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1901QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM Traverse ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

Still busy on the never ending G-code story. Urgently needed the very common Traverse Toolpath.

Example added as pdf.

Greetings

1902QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM G-Block ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

Still busy on the never ending G-code story. Urgently needed the very handy G-code Block Toolpath. This ‘toolpath’ also solves a lot of “editing requests”.

1911QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowDrill ToolpathAssigned
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew

It would be more than conveniant, defining the drilling locations of the drill toolpath, by selecting a circle’s center point.

 1914 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow CAM layer On/Off Closed
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew

If CAM layer invisible do not 3D Simulate and do not write G-code.

1940QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM > CAM Configuration: Add program descriptionAssigned
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Add a program description to the CAM configuration dialog and export to postprocessors as variable.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=32&p=24649

 1981 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow I would like an external post processor Closed
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Task Description

I use gcode ripper for some of my jobs. (see here: https://www.scorchworks.com/Gcoderipper/gcoderipper.html) This is a large python script that I use to wrap flat code around a cylinder for engraving. What I would like to see is a way to run it from my own custom post processor that I wrote for my machine. Maybe some kind of keyword that allows me to specify an arbitrary external command with some parameters. It would be very helpful to me. I create a lot of ad-hock jobs to run.

Thanks,
Chuck Tilbury

 27 TestsFeature RequestLow Dimension Tests Closed
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Task Description
  • add test for all kind of dimensions
 30 TestsFeature RequestHigh UiTests: update required file Closed
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add “update required file” to the context menu shown in the result window

  1. copy the actual file to the directory “required”
  2. run the test again
  3. test result should be “passed” now
 69 TestsFeature RequestLow example file generator Closed
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Task Description

example file generator: adjust the print settings automatically, so the example file can be immediately printed to the chosen paper format / orientation without having to adjust the scale / offset

 24 WebsiteFeature RequestLow Website Tasks Closed
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Task Description

Open

Homepage

  • announce in forum
  • make developer’s corner, links to
    • RSFrameworkAPI Documentation
    • QCAD 3 Code Snippets ECMAScript (Google Docs)
    • QCAD 3 Developer Notes (Google Docs)
    • QCAD 3 Forum
  • change copyright year (still 2010)

Wikipedia

  • update QCAD site

Flyspray

  • mark version 3 TP1 as current version

Done

Homepage

  • add new forum category
 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?

 673 BookPerformance IssueLow Library - Symbols Closed
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Task Description

Library - Architecture is showing only four (4) symbols:
“ffl, north, uparrow and winv”.
Is this correct?

Thanks in advance

Regards

Reinhard(RM)

 1305 dxflibPerformance IssueLow Bottleneck in DL_Dxf::toReal caused by std::locale Closed
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Task Description

Loading any larger dxf file takes very long because of this line:
istr.imbue(std::locale(”C”));

The call to std::locale is very slow. File-loading can be speed up by approximately factor 5 times on my system when replacing it. I just removed that line and instead added the following in DL_Dxf::in so it is changed only once per file:

std::locale oldLocale = std::locale::global(std::locale(”C”)); // use dot in numbers
while (readDxfGroups(fp, creationInterface)) {}
std::locale::global(oldLocale);

 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.

 112 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Slow startup because of Library Browser Closed
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Task Description
  • initial start (no library browser DB present)
  • Linux vostro 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-04-25 21:48:33 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
  • DWG / DXF files: 79
  • SVG files: 684
  • RDF files: 729
real    1m37.298s
user    1m35.101s
sys     0m0.806s
 169 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Image preview slow Closed
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Task Description

Preview when inserting image slow

 201 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow unable to move/dock command line Closed
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Task Description

Cannot move/dock command line to right hand pane!

Regards

clive

 233 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Slower selection / manipulation Closed
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Task Description

Slower selection / manipulation compared to QCAD 2.

 244 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow snap auto Closed
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Snap defaults to auto. Auto snap gets slow in areas where there are many places it can snap to.

 288 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow opening dwg file takes very long [improved] Closed
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Task Description

Opening a 4 MB dwg file results in no-response for about five minutes. Opening the same file with DraftSight takes less than five seconds.

 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.

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

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

728QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowSlow loading of drawing with many block insertsAssigned
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1 Task Description

Slow loading of drawing with huge number of block inserts (more than 10000).

 914 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Invert selection: poor performance Closed
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Task Description

Inverting the current selection is significantly slower than select all, deselect all or other selection tools.

 1029 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Selecting many entities: poor performance Closed
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1 Task Description

Selecting a great number of entities (>10000) can be slow, likely due to updating the property editor.

 1052 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow (Isometric) projection: poor preview performance Closed
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Task Description

Preview performance can be improved by projecting only once and then moving / pasting the projection.

 1115 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Windows: slow file dialogs Closed
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Task Description

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

File > Open shows empty dialog for 1 minute, then shows dialog contents.

 1123 QCAD (main)Performance IssueMedium Hatch in block causes performance problem Closed
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Task Description

Hatches in blocks cause poor performance while (auto-)snapping.
The lines that make up those hatches are included in the search for intersection points which is not desirable.

 1315 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Snap > Auto Snap: slow when snapping to complex polylin ...Closed
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3838

 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.

 1606 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Selecting 'Draw Order' halts system temporary Closed
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Task Description

Merely clicking on ‘Draw Order’, and usualy unintended, halts the system for several seconds up to several tens of seconds.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40Ghz
4,00 GB RAM installed 3,49 GB usable
32-bit Operating System
Windows 7 Professional SP1

 1662 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Select > Select Contour: slow for complex drawings Closed
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Task Description

Hi!

when working with files containing many not connected elements (non-poly-line elements) a double click can cause a coffee-break easily. The search for connected entities easily takes over 5 minutes on an up to date machine ([email protected]) with files that are pretty standard in size (2 or 3 MB file size ascii dxf). Adding an interruption-method would be suitable (for example by pressing escape).

attached a file with a polyline of 13000 entities and a second file with just everything duplicated. When exploding the polyline and double clicking an element it takes quite a while until all elements are selected. (this is not an extreme example, I had sometimes 10 minutes of waiting with slightly bigger files, accidently double clicking something).

also an improved algorithm for the search would help to speed up the selection. (e.g. divide the area in smaller parts, do the search there, or an option to search only in the visible view port of the document)

Martin


 1693 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Formatted text is not correctly displayed Closed
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Texts justified and/or formatted in dxf or dwg files generated by Autocad not presented correctly when the file is opened by QCad, follow file for verification.

1801QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowlow perfomance in paper space and viewportsAssigned
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Improving the performance of the exceptional use of the processors when switching from the model to the paper space (testing with the attached file) the functionalities of the commands for the viewports are too low in the paper space.

 1984 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Block > Create Block from Selection: Slow for large num ...Closed
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Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6672

 1610 QCAD/CAMPerformance IssueLow Switching from one drawing to another slow Closed
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Task Description

When switching from one drawing to another, the 3D view is updated which can be slow, especially for drawings with many text entities.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=4945

 1970 QCAD/CAMPerformance IssueMedium Drill Toolpath Workaround Closed
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Task Description

Hallo Andrew,

Fiddling with the drill-toolpath error, a solution seems to be to add the drill location as a ‘single point’ in the ‘source’ sublayer. I am using this as a Bug Work Around.

 137 QCAD (main)RefactoringLow SVG Export precision Closed
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Task Description

In files exported with the (even PG) exporter I sometimes see values like these: 334.99999999999994 or 570.0000000000001 and very often 12 digits of precision.

To safe on file size, I suggest, that QCAD rounds values on SVG export to eg. three places. When viewed in an ordinary web browser, that will result in a precision of 1 inch / 96dpi / 1000 = 0.00026mm, not? Ends should still meet.

 138 QCAD (main)RefactoringLow SVG Export entity properties "By Layer" and "By Block" Closed
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Task Description

If I understand correctly, SVG export uses svg groups to keep QCAD block entities. This in itself is very useful. There is no way to correctly keep layer information, as QCAD blocks can contain elements on different layers, while SVG only knows about groups. That is a deficiency of SVG.

To save on file size, there was some potential to get rid of ever repeating same attributes on entities, eg: style=”stroke:#000000;stroke-width:0.25;stroke-dasharray:2.16,1.08”

To optimize “By Block” is easy: just set the attribute on the SVG group, and omit on below entities styled “By Block”.

To optimize “By Layer” is a little more involved, but might be solved by using css:
- Create a class by the name of the Layer
- add the class attribute to elements styled “By Layer”

Then only individually styled entities would get a style attribute, and filesize of SVG could be halved in most cases.

This just an idea :) Having written this, I now realize, that QCAD can style weight, pattern, color each extra, so the optimazition could only be applied to entities, where everything is “By Layer” or “By Block”. But that should be the case most of the time.

 146 QCAD (main)RefactoringLow cloning entities: optional ID cloning Closed
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add parameter to REntity::clone to allow cloning without cloning object ID.

 610 QCAD (main)RefactoringLow replace QMdiArea with QTabBar and QWidgetStack Closed
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Task Description

QMdiChild widgets in an QMdiArea receive repaint and mouse events even if they are not active which slows down the user interface when having multiple MDI children open.

Long term, QMdiArea might have to be replaced with something else.

 1056 QCAD (main)RefactoringVery Low Dead and wrong code in RSPlatform.cpp Closed
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Task Description

I am considering pushing the following diff:

--- a/src/core/RSPlatform.cpp
+++ b/src/core/RSPlatform.cpp
@@ -205,25 +205,6 @@ int RS::getCpuCores() {
     cores = sysinfo.dwNumberOfProcessors;
 #elif defined(Q_OS_UNIX)
     cores = sysconf( _SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN );
-#elif defined (Q_OS_MAC) || defined (Q_OS_BSD4) || [...]
-    nt mib[4];
-    size_t len;
-
-    /* set the mib for hw.ncpu */
-    mib[0] = CTL_HW;
-    mib[1] = HW_AVAILCPU; // alternatively, try HW_NCPU;
-
-    /* get the number of CPUs from the system */
-    sysctl(mib, 2, &cores, &len, NULL, 0);
-
-    if (cores < 1) {
-        mib[1] = HW_NCPU;
-        sysctl( mib, 2, &cores, &len, NULL, 0 );
-    }
-#elif defined(Q_OS_HPUX)
-    cores = mpctl(MPC_GETNUMSPUS, NULL, NULL);
-#elif defined(Q_OS_IRIX)
-    cores = sysconf( _SC_NPROC_ONLN );
 #endif

(truncated list to manage size)

I see that most of this was put in there as a kind of a note-to-self originally, however _SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN is implemented by every realistically possible targets anyway, so for all practical purposes, this is dead weight.

A couple of questions remain, though:

  • #ifdef Q_OS_WIN32 should probably be Q_OS_WIN, so as to include win64 as well.
  • Assuming the real purpose for this function is to determine how many parts a particular task is to be split into in the future, if and when QCAD gets the need to split expensive tasks among multiple CPUS, “core” probably shouldn’t be static - CPUs are hot-pluggable today, and while one probably doesn’t do that on a laptop, it’s not unfeasible in, say, a VDI environment.

Thoughts?

 26 QCAD (main)ReleaseLow Release Tasks Closed
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Task Description

Disable

  • developer menu
  • tests scripts

Adjust Version

Application

  • “About” dialog (automatic)
  • reference manual: support/doc/manual/about.txt / about_de.txt
  • scripts/splashscreen.png
  • scripts/Tools/LibraryBrowser/splashscreen.png
  • src/core/RVersion.h
  • library browser DB file name in LibraryBrowser.js, LibraryBrowser.getDbFile()

Deployment

  • Linux Deployment (support/deployment/linux)
    • deploy.sh: change RUN_FILE, TARGZ_NAME
    • setup.sh: change SETUP_INSTALLPATH
  • Mac OS X:
    • deploy.sh: DMGNAME
    • src/run/Info.plist
    • src/run/InfoLibraryBrowser.plist
    • src/run/InfoTrial.plist
  • Windows:
    • qcad_installer.nsi
    • qcad_trial_installer.nsi

Don't forget

  • file “readme.txt”
    • adjust “Known limitations”
  • update QCAD Application Framework API
  • svn tag revision
  • add version to bug tracker

Check List

  • run automatic tests
  • designer plugins qwebkit (libqwebview.so)
  • text with CAD font
  • hatches
  • insert image
  • user interface translations
  • help (Qt Assistant client)
    • help translations
  • library browser
    • drag-n-drop insert from library browser
  • help - contents
  • help - check for updates
  • templates
  • initial launch (without ini file)
  • printing
  • PDF generation
  • SVG export
  • loading / saving files
  • Help - Show Readme (can file readme.txt be found?)
  • Qt libraries not in debug mode, QCAD binary does not link against debug Qt libraries
  • command line tools

Ports

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard & Lion (10.6 & 10.7)
  • Mac OS X Leopard x86 (10.5)
  • Mac OS X Leopard ppc (10.5)
  • Linux 32bit
  • Windows 32bit

Plus maybe later:

  • Mac OS X Tiger (10.4)
  • Linux 64bit
  • Windows 64bit
 1328 QCAD (main)ReleaseLow Windows 64bit install dir Closed
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Task Description

I only noticed today (perhaps they were available earlier?) that there are 64 bit binaries for windows; I suppose these are true 64 bit.

Yet, the installer prompts me to put them into “Programs (x86)”, where all the 32bit software lives, I guess - this seems to be a pure convention though, the application runs just fine.

Maybe the reason is, that the 32bit version was installed before; Maybe it should change? Maybe it should stay, so that there are not two?

1954QCAD/CAMReleaseLowRevised PWM Post ProcessorAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

I have revised the PWM Post Processor to Revision D.

1323QCAD (main)SuggestionLowImprove command line support in QCADAssigned
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Hi,

As a typical command line draftsman (still using acad10 for dos, since microsoft doesn’t supoort Win NT anymore),
I noticed a severe lack on command line acces in QCAD.

For example I find the icon and pixel selecting methods within qcad very confusing and rude.

With the normal cad Select command I can select exactly what en how I want it.

I intend not to be rude, but I find my drawing screen littered all over with all kind of very specialist menu’s,
tools and options. Sorry, I just want to make a drawing at the natural intuitive way, as with a pencil.
So I use command line Commands, such as Move, Copy, Change, Select, a.s.o.
For a ‘Command scripting’ user (-batching is a different tool!-),
it seems to me logical these basic commands should be accessable.

1368QCAD (main)SuggestionLowContext Menu - suggestionsAssigned
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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?

 1375 QCAD (main)SuggestionVery Low Install in hidden folder Closed
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Task Description

After each update, I add a dot before the ~user/opt folder (and in the program launcher) created by QCAD to unclutter my file manager’s appearance. Would be easy, I think, to make the installer put the program directly in ~user/.opt, and nobody would miss that folder while browsing through daily used files.

And what about installing the program as root, so all users of a computer could use it without personal installs, and only personal setting files created by users would be kept in ~user/.opt/qcam.

Jean-Claude

1469QCAD (main)SuggestionLowCartouche automatiqueAssigned
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Would not it be possible to create a kind of template for printing?
We draw our room without cartridge. The cartridge will automatically appear when printed. The scaling could be automatic so that it goes in the A4 and therefore also will post the scale automatically. The name of the play could be the file name, date last saved after it the rest of the information that would be to add somehow (material index, designer, ...).

Original suggestion:

Bonjour,

Ne serait il pas possible de créer une sorte de template lors de l’impression ?
On dessine notre pièce sans cartouche. Le cartouche s’affiche automatiquement lors de son impression. La mise à l’échelle pourrais être automatique pour que ca rentre dans le A4 et donc l’échelle s’afficherai aussi en automatique. Le nom de la pièce pourrais être le nom du fichier, la date du dernier enregistrement après c’est le reste des infos qui serait à ajouter je ne sais comment (matière, indice, dessinateur, ...).

 1490 QCAD (main)SuggestionLow Text Edit Control <ESC> maps to <cancel>. If anything i ...Closed
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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.

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