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IDCategoryTask Type  ascSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
 669 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow GERBER file format import Closed
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Task Description

Import .gbx (GERBER) files with electronic layouts.

 37 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Generate Example Drawings Closed
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Task Description
  • a script would be great actually. then we can generate different drawings with different units / scales / paper settings
  • OdWriteEx from OpenDesign creates something similar: a bunch of rectangles, each with a text label and an entity inside, e.g. “Aligned Dimension” and below a rectangle with an aligned dimension inside
  • the example drawings should contain:
    • an instance of every supported entity type (line, arc, circle, all dimensions, block insert, text, hatch, solid fill, ...)
    • lines in all available widths
    • lines in all available types
    • lines in all available (fixed) colors and some custom colors
  • script should be able to generate example drawings for different:
    • units
    • drawing scales
    • paper sizes
    • paper settings (background color, multi page settings, etc.)
927QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFurther options for the 'Add Measurement' toolsAssigned
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Absolutely love the new options for adding the measurements in the current drawing.

I would like to see an additional option for only adding the text and not the lines also, maybe a simple check box would suffice here.

Of course at the moment I am able to use the property editor to select only the lines and move to a new layer and hide!

601QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFür Berechnungen neu zu erstellende Elemente Werte von ...Assigned
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Es wäre schön wenn ich Werte wie zum Beispiel Längen von Linien direkt abgreifen könnte um diese weiter in Berechnungen verwenden zu können.

Beispiel:
Ich habe eine Linie konstruiert wobei sich eine Länge y ergeben hat.

Nun möchte ich eine Linie zeichnen die 5 mal y sein soll.

Linientool → Wert 5* eingeben und y durch Auswahl mit der Maus von dem vorhandenen Elements übernehmen.

Natürlich könnte ich die Geometrie Info benutzen um den Wert abzulesen oder auch über die Zwischenablage zu benutzen. Ein abgreifen mit der Maus wäre aber schneller, direkter und wahrscheinlich auch mit weniger Fehlern (Human error) verbunden. Wahrscheinlich auch genauer da QCad, denke ich, mit mehr Nachkommastellen rechnet, oder?

 1256 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Full QCAD version number in DXF file Closed
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Task Description

Currently, DXF files from QCAD contain the dxflib version number used to write them, but not the QCAD version number. It would be nice to have the full QCAD version number and build information saved in the DXF file, in case it is necessary to reconstruct the environment that was used to generate a particular file.

 488 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Font preference for dimensions Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice to have a selectable fonts for dimension text.

 528 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Font Editing  Closed
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Task Description

Dear Sir,
I have noticed that in QCAD 3 rc4 it is not possible to open and edit font files.
This feature exists in version 2.2 and is indispensable to people using not common languages.
For example the unicode font does not have all greek characters, so I have added a few of the missing ones by editing the unicode.cxf font with version 2.2.
I kindly ask the designers to consider enabling this capability again.
Thank you!

 889 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Filter the current selection to only include entities o ...Closed
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3 Task Description

The property editor should do,
if I change
Selection: All(xx)
by Filtering by Entity Type
Selection: Circle(xx)
only the selected enteties(in this case the circles) should be selected, so we will be able to copy, delete ... directly

Der Eigenschaften Editor sollte wenn die
Auswahl: Alle(xxx) auf z.B.
Auswahl: Kreise (xx) geändert wird
auch nur diese Selektierung in der Zeichnung auswählen um direct kopieren, löschen ... zu können

 2044 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Filter selection entities according to more than one cr ...Closed
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Task Description

At the moment there is no way to select all entities that match more than one criterion (i.e. layers, colours, object types, ..).

1067QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFilling an area with a bitmapAssigned
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Being able to fill an area with a bitmap would be a nice addition to the already impressive feature list of QCAD.

 11 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File: SVG Export Closed
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Task Description

Open

  • ExporterPG (preserve geometry)
    • Texts are exported as text tags, with ‘similar’ font
  • text
    • other formatting
      • exporter for presentation (based on paths): implemented
      • ExporterPG: TODO

Postponed

  • Global Preferences:
    • Number of generated segments for ellipses [postponed]
      • Problem: exported SVG files can be very large under certain circumstances
  • ExporterPG
    • Export layer information if possible / maybe group by layer [postponed]

Done

  • hatches
    • solid fill
    • pattern
  • text
    • line breaks
      • ExporterPG: Since line spacing is rendered differently in SVG, the used text space might be different, too.
    • position broken for some texts
 14 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium File: Print Preview Closed
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Task Description

Open

  • re-enable auto fit
  • re-enable center

Postponed

  • option to not print empty pages

Done

  • PDF export
  • scale factor
  • position
  • paper size
  • paper orientation
  • toggle portrait / landscape in toolbar
  • choose paper format in toolbar
  • multiple pages with margin and stitch marks
  • zoom to all pages
  • color mode (color, gray scale, black white)
  • scale combo box in drawing preferences empty
 13 QCAD (main)Feature RequestHigh File: Close Closed
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Task Description

Ask if document modified

586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile open dialog with previewAssigned
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Task Description

Since this is not supported by Qt anymore, this would likely have to be implemented from scratch.

 12 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File Export Formats Closed
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Task Description

Open

Postponed

  • SQL
  • DGN
  • Google SketchUp
  • Canonical representation of DXF that would allow for meaningful diffs
  • XML representation of DXF

Not Planned

  • EMF/WMF (use SVG instead or use SVG to EMF converter)

Done

  • SVG
  • PDF
1332QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > SVG Export: export DXF entity handles to SVGAssigned
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Task Description

Add handle attribute to exported SVG tags to identify exported DXF entities.

1230QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > PDF Export / SVG Export: export layersAssigned
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Dear Andrew, just in case you should ever run out of ideas for enhancements; As an advisor I sometimes get PDF files and recently, some CAD drawings contained layers, which is kind of nifty to reduce the clutter.

Sadly though, qprinter/qpainter seem to be unaware of OCG (Optional Content Groups, the PDF jargon for layers) at the moment, so my plea is for the back burner now. Probably in SVG though it can be done? Yet that is of a little less use, maybe…

1471QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > Open file locationAssigned
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When working with several files is normal also to work in several folders, this can be confusing, expecially in the case where there are different folders with equal file names.
I propose the creation of a “Open file location”. This, probably under the main menu, “File”, when clicked would open the standard
“file explorer” with the folder that contains the current file already selected.
It would be quite similar to the windows 8/10 “Open file location”.

 840 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > New from Template: Remember last used folder Closed
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1 Task Description

Task:
Drawing - New from Template ...

My Default Template Folder in “Application Preferences” is on F: (USB Port).
QCAD depicts to C:/Programme/QCAD pro 3.1.2/libraries/templates
(Yes - I started QCAD new after adjusting the default Folder)

 1259 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > Bitmap Export: remember last used settings Closed
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Task Description

Remember last used settings in bitmap export dialog (width, height, resolution, margin, background color).

1663QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature Request: Export Layers as New DrawingAssigned
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Hi!

in many tasks in qcad I ended up exporting one or several layers into individual files for some cnc jobs or further processing. So the steps I usually do are:

  • select all elements on the layer
  • paste into new drawing
  • sometimes rename layer names or attributes
  • adjust dimension settings
  • save and give name for drawing

Sometimes I have up to 100 layers I need to export like this, so an automatic export for all would be time saving too. But very often a “single click” export method would also help a lot. (e.g. inside the layer list an entry in the right click menue like “save as new file”). Also a multiple selection would be handy if more that one layer should end up in the new file. (e.g. select the three layers that need to be in the new document, then right click and save as new file). Maybe this is too much of changes needed inside the layer list - so something like a separate layer export dialogue would make sense.

When exporting many layers some variables for automatic naming of layers and filename would make sense e.g. user can specify basename_%L.dxf to get the basename_layername.dxf or just an increasing number.

For layers and attributes it is often needed to give a layer a certain name or color for different cnc processes (e.g. engraving and cutting for lasers) or to put everything on layer “0” because of some old CAM software that only supports content on layer 0.

probably many more details would make sense that I didn’t think of yet...

kind regards
Martin


 1709 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Feature request: Add extra padding to textbox. Closed
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Task Description

When placing text on a drawing you are offered with the choice of where you want the origin of the textbox to be. That’s very nice. Image 1 shows an example of text with top left origin. It seems there is already some top padding above the text.

Unfortunately there is no option to add extra padding to the other sides so the text is right to the left border of the textbox. To correct this you have to add some parallel construction lines and move the text a bit to the right. Now the text has nice padding. See image 2.

It would be nice to have some padding options when adding/editing text, like in web-design: https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_padding.asp

638QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request- text find/replace functionAssigned
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Feature request- text string find/replace

Scope: entire drawing/selected objects set/chosenlayer only

Functionality:

‘find’ with ‘zoom to’, first, next, previous, last

‘replace’ with ‘next’, ‘undo’, ‘all’

This functionality is very useful when using QCad for system diagrams and the like.

467QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature request for new Arc tool option to add to Arc s...Assigned
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For and behalf of mandrena

To add another Arc tool option in Arc tools set:

1.Specify Start point for Arc.
2.Specify End point for Arc.
3.Specify “Tangent” direction (without being restricted in input field) so you can visually select a point on your desired Tangent line!

 471 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Feature request -to make the Library browser "dockable" ...Closed
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Task Description

It would be very useful to be able to “dock” the library browser in the main QCAD window.

788QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra option to detect duplicates only in user defined ...Assigned
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It would be very useful to have an extra option to only detect duplicates within a user defined area.

951QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra Option for Block attributes ...Assigned
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It would be nice to have the possibility to control the automatic Text orientation in Block attributes.
Something what would work like the DIM restriction: I can read the text horizontal and/or from the right side of the drawing sheet.

Right now I have the feeling that the Text orientation is dependent on the tool what I even use.
Different tools = different outcomes.

776QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra ' isometric' buttons for using Line from Angle.Assigned
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When working with the isometric grid (in any projection - Top, Right, Left) and drawing from ‘scratch’ as it were, without using the projection tools - I find myself using ‘Line from Angle’ the most.

It would be extreamly useful to be presented with two extra buttons when using this tool, a 30 degree button and a -30 degree button, this way I wouldn’t need to keep typing in the angle difference here.

Regards

Clive

 128 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Export to PNG Closed
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Task Description

QCAD 3 TP1 cannot export to PNG (or any other bitmap format). QCAD 2 lets set width and height in pixels of the file to be created. The drawing is then scaled proportionally to fit that. Leaving the height value empty will crash QCAD 2. QCAD 2 will also pad the image with an unspecified value that gets (both absolutely and relatively) smaller when the size increases…

QCAD 2 interface is simple and should meet most users needs. It would be nice to calculate the missing value, if only width or height is set. Some padding might be necessary only when antialiasing is done on export.

Setting scale and DPI instead would require more thinking on users side…

 1821 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Export svg with linetype parameter Closed
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Task Description

Hi,

as I saw in the svg file and tried it, the ‘stroke-dasharray’ parameter needed (with values) to show the line same as in the editor.

Example:
...

      <!-- Line -->
      <path d="M207452.1773,1518891.8208 L203034.0991,1518891.8208 " style="stroke:#808000;stroke-dasharray:200,300;stroke-width:25;" qs:layer="layer"/>

...

Thanks,
Soma

1090QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport only selected layers to SVG and/or export each l...Assigned
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When exporting to SVG it would be helpful if there was a selection of layers to export.
E.g. when selecting only layer A in the SVG export dialog, only the objects located/displayed on layer A would be exported to SVG.

As an alternative or additional export feature, there could be an option to export each (non-empty) layer to a separate SVG in one step.
The layer names could be used as (part of the) default file names during the export.
E.g. Layer A of file XYZ would be exported to “XYZ_A.SVG” while layer B would be exported to “XYZ_B.SVG” etc.

1555QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport list of points.Assigned
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Hello
It would be great when you can add a function to export a selected object as a list of points.
Is it possible to add?

Autodes DWG TrueView 2017 has this function and it is very useful.
Here you can see a screenshot of this function.

173QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowexplode text to lettersAssigned
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implement

 145 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Explode blocks Closed
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Task Description

Explode blocks

 305 ECMAScriptFeature RequestLow executing script at terminal command prompt Closed
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Task Description

Hello. My question is: can I run my script under Linux QCAD using Linux command prompt.
Something like this. Print in terminal: “./qcad myscript.qs” And can the script executing without QCAD GUI? I need to make my drawing by printing specific command in linux command prompt without using GUI. So after script end his work I want to have my drawing at destination directory.

Thank you.

 323 ECMAScriptFeature RequestLow Exceptions in headless scripts Closed
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Task Description

The capability of running headless, ie. without GUI, is a very welcome addition to QCAD. I suggest one more improvement:

When an exception occurs in a script (running from autostart) and no-gui was opted for on the command line, QCAD should not try to bring up the debugger ever (regardless of any preferences), but print the message of the exception and possibly a backtrace instead.

Otherwise all errors will produce the same message…

 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

1976QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEnvelope at offset to a poly toolAssigned
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Task Description

See:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=6650

 1858 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Enter measurements from drawing into line inputs Closed
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Task Description

Add option to line input context menu to enter a distance from the drawing, measured from two points.
Perhaps existing measuring tools can be re-used to feedback values into line edits to avoid duplication.

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=6111

 782 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Embedding Font in Drawing Closed
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Task Description

Recently I ran into the problem, that the font, which I used on Linux was not installed on the Windows-Computer which is connected to the Laser-Cutter. So it was not engraved correctly.

I suggest adding an option to be able to embed a font into the drawing, so that text is rendered with the intended font regardless on which system you open the drawing.

 1200 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Embed fonts in exported PDF Closed
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Task Description

This is not the same as  FS#782 .

Is it possible to have referenced fonts embedded in the exported PDF files somehow? Sort of like producing PDF/A (not really, but at least with the fonts referenced being included)?

I have played around a little with QPrinter::setFontEmbedding(), but it didn’t really produce any results (pro or con). I am not sure it can even be done, as looking around there are numerous references (rather questions and RFEs) for creating PDF/A-3 format PDFs with Qt, but I am yet to bump into a resolution. I almost have a feeling that generating PDF/A-1 files is possible, but I have not found any definite guidelines or ways to that either.

The use case is obvously when you don’t have a particular font installed on the system you are printing your designs on, for example.

798QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowelaborate on purge toolAssigned
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Modify the “purge layer” tool to preserve empty layers with a locked status.
see: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2386

1093QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit Layer attributes by double-clicking on entry in la...Assigned
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When double clicking on an entry in the layer list just nothing happens.
I would prefer if this would directly open the layer attributes dialog to change color/name etc.

1218QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit blocks in the drawing instead of isolatedAssigned
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3 Task Description

see:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3466

 213 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Edit Block from reference, how get back to the original ...Closed
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Task Description

It might be an oversight from my side, but when I do Edit Block from reference, I don’t see how I can go back to the original drawing.

 174 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow edit block from insert Closed
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Task Description

implement

1316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences: add global linear factorAssigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3846

1489QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences > Dimensions: Add option to ...Assigned
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It would be extreamly useful to have an option to either use - or not use leader lines in the standard horizontal/vertical dimension line tools, some of the drawings I’m working on need the ‘standard’ looking dimensions with leader lines and some don’t. its a real pain to have to select - explode and delete all the leaders I don’t need.

Hoping for an option

Regards

Clive

 1654 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Edit > Convert Drawing Unit: convert viewports Closed
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Task Description

Converting the Drawing unit (CU) in Model Space will ruin all preexisting Viewport arrangements in your Layout Block. You have to rebuilt them from stretch or undo the unit conversion.

1586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Application Preferences: Use different color for...Assigned
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Add preference to use a single, configurable color for all locked layers.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=4879#p17953

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