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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummary  descStatusProgress
 312 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Crash Closed
Task Description

Pendant la création d’un plan le logiciel se bloque, puis une boite de dialogue Windows apparait : “QCAD a cessé de fonctionner”.
Après validation de la fenêtre le logiciel se ferme et toutes les modifications non enregistrées sont perdues.

When creating a plan software hang, then a dialog window appears: “QCad has stopped working”.
After validation of the software window is closed and all unsaved changes are lost.

 56 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Courier font collision Closed
Task Description

Rename Courier.cxf font, correct courier in imported QCAD 2 files

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

please see below:


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 (/).

 470 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Copy/paste results in Z!=0 Closed
Task Description

Split from  FS#465  by Stefan:

Copy+Paste with paste in a new drawing results in Z=-13.6... which caused the problems of pattern-hatch and select-impossible.

 1413 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Copy/Paste from multiple DXF into file is impossible Closed
Task Description

I have 3 DXF files and I want to merge them all into 1 single file, so I copy/paste the first, copy/paste the second but for the last it’s impossible because QCAD paste the wrong copy. More I try and more the result is weird

 950 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy properties from... / Copy attributes from... Closed
7 Task Description

See discussion at:

579QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy layers / blocksAssigned
2 Task Description

Duplicate (copy, clone) a layer with or without entities on it. New name can be specified by user.

 1625 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy Layer Closed
Task Description


often I’m in the situation that I have to create an additional Layer mostly based on the settings from an already existing Layer. Just a question of organization. This new Layer has then everything identical except the name and one(?) Attribute. This could be that only the color or the Line weight deviates.


Existing Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area existing


Color: Red

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed

New Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area proposal


Color: Blue

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed

Unfortunately if done manually it happens in an blink of an eye that the human imperfection (me!) makes a mistake and (e.g.) a “Center (.5x)” finds it way into the Linetype Field instead of a “Center (.2x)” .... :-(

The workaround for a few User is to use in cases like this the Property Editor / General Property and customize single Attributes. In my opinion the first step to lose the control over your own drawing ...

A “Copy Layer” / Copy Layer Attributes” function would speed up this task and eliminate to a minimum the “human imperfection” factor.

I could imagine that a right click (like copy block) on the Layer triggers the “Add Layer” function and the dialog is already prefigured with the Settings of the Source Layer ...... ready for editing.
The new Layer itself is “empty” like any other new Layer.

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


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”

 585 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Copy & Paste Vorschau Proportionen passen nicht ... Closed
Task Description

Kopiere ich Bemaßungen/Leader in die Zwischenablage und möchte diese dann wieder in die Zeichnung einfügen passen die Vorschau Proportionen nicht mit dem eingefügten Ergebnis überein. Eigentlich nur ein Schönheitsfehler aber es erschwert die korrekte Positionierung und die benutzung der Optionen wie skalieren, rotieren etc ...

 1032 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Copy / paste: pasting copied block references results i ...Closed
1 Task Description

- Copy two block references of block “circle” which contains one circle
- Paste into new, empty drawing
- Pasted block “circle” contains two circles

 155 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Copy / paste: convert units Closed
Task Description

Copy / paste: convert units

- copy: copy drawing unit to clipboard
- paste: convert pasted entities from clipboard unit to drawing unit

 36 QCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Copy / Paste crashes Closed
Task Description
  1. load the attached file
  2. select about 20 lines
  3. Ctrl-c
  4. Ctrl-v
qcad [C/C++ Application]	
	/home/martin/workspace/rsframework/debug/qcad [27492]	
		Thread [6] 27499 (Suspended : Container)	
		Thread [5] 27498 (Suspended : Container)	
		Thread [3] 27496 (Suspended : Container)	
		Thread [2] 27495 (Suspended : Container)	
		Thread [1] 27492 (Suspended : Signal : SIGABRT:Aborted)	
			__kernel_vsyscall() at 0xffffe424	
			raise() at 0xb4f037ff	
			abort() at 0xb4f05140	
			RMainWindow::messageHandler() at RMainWindow.cpp:63 0x8e03412	
			qt_message_output() at 0xb5357f65	
			qFatal() at 0xb53582c9	
			qt_assert() at 0xb5358355	
			RExporter::exportEntity() at RExporter.cpp:514 0x8de759b	
			RDocumentInterface::previewOperation() at RDocumentInterface.cpp:1,789 0x8ddcc0d	
			<...more frames...>	
 954 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Coordinates entered are interpreted as direct distance  ...Closed
Task Description

Entering a coordinate (e.g. 20,20) results in direct distance entry instead (angle from relative zero to mouse pointer, length 20).

 253 QCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh coordinate input Closed
Task Description

Coordinate input broken.

 1812 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Coordinate display: coordinates not updated while mouse ...Closed
Task Description

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

 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.

 1089 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Convert polyline from segments on locked layers deletes ...Closed
1 Task Description

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.

503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConvert entities to points with a fixed distanceAssigned
Task Description

Select lines, arcs, ... and convert them to points along the lines, arcs, ... with a fixed distance.

See also forum at:

2157QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowControlpoint Spline exploded to polyline may induce NaN...Assigned
1 Task Description

QCAD Professional
Win installer 32bit
Version: (
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Dec 16 2020
Revision: e06f230
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Documented in, reproducible under
In the attached file:
→ Explode the trial cases and locate NaN Widths.
→ These faulty widths are cleared while saving and reverting.
= work around.

Related Post: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=7902#p30902
Related Topic: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=7901
Related Commit: https://github.com/qcad/qcad/commit/fcd7929bced7ae328029c1aa2ee2aff2745709c6

Arctic_Eddie reports failing CAM offset at exactly these points !!!
Reported is a faulty arc with radius of over 360,000mm.
- I can not reproduce this under QCAD working further on the Polys with NaNs.
- However the direct offset of such controlpoint Splines is erroneous.
(see file in post 30902)

Arctic_Eddie reports arc radii of over 10,000mm.
- These don’t seem to be faulty.
- I agree that BiArc fitting should be bound to a lower and certainly to an upper limit.
- That should be huge otherwise faint curvature is represented by many
wobbles or too quick by straight lines.
(All this, keeping in mind that QCAD doesn’t return the optimum fitted BiArc, see: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=4859)


 1619 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Context menu: relocating start point of selected polyli ...Closed
Task Description

Select a polyline
Right click on it to show context menu
Set new position of start point
Tool stays active and does not properly terminate

 1444 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Context menu: no entry to delete polyline node for firs ...Closed
Task Description

Context menu does not show an entry to “Delete Node” for the first node of a polyline.

 1366 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Context Menu: Modify > Break Out Gap not working Closed
Task Description

Using context Menu - Break Out Gap not working

 1695 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Context menu: editing tools not working in paper space Closed
2 Task Description

Tools not working from context menu in paper space.

 1370 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Context Menu suddenly stopped working ? Closed
Task Description

Context Menu suddenly stopped working ?

Yep, tried everything I know of, can’t get it back.

 62 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Context Menu "Change preferences" Closed
Task Description

Provide context menu that shows “Change preferences”

  1. opens the preference dialog
  2. shows the appropriate page

E.g. for

  • library browser (to set library sources)
  • graphics view (to set colors)
  • ruler (to set drawing unit)
1368QCAD (main)SuggestionLowContext Menu - suggestionsAssigned
1 Task Description

I love using the context menu, speeding up my workflow indeed.

I would like to suggest that we have the added option to show only icons if desired and also that maybe an option to save and show commonly used tools!

Maybe the context menu could be configurable to show two columns, one for the normal last used tools and the othjer one for the user saved tools?

What do you think?

 431 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Construction lines Closed
4 Task Description

Construction lines (’infinite’ lines).

1705QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConnect certain actions and layersAssigned
1 Task Description

When dimensioning my drawings I always want the dimensions to be on the dimensions layer.
When adding text I want the text to be on the text layer.
When drawing an infinite line it is always a construction line, therefore I want it to be on the construction line layer.
When drawing a line segment it almost always is on my outline layer.

So I propose a new option to bind certain actions to certain layers.
Whenever those actions are selected the layer should automatically be switched.

I can imagine this being implemented in the General→Tool Settings menu, where the short cuts are defined.

 1324 QCAD/CAMSuggestionVery Low Confusing Copy / Move option Closed
Task Description


Using the Copy and Move command the [ ] Use current layer and attributes’ is confusing.

Perhaps [ ] change copy /moved set to current layers and attributes. is more suitable.

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.

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

Configurable icon size for top toolbars

684QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for using box selection with Shif...Assigned
Task Description

See also:

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.

 800 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Configurable auto snap Closed
1 Task Description

Enable / disable individual snaps for use with auto snap.

 1190 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Complex linetypes not shown in line type choice Closed
Task Description

Complex linetypes not shown in line type choice

 391 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Complex blocks: moving with drag and drop shows whole b ...Closed
Task Description

Complex blocks: moving with drag and drop shows whole block as preview (slow)

 392 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Complex blocks: moving does not update spatial index co ...Closed
Task Description

Complex blocks: moving does not update spatial index correctly

 261 QCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Complete loss of all file data when deleting a layer in ...Closed
Task Description

Complete loss of data in file doing this:-

Open a file with multi layer content.
Delete a layer (in my case this happened without any ‘are you sure’ checks, a bug in itself?)
Attempt to save the file.
An error message reports disk full or no permission. (disk not full and I logged on as normal)
Close QCAD beta3
Open QCAD beta 3 and attempt to load file. Error message reports no permission or unrecognised format.
Close QCAD beta 3

Open QCAD 2.2 and load file.
File loads ok but has default layer (0) only and no content.
Using Ubuntu ‘Properties’ file is reported as having a size of zero bytes.

 1478 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow compile qcad from git source problem Closed
Task Description

I am following the instructions for compiling qcad from source


I am using fedora 24 and qt4

git clone https://github.com/qcad/qcad

cd qcad
qmake-qt4 -r this step ok
make release this step fails

RSettings.cpp: In static member function ‘static QStringList RSettings::getPrinterNames()’:
RSettings.cpp:722:12: error: ‘availablePrinterNames’ is not a member of ‘QPrinterInfo’

   return QPrinterInfo::availablePrinterNames();

RSettings.cpp: In static member function ‘static QString RSettings::getDefaultPrinterName()’:
RSettings.cpp:726:12: error: ‘defaultPrinterName’ is not a member of ‘QPrinterInfo’

   return QPrinterInfo::defaultPrinterName();

Makefile.Release:2505: recipe for target ‘release/RSettings.o’ failed
make[3]: *** [release/RSettings.o] Error 1

 1050 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Compilation error under Linux / X11 (c60189 build failu ...Closed
Task Description

This has been in for a couple of revisions now

RS.cpp: In static member function ‘static bool RS::compare(const QVariant&, const QVariant&)’:
RS.cpp:204:30: error: expected unqualified-id before ‘int’
     if (v1.type()==QVariant::Bool && v2.type()==QVariant::Bool) {
RS.cpp:204:30: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘int’

g++ 4.8.1, Qt 4.8.4, Ubuntu 12.10.

 1016 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Community Edition: dxflib based import: import of block ...Closed
Task Description

If the order of blocks in a DXF R12 file is:
- block 1
- block 2
And ‘block 1’ references ‘block 2’, the import fails since ‘block 2’ is not defined at the time ‘block 1’ is imported.

 1144 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Commands history toolbar Closed
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.

 1599 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Commandline - Can not insert @ - No relative coordinate ...Closed
1 Task Description


since 3.17.1 (also on it’s impossible to insert “@” in commandline, so it’s impossible to work with relative coordinates in all funktions like rectangle, line etc.
Please do a fast Bugfix, I need that functionality for workflow urgently :-)



Linux Mint 64bit
Kernel 4.11.6


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

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

 1524 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Command line: cannot enter @ sign in command line on Ge ...Closed
Task Description

@ sign cannot be entered into command line on German keyboards on which Alt-Q has to be pressed to enter @.

This is a Qt/Linux bug which interprets Alt-Q as part of a shortcut starting with Q.

Workaround: change shortcut of Reset tool from QQ to something else, not starting with Q.

 1059 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Command line tools: log file permissions Closed
Task Description

Command line tools may not have permissions to create bat_log. Windows error:

Access is denied.
The system cannot find the file specified.
Could Not Find C:\Program Files (x86)\<tool>\bat_log

 2224 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Command line tools: -block argument does not accept lay ...Closed
Task Description

The -block argument should allow layout names instead of block names (which are not persistent for layout blocks).

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