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ID  descCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
 683 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Convert Spline to Polyline tool Closed
Task Description

To have a tool that could convert splines to polylines would be useful, particularly for laser cutting work where a nice steady flow is needed, otherwise you can get an erratic ‘jumpy’ movement when cutting..
Maybe a ‘two’ step procedure;
1.First convert to arc/line segments.
2. Then if needed convert to a continuous polyline.

 682 BookFeature RequestLow QCad Book with Bookmarks ... Closed
Task Description

QCad Book

Would be nice to have the index linked (like Bookmarks, Hyperlinks, Jump marks) with the regarding chapter.

So that I just can click in the index what I’m looking for and it jumps directly to the correct chapter.

681QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow'Plug-in' for Gear generatorAssigned
1 Task Description

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.

680QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional Export function for Sketchup etc. ....Assigned
1 Task Description

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

See also:

 679 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow When drawing, a "escape" does not always cancel the las ...Closed
Task Description

This problem experienced since the first beta in both Win and Linux versions.

When a function (like a line) was selected for use and one press ESC twive to get back tot he main menu, it sort of does not cancel that last function. If one wouls now press on another function (like edit or circle) QCAD goes back to the line function.

the only way to rectify this is to press Esc many times. Sometimes the process needs to be repeated more than once.

I could not yet devise a sure fire way of reproducing this, but it does seems to happen as soon as the drawing gets bigger. I could not make it work with a clean page.

Although not crippling, it does break the elegance of drawing seamlessly and is a bit frustrating..

That said, I find QCAD 3.0.0 now significanlty faster than the Betas when loading and zooming in and out.

 678 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text box does not accept the "enter" key Closed
Task Description

Since the new QCAD 3, it is not possible any more to use “enter” in text boxes. The “enter” is always replaced by another symbol, which makes it impossible to have a long text string as a unit - like it always was in QCAD.

Could this please be fixed? It makes text control difficult.

 677 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Incorrect rendering of the drawings with the dwg2pdf to ...Closed
1 Task Description

Incorrect rendered faltering types of lines with the dwg2pdf tool.
Some of them: “DOT”, “DOT2”, “CENTER2”, “BORDER2”, “DASHDOT2”, “DIVIDE2”, “DASHED2” and others.
Lines are drawn by the “compressed”.
But when exporting through the menu “File” → “PDF Export”, lines are drawn as expected!
I attach two files as an example.

Excuse me and “Google Translate” for my English :)

 676 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Reference Points for "Relative Angle" and "Orthogonal"  ...Closed
Task Description

Other Line tools are offering Reference Points like: “Start” - “Middle” - “End”.

It would be nice to have the same Reference points for “Relative Angle” and “Orthogonal” lines.

675QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...Assigned
1 Task Description

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. ;-)

674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add optional 'auto' dimension tracking feature.Assigned
Task Description

It might be useful for some to have the option to turn on/off ' auto’ dimension tracking option.

See related topic:

 673 BookPerformance IssueLow Library - Symbols Closed
Task Description

Library - Architecture is showing only four (4) symbols:
“ffl, north, uparrow and winv”.
Is this correct?

Thanks in advance



 672 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow "Snap to intersection" followed by "Dimension" does not ...Closed
Task Description

Version 2.1:

Managed to use “Snap to grid” as the item was precisely 100mm or 120mm, but had it not been a precise multiple of 10mm there would have been a problem.


 671 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Configurable icon size for top toolbars Closed
Task Description

Configurable icon size for top toolbars

670QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable rendering options for stacked textAssigned
Task Description

Customer wishes that stacked text used as subscript is rendered differently (i.e. increased text size, lower position for subscript).
This may also apply to superscripts.

 669 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow GERBER file format import Closed
Task Description

Import .gbx (GERBER) files with electronic layouts.

 668 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD sefaulting under OpenSUSE 12.1 64bit (wrong or bro ...Closed
Task Description

I installed the professional edition of QCAD 3.0 on a fresh OpenSUSE 12.1/x86_64 system. After installing the 32bit freeglut (freeglut-32bit-100529-8.1.2.x86_64) package, the application still won’t start and fails with a sefault :

/opt/qcad-3.0.0-prof-linux-x86> ./qcad
./qcad : line 38 : 5843 Segmentation fault LD_LIBRARY_PATH=”$DIR” “$binary” $OPT1 $OPT2 “[email protected]

/opt/qcad-3.0.0-prof-linux-x86> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. ./qcad-bin -style plastic
Segmentation fault

Here is a gdb backtrace, hoping that it may help diagnose the problem :
(gdb) bt
#0 0x09af5d81 in ?? ()
#1 0xf4b2ddbf in FT_Has_PS_Glyph_Names () from /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6
#2 0xf4babe44 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#3 0xf4bac91e in FcFreeTypeCharSetAndSpacing () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#4 0xf4badf53 in FcFreeTypeQueryFace () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#5 0xf4bae654 in FcFreeTypeQuery () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#6 0xf4ba9509 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#7 0xf4ba987d in ?? () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#8 0xf4ba9a57 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#9 0xf4ba59d1 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#10 0xf4ba5c86 in FcConfigBuildFonts () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#11 0xf4baebac in FcInitLoadConfigAndFonts () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#12 0xf4baee1d in FcInit () from /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
#13 0xf53537e1 in qt_init(QApplicationPrivate*, int, _XDisplay*, unsigned long, unsigned long) ()

 from ./libQtGui.so.4

#14 0xf52d5db8 in QApplicationPrivate::construct(_XDisplay*, unsigned long, unsigned long) ()

 from ./libQtGui.so.4

#15 0xf52d649a in QApplication::QApplication(int&, char**, bool, int) () from ./libQtGui.so.4
#16 0x08b59746 in ?? ()
#17 0x08171cd6 in ?? ()
#18 0xf4bf6003 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/libc.so.6
#19 0×08171701 in ?? ()
Backtrace stopped: Not enough registers or memory available to unwind further

libfreetype installed version is libfreetype6-32bit-2.4.7-6.1.x86_64

 667 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow QCAD 2 drawing import: hatch pattern "ISO03W100" scale  ...Closed
Task Description

Affects drawings in inch with hatch patterns ISO03W100 and ISO03W100A

 666 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow When opening a qcad edited or created dwg in autocad, o ...Closed
Task Description

When opening a qcad edited or created dwg in autocad, only the first line of text is displayed for each Qcad edited or created text entry.
Qcad 3.0.0 Autocad Mac 2011
You can see that when opening the drawing in Autocad that only the First line of text is present.

665QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowPossible printing error on Linux fedora 16?Assigned
Task Description

On behalf of et76
Possible printing error using Linux 16 - needs further testing!
Please see topic: http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2119

Au nom de et76
Erreur d’impression possible en utilisant Linux 16 - a besoin d’autres tests!
S’il vous plaît voir le sujet: http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2119

 664 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add some common functions and constants of the Math obj ...Closed
Task Description

This would make it easier to enter formulas using sqrt, sin, cos, tan, ... without the Math. part

See also forum at:

 663 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow (de-)select by property Closed
Task Description

It would be nice if one could
- select
- deselect from the current selection
all entities with a specific property, for example:
- all entities which are texts
- all entities with angle === 180
- all entities with color !== red
The current property editor has the perfect gui for it. On a similar gui one could change a value there which changes the selection instead of the properties of the selected entities.

I think there would be no need for “and” or “or”, if the current selection can be reduced or extended.

 662 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow I can't set viewport Closed
Task Description

Hi, I set Qcad with two viewports and now I can’t modify that setting, except when I open another drawing

661QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for the DGN formatAssigned
1 Task Description

See OpenDesign news:
“ODA consolidates support for .dgn and .dwg file formats in Teigha”

 660 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Active Tool - 'tool bar' doesn `t stay redocked  Closed
Task Description

The Active Tool tool bar doesn`t stay re-docked in QCAD 3 Final.
Please see topic:

 659 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Some true type fonts may not be supported Closed
Task Description

Customer reports that TTF called “Magneto” is not shown properly.

 658 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow crash if file is write (!) only Closed
Task Description

Opening a file which is (by accident) write only results in QCad crashing. Read only or read/write files are opened without problems.

As write only files do not make much sense, this should not come up too often...

 657 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Auto Zoom applied too often Closed
Task Description

Auto Zoom should not be applied every time you go back and forth between editing a block and the main drawing.
At least, not by default: it just isn’t practical. QCAD2 didn’t do it...

see also http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2111

 656 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Data should not be in programs directory Closed
Task Description

QCAD2 offered the user to specify in the program settings where these directories should be/go, and took the first one in each list as default; QCAD3 only offers to enter auxiliary library and template directories and has no provisions for defaults.

All associated data (scipts, templates, libraries, patterns, fonts) is stored under the program directory, exactly where it should not be. Windows 7 and higher default prevent modifying the programs directory by redirecting the writes.
An extra user-input during the Windows install process would be in order.

QCAD3 should offer the user to specify any and all data directories involved (including the auto save), and make it possible to specify a default for each.
This list could be initialised with the installation defaults, or default to the installation directories when empty.

 655 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow  Changing Minimal grid spacing option (px) - proves no ...Closed
Task Description

Changing the Minimal grid spacing (px) proves non effective, in that - it does not reduce the number of steps to to reach target view!

Tested and agreed on Win 7 -64

See Topics:


and related - http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=6694#p6694

 654 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Text missing from dwg import (block attributes) Closed
Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I am guessing this is an external library, but you maybe able to push it upstream.

Certain Autocad DWG files with embeded blocks fail to display text that was associated with them. For example see grid ref D.03 in the attached autocad drawing, the circles are terminals and should have nos in them.

Have tried exploding them in qcad etc, but nothing.


 653 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium crash on some file operations may be Qt related Closed
Task Description

On file open selection from main menu or on output to PDF Qcad crashes


I/O error : No such file or directory
/usr/share/mime/inode/directory.xml:1: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document

 652 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Arbitrary options toolbar height Closed
1 Task Description


 651 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Posibility print some layers in color and others in bla ...Closed
Task Description

Qcad3 have the feature to print in 3 ways: color, grey and black.

The missing feature is select some layers to preserve the original color in the black mode of print.

 650 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow library dependencies changed from rc5 to final Closed
Task Description

Hi there,

trying to start the final qcad-3.0.0 under Ubuntu results in

./qcad-bin: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.14' not found (required by ./libQtCLucene.so.4)

qcad-3rc5 runs fine - do I have to install something to run the final qcad3?

Thanks - Stefan

 649 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow To add an Array option. Closed
Task Description

To re-introduce an ‘Array’ option with Number of columns/rows and Column/row spacing.

This option could be added to the Modify tool set so - could be used with all entities, not only blocks!

Wieder einzuführen Ein ‘Array’ Option mit Anzahl der Spalten / Zeilen und Spalten / Zeilen Abstand.

Diese Option könnte der Modify Tool so eingestellt, hinzugefügt werden - konnte mit allen Stellen, nicht nur Blöcke verwendet werden!

*Please see topic:

648QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for line patterns at weight 0.00Assigned
Task Description

A line with linestyle = dots and line weight = 0.00 appears in model space overly spaced, all other lineweights behave as expected.
Suspect other linestyles to behave in a similar fashion.

See attached drawing.

Suggested fix: use the same scaling for lineweight 0.00 as for lineweight 0.05.

 647 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Customize line type Closed
5 Task Description

I would like to get a submenu in properties to define own line types, i.e. one dash and three points or line + block.

Edit: Add support for custom line types defined in DXF / DWG files.

 646 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Is a Debian Installation possible? Closed
Task Description

Post from topic:

Re: QCAD 3 Final
by ralvejd » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes nice news
I’m waiting for a Debian installation

645QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowInch - Layerdata / Linewight still in mm ...Assigned
Task Description

Drawing Unit is in “Inch” but the Layer Data (Line wight) is in “mm” ....

I like it ;-) ... but maybe I’m the only one :-(

 644 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Search for text Closed
Task Description

Search for a text, highlight or select (?) the result(s).

 643 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Zooming mode of operation Closed
Task Description

I just realized, that Zoom-in and Zoom-out (with the mousewheel) works different from graphical editors I know (as soon as drawing is larger than full screen).

Graphical editor (PSP X2 (and other too I think)):
Will make the position of the cursor the center of the drawing area. Thus allowing very fast to reposition the viewable area without changing into a move mode (Hand icon) and without the rulers on the left or down of the drawing area. The reposition is very handsome!
But this solution is only half way practical: If you use the wheel twice to zoom twice in sequence without moving the cursor, it will reposition the image twice - this double reposition is not practical at all, as the second reposition is rather random!

Lets the center unchanged and just zooms-in or Zooms-out.

My proposal:
- Zoom-in or Zoom-out around the current position of the cursor
- move this current position to the center of the screen
- move the cursor itself to the center of the screen (thus avoiding to shift the image again with a subsequent zoom-operation

  1. if the user uses a second zoom-op the new center remains mostly fixed. This would allow best of both solutions:
  2. but the user is free to make an other area of the drawing the new center if he actively moves the cursor again.

I think this would be very simple, intuitive and efficient to handle, reducing the need to reposition the drawing manually a lot.

Actually I think earlier version of graphical editors I used worked with were implemented that way.

I’m not an extensive CAD user. Maybe there are special requests for this type of work that are in contradiction to my idea. Maybe it would be practical to activate this type of zooming when used along with <ALT>. Hmmm - no: Allow original QCAD-zooming with <ALT>!


By the way:
Mouse right-click seems never assigned in QCAD. In Windows a user usually expects ‘Properties’ to be activated with right-click. But I think with the clever way you implemented this, there is no real need to change this. As the standard is already broken: Why not assign permanently a ‘Move’ (Hand icon) to ‘right-click’...

 642 DocumentationBug ReportLow Better explanaton for Layer '0' Closed
Task Description

Layer ‘0’ has some special function. E.g. it can not be deleted, it will contain the data of undeleted layers.

I recommend adding some explanations: Explain the function of Layer ‘0’ as third paragraph in chapter 12 of the manual. Further it should be recommended to never use this layer for drawing.

By the way: I consider this to be better than no layer undelete. BUT: is there really not way for a true layer undelete...

641QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowNo warning is displayed when lengthen tool is used with...Assigned
Task Description

Command ‘Lengthen LE’ will extend most arcs but not all (2 arcs in the attached drawing do not work)! There is no obvious reason for this from the users point of view.

 640 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Selected object dos not get printed Closed
Task Description

If an object is selected while ‘print preview’ is activated this object will be shown in preview in a special color and not printed at all.

I do see no reason for either behavior. My opinion: If it gets saved while selected it should get printed as well.

639QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAbility to load a file of keyboard shortcutsAssigned
Task Description

It would be useful if a file of keyboard shortcuts to commands could be loaded.

Then a set of shortcuts identical/based on the Autocad keyboard shortcuts can be loaded, making it much easier for Autocad users to migrate to your product.

There does seem to be some future functionality planned here, with the shortcut ‘scheme’ selector in Program Preferences, but for the moment ‘Qcad’ is the only option available.

This strategy is used to great effect by Draftsight (but who trusts a big company like Dassault/Solidworks...)

638QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request- text find/replace functionAssigned
2 Task Description

Feature request- text string find/replace

Scope: entire drawing/selected objects set/chosenlayer only


‘find’ with ‘zoom to’, first, next, previous, last

‘replace’ with ‘next’, ‘undo’, ‘all’

This functionality is very useful when using QCad for system diagrams and the like.

637QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewports / View ListAssigned
Task Description

1. The Scrollbars for each window in the Viewports has the same size like the normal used scrollbars for windows. If you are working on a normal size Monitor it “steals” a lot of “working space”. Is there any possibility to make the scrollbars smaller or just a line to separate the windows so that I have to navigate with Keyboard and mouse?

2. I thing the Viewports and the View List belongs together - is it possible to get a button in the “View List / Tool Bar” to choose a Viewport style instead of “walking” the long way over the “Drawing preferences” Menu?

See also:

 636 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow 64 bit compilation Closed
Task Description


I’m using QCAD2 quite a while now and after moving from FreeBSD-i386 to FreeBSD-amd64 there are some libraries missing in the 32 bit version (libXi and some more).

I’d strongly suggest making a 64 bit compilation of the pro version. The community edition does compile and run on FBSD-amd64 very well.

Maybe ths would better be posted to the suggestion list of the upcoming version 3 ...

Thanks for attention!
see topic:

 635 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium hatch fills wrong area, saving results in "Exception oc ...Closed
Task Description

Attached you’ll find a floor plan.

Trying to fill the walls (layer “KG_Wand”), the hatch does not fill them but the space inside the rooms.
Saving the file (with the wrong hatch) leads to

Exception occurred. Entity NOT saved: 148

in the Command Window, after re-opening the file the hatch is (as expected) not existing anymore.

 634 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Hatches using user added hatch patterns cannot be saved Closed
Task Description

Hatches using user added hatch patterns cannot be saved.

OpenDesign error message: “Bad name for Hatch pattern”

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