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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummary  descStatusProgress
 1497 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Autosnap: hangs with very complex splines Closed
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Task Description

Splines with hundreds of control points or fit points can cause hangs when using auto snap near them.

 257 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow autosnap to reference point Closed
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Autosnap does not recognize the center of a circle as a reference point.

JJ

 424 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Autosave: Change default directory for Windows systems Closed
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Task Description

Temporary directory is cleared out when booting Windows.

 742 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Autosave weird behavior ... Closed
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Task Description

QCAD 3.0.5

Case:
Start QCAD → Went to the Menu → File → Open recent → choose a Drawing out of the List → click to open this existing drawing.
Message windows appears: QCAD found an Autosave drawing .... will you open it? I choose NO!!!
I go back to the Menu → File → Open recent → will choose the same Drawing .... but it is not anymore listed!!!
Ok - I’m not lazy ...
... back to the Menu → File → Open → find the original file on my Hard drive → click to open it and get the Warning Message:
“Can not open the File ...... Please check your access rights bla bla bla....”

Question: In this case I’m only able to open the bak file and “Save as” under the old name to get my starting situation back ...?
Just because I said “NO” to load the Backup File in first place ... ? :-(

 552 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium autosave removing last auto saved file Closed
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Task Description

I would like to see an autosave-option which allows to autosave, but which keeps only the latest autosave file (instead of all). So there would be autosave (if something crashes) but the hard disk is not filled up too fast.

879QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowAutosave function not working if file is opened directl...Assigned
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If a file is opened by clicking on it in an open ZIP archive, autosave will not work.

Linux Mint -64

Autosave function not working, error warning given instead!

 1889 DocumentationBug ReportLow Autosave fails for QCAD original cxf font location Closed
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Task Description

Now I try the third time to post this .... :-( .... deleted by “wrong token”???????
However ...

Regarding to the online tutorial:

quote:
Opening a CXF Font for Editing

To load an existing CXF font file in QCAD to view and edit its glyphs, simply use the menu File > Open and choose the format filter “CXF Font Files (*.cxf)”. Then choose the font file you want to open. The fonts that come with QCAD are stored in directory “fonts” of your QCAD installation.

quote end

Editing the cxf font in the original QCAD font folder will lead to a error message triggered by the Autosave function:

File access error: “C:/Program Files/qcad-3.22.1-pro-win64/fonts\~~Husky_test_font.dxf”. Access is denied.
[15:34:58] Autosave failed: C:\Program Files\qcad-3.22.1-pro-win64\fonts\~Husky_test_font.dxf

Note: Windows will not save anything in a system folder and the process is terminated by windows.

Solution: Move the cxf font for editing from the QCAD folder to a unprotected folder like Documents/drawings.
After editing is done move it back to the QCAD font folder.

 417 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Autosave Dateinamen Nummer ersetzten mit Datum. Closed
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Task Description

Wenn ich das Autosave System richtig verstanden habe funktioniert es so:

Nach Ablauf der eingestellten Zeit wird eine Datei mit Nummer im angegebenen Zielordner abgelegt.
Diese Nummer ist weder fortlaufend noch sicher auf- oder absteigend - also keinerlei Hinweis im Dateinamen für den Anwender welches nun die letzte Sicherung ist.
Ziel scheint zu sein das man eine Sicherung pro Tag hat, richtig?

Allerdings ist die Anzahl der Sicherungen pro Tag abhängig von der Anzahl der neu gestarteten QCAD Sitzungen. Starte ich das Programm einmal für den ganzen Tag habe ich eine einzige Sicherung von jeder bearbeiteten Zeichnung. Sicherungen haben dann die selbe Nummer und werden deshalb jeweils überschrieben.

Starte ich das Programm 10 mal pro Tag habe ich 10 Sicherungen (vorausgesetzt ich bearbeite die selbe Zeichnung in jeder Sitzung) mit unterschiedlichen und nicht in Reihe laufenden Nummern. Sicherungen können somit nicht überschrieben werden und am ende des Tages könnten leicht zig wenn nicht hunderte Sicherungen gespeichert sein.

Würde nun diese Nummer im Dateinamen ersetzt mit dem aktuellen Datum habe ich eine Sicherung pro Tag unabhängig wie oft ich QCAD an diesem Tag gestartet habe. Zudem kann der Anwender gleich den Sicherungstag im Dateinamen erkennen und muss sich nicht durch die “geändert am” Info sekundengenau kämpfen.

Macht das Sinn?

 241 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Autosave 10min saves every 1min Closed
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Task Description

Autosave 10min saves every 1min

See:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1604

 1727 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Autosave - Error feedback - DXF staed but should be DWG Closed
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

Just a little thing I noticed recently.

My default is set to save as DWG and indeed it does, however the auto-save feedback tells me that the file is saved to DXF, although it actually does save to DWG - no big deal but is this correct feedback?

Many thanks

Clive

 25 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Autosave Closed
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Task Description

Autosave

Make interval configurable
Enable / disable
Path (?)

 3 BookFeature RequestLow Automatically generate images for "CAD Introduction" Closed
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Task Description

QCAD introduction Book

  • automatically generate screen shots of book in desired language
  • don’t use absolute paths in URLs
  • SVN:set up a new version for QCAD3
    1. start dialog → PNG
    2. set PNG resolution
    3. set PNG non-alpha-channel format
  • languages en/de/es/fr
  • script: $ generate_book_images.sh [en|de|es|fr]
  • Try to switch on / off antialiasing to render text / circles (whichever prints better):
 

User Reference Manual

done

  • paste/doc/description.html:
<p>
			The paste command inserts
			the entities previously copied to the
			clipboard. Paste is
...
  • ReferenceManual.js:
    • insert description HTML file under section “description”
    • save HTML files in right folder → paste/doc/Paste_de.xhtml
    • merge all HTML files to a reference manual
      • /home/martin/workspace/rsframework/support/doc/manual/qcad_user_manual.qhp
  • Iterate through all actions:
var actions = RGuiAction.getActions()
  • generate high-res PNG for every SVG tool icon:
BiLibrary.createAndSaveButton(iconSvgFile, pngFile);
  • generate some basic HTML for every tool:
<h2>[Title]</h2>
<b>Toolbar:</b>
[icon]
<b>Menu:</b> [Top menu] - [Menu entry]
<b>Hotkey:</b> [two letter code or hotkey]
1425QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatically create hatch entities behind border entit...Assigned
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Automatically set the draw order one lower than the lowest draw order of a border entity when creating a hatch. This should be a user preference, since not everyone might want that behavior.

 940 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Automatically change fonts in a drawing Closed
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1 Task Description

Apply a font name replacement table to a drawing. E.g. change font ‘romanc’ to ‘Arial’, etc.

1917QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatic labels with static information of the drawingAssigned
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I would like static information of the drawing (like scale, creation-date, modified-date, revision etc) to be available as automatic labels to be placed in the drawing (with selectable style, font etc)

This would greatly simplify the creatin of title sections in the drawing and making sure it is consistent with the actual drawing and not requiring manual “synchronization”.

500QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutohide Side PanelAssigned
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it would be ideal to be able to have the option to autohide the side panel to increase the visible drawing space when working on a small screen.

 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.

 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

1681QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAuto-dimensioningAssigned
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Task Description

You can apply the command to Lines, PolyLine segments, Arcs, Circles, and Rings:

For linear entities parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, aligned Dimensions (parallel Dimensions) are created. For linear entities not parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, either aligned Dimensions (measuring the absolute distance between two points) or horizontal or vertical Dimensions (measuring the horizontal or vertical distance between two points) depending on where you move the pointer are created.

For curved entities, you can create radial, diameter, linear, angular, and arc length Dimensions.

To dimension entities:

Click Dimension > Auto (or type AutoDimension).
In the graphics area, select an entity to dimension.
Click to place the dimension line.
To use another dimension type for Circles or Arcs, specify an option:
Diameter. Creates a diameter Dimension.
Radial. Creates a radial Dimension for an Arc or Circle.
Linear. Creates a linear Dimension of the diameter of a Circle or an aligned, horizontal, or vertical Dimension between the end points of an Arc.
Angular. Dimensions the angle between the end points of an Arc.
Arc length. Dimensions an Arc length.
Note: The chosen option is the default the next time you use the AutoDimension command.

When you move the pointer during a linear dimensioning, you can:
Lock. Determines the current dimension type (aligned, horizontal, or vertical) regardless where you move the pointer.
Unlock. Unlocks the type of linear dimension used.
Press Enter.

***
In short, when you use this tool you click on an entity and it will know what dimension you’re looking for. For Circles, you can specify in the command window R or D for Radius or Diameter.
This would be extremely useful on large drawings where a lot of dimensioning is to be done. One tool and start clicking on entities for dimensioning.

 1301 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Auto Zoom includes invisible Blocks Closed
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Task Description

Open drawing and Auto Zoom will also use invisible Blocks for the displayed Zoom Factor.

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

 1140 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Auto trim: not working on rays, xlines Closed
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Task Description

Exception in BreakOut.js

 846 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Auto Trim at an arc ... Closed
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Task Description

If I have to “Auto trim” a line between to construction (or what ever ;-)) lines the Auto Trim function works as expected!

If I use the same constellation with an arc the Auto trim function will give me an uncontrolled, unexpected result ;-)


 6 QCAD (main)Performance IssueMedium Auto snap near splines Closed
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Task Description

Move cursor near spline, e.g. when drawing line with auto snap active.

 1554 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Auto focus of options toolbar when entering numbers bro ...Closed
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Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4774

 365 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Auto fit to paper fails with some drawings in inches Closed
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Task Description

Auto fit to paper fails with some drawings in inches

e.g. Bathroom mod 2.dxf

554QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAuswahlbox sollte auch mit der Shift Taste Bereiche dem...Assigned
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Ziehe ich mit der Maus eine normale Auswahlbox kann ich Elemente markieren.
Möchte ich einzelne Bereiche wieder herausnehmen muss ich alle Elemente einzeln anklicken (mit gedrückter Shift Taste).
Ich kann zwar dies komfortabler gestalten mit der Select → (De -) Select Contour Funktion welche aber erst über das Menue aufgerufen werden muss.

So wie ich einzelne Elemente mit der Maus auswählen und mit der Shift-Maus Funktion deselektieren kann wäre es schön wenn die Shift Taste auch bei Auswahlbereichen direkt zum deselektieren eingesetzt werden könnte.

 553 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Auswahlbox ignoriert bestimmte Bemaßungen mit geänderte ...Closed
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Ziehe ich mit der Maus eine normale Auswahlbox wird bestimmte (nicht alle) Bemaßungen ignoriert welche geänderte Label haben. In meinem Fall z.B. <>” (reality check)

 925 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Attribute definitions duplicated when loaded from DWG Closed
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Task Description

Title says it all. Cannot get QCAD to synchronise attributes on Fedora 19 box with QCAD 3.2.2 installed as the machine hangs (a single core of CPU maxed out). This is not present on my Windows machine (Windwows 7).

I can provide a sample file privately if needed.

Kurt

 440 QCAD (main)Bug ReportHigh Assert: Current layer invalid Closed
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Task Description

- Add layer
- Undo
→ Current layer is invalid
- Draw line
→ Assert

 290 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Arrow on Leaders do not scale  Closed
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Task Description

I consider this a bug or at least poor software design.

When I edit the drawing preferences and change the arrow size (under the Dimensions tab), the arrows of my dimensions change as expected, but those of the leaders to not change.

No drawing preference exists to adjust the leaders separately, and scaling a leader does not scale its arrow. I currently must delete my leaders and redraw them completely to change the arrow size. Very inconvenient.

P.S. I’m using QCad 2.0.5.0-Free-1 (Community Edition) and didn’t see that version in your list. Does it have another name?

 1236 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Arrow heads on leaders are missing every time files are ...Closed
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Task Description

Arrow heads on leaders are missing every time files are opened.

1214QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowArray of blocks -> Clipboard -> "flip pasted entities" ...Assigned
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1 Task Description

Case:

Select a block array,
put it with “Copy with reference” or “Cut with reference” into the clipboard,
choose a reference point which isn’t in the center of the array,
use the paste tool / with option “flip pasted entities”

If I flip only in horizontal or vertical direction the preview box will double in size and I can’t place the entities precisely regarding to the reference point.
If I try to flip in both directions at the same time - you can’t see this effect.

1023QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArrange points on a plan according to variation of dist...Assigned
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1 Task Description

Arrange points on a plan according to an arithmetical, geometrical, logarithmic, customizable variation of distances

895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArea calculation based on existing entitiesAssigned
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4 Task Description

Use case:

  • Start tool
  • Choose one entity of the contour
  • If contour is closed, area of closed contour is calculated an printed in the command line history
  • Configuration parameters: segment length for arc interpolation
 171 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium arc split wrong Closed
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Task Description
  • see attachment
 140 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Arc rendering with QPainterPath::arcTo not precise enou ...Closed
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Task Description

Arcs rendered with QPainterPath::arcTo are not precise. Especially the start- / end point offsets are confusing. Differences are up to 0.01 units.

 1394 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Arc length dimension Closed
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1 Task Description

Support arc length dimenions (undocumented DXF entity ‘ARC_DIMENSION’).
Create arc length dimensions with parallel extension lines for angle < 90, orthogonal extension lines otherwise.
Display arc symbol beside or on top of label text.

1472QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArc fit tool to improve large filesAssigned
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Task Description

Large files/large entities perform bad in QCad. There are many dxf files that are created with thousand of lines that perform reasonable in other cad’s/cam’s that qcad cannot match.

One very useful tool, that could be added would help to improve qcad performance and at the same time enlarge the dxf quality (by replacing thousand of files by arcs), would be a tool called “arc fit” where, when possible and under a determined possible error margin (user selectable) creates arcs replacing the existing lines.
This would improve the file work in QCad also improves CAM software that would work after QCad, that I think is important for many users.

For example, if it is needed to use qcad to generate toolpaths for letters, after exploding letters, the output is almost impossible to work due to the number of lines that are created. Having arcs instead of lines would greatly improve qcad use.

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

See:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2099

 1148 TranslationBug ReportLow Äquidistante: "Polyline" instead of "Polzlinie" Closed
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Task Description

Äquidistante:
Spelling correction: “Polyline” instead of “Polzlinie” ... ;-)

794QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowApplying Solid grid lines - not workingAssigned
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Task Description

Windows
3.0.8
Application preferences > Graphics View > Appearance - Solid grid lines doesn’t change anything?

 94 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Application window name Closed
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Task Description

It is common practice in MDI apps to use the title of the active tab for the main window. Right now this is always “QCAD”. It would be better if it reflected the name of the drawing in the currently active tab.

 1074 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Application Preferences: dimension font Closed
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Task Description

Dimension font setting as default for new drawings has no effect.

 1804 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Application Preferences > Tool Settings: Filter for "Vi ...Closed
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Task Description

1. Search the Tool Settings for “View” and you will only find “Overlays” without the submenu information.
2. Check View manually without a search will provide the submenu information.

1789QCAD (main)SuggestionLowApplication Preferences / General / Performance :0Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

we know that you need to have always software performance in your mind to decide which features / tools can / should be implemented and on which way.

I really appreciate your effort to find the best middle way between software features and performance but I think also it’s a tough call to appraise worldwide the overall customer equipment to make the software workable to the best for everybody. That isn’t possible without compromise.

Maybe it would make sense to think about a new dialog in the “Application Preferences” to let the user decide what kind of feature are absolutely needed regarding to his/her work-task / equipment. I don’t mean that you need to cover every single thing but the main “performance jeopardy’s” should be covered with an on/off switch.

Yes I know - that isn’t done in 5 minutes but I think that can make your life easier in the long run and will cover even more customer.

Just my two cents. ;)

 489 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Application Preferences - Show Crosshairs not work. Closed
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Task Description

In the “Preferences Panel” → “Graphics View” the checkbox “Show Crosshairs” not work. If it’s checked or unchecked the result is the same.

 360 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Application Preferences - Shortcuts (slow) Closed
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Task Description

In the “Application Preferences”-menu a click on submenu “Shortcuts and Commands” freeze the application for a view minutes.

 212 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow application preferences Closed
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Task Description

command preferences (application preferences) work one time if close, then need to close and open qcad for new preferences.

 1386 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Application outside visible desktop area after disconne ...Closed
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Task Description

Using two monitors where QCAD is on the left monitor with the right monitor being my laptop.
I close QCAD, then disconnect the second external monitor. If I now restart QCAD on just the laptop, it starts in a ‘virtual’ area as if the left monitor was still there. QCAD icon appears in the toolbar but there is no way to move the application back to the main screen.

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