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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatus  descProgress
 1061 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Polygonal / Rectangular Marquee Tool ? Closed
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Task Description

Defining hatch areas at present is time consuming as you have to create an additional layer and amend as necessary to create a boundary. What would speed up this process is a multi function tool to create a closed boundary line that could be used for fills and hatches or to delete specific areas from a drawing. This tool could have the following sub menu:

* Polygonal Selection
* Rectangular Selection (Use with modifier key to keep square)
* Circular / Oval Selection (Use with modifier key to keep round)

Each tool could have the following options:

1. New selection
2. Add to selection
3. Delete from selection
4. Intersect with selection

This tool would be invaluable for speeding up work-flow, simple actions like trimming lines could be achieved with a simple selection and backspace to delete etc. Please give this some consideration, this could be a great amendment to QCAD !

 1066 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to lock origin Closed
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Task Description

It would be good to have the option to lock the origin if needed.

 1068 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Isometric bitmap Closed
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Task Description

It would be a nice feature to be able to create an isometric projection of a bitmap.

 1070 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add support for trace entities Closed
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Task Description

See forum thread at:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2967

 1071 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low (Bitmap) scaling convenience option Closed
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1 Task Description

This can be done as is in QCAD today, but a quick convenience UI bit would be much appreciated.

Suppose you are working off a bitmap image (transcribing old scan, or you got your apartment’s floor plan like this, because, uh, what tenant needs DXF). It has dimensions markers and everything, but fat chance it’ll be to actual CAD scale after importing.

So, to bring it to scale, you measure between two tick marks on the scale, compute ratio based on measurement and what’s written on the dimension line, and do a scale operation (you can also have QCAD compute the ratio by using math expression, whatever).

That works fine.

A purely just for convenience function to do that would be much appreciated: pick two points, enter what the actual distance between them is, poof bam, appropriate scaling operation is applied.

As a twist, there could be some other bitmap skewing options, like “the points I’ve selected are on a horizontal/vertical line/at an angle of X degrees, then the bitmap would also be applied this transform.

 1072 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Resolve Relative paths on command line Closed
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Task Description

I have aliased qcad to run it from terminal. There is a small glitch when opening a file from a different location using relative path names:

$ alias qcad
alias qcad='/opt/qcad-3.6.0-pro-linux-x86_64/qcad'

$ cd /a
$ qcad some.dwg &
$ cd /b
$ qcad other.dwg

Import Error is shown:
> Can't open file
> /a/other.dwg.
> File is empty.

$ qcad /b/other.dwg # absolute path works

$ readlink /proc/pid-of-qcad/cwd
/opt/qcad-3.6.0-pro-linux-x86_64

Qcad somewhere stores the path, from where it is first launched. The next “launch” will not use the next location but refer to the first one when constructing the full path name of the file name in the argument.

Maybe that can be easily improved (the message is wrong too).

 1079 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Custom line weights in 0.001mm steps Closed
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Task Description

The user can choose from 24 different line weights at the moment.
Unfortunately, 0.1mm is not among them.

Please add the possibility (add a textbox) to set any line weight from 0 to max in 0.001mm steps.

 1094 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Support OS X 10.9.x (Maverick) Full Screen Pattern Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if the OS X Pro version could support the standard OS X full screen pattern in the same way as native OS X applications.

With this I mean that applications in full screen will create a temporary new desktop as long as they are in full screen mode.

 1096 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: support scale transforms Closed
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1 Task Description

Add support for scale transforms in SVG import.

Original report:

When importing an SVG created with Inkscape, one of the elements (rectangle) is shifted (mirrored?) to the left.
The example (back.svg) is appended. If you open it with Inkscape, you see the rectangle should be above the “USB” label.

My impression is that the sign of the X coordinate is swapped for some reason. At least if I mirror it
using two points on the Y axis, it seems to appear where it should be.

Apart from this, also the dimensions are wrong after import. In the original SVG, the outer shape is 144.3mm wide.
This is also visible in the header of the SVG:

 width="144.300mm"
 height="53.800mm"

However, after importing to QCad, the width is measured as 40.7247. This is a puzzling factor of 3.5433 which doesn’t look
like metric/imperial conversion issue but like a complete misinterpretation of the sizes/units used in the SVG.

 1109 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow QT5 support Closed
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Task Description

It’s time for qt5.

 1110 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add qcad.desktop Closed
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Task Description

There is qcad.desktop in attachment.

 1125 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property Editor / Total angle of an arc Closed
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1 Task Description

Hi,

if I have an arc and use the Property Editor to get the Geometrical information I always miss the total angle of the arc.

Yes - I have the Start and the End angle but to get the Total angle I have to draw construction lines to be able to use the Angular Dim or Info angle tool /or I need to use a pocket calculator ...

It would be nice to have this calculated by QCAD - I assume it can’t be that difficult to design an extra field which will display, based on the start and end angle, the total angle of an arc.

What do you think?

 1132 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Info > Polygonal Area: create block Closed
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Task Description

Optionally create an (anonymous?) block for the polygon and the text.

 1138 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Xlines (infinite lines) via 'Parallel Line' Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible to add Xline (infinite line) draw via ‘Parallel Line’ tool?

 1141 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Split command on Ellipse and Spline curve Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible to use the Split command on Ellipse or on Spline curve?

Now it works on lines, arcs and circles only.......

 1142 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow Distance Entry in "Feet and Inches" Closed
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1 Task Description

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).

 1143 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Polyline from selection Closed
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1 Task Description

Hello!

Would it be possible to add a new tool to create polylines from a selection?

 1144 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Commands history toolbar Closed
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Task Description

A new toolbar that shows the last 5, 10 or so commands buttons used would be useful to do repeated tasks on a lot of drawings.

 1146 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New circle tool: point + tangent + radius Closed
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1 Task Description

Up to know it´s impossible to draw a circle by the given combination:

point, tangent and radius.

I would like this to be added to the circle options.

 1154 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Add preference for round reference points Closed
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1 Task Description

This one is purely cosmetic, instead of square reference points would it be possible to have the choice of either square or round with size?

 1158 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Aligned Text - to follow Arc Closed
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Task Description

A new tool to align text around an arc would be good.

 1164 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium make selected layer default parent for new layer Closed
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1 Task Description

Hello!

I would like to suggest a small, but yet important improvement to usabilty.

When adding a new layer the currently selected layer should be default for parent layer.

Currently a new layer is by default a top level layer, and so the user has to select the parent layer for each sub-layer, again and again.

Thanks,
Christian

 1168 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add Button for 'Paste Along Entity'. Closed
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Task Description

Paste Along Entity, now that we have this great tool it would be good to have a button for it also, to sit alongside the existing paste button.

 1195 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Installer should not require prior version to be uninst ...Closed
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1 Task Description

I would like to see the installer not stop because there is already a version of QCAD installed. This is the only product that I have used in recent history that requires the prior version to be uninstalled before the new version can be installed.

Please consider removing this requirement and let the installer do an update.

Thanks
Jim

 1200 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Embed fonts in exported PDF Closed
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Task Description

This is not the same as  FS#782 .

Is it possible to have referenced fonts embedded in the exported PDF files somehow? Sort of like producing PDF/A (not really, but at least with the fonts referenced being included)?

I have played around a little with QPrinter::setFontEmbedding(), but it didn’t really produce any results (pro or con). I am not sure it can even be done, as looking around there are numerous references (rather questions and RFEs) for creating PDF/A-3 format PDFs with Qt, but I am yet to bump into a resolution. I almost have a feeling that generating PDF/A-1 files is possible, but I have not found any definite guidelines or ways to that either.

The use case is obvously when you don’t have a particular font installed on the system you are printing your designs on, for example.

 1207 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Alternating colors for layer list, block list Closed
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2 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3394

 1208 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remember folded layer state Closed
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3395

 1220 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Batch print multiple jobs. Closed
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Task Description

It would be great to be able select a print style (Page size, printer), and apply it to a batch of .dxf files to do a batch print of a multi-drawing job with separate files. I used this feature a ton in ACAD in my previous job.

 1226 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Print selection Closed
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Task Description

Add the possibility of printing a part of the drawing. This is vital on large building plans.

 1227 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low AutoCAD skin Closed
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Task Description

QCAD has a lot of features and buttons, probably more that the autocad I’ve been using. Therefore the learning curve is too slow. It would be a great boost for the program to have the possibility of having an Autocad skin, and it will attract many new users.

 1228 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Restore Fullscreen state on load Closed
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Task Description

If you close QCAD while it is set to full screen it will save the window size and position but not the full screen state so when you restart it will appear as though it is full screen but part of the window will be hidden by the start menu.

 1232 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Command Line: ignore leading spaces Closed
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Task Description

Many times, after pressing the space bar to access the command line, accidentally an space character is added at the start of the line. It’s very difficult to see it.

The result is an error like this:

Invalid coordinate or distance ' @20,20'.

The request is for the command line parser to just ignore leading spaces.

Thank you.

 1235 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remove focus from command line after command execution Closed
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Task Description

I find it a bit annoying that after executing a command by issuing some points in the command line, the command line retains the focus.

This means an extra Escape key press, and sometimes my hotkeys are just sent in plain text to the command line if I forget to escape.

Something like this:

- hotkey: ss (stretch)
- click for first point
- click for second point
- click for reference
- hotkey: eh (restrict horizontal)
- spacebar
- enter distance by hand
- return (execute)

At this point, if I want to repeat another “stretch” command, I have to disable the horizontal restriction by hand (en), and start again.

The problem is that if I forget to press the Escape key, my “en” command is issued in the command line, and I keep looking at the screen because the hotkey was not issued.

What would be desirable IMHO after a command execution would be to reset any restrictions applied and remove focus from command line.

 1244 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: consider original unit Closed
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Task Description

Add support for importing units other than defaults (pixels) based on unit given in svg:width / svg:height attributes.

 1256 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Full QCAD version number in DXF file Closed
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Task Description

Currently, DXF files from QCAD contain the dxflib version number used to write them, but not the QCAD version number. It would be nice to have the full QCAD version number and build information saved in the DXF file, in case it is necessary to reconstruct the environment that was used to generate a particular file.

 1258 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Modify > Explode: explode solids into polylines Closed
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Task Description

Explode Solids into closed polylines with 3 or 4 vertices.

 1259 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > Bitmap Export: remember last used settings Closed
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Task Description

Remember last used settings in bitmap export dialog (width, height, resolution, margin, background color).

 1264 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add support for user defined polyline width Closed
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Task Description

Add support for PLINEWID: user defined polyline width per segment start / end.

 1270 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Modify > Detect Duplicates: add option to treat reverse ...Closed
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2 Task Description

Add option to treat entities with identical geometry but reversed direction as duplicates.

Original report:
In the attached example, there is a double line from 46/28 to 46/-28.
However it is not detected when searching for double objects.

 1273 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Layer > Purge Unused Layers: keep locked layers Closed
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3735

 1284 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Count up counter for consecutive number labeling Closed
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Task Description

please see below:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=3781

 1295 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Un*x Manual Page Closed
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Task Description

Dear Andrew, this might seem an obsolete feature, though I recently tried to look it up, the man-page ;) So attached a quick shot; please use if you like and do not frown the additional maintenance. (quick test: man -l /tmp/qcad.1)

 1403 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy and Paste vectorpoint to built a spline in QCAD Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible like in AutoCAD and Draftsight, to copy (from CSV or TXT) into the command line of qcad a table with
vectorpoint to built up a Spline in QCAD ?

Sample:
Spline
10.5,10(LR+CR)
20.8,20.4(LR+CR)

and so on

this text would than paste into the command line, and works like a macro.

Will be very helpful to generate a Spline where the vectorpoint had been calculated with for example “Excel”

 1418 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow Layerlist and hidden sublayer Closed
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Task Description

The layerlist shows at any operation all sublayer, even if they were previously hidden!

 1435 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Default Template for new Drawing Closed
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4 Task Description

It would be great if the user could choose a default template for new drawings.

There exists already a “File → New from Template” feature, where I can choose a template, but in most cases I want my new drawings to be based on my default template.
It would be very convenient if there is an option to set the default template and use it for the “File → New” function.

 1439 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New CAM feature proposal: Cutplan (nesting) Closed
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Task Description

After designing one ore more parts you may want to produce them.

Maybe it is a flat part, made out of copper sheet metal. You need several copies of the part and you wonder how you can arrange them on your sheet metal in a clever way, so that you end up with as little waste as possible.

And here software could really speed up the process. It would be a great addition to QCADs CAM abilities if it would be able to produce a cutplan.

Enter the size of the sheet metal (or whatever material), select the part(s), enter number of copies and let QCAD find the best way(s) of arrangement. Additional parameters could be clearance between parts and border margin.

 1480 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow dwg2dwg: add command line switches to modify header var ...Closed
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Task Description

Add command line switches to dwg2dwg to change header variables during conversion (e.g. DIMASZ, DIMEXT, DIMTXT, ...)

 1484 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Dimensions: optionally use comma instead of dot Closed
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1 Task Description

Use comma to display dimension labels.

 1531 dwg2svgFeature RequestLow dwg2maptiles: add support for transparent background Closed
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Task Description

Trying to create map tiles using dwg2maptiles with a transparent background by adding the option-
-background=’#00FFFFFF’
-background=’transparent’

The output has transparent background but the PNGs get multiplied and scrambled and are not at all as expected.

Attached: original DWG file and an example of the error prone PNG.

 1539 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow One more "Offset" option: Infinitive Line ... Closed
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1 Task Description

hi,

I miss one Offset option to use an offset indirectly related to the used entity. Right now I have to work with further construction lines and trim, divide, delete etc. tools to archive what I need.
Basically an offset as a ray would be enough but unfortunately we have no control of the Ray orientation.
This said - it would be nice to have an infinitive line added to the “Offset Polyline Segment” option to be able to use an Offset as construction line which is not only reflecting the shape of the source.

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