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 1807 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow The ORDINAL 3906 not found in LIBEAY32.DLL Closed
Task Description

the message: The ORDINAL 3906 was not found in the LIBEAY32.dll dynamic-link library. is displayed each time QCAD is opened.
How to fix this problem
thanks in advance

 1307 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow The first start is not localized Closed
Task Description

UI and combo boxes are not localized.

There is patch in attachment with fix for ui, but not for combo boxes.

 188 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low The "View List" should be remembered Layers Open and cl ...Closed
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

 915 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Texts with undefined characters Closed
Task Description

Texts in CAD fonts with characters for which no glyph is defined report a wrong bounding box which always includes the absolute zero point. This makes the spatial index ineffective for drawings containing many such texts (typically complex drawings from international users).

 2066 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text/Dim rendering issue for size and contrast Closed
Task Description

Sorry - can’t give you a proper way to reproduce it .... it just happens.

Dimension Arrows shown with reduced contrast, zoom in/out can trigger it but not always,
text hight jumps from “correct” to way to small to a kind of mixed size display,
DIM preview fails often in size - probably depending on zoom factor ...

Snapshot Version:
Edit: Issue occurred first with version:

 375 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: white text shown as white on white in text dialog Closed
Task Description

Text: white text shown as white on white in text dialog

See: aeg_koe_1_H0_A.dxf

2130QCAD (main)TaskLowText: Text dialog removes tabsAssigned
Task Description

Text dialog (QTextEdit) strips tabs in toHtml.
If tabs can be retained, text entities could support tabs.

 2217 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: spacing problem when switching to CAD font (\F) Closed
Task Description

Switching CAD font creates wrong space to previous text block.



Space is too large for small texts, too small for large texts (does not scale with text height).

First reported at:

 374 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: spaces at beginning of line does not indent Closed
Task Description

Text: non-breaking spaces (\~) at beginning of line does not indent.

See aeg_koe_1_H0_A.dxf

 755 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: Redundant Infos if I customize the Text hight .. ...Closed
Task Description

If I customize the Text height I get redundant Infos for the Contents...

 1223 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Text: formatting with subscript and font size Closed
Task Description

- enter the text A1 and format the “1” as subscript and with a different font size.
When you click OK, it will be something like: AH3.571431;
I have to manually edit it (source tab) to AH3.57143;S^1;

 627 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: Falsche Info beim editieren der Formatierung ... Closed
Task Description

Grundsätzlich finde ich die Optionsauswahl beim erstellen oder editieren eines Textes im “Text Option Window” als sehr Komfortable.

Trotzdem gibt es hier für mich noch einige Ungereimtheiten die ich als Bug bezeichnen würde da es untypische Informationen liefert und verwirrt.

QCad, English, XP, Text Optionen Window:
Im linken Bereich gibt es den sogenannten “Main Font”. Dieser kann aber nicht unter Application/Drawing preferences vorgegeben werden, richtig? Hier würde ich mir wünschen das ich diesen vorgeben kann und es somit ein “Default Font” wäre. Für Bemaßungen benutze ich z.B. eine Vorgabe von 0.137795276 inch (= Deutsche DIN 3.5mm für Texthöhen) und bin Heilfroh das ich dies als Default vorgeben kann ;)

Im rechten Bereich des Text Options Windows kann ich im “Rich Text” Tab den Text formatieren - grundsätzlich eine schöne Sache.
Leider verwirrt mich dieses Fenster immer wieder:
Text erstellt, individuell formatiert(Textfonts, Höhe, Farbe), positioniert in der aktuelle Zeichnung.
Doppelklicke ich den Text um ihn zu editieren poppt das Optionsfenster auf und der Text ist markiert. Im Text font wird mir gesagt das es der Text Arial ist mit einer Höhe von 1 und schwarz. Da ich aber NICHT Arial verwendet habe und die Texthöhen unterschiedlich sind und alles in rot ist dies eine falsche Information.
Hier hätte ich erwartet: Font = *VARIES*, Höhe = *VARIES*, Farbe = *VARIES*. Klicke ich dann mit der Maus in den Text (Markierung verschwindet, Cursor blinkt im Text) habe ich immer noch die selbe Info - erst ein zweiter Klick spuckt dann die richtige Info aus.

Zurück zum Main Font: Wie nutze ich diesen wenn ich bereits andere Formatierungen verwendet habe - neu eingeben? Gutes Gedächtnis vorausgesetzt ;-) Spaß bei Seite: Sollte dies nicht eine Vorgabe sein die “auf Knopfdruck” verwendet werden kann?

Und da ich neugierig bin .... wofür ist die Option “Simple Text”?

 377 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: empty lines do not cause enough line spacing Closed
Task Description

Text: empty lines do not cause enough line spacing

1128QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText: automatically wrap text at text box widthAssigned
1 Task Description

Add support for automatic text line wrapping for multiline text entities.

 376 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text: alignment: simple text starting with spaces Closed
Task Description

Text: alignment: simple text starting with spaces or ending in spaces is not aligned correctly.

 2069 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text with sub/super script is not saved in the label di ...Closed
Task Description

How to reproduce the issue:

  1. create a dimension
  2. in it’s “label” field enter any string with sub/super script, for example: t\Sc^;
  3. save and reopen the file
  4. the dimension shows correctly the string but its label only the normal text, for example: t

Note that if the button “Use auto measurement” (next to the “label” field) is pressed, the real measurement is showed along with the sub/super script, which now can’t be removed.

 327 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Text tool: options tool bar Closed
Task Description

Text tool: options tool bar with text, angle, text height.

 905 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Text tool regression Closed
Task Description

Happened somewhere between ab3e02 (works) and 67516a (doesn’t work).

In 67516a (current HEAD), when I attempt to launch the Text tool, the following is printed on stderr:

Warning:  Script Exception:
 "ReferenceError: Can't find variable: RTextBasedData" 
Warning:  "<anonymous>()@/tmp/qcad/scripts/Draw/Text/TextDialog/TextDialog.js:838"          

The Tool options toolbar does appear and it can be interacted with. The Text tool does not appear at all (and text input in the Toolbar can not be placed either).

In ab3e02, the Text tool works as usual.

Hope I got it right this time – several clean builds have been made to double-check results.

 1415 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text TE - Only simple text possible Closed
Task Description

Text - Only simple text is possible. Checked or unchecked option “Simple Text” will not change this. Reboot QCAD after changing shows also no effect.

 1353 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Text rendering: subscripts and superscripts display Closed
Task Description

Text with subscripts (e.g. “S\S^3;”) is display incorrectly with the latest version on both Mac OS X and windows 64-bit.

The subscript (”3”) is displayed before the normal text (”S”).

I have been using subscripts to indicate electrical switch types on my blue prints.

It appears that superscripts are also being displayed incorrectly.

 1117 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Text rendering: particular font not rendered properly Closed
Task Description

Font file:

Text not rendered:


See also:

 1038 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text rendering: font tags not always interpreted correc ...Closed
Task Description

Original topic: “ugly text strings in a draught, after Visio 2003 AutoCAD file conversion”


I have a Visio2003 mnemonic, and I tried to convert it to AutoCad file format (interchange and other), but this conversion makes ugly any text string in a result draught, like this (look at the attached QCAD.png):

 "\fArial|b0|i1|;Насос шнековый (для откачки осадка)"
 ... and so on.

I tried to open result draught in a DraftSight - it works with strings fine, there are no ugly string on the screen.
If I try to open CAD files created by DraftSight in QCAD 3.4.6 - I have an ugly text strings too.

A process of manual corrections of this ugly text strings in QCAD is very very laborious, I think, you need to make a some new instruments to automatic conversion strins like this “\fArial|b0|i1|;сборный...” to strting “сборный...” by checking some postions in your new instruments and clicking “Apply” button.


2205QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowText rendering fails in certain zoom levelWaiting on fix in 3rd party library
Task Description

Drawing with text, zoom in and out with one of the common methods, text will disappear in certain zoom level

Same drawing zoomed in and out in doesn’t show this effect - works just fine.

 407 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text position relative to entity moves when both are sc ...Closed
Task Description

If text is selected together with an entity or entities, and then scaled, the position of the text relative to the entity is not maintained. The text size does scale correctly.

This means that the (scaled) text has to be moved to the same relative position as before scaling. This does not happen with a couple of other 2D programs I have checked.


 385 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Text position of texts in blocks Closed
Task Description

Text position of texts in blocks wrong.

 690 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text Position errors on imported DXF files Closed
Task Description

Dear Sirs,
I have found that QCad 3 does not properly handle the X and Y coordinates of the texts.
In fact, when I open an existing DXF file (AutoCad 2007÷2010), the texts are placed in different coordinates than the original file.
With version 2.2.2 QCad this problem is less obvious.

 299 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text of rotated dimensions in SVG PG export Closed
Task Description

Sometimes the text of a dimension (that is in a block - just a suspicion of mine) will not get rotated. I do not know why this.text.getAngle() sometimes returns a wrong value, but there is a simple workaround: always rotate the text with the dimension:

--- SvgExporterPG-orig.js	2011-09-15 23:11:40.000000000 +0200
+++ SvgExporterPG.js	2011-10-07 13:07:03.715374911 +0200

@@ -428,9 +427,7 @@
         // dimension entity: export text:
         this.text = entity.getTextData();
-//        var angle = this.text.getAngle();
-//        var offset = RVector.createPolar(this.text.getHeight()/2, angle + Math.PI/2);
-//        this.text.move(offset);
+        this.text.setAngle(entity.getAngle());
         this.textColor = entity.getColor();
         this.text = undefined;
 318 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text of dimensions label in SVG PG export  Closed
Task Description

The labels of dimensions in PG exporter are moved half text-height. Thats a bit much, and actually, no such movement looks more true to the display of same in QCAD itself.

--- SvgExporterPG.js.orig	2011-10-15 18:57:29.994666881 +0200
+++ SvgExporterPG.js	2011-10-15 18:57:39.284666834 +0200
@@ -434,7 +434,7 @@
         var angle = this.text.getAngle();
-        var offset = RVector.createPolar(this.text.getHeight()/2, angle + Math.PI/2);
+        var offset = RVector.createPolar(0, angle + Math.PI/2);
         this.textColor = entity.getColor();
 1118 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Text not saved Closed
1 Task Description


I am stage manager and I have been using QCAD PRO nearly every day for 2 years now.
But since yesterday it seems that text is not saved within the file : when I reopen a saved file, text doesn’t show up. Do I miss a setting ?
I currently run Mac OS X Mavericks but there haven’t been any issues with this OS for months.

I deleted the app and prefs and tried out with 3.6.0 (which I don’t use because it often quits brutally), and also the free version of 3.6.4
But the issue still the same.

As I use this app for my work, it is very annoying not to be able to use text !
Thanks for your help

 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.


 53 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text issues Closed
Task Description


Text with ‘standard’ font

  • invalid line spacing
  • save / load: font changed to Arial
 632 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Text Höhe default in Application Preferences / Drawing  ...Closed
Task Description

Es wäre Hilfreich für eine eigene durchgängige Standardisierung die möglichkeit zu haben Default Texthöhen in den Application/ Drawing Preferences vorgeben zu können.

Perfekt wäre in meinen Augen das man drei Texthöhen vorgeben könnte wie z.B. 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 5mm die bei der Eingabe von Text (oder beim editieren) per Schalter gewählt werden könnten. Das individuelle eingeben von Texthöhen sollte aber zudem beibehalten werden.

Bei der Bemaßung kann ich dies bereits jetzt für eine Texthöhe einrichten ... ;-)

 1064 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text editor: handling of non-breaking space (\~, &nbsp; ...Closed
Task Description

- Create text with non-breaking space (\~)
- Edit text
- Text displayed with &nbsp;
- Click OK
- Text in drawing displayed with &nbsp;

 185 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow text editing Closed
Task Description
  1. create text, font Arial
  2. edit text
  3. change only bold / italic flag in text dialog
  4. no change in edited text
 1490 QCAD (main)SuggestionLow Text Edit Control <ESC> maps to <cancel>. If anything i ...Closed
Task Description

For all the Linux VI editor geeks, can you disable the <ESC> function in the text edit mode. <ESC> maps to <cancel>. If anything it should map to <ok>. Which creates no harm as it can be later undone. I have accidentally lost edits countless times due to an unbreakable habit.

 330 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text Edit command replaces \U+00B0 with %%[dD] Closed
Task Description

when editing text which contains the degree symbol the proper escape sequence is \U+00B0
Qcad 3Beta3 replaces \U+00B0 with %%[dD]

2125QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowText disappears when you zoomWaiting on User
Task Description

When I zoom, the text disappears in certain zoom levels after updating to the latest version.

 50 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text dialog: Uncaught exception Closed
Task Description
  1. open text dialog
  2. select some characters (for coloring)
  3. click on the “color” button → a pop up windows appears showing all colors
  4. don’t choose a color, but click somewhere outside the pop up window
 51 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text Dialog: remember last used settings Closed
Task Description

Remember last used settings (text size, font, ...)

979QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText dialog: insert special characters in simple text m...Assigned
Task Description

The Omega button to insert special characters is only available in rich text mode.
Make it available in simple text mode as well.

 432 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text dialog: default tab should be 'Rich Text' Closed
Task Description

Text dialog: default tab should be ‘Rich Text’

 8 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Text Dialog: custom text height broken Closed
Task Description

Custom text height cannot be set (enter closes the dialog, tab does not activate the entered text height)

 423 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text dialog: changing main font in source editing mode Closed
Task Description

Changing main font in source editing mode reverts changes made to text.

 42 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text Dialog: bold / italic main font Closed
Task Description

bold / italic check box for main font has no effect

 1039 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text dialog memory leak Closed
Task Description

Qcad under linux appears to be suffering a slow memory leak to the point it chomps 1.8GB on my machine and the swap grinds to a halt.

Can you advise what system info you need and I will get.

Stop QCAD, give it 20-30sec to clean up and its back to normal.

Looking over the past 30 min in System Monitor, Startup 0.1GB, 30 mins in, 1.2GB, close all tabs open (3 off) and back to 1.1GB.

 732 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text Control Info is displayed in Drawing when imported ...Closed
1 Task Description

May relate to 646.

Control Text is Displayed on Drawing created in ACAD.
The Text is representing /p as a new line when I think it should be ignored.
See QCAD PDF I am unsure what this represents in ACAD. /pxqc;

V3.0.0 Windows 7 64-bit

 696 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Text control characters (e.g. upper /lower sign) explic ...Closed
Task Description

The control characters, such as bold, italic, superscript/subscript, of a Text are displayed explicitely in the drawing. Thus, one obtains not the required appearence of the characters in the drawing.
This occurs when i use QCAD3 in Windows Vista or in openSuse 12.2 on a 64 bit laptop.
If instead i use QCAD3 in openSuse 12.2 on a 32 bit laptop, then characters are displayed in the required appearance. (However, on this laptop i have the reported difficulty in selecting fonts).
If i change back from the drawing to the text editor, then also the texteditor displays the text together with explicit control characters, and not in the original required form.

 1668 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Text color of command line unreadable with KDE's Breeze ...Closed
Task Description

I prefer the Breeze Dark color scheme as it find it less stressful on my eyes, however it’s unusable with QCAD where the Command Line prompts and responses are rendered as a very light grey on a white background. I believe the proper fix would be one (or both) of:

  • Make the Command Line area background follow the desktop scheme. (It appears that the text already does so, hence the light text, but since the background doesn’t it becomes unusable.)
  • Provide a configuration option for the text and/or background color used in the Command Line area.

Screen shots are attached showing both Breeze and Breeze Dark schemes.

 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.

 2166 QCAD (main)SuggestionMedium Text box creates wrong line break - Textbox erzeugt fal ...Closed
Task Description

A text that ends with a line break is displayed incorrectly.

I think the \P should be passed to the program to create the line break. Unfortunately it is taken over directly into the text.

See attachment

Textbox erzeugt falschen Umbruch

Ein Text der mit einen Zeilenumbruch endet, wird falsch dargestellt.

Ich denke mal das \P sollte an das Programm weitergegeben werden um den Zeilenumbruch zu erzeugen. Leider wird es direkt in den Text mit übernommen.

Siehe Anhang

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