems to be some residuce of attempts to insert images in protected/invisible layers, so this may be some kind of refcounting issue.

(Any chance of getting FreeBSD into the “Operating System” field ?)

1506dxflibFeature RequestLowwriteVPort parametersAssigned
Task Description

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?

1542dwg2svgFeature RequestLowdwg2svg: add switch to show only given layer(s)Assigned
Task Description

Implement a command line switch to only show a list of given layers for dwg2* command line tools.

1021dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: switch to set block to exportAssigned
1 Task Description

Add a command line switch to dwg2pdf to export a given block instead of “*Model_Space”.

1700dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: output multiple layoutsAssigned
Task Description

Add support to specify multiple blocks (layouts) to output (one per page).

1823dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowplotting error to pdf a Dwg where the view port is not ...Assigned
Task Description

When trying to plot a dwg or a dxf to pdf where the viewport is orientated to a different angle than north up
the data in the view port is plotted north up.
see attached DWG and pdf for clarification.

1824dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf does not obey frozen layers in paper-space view...Assigned
Task Description

We currently have a paper-space using two viewports with different layers from the model-space frozen. Unfortunately in the pdf output the layers which are frozen show up.
dwg2pdf should obey the specific frozen layer for each viewport

1887dwg2bmpFeature RequestLowAdd "-max-lineweight" option for dwg2bmpAssigned
2 Task Description

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


1888dwg2bmpFeature RequestLowAdd support to disable hatch rendering on "dwg2bmp"Assigned
1 Task Description


A friendly request to add an option to disable hatch rendering on “dwg2bmp” conversions.

Depending on the nature of the conversion and the density of the hatch, this may render unintelligible images (see attachments). The option could look like “-t, -nohatch” to indicate hatches should be hidden before rendering. This could potentially become an option too for “dwg2svg” or “dwg2pdf.”

Amazing product, thank you so much!

1922dwg2bmpFeature RequestVery LowAdd error message when requesting raster for a non-exis...Assigned
Task Description

It would be nice if QCAD spit some kind of warning message when trying to render a layer with a name that doesn’t exist (and perhaps render nothing), rather than silently rendering an empty image. :D

See https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6453

1285QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty PainterResearching
2 Task Description

Easy transfer of properties from one entity to others

2121QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowFile > Save As: Export as DXF R15Waiting on User
Task Description


I have purchased QCAD Pro (3.25.2), the minimum the software can save is R18 when i set at Application Preferences - File - Open/Save.

When i make my drawing and wanted to save to R15, there is notification,

The file format version you are using is not recommended: “R15 [2000/LT2000]
DXF drawing [OpenDesign] (*.dxf)”.
Custom properties will not be saved.
All black entities and layers will be saved as white.
All custom colors will be adjusted to the nearest fixed color. Proceed?

I need to save to R15 as my cutting software can only detect R15 drawing at max.

When i save to R15,

My drawing will have 1 line that become a huge circle, making my machine cannot cut as per drawn by me.

Can you help me in solving this R15 issue on QCAD 3.25.2 so that it can save to R15 properly.

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

Support for external references (XREF)

1127QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLeaders: spline shapedLikely to be implemented
2 Task Description

Add support for spline shaped leaders

1224QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRevision cloudsLikely to be implemented
5 Task Description

Add support to draw revision clouds or convert polylines, ellipses, circles to revision clouds.

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