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 108 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Library Browser keywords, tags, improvments Closed
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Task Description

Sample RDF File

'1.0'
<!-- copyright 2010 by RibbonSoft GmbH -->
"http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#""http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rdf/library"
  "Public Domain"
 
      "en""Bike"
      "de""Fahrrad"
 
 
 
        "http://www.clker.com"
 
 
 
 
        "Giant"
        "MTB 327"
        "en_US"
 
      "en"
        "bike"
        "vehicle"
        "outline"
        "architecture"
 
      "de"
        "fahrrad"
        "zweirad"
 
      "de_CH"
        "velo"
 
 
 
 

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  • To discuss: Save the license as tag instead of a special field. Pure tag searching is awesome fast. The more special cases that have to be handled different, the slower the search. License tags are quite unique. If something is tagged with “GNU”, it is very likely that the license is meant (expect for the animal named gnu). Same for BSD, Public Domain and CC licenses.

Done

  • Mark (gray out) tags that are not available anymore due to the already chosen tags.
  • Handle double click / rename
    • if a RDF is present, change the item title
    • if no RDF is present, add a new RDF and set the the title there
  • Edit Meta Data dialog
    • add title (both dialog and newly created RDF files)
  • Stemmer: Stemming is usually done at the indexing stage.
    • additional field in table keywords (type: 0=word, 1=stem)
    • don’t show stems in completer and tags lists
  • Provide “radio button” tags, e.g. “license” or “modification time” cannot have more than one selection.
  • rebuild (clear) library browser DB on start if language was changed
  • Provide meta information for directories
    • The idea: One can have a directory and assign the author “Donald”. Every item in this directory will have assigned the author “Donald” automatically.
    • This is all RDF based, not editable by the user other than by editing the RDF file.
    • Problems
      • How can that be shown to the user? E.g. someone tags a directory called “architecture” by mistake with “mechanical”. Every item in this directory will now be found for “mechanical”, and will confuse the user.
        • → not shown to the user
      • Author and license could be overridden (if wanted) be setting them in a item. But what about tags? Tags actually just can be added, not replaced. It that comprehensible for the user?
        • → tags that are set on the directory level apply to all items in that directory
    • Stored in a directory named “_META”.
    • Inside “_META”, there’s the RDF file called “meta.rdf”.
    • Let’s keep this simple:
      • When an item’s RDF is parsed, the RDF of the directory is parsed first, then that data is replaced / extended by the item’s RDF. This way we only have to change things in one place (RDF parsing). DB, queries, etc. remain the same.
  • the quick info (shown on item mouse over) should show additional information
    • the license
    • the author
  • GUI changes according to the attached file
    • every tab should have its own list view (based on RListView) / model / splitter
    • RListView, LibraryBrowserView: use signal / slots mechanism instead of inheritance

Automatic Translation

Tags

  • RDF: add title
    • add item title and use it instead of the file name (avoids “bear01”)
  • add item locale
  • add authors as tag
  • add license as tag
  • perspectives (top, side, front)
  • make it possible to easily combine common tags, e.g. “DIN-912”, “top viewing direction”, “high level of details”
    • Tags are searched with exact match (in opposite to the “normal” keyword search, which is “*keyword*”).
    • Drawings have additional tags to match this exact search, e.g. a drawing with the tag “DIN-912” has also the tag “DIN” assigned. These additional tags are made programmatically while parsing the RDF.
    • [old] This could be achieved by defining some standardized tags with a special meaning, e.g. viewing direction “view:top”, “view:front”, “view:side”; level of detail “lod:low”, “lod:medium”, “lod:high”. The user interface could show these special tags as filters for the current view or search view.
    • see also http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/ for an interesting approach to the problem

Favorites

  • favorites (saved in .ini file as list of paths)

Table "keyword"

COLUMN_NAME	TYPE_NAME	
id	        INTEGER	
text	        VARCHAR	
locale_id       INTEGER

Table "locale"

COLUMN_NAME	TYPE_NAME
id	        INTEGER
text	        VARCHAR
  • “locale independent”, always included in search

Filename based Keywords

  • filter filename
    • replace ‘_’ with " "
    • replace ‘-’ with " " leave “-”
    • replace numbers [0-9] with “”
 111 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Switch for line width display Closed
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Task Description

Switch on / off line width display (display mode between normal and draft)

 116 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Show polyline area in property editor Closed
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2 Task Description

Show area of closed polyline, hatch, solid fill in property editor.

 124 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow White lines in SVG Closed
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Task Description

In DXF world, as far as I know, colour 7 - white - is magic, in that it shows white in model space on a black background, possibly also black on a light background, and commonly black in paper space irrespectively of background colour. In my opinion, SVG should be considered paper space.

I propose, that white entities get rendered black in SVG files exported from QCAD. What do you think?

 126 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Snap to reference points of arcs Closed
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Task Description

Snap to reference points does not work for arc entities as one would expect.
The four points on the arc at angles 0,90,180,270 should be reference points (like for circles).

 127 WebsiteFeature RequestLow QCAD scripts development Closed
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Task Description

The QCAD scripts, that contain a great deal of functionality in the QCAD framework, are so to say open source, in the limited, still powerful, sense that they can be read, inspected and single-handedly adapted to local needs. Wouldn’t it make sense to store these in a public source code repository?

So to allow closer tracking of development, eg. Of course, all of the scripts would then have to know which release of the /kernel/ they require as a support. But that should be a good thing anyways, as soon as a community of framework users arises, wasn’t it?

 128 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Export to PNG Closed
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Task Description

QCAD 3 TP1 cannot export to PNG (or any other bitmap format). QCAD 2 lets set width and height in pixels of the file to be created. The drawing is then scaled proportionally to fit that. Leaving the height value empty will crash QCAD 2. QCAD 2 will also pad the image with an unspecified value that gets (both absolutely and relatively) smaller when the size increases…

QCAD 2 interface is simple and should meet most users needs. It would be nice to calculate the missing value, if only width or height is set. Some padding might be necessary only when antialiasing is done on export.

Setting scale and DPI instead would require more thinking on users side…

 130 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Measuring tools Closed
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Task Description

Implement measurement (info) tools (see QCAD 2)

 143 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Limit number of entities / shapes in previews Closed
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Task Description

Limit preview shapes / entities by user configurable number

 145 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Explode blocks Closed
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Task Description

Explode blocks

 154 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Image: move reference points to scale Closed
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Task Description

Image: move reference points to scale

 172 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium send to back / to front Closed
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Task Description

implement

 174 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow edit block from insert Closed
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Task Description

implement

 176 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Demo Version Closed
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Task Description
  • Save drawings on exit
  • 10min time limit
  • markers in
    • PDF export
    • BMP export
    • SVG export
    • printing
 188 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low The "View List" should be remembered Layers Open and cl ...Closed
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Task Description

When I save a view for print i like that wiew remember the layers open and closed.

This feature could be improved with remember print scale, dimension text size and page size

 189 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Grid settings Closed
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Task Description

Make grid configurable.
Switch on / off grid visibility.

 197 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow The Status Bar cannot be toggled on/off. Closed
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Task Description

I’ve looked high and low and cannot find how the the Status Bar is toggled on/off as in QCAD2

 205 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Linux: fix gcc dependencies Closed
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Task Description

qcad-trial-bin requires gcc-4.4.4, but I have gcc-4.4.5, so QCAD fails to start.

QCAD should require major GCC versions (gcc-4.4.x), and not revisions.

 206 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Measuring tools: output in fractions Closed
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Task Description

Support output of results in fractions for imperial units.

 207 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow command line: shortcut for activation Closed
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Task Description

Unable to use space bar to focus on command line to type in commands etc as in Version 2. Need to click in the command line first in order to do so - much easier to use press space bar!

 213 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Edit Block from reference, how get back to the original ...Closed
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Task Description

It might be an oversight from my side, but when I do Edit Block from reference, I don’t see how I can go back to the original drawing.

 221 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow autocad dwg compatibility Closed
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Task Description

DWG files created with QCAD display really fine now in autocad. There are only two minor issues for ACAD users:

1) ACAD complains, that they were not created with a licensed application. One may not be able to work around that one...

2) ACAD complains, that the file does not specify a codepage. For this one, there should be a way around, shouldn’t it?

I am very happy with the compatibility in the new QCAD. Thank you very much for all the efforts that went into it!

Peter

 225 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Allow fraction notation for number input / display Closed
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Task Description

Allow users to enter numeric values as fractions in the format ‘number numerator/denominator’, for example ‘7 3/4’.

Values might also be represented that way in the property editor and in other places of the user interface if desired by the user.

 230 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Scroll bars optional Closed
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Task Description

Provide option to hide scroll bars.

 231 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Disable grid snap for auto snapping Closed
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2 Task Description

Disable grid snap for auto snapping or otherwise configurable auto snap.

 232 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Show / hide block references from block list (eye-icon) Closed
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Task Description

Show / hide block references from block list (eye-icon)

 235 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Trial version: dockable with links, etc. Closed
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Task Description

Trial version: dockable with static web page (links, special offers, ...)

 236 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium trial version: teaser dock showing a small web page Closed
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Task Description
  • small dock widget showing a web page (for teaser, special sales etc.)
 247 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow tab names sometimes shortened too much Closed
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Task Description

When many tabs are open, the name of contained drawing is not fully shown. One way that some mdi applications do, is to append the name of the active tab to the top window title, which is also useful in other ways. At least a tool tip with the full name of the file on the tab top was nice.

 249 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Default Save Format Closed
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Task Description

It was nice to specify the default Format for saving files. 2010 is too young for distribution to unknown users, better use 2004 or so...

 255 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Trim ellipses Closed
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Task Description

Trim ellipses

 256 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Break out segments of ellipses Closed
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Task Description

Break out segments of ellipses

 259 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Chain dimensions Closed
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11 Task Description

Chain dimensions

 260 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Reference dimensioning Closed
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9 Task Description

Reference dimensioning (baseline dimensioning)

Create multiple dimensions using the same base line.

 262 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Perpendicular snap Closed
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Task Description

Perpendicular (orthogonal to entity) snap onto closest entity.

 264 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Support for "Layouts" (paper space, viewport) Closed
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25 Task Description

There is one important ACAD feature that I would really like to see supported in QCAD3 and that is “Layouts”

Looking at the block lists, it seems to me that it can’t be too much extra work to support it, since the model space and different paper spaces are already shown there - and one can edit it.

QCAD draws infinitely easier than ACAD and drawing layouts is a primary feature of ACAD. With this in QCAD I can hardly see why anyone that does 2D work would need ACAD at all.

 265 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Block Attributes Closed
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1 Task Description

TODO:

  • Ask user to enter block attribute values when inserting block
  • If attribute definition changes (tag changes), update attributes accordingly (note that other CAD systems don’t do this)
  • Support for multiline attributes
  • Control order of attributes (as shown to user in property editor, when inserting blocks)

DONE:

  • Defining new block attribute definitions (constructing block attribute definition entities)
  • Editing block attribute definitions (property editor)
  • Synchronize attributes based on attribute definitions (position, angle, size, ...)
  • Loading block attribute definitions from DXF / DWG
  • Saving block attribute definitions to DXF / DWG
  • Loading block attributes from DXF / DWG
  • Saving block attributes to DXF / DWG

Related commands: DDATTE, ATTEDIT, ATTDEF

 267 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Toggle grid in view tool bar Closed
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Task Description

Toggle grid in view tool bar

 268 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Define grid origin Closed
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Task Description

Define grid origin

 287 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low tool bar icon size Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if one could not only change the icon size of the widget panel but also the icon size of the tool bars.

 292 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Choose number of copies when using 'snap with distance  ...Closed
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Task Description

Choose number of copies when using ‘snap with distance to end’.

This might make sense for certain tools only.

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1643

 297 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Support drawing linetype scale factor (LTSCALE) Closed
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Task Description

Support drawing linetype scale factor (LTSCALE)

 302 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Printer calibration Closed
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Task Description

Calibrate printer X/Y ratio and possibly scale to allow accurate printing even on inaccurate printers.

 304 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium invalid hatch area hint Closed
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Task Description

Trying to build a hatch area sometimes results in “invalid hatch area”. It would be nice if QCAD could give a hint why / where the problem occurs (where is “line too long” or “not closed”).

 305 ECMAScriptFeature RequestLow executing script at terminal command prompt Closed
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Task Description

Hello. My question is: can I run my script under Linux QCAD using Linux command prompt.
Something like this. Print in terminal: “./qcad myscript.qs” And can the script executing without QCAD GUI? I need to make my drawing by printing specific command in linux command prompt without using GUI. So after script end his work I want to have my drawing at destination directory.

Thank you.

 310 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow show/hide grid Closed
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Task Description

You removed the button to show and hide grid

I cannot find it and when I turn the grid off and on

 313 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Isometric grid Closed
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Task Description

Switch grid from orthogonal to isometric.

 315 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG PG export polylines Closed
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Task Description

Polylines may consist of lines and arcs. The SVG PG exporter writes them as all straight lines. A better mapping than polyline then was path, as is done with arcs now.

 320 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow CAD Tool Bar: Back button should go back one menu Closed
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Task Description

CAD Tool Bar: Back button should go back one menu. Possibly use two buttons, one to go back to the previous tool bar, one to go back to the main tool bar.

 323 ECMAScriptFeature RequestLow Exceptions in headless scripts Closed
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Task Description

The capability of running headless, ie. without GUI, is a very welcome addition to QCAD. I suggest one more improvement:

When an exception occurs in a script (running from autostart) and no-gui was opted for on the command line, QCAD should not try to bring up the debugger ever (regardless of any preferences), but print the message of the exception and possibly a backtrace instead.

Otherwise all errors will produce the same message…

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