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 1799 QCAD/CAMBug ReportVery Low Postprocessor: sign not forced for negative values roun ...Closed
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formatValue returns “0” instead of “+0” for negative values that round up to 0 with the configured decimals.

 1812 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Coordinate display: coordinates not updated while mouse ...Closed
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The coordiantes (in the lower left corner) freeze while mouse is moving. Updates as soon as the mouse is stopped.

This slows me down considerably. I have to stop, wait (too see the coordinates), move, stop, wait, move back, stop, wait, move, stop wait... This gotta be a bug?

MacOS 10.12.6

 1813 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM Export: missing G01 Closed
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Trying the EleksMaker EL01 Laser router I noticed some bugs in creating pathways, rapids, tolerance and homing.

See the attached pdf

 1814 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow FS#1813 Revisited Closed
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 FS#1813  Revisited. (Several bugs in QCAD/CAM 3.21.3. when generating G-code in “G-code Laser (offset).)

Hi Andrew,

After closing the bug notification I realised I didn’t add the DXF. My apologies for not attaching the DXF-file at hand.

Fortunately I am not the only one;

You can fix the missing G01 by replacing your file postprocessors/GCodeLaserOffsetMM.js with the attached updated file.

Since it was not attached, that makes two of us.

Anyway I have attached the DXF-file to be tested.

1815QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAdd Laser tool optionAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

Creating G-code for cnc-laser, the laser-tool can not be correctly set at all.

Attached a laser tool proposal

 1816 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow TAB function in CAM module fails  Closed
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When using (adding a TAB on a radius fails).

Example:

When length of the TAB is set to 1 mm.

After export to *.nc code the code is not ok.

And then check this is NC viewer or gcode sender the length is not set to 1 mm but is smaller.

On a line this function (TAB) is correct working.

 1817 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM Export: offset fails for contours with arcs (tolera ...Closed
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After regenerate selected toolpath OR regenerate all toolpath.

The result of the output is every time different.

When pushed for example 2 or 3 times this button.

See pictures

 1820 QCAD/CAMBug ReportMedium CAM Export: exporting text entities broken Closed
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Hi Andrew,

Kubuntu, QCAD/CAM 3.21.3

Font Standard. Selected as ‘single line’ font for engraving with mill or laser.

While CAM Exporting as G-code Laser (Offset) MM, or as Linux CNC, Exporting gets trapped in a loop.

In Font Standard the glyph’s ? & $ @ s S Q and 2 contains unwanted Z-movements. It seems these glyphs entities are not alligned properly; endpoint last line does not meet startpoint next line; why else the Z-movements?

Could this misallignment also traps Exporting?

 1830 QCAD/CAMSuggestionLow HP7580 Penplotter Closed
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Hi Andrew,

I was fiddeling around with a copy of the hpgl postprocessor, and has it adapted, up and running for a HP7580 penplotter. You may add this to QCAD if you like.

Poking and peeking in the other postprocessor files, I found enough information to generate a very acceptable hpgl.plt file now, including the required pen changes.

The purpose of a ‘bracket-field’ (as [S] ) is clear to me. Where are [S#] and [S!] used for?

1841QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowQCAD/CAM Postprocessor "Hpgl": Add pen colors to HP/GL ...Assigned
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Add SPx; with x being pen number from 1-8.

TODO:
- Which color corresponds to which pen number?
- What if there are more than 8 colors in a DXF files?

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

 1848 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestMedium PWM Laser Closed
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Hi Andrew,

I have added a PWM Laser post processor.

You can add it to QCAD’s post processor directory

 1850 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Toolpath error Closed
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Hi Andrew,

While generating a toolpath I stumbled upon an odd error.

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?

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”.

 1907 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow having issues importing and opening dxf files  Closed
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can not import dxf files

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.

1912QCAD/CAMBug ReportLowTool Description ErrorAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

Testing the drill toolpath I find it hard to select the correct tool by a small bug

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.

 1914 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow CAM layer On/Off Closed
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew

If CAM layer invisible do not 3D Simulate and do not write G-code.

 1946 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM > Cam Legacy Export: Cut inner paths before outer p ...Closed
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The option “Cut inner paths before outer paths” is ignored, causing trouble when outer paths are cut first.

Attached is a link to the script files and gcode examples.

1954QCAD/CAMReleaseLowRevised PWM Post ProcessorAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

I have revised the PWM Post Processor to Revision D.

 1962 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM > Drill Toolpaths: Cannot be edited / updated from  ...Closed
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Hallo Andrew,

Found a bug in the drill toolpath generator.

 1963 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Bug Font Standard OR Cam Config Closed
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Hallo Andrew

Confronted with a bug in font Standard glyph ”s” (small S),
and a solution.

 1967 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Development snapshot: Toolpath generator problem Closed
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Hallo Andrew,

I had updated QCAD/CAM to 3.23.0.2 and I am confronted with a major bug in the toolpath generator.

 1970 QCAD/CAMPerformance IssueMedium Drill Toolpath Workaround Closed
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Hallo Andrew,

Fiddling with the drill-toolpath error, a solution seems to be to add the drill location as a ‘single point’ in the ‘source’ sublayer. I am using this as a Bug Work Around.

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

Found a bug in the 3D Simulator execution

 1981 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow I would like an external post processor Closed
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I use gcode ripper for some of my jobs. (see here: https://www.scorchworks.com/Gcoderipper/gcoderipper.html) This is a large python script that I use to wrap flat code around a cylinder for engraving. What I would like to see is a way to run it from my own custom post processor that I wrote for my machine. Maybe some kind of keyword that allows me to specify an arbitrary external command with some parameters. It would be very helpful to me. I create a lot of ad-hock jobs to run.

Thanks,
Chuck Tilbury

 1992 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Regenerate All Error Closed
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Hallo Andrew,

I experienced some odd behaviour when using a final Regenerate All before an Export.

 2000 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM > Nesting: misleading "Sheet added" confirmation Closed
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Within the nesting preparation:
A left mouse click to add a sheet will always be confirmed with “Sheet added”, regardless of a proper selection or where the left click is done in Model_Space.

 2001 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM > Nesting: Alignment fails Closed
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Task Description

Description for the CAM Nesting alignment:

Quote:
Alignment: Parts are arranged with the chosen alignment in mind. An alignment of “Left - Bottom” means that parts are shuffled to the left (primary alignment) and towards the bottom (secondary alignment).
Quote end

I tested a few scenarios. e.g
a Top Left, Align → leads to a top right alignment,
a Top left, Hull → leads to a Bottom Left alignment,
etc.

 2003 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow QCADCAM Crashes when starting up Closed
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I am trying to run the QCADCAM v3.23.0 64 bit version under Windows 10 x64. When I start the program, I get the splash screen showing it loading all of the plugins. When it gets to around 67% (Gerber stuff), the program crashes. I get the following exception:

Unhandled exception at 0x00007FFC5F51C706 (MxMGLV64.dll) in qcad.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0×0000000003304318. occurred

I also loaded the 64 bit version of just plain QCAD and it works with no problems.
I also tried loading the 32 bit version of QCADCAM and while it does not crash, it does not display any of the menus, toolbars, or toolboxes. it displays only a black screen with the title bar.

 2024 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM > Nesting: Nesting blocks with multiple parts fails Closed
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Case:
Nesting quantity all test: 3

Nesting block2 = works
Nesting block1 = fails (placed outside sheet),
Nesting both blocks = fails (placed partly outside sheet),

 2025 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Set Nesting Quantity shows wrong quantity Closed
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If I set “Set Nesting Quantity” to e.g. 5 it will remember this number within the session.
If I need to check which number I’ve used last time there is no way to find the actual used value - it will show me always 1.
If I restart QCAD/CAM the value is completely lost and the nesting tool tries to fit in as much as possible into the sheet - regardless that the quantity number still shows one.

It would be nice to have a remember function even after restarting QCAD/CAM and have some kind of possibility to see the last used value.

 2028 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM > CAM Export: Fails for new document created Closed
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Task Description

1. Load drawing
2. Create new drawing
3. Add toolpath / tool
4. CAM > CAM Export

Fails to identify current config (post processor).

 1076 QCAD/CAMBug ReportHigh Crash on Mac OS X when using internal Trackpad Closed
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Hi,

I have just updated my Mac OS from 10.9.2 to 10.9.4. QCAD 3.6.2 seems to be working normally under the newest version of Mac OS, but has developed a very specific bug which leads to reproducible crashes when a text object is edited.

Steps to minimally reproduce:
1. Open QCAD
2. Create a text object
3. Place the text object on the canvas
4. double-click the text object and edit its contents
5. click OK to accept changes
6. repeat from step 4 three or four times.

After several attempts to edit a text object, QCAD will crash with EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS) in thread 0 (QCoreApplication).
The crash can also be triggered by moving the text object around on the canvas (instead of editing its contents).
The bug does not require anything else (no other objects on the canvas, no particular font, occurs in both new and previously saved documents).

Apart from this bug, QCAD seems to work fine on OS X 10.9. The text editing crash did not occur before the latest OS update. No other applications on my system seem to be having any problems. If this problem can be fixed, I think QCAD will be quite usable on 10.9.

See also related bugs in:
 FS#1091 

 1089 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Convert polyline from segments on locked layers deletes ...Closed
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If you select (line) segments in a visible yet locked layer and choose “convert segments to polyline” (OG), the segments are deleted, but inserting the polyline fails.
So you can easily destroy locked layers by mistake which contradicts the idea of locking layers.

 1142 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow Distance Entry in "Feet and Inches" Closed
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I use architectural units everyday in QCAD and would appreciate being able to enter feet and inches from the “command line” for convenience and accuracy.

I have been entering “calculations” to arrive at the distance values (i.e. 10*12+6.125 = 10’-6 1/8”), but this method is time consuming and prone to input error.

I would like to see Acad’s architectural distance method implemented in QCAD. This entry method would replace the “calculated” entry with (as an example): 10’6-1/8.

Command Line: Next point: 10’6-1/8
The <’> mark triggers a 12 times multiplier for the proceeding number,
the next number is the whole inches and
the ↔ is a separator that adds the fraction to the whole inches before it.

Thanks for considering this feature request. I’m certain that many QCAD users in the Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Construction professions wold appreciate this convenience (especially those moving past Acad).

 1483 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Draw -> Polyline -> Create from Segments deletes a segm ...Closed
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With the attached DXF file, select Draw → Polyline → Create from Segments
(O, G) and click on the complex polyline inside the circle (eg on
the top left arc). Apolyline is created with a few segments,
and one or more segments are deleted!

Different segments are deleted depending on which segment is clicked.

 1803 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM configuration output unit fixed in inch instead of  ...Closed
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Ij window CAM Configuration output unit appears as inch instead of mm. All parameters are in option
when create a nc file,units are in inches not in mm. unsuable and not possible to change

1940QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM > CAM Configuration: Add program descriptionAssigned
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Add a program description to the CAM configuration dialog and export to postprocessors as variable.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=32&p=24649

 1997 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM > CAM Export: Fails for new document created Closed
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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.

 1941 Snapshot ReleaseBug ReportLow Invisible layers displayed Closed
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Task Description

Snapshot release 3.23.0.2

See also:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?p=24757

 1998 Snapshot ReleaseBug ReportLow Viewport: Dimension text not scaled correctly in scaled ...Closed
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Task Description

Hi,

Dimensions texts are not showing in layouts when using a Viewport scale of 1/100.
This issue is present in 3.23.0.6 but not in 3.23.0.

See this thread on the forum for more info and repro file:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6725

 23 TestsBug ReportHigh Fix UiTests Closed
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Fix UiTests

 27 TestsFeature RequestLow Dimension Tests Closed
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Task Description
  • add test for all kind of dimensions
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