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IDCategoryTask Type  ascSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
 1041 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Zoom to selection: invalid view if only one point is se ...Closed
Task Description

- Select one single point
- Zoom to selection

 1161 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Zoom to selection not working Closed
Task Description

Zoom to selection not working.

See attached screenshot and test file- selecting longer line fails for zoom to selection, but selecting smaller line works?

 1245 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Zoom in / zoom out: drawing painted at inconsistent off ...Closed
Task Description

Zooming in or out repeatedly (keeping + or - key pressed or using mouse wheel) shows the drawing at incorrect offsets in between frames with the correct offset.

Original report:

Zoom in and out with the Mouse wheel is working but it is unfortunately jumping in a zickzack course.

 1461 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Zoom in / out: not centred under mouse cursor if Retina ...Closed
Task Description

see topic:

 1022 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow ZeroLengthDetection fails on arc Closed
Task Description


it seems zero length detection fails on finding very small arcs.
As in previous 3.0.0 release the script ZeroLengthDetection.js was given, I found that the related line is #65 :

      } else if (isArcEntity(entity)) {
          if (entity.getRadius() <= this.distanceTolerance

should be

      } else if (isArcEntity(entity)) {
          if (entity.getLength() <= this.distanceTolerance

because a big radius with a very small angle will yield a very small arc length ...

Since 3.0.0 or so, the ZeroLengthDetection.js script seems to have been binarized in plugins/libqcadproscripts.so, and is not easily correctible any more ...

 1557 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Zero length lines not shown Closed
Task Description

Zero length lines are not shown in QCAD. For best compatibility these should be shown as dots.

 1011 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Y,R Works only some of the time! Closed
Task Description

On a 2011 MacBook Air, the Y,R key combination for deleting layers barely works. It does in fact delete a layer occasionally, and oddly it appears to go in spurts. But it does not consistently work which significantly reduces its usefulness.

While on the matter, the reason to use YR is mostly because there is no bulk way to select a bunch of layers and delete them! This is a real pain if needing to separate layers apart (becomes some CAM programs will only accept one layer per file. We need a way to select a bunch of layers, and just delete the whole lot at one time.

 1062 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Xrefs are not displayed Closed
Task Description

I have a .dwg file, which has two images attached. When I open this file in qcad from the source folder with images xrefs are lost and qcad doesn’t even report about lost xrefs.

Is it possible in general to open .dwgs with xrefs in qcad?

How to fix it?

Thank you in advance!

 885 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Xcode Clang wrongly reported as GCC Closed
Task Description

src/core/RSettings.cpp:RSettings::getCompilerVersion() doesn’t account for Clang, used in Xcode. Instead of reporting the appropriate Clang version number, it reports the GCC compatibility level. The following patch addresses the issue.

diff --git a/src/core/RSettings.cpp b/src/core/RSettings.cpp
index 46dc6df..d6fbe63 100644
--- a/src/core/RSettings.cpp
+++ b/src/core/RSettings.cpp
@@ -363,7 +363,9 @@ QString RSettings::getQtVersion() {
 QString RSettings::getCompilerVersion() {
-#if defined(Q_CC_GNU)
+#if defined(Q_CC_CLANG)
+    return QString("Clang %1.%2.%3").arg(__clang_major__).arg(__clang_minor__).arg(__clang_patchlevel__);
+#elif defined(Q_CC_GNU)
     return QString("gcc %1.%2.%3").arg(__GNUC__).arg(__GNUC_MINOR__).arg(__GNUC_PATCHLEVEL__);
 #elif defined(Q_CC_MSVC)
 #   if _MSC_VER==1310
 1622 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow X Scale Property lost for Simple Texts and Attributes Closed
Task Description

The X scale of block attributes, (and simple text) is not being saved with the drawing.
This problem was fixed for a while, but has re-appeared lately.

 462 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong zoomlevel by open with double click Closed
Task Description

When i open a dxf with a double click in my windows-explorer the drawing views very very small.
(win7/64/ger, qcad3 RC3)

 1432 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong x scale for imported texts Closed
Task Description

If text style has a text width (x scale) that is not 1, the property x scale from the text style is applied to all texts of that style.
See also:

 887 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong warning window with area selection ... Closed
Task Description

Lower left to upper right selection which includes invisible blocks causes warning window if I try to use the clipboard “copy” or “cut” function:

“Trying to draw on or modify entities on a locked or invisible layer”

... but it works!

Upper right to lower left selection over all doesn’t calls the warning window!

 1495 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow wrong utf8 encoding|decoding Closed
Task Description

QCAD Community Edition:

I created a document at home with QCAD and added text in Russian language. The OS is OpenSuse 42.1. Now I need to edit the document at work on Windows 7 and I can’t open the document because an error appear!
I think this happend because Linux version of QCAD has put text to the document in UTF-8 in style of: 04_\U+00CD\U+00EE\U+00EC\U+00E5\U+00F0\U+00D3\U+00F7\U+00E0\U+00F1\U+00F2\U+00EA\U+00E0
but in Windows 7 codepage is Windows-1251. So I need to change QCAD to anothe software to exclude this issue because I can’t to work. QCAD error looks like: Can’t open the file.....import error!
I supposed that common software ensured me from different errors and troubles, but actually not!

Can you solve the problem?

 395 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium wrong text origin when pasting scaled text and graphics Closed
Task Description

Text origins are not properly scaled when pasting text and graphics at a scale other than 1:1

 1335 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong tangential snap point by moving an existing line  ...Closed
1 Task Description

When I try to make a tangential snap of an existing line to a circle by moving one line end to the circle, qcad snaps to a wrong snap point on the circle.

 251 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium wrong tab names Closed
Task Description

After I open the second file, the tab name of the first file is changed to the name of second file. After that I see two tabs with the same names but with two different files.

 1336 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong snap points on circle Closed
Task Description

When you draw a line to a circle the offered snap points (orthogonal, tangential ...) are ok.
But if you change a line by moving an end- or startpoint qcad gives you snap points corresponding to the opposite endpoint of the line.

 1729 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong sizes for dimensions in blocks viewed through vie ...Closed
Task Description

See also:

 170 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium wrong scaling for ellipses / ellipse arcs Closed
Task Description
  • see attachment
  • factor x/y: 0.5
  • green: original entities
  • red: properly scaled entities
 1716 TranslationBug ReportLow Wrong plural forms in translations Closed
1 Task Description

I found that words which has plural forms are translated in manner where only two forms are possible - like in English language. For example: “Object” and “Objects”. But other languages (for example Polish) very often have more than 2 plural forms.
There are also strings which use only one form (for example: “Reset label position of %1 dimension(s).”) but cardinal number placed in string point on more forms than one.
All these strings looks bad when translated and sometimes even in English. I mark most of them using comments:




I believe problem can be fixed using plural form strings: https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/Plural-forms.html

 888 BookBug ReportLow Wrong pictures in hands-on Closed
Task Description

In the “Drawing a Shape Using Absolute Polar Coordinates” hands-on, step 3, there are two toolbar pictures, each with a caption. The pictures don’t match the captions; ie. the pictures should be swapped.

1919QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowWrong order XY(Z) for Ordinate Dimension in property ed...Assigned
Task Description

Win7pro Qcad Pro

In property editor
properties of an Ordinate Dimension

Without Show Z
DefPoint is displayed in order YX?

With Show Z
Origin is displayed in order XZY?
DefPoint is displayed in order YZX?
LeaderEndPoint is displayed in order ZXY?


 1704 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong labels for information area buttons Closed
Task Description

In Information → Arc/circle/ellipse area tool labels for Area of sector and Area of segment buttons are switched.

 851 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong font name in DXF files created with dxflib 3.1 Closed
Task Description

dxflib 3.1 saves the text style name as style font in text styles.

 886 BookBug ReportLow Wrong coordinates in the Orthographic Projections hands ...Closed
Task Description

I have the book dating about a year back, with the following metadata (no other version information in there):

Producer:       FPDF 1.7
CreationDate:   Fri Aug 24 15:10:36 2012

I believe there is a slight error in the Orthographic Projections hands-on (it may not be there in current versions of the book, but since my download timeframe is long over, I can not check that – should that be the case, sorry for the noise).

On page 219, step 1 of the exercise (drawing the front view), it is said

Set the first corner of the rectangle at the origin of the drawing (1)
and the other corner at 30,20 (2).

On pages 225-226, steps 7 and 8, drawing a 45-degree auxiliary line for the right-side view, it is said

Set the position of the line at the origin of the drawing (coordinate 0/0).

0/0 is the “bottom left” corner of the top view. The correct coordinates for the auxiliary line’s position are 0/30, the “bottom left” corner of the front view.

(I had not realized the bug tracker had a Book category as well – hence this is a duplicate of an e-mail report I have sent to [email protected])

 812 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wrong Alert messages ... Closed
Task Description

3.1 Beta / XP32

Two Points (C2),
Two Points and Angle (A2),
Two Points and Radius (CD),
ONE Mouse-click = Alert message: “The two points are identical”

Tangent two circles (LT2),
Click on first circle = Alert message: “No tangent possible”,
Click on second circle = Alert message: “No tangent possible”

 2008 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow windows: cannot call scripts\Pro\Tools\BoundingBox\Boun ...Closed
1 Task Description

Calling bbox tool via batch file works:

C:\Program Files\QCAD>bbox.bat D:\tmp\dwgtester\10.09.03.dwg


09:42:15: Debug:

You are using a trial version of QCAD Professional.

09:42:15: Debug:    If you would like to use this software productively,
09:42:15: Debug:    please purchase the full version for a small license fee from our
09:42:15: Debug:    Online Shop at:
09:42:15: Debug:    http://www.ribbonsoft.com/shop

09:42:15: Debug:    Thank you for trying this add-on!

09:42:15: Debug:    Your script will start in 15 seconds...
09:42:30: Debug:    calling odInitialize
Min: 2419.9969114297623/-125.36162367587679
Max: 2689.9969114297623/64.63837647546899
Size: 270/190.00000015134577

Calling bbox tool directly doesn’t work:

C:\Program Files\QCAD>qcad.exe -no-gui -allow-multiple-instances -autostart scripts\Pro\Tools\BoundingBox\BoundingBox.js D:\tmp\dwgtester\10.09.03.dwg

Output (empty line):

 987 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Window size bigger than screen, unable to reduce it Closed
Task Description

Using the 32-bit linux .tar.gz package on Opensuse 12.3 - KDE4, it opens with a window size larger than the screen (you cannot reach the maximise, minimise icons with the mouse.
Having maximised it with the keyboard, using the mouse on the corners the window can only be stretched in the east-west dimension and remains at a fixed height. I have reverted to 3.4.2 which is fine.


 861 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Widgets blends to early in ... Closed
Task Description

I don’t know: Bug or Feature request ....

Example: If I move the “Library Browser” with the mouse closer than ~63px to the top corner it will go to blend in.
Undo doesn’t works in this case - so I have to pull it out and re-size the widget.

Usually it should blend in if I’m over the bar or at least I have to be much closer to the corner - or not?

 666 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow When opening a qcad edited or created dwg in autocad, o ...Closed
Task Description

When opening a qcad edited or created dwg in autocad, only the first line of text is displayed for each Qcad edited or created text entry.
Qcad 3.0.0 Autocad Mac 2011
You can see that when opening the drawing in Autocad that only the First line of text is present.

 679 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow When drawing, a "escape" does not always cancel the las ...Closed
Task Description

This problem experienced since the first beta in both Win and Linux versions.

When a function (like a line) was selected for use and one press ESC twive to get back tot he main menu, it sort of does not cancel that last function. If one wouls now press on another function (like edit or circle) QCAD goes back to the line function.

the only way to rectify this is to press Esc many times. Sometimes the process needs to be repeated more than once.

I could not yet devise a sure fire way of reproducing this, but it does seems to happen as soon as the drawing gets bigger. I could not make it work with a clean page.

Although not crippling, it does break the elegance of drawing seamlessly and is a bit frustrating..

That said, I find QCAD 3.0.0 now significanlty faster than the Betas when loading and zooming in and out.

 1892 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow weird/inconsistent text-alignment Closed
Task Description

I guess I’ve discovered a bug:

Text elements align the same no matter if “base” or “bottom” alignment is chosen. The text is “shifting” (in both cases) when the characteristic “contains glyphs that cross the base line” is changed. Same shifting also occurs with text aligned “top” with having no glyphs reaching the top-line.
I assume this isn’t the intended behaviour ...

For demonstration I attached a file where I’ve put lines (to align with) and three sample texts “as” (only “center”-glyphs), “aps” (glyph crossing base-line) and “this” (glyphs reaching top-line), each aligned with all vertical alignment-options (1-top, 2-midlle , 3-base , 4-bottom).

Hope fixing this dosen’t take too much effort.

 1457 WebsiteBug ReportLow Website FAQ Deutsch Closed
Task Description

Beschreibung “Fehlerbehebung” fehlt. Anker verweist auf #Troubleshooting und f├╝hrt ins Leere.


 66 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Warnings to fix Closed
Task Description

Fix warning on start:
Warning: RGuiAction::getByScriptFile: no action found: “scripts/Snap/Coordinate/Coordinate.js”

 793 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Wacom Intuos tablet with mouse not working Closed
Task Description

Intuos Mouse (moving around on the Intuos Tablet)

  • does work for drawing and marking with the left button on the drawing area
  • does work for zooming in and out with the middle-button wheel
  • does work for calling up context menus with the right button on the menu bar and the layer list window
  • does not work with the left button for actually clicking any menu item (Edit, View, ..) nor action icon on the top nor the left (e.g., draw lines, measure, zoom, undo, save, ..) nor the layer window (e.g., toggle visible, lock layer) nor the property editor.

Wacom mouse model: ZC-100-01
win7-64 sp1

 546 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow visible hint lost in RC5 if hatch loop not closed Closed
Task Description

RC4 and RC5 lost the very useful visible hint that was shown in RC2 at the invalid point of a non-closed boundary.

If this is not a bug, this task is a feature request to re-insert this feature. ;-)

 1775 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Viewports: images sometimes not clipped at viewport edg ...Closed
Task Description

See also:

 629 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Viewports - not retaining positions? Closed
Task Description

in Win 7-64

Hi Andrew
when I set up my default choice of viewports - say ‘Two vertical’, they do not retain either the initial starting position or indeed the position I leave them in when I reopen a drawing. On opening a new/previous drawing - always one of the viewports is at ‘almost’ full extents!
I then have to manually re-position my viewports to suit.

Is this normal behavior happening here?
It would be good if a drawing opened with persistent viewport positions held, possibly this option could be added to the ‘Layout’ Viewports dialog window?

*Out of interest, when you introduce an isometric grid in the future - will it be possible to set up a ‘Three:Right’ layout view for example and have all three viewports showing different planes - Top, Front and South East?



 1998 Snapshot ReleaseBug ReportLow Viewport: Dimension text not scaled correctly in scaled ...Closed
Task Description


Dimensions texts are not showing in layouts when using a Viewport scale of 1/100.
This issue is present in but not in 3.23.0.

See this thread on the forum for more info and repro file:

 1661 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Viewport rotation issue Closed
Task Description


1. Launch Add Viewport, adjust setting for scale and rotation, determine Viewport - QCAD will switch to a Layout Block
= scale and rotation works as expected.

2. Launch Add Viewport, determine Viewport - QCAD will switch to a Layout Block,

change scale setting = works as expected on view and frame,

change rotation = works on view BUT NOT ON VIEWPORT FRAME.

 1694 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Viewport entities - Context menu: does not work Closed
Task Description

QCad 3.19.2 Pro 64 bit. Windows 10, Linux Mint

All functions in context menu does not work with “Viewport entities” (Delete, Cut, Copy,etc).
But all same functions also work with keyboard shortcuts, from command line and buttons from toolbar.

 1147 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Zoom to selection with only vertical / horizonta ...Closed
1 Task Description

“Zoom to selection” shows no effect on vertical and horizontal lines: Message: “No selection found”.

Recognizable at:
vertical lines, horizontal lines,
Rectangle, Rectangle with size,
Polygon Center Point, Polygon two corner (only in the case that you have vertical/horizontal lines),

Shapes as a polyline - no problem. ;-)

 1396 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Zoom > Window Zoom: magnifying glass cursor not  ...Closed
Task Description

See also:

1443QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowView > Status Bar remains uncheckedAssigned
Task Description

Status Bar menu remains unchecked even it is toggled on or off

 1581 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low View > Selection Filter: no inputs for property Linetyp ...Closed
Task Description

See also:

 1614 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Selection Filter: no choices for linetype proper ...Closed
Task Description

Good morning,
i’m using italian version of QCAD.
I’m very satisfied about it.
But the filter selection do not work if you want
to select by linetype.
I can not fill the last field requested with the line type.
Other filters for example color works well.
I’m sorry for my little english , i hope you will understand me.
Thanks a lot.

 1310 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Screen-based linetypes: no patterns for circular ...Closed
Task Description

Circles and arcs with dash patterns are not rendered properly if View > Screen-based linetypes is activated.

 1634 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Screen-based Linetypes: arc rendering quality Closed
Task Description

See also:

 1344 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow View > Property Editor: Linetype property resets to "By ...Closed
Task Description
  • Make sure Property Editor is not shown
  • Select entity with custom linetype (e.g. dashed)
  • View > Property Editor
  • Property “Linetype” is shown as “By Layer”
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