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IDCategoryTask Type  ascSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
901QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text stylesAssigned
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Support custom dimension text styles for imported DXF / DWG files.

1488QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text positionAssigned
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This one is a really important one for me, as currently I am doing a lot of dimension and annotation drawings.
I would like to request an option to be added to the dimension settings for both drawing and application settings to be able to choose whether the dimension text is to the right or left side or over the top or underneath the dimension line.
This would help tremendously when a lot of dimensions are needed!

Regards

Clive

 27 TestsFeature RequestLow Dimension Tests Closed
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Task Description
  • add test for all kind of dimensions
1157QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension settings - arrowhead styleAssigned
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A ‘non -filled’ arrowhead would be good to have also.

790QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension Setting - Extension Line - total length setti...Assigned
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It would be nice to have the option for a “Short” Extension Line.
This is often used in Architectural drawings.
Yes, I know that I can explode a dimension and change it to that what I’m asking for - but that is really a Sisyphus task and destructs the function of a dynamic Dimension in QCAD.

 501 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Dimension labels: R prefix Closed
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Is it possible to add the “R” prefix (Radius) in the label drop box when dimensioning?

1714QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension > Diametric: improve display when label is mo...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5408

757QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDim: Architectural tick and Leader Arrow size independe...Assigned
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Leader Arrow size and the Architectural tick size are controlled by one and the same value.

It would be nice to get the possibility to adjust them independently from each other ...

617QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDifferent dimensions font sizes in the same drawing.Assigned
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Different dimensions font sizes in the same drawing.

1934QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiametric text - overlaidAssigned
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Diametric text is always placed above a horizontal measurement.

I often want to indicate both the inside and outside diameter of an object e.g. a wheel using diametric text. The text is overlaid and illegible.

To avoid text overlapping, I use Horizontal Aligned because I can control the position of the text to avoid illegible text.

A better method would be to alternate the placement of diametric text (alternatively) above and below a measurement so that in the majority of cases an overlap would be avoided.

Similarly for a vertical measurement, the text is overlaid and illegible.

When the angle is almost vertical, the angle controls the side the text appears however it also reverses the direction of the text (which is logical but not attractive).

Kind regards
Simon

2060QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDialog box for Layer StatusAssigned
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1 Task Description

So far, layer status has only been implemented very rudimentarily.
I wish something like a dialog box in which you can choose for each layer status, which layers belong to it and which not.

923QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiagramming (Intelligent Orthogonal Connectors)Assigned
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Hi,

With the new block attribute feature available in QCAD 3.3, there’s little to be done in order to make QCAD a good environment for typesetting circuits and other diagrams. In particular, the only killer feature that lasts is support for connectors: orthogonal lines that connecting one endpoint to another creates a connection line; when the concerned entities are moved the connection line is re-arranged. I’d like to know whether commercial support for this feature is available.

1723QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetecting overlapping line / arc segmentsAssigned
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Add a tool to detect overlapping segments or lines and arcs.
Similar like the “overkill” command in other CAD systems.

1503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates within a given selection -new tool re...Assigned
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It would be so useful to have an option to be able to detect duplicates within a given selection.

986QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates - only on selected areaAssigned
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It would be useful to have an additional option to only detect duplicates on user defined selection of drawing.
Please see topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=9145#p9145

 176 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Demo Version Closed
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Task Description
  • Save drawings on exit
  • 10min time limit
  • markers in
    • PDF export
    • BMP export
    • SVG export
    • printing
 268 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Define grid origin Closed
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Task Description

Define grid origin

 1435 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Default Template for new Drawing Closed
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4 Task Description

It would be great if the user could choose a default template for new drawings.

There exists already a “File → New from Template” feature, where I can choose a template, but in most cases I want my new drawings to be based on my default template.
It would be very convenient if there is an option to set the default template and use it for the “File → New” function.

 249 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Default Save Format Closed
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It was nice to specify the default Format for saving files. 2010 is too young for distribution to unknown users, better use 2004 or so...

962QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault save / open directoriesAssigned
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Add the option to use a fixed path for the save to, open and CAM export directories.

(G code files are usually saved in on directory that the Control Program opens them up from so this would save a ton of mouse clicking)

990QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault Names for Custom Property ...Assigned
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Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

It would be nice to have in “Application preferences” the possibility to predefine a couple Custom Property Names.
Right now I use the Custom Property function to add a DIN and the Material info to every Block. This project has a lot of DIN parts and I have to type again and again the names DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... you got my point ;-)

If I have predefined Names - I have just to fill out the value :-)

 578 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Default line weight for new layers Closed
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Task Description

I couldn’t find where to specify the default “Line weight” for a newly created layer. Default proposed is 0,25 mm ISO and I would like to continue to uses 0,00 mm. Because, these lines are very thick when i look at my drawing in

1833QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDeep synchronize attributes featureAssigned
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There is the Synchronize attributes feature which works well. But It affects only block references in the active layout(modelspace, block layout). If I want to synchronize attributes of block references in in another blocks, i have to manually go through all blocks and run synchronize attributes feature. That is the reason I would like to modify Synchronize attributes feature to affect all block references in a drawing, or add new Deep synchronize attributes feature.

 656 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Data should not be in programs directory Closed
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Task Description

QCAD2 offered the user to specify in the program settings where these directories should be/go, and took the first one in each list as default; QCAD3 only offers to enter auxiliary library and template directories and has no provisions for defaults.

All associated data (scipts, templates, libraries, patterns, fonts) is stored under the program directory, exactly where it should not be. Windows 7 and higher default prevent modifying the programs directory by redirecting the writes.
An extra user-input during the Windows install process would be in order.

QCAD3 should offer the user to specify any and all data directories involved (including the auto save), and make it possible to specify a default for each.
This list could be initialised with the installation defaults, or default to the installation directories when empty.

 647 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Customize line type Closed
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5 Task Description

I would like to get a submenu in properties to define own line types, i.e. one dash and three points or line + block.

Edit: Add support for custom line types defined in DXF / DWG files.

 425 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Custom properties Closed
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1 Task Description

Assigning custom properties to entities and possibly layers and other objects.

 1079 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Custom line weights in 0.001mm steps Closed
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Task Description

The user can choose from 24 different line weights at the moment.
Unfortunately, 0.1mm is not among them.

Please add the possibility (add a textbox) to set any line weight from 0 to max in 0.001mm steps.

 1603 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Curved leader Lines Closed
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I would like to request an additional option in the dimension tool set to have a curved leader line, could be just the spline tool with an arrow on the end?

Regards

Clive

2070QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcropping imageAssigned
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It may be useful to insert the “image cropping” function both in top / bottom - right / left mode, and with polyline

 477 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow crop objects at page margins Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if QCad would print only objects inside page margins (i.e. to print a detail of a large drawing with margins). At the moment objects are visible up to page borders, and exporting to PDF with re-printing to a larger page contains even more objects.

805QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCreate tool radius compensation / tool path generationAssigned
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Task Description

This is how I would implement this:

This would be a modification tool. Parts are selected, a toolpath is generated, and a dialog pops up to allow putting the tool path into an existing layer, a new layer, or replace all drawings in an existing layer.

This is how the toolpath is generated:

We iterate through all elements and explode everything but text into line segments. Then we connect the line segments into chains wherever the line endpoints are less than some tolerance away from each other. The chains can be very chaotic, but at least we have separate entities for now.

For every chain, we need to find the largest complete loop. A good drawing would only contain non-overlapping loops, but we can’t expect that. Everything that is not on this loop can not be defined as a part or as a hole, so we will merely create a tool path segment that is equivalent to the line segment. Every segment that *IS* on a loop is either an outside edge (part outline), or an inside edge (hole outline), (or overlapping, in which case it is neither, and we have an operator problem).

In a perfect world, we need to find exactly which shape is inside which other shape, and then create alternating tool offsets from the outmost loop (part edge) to the second outmost (hole), to the next (part) etc. .

In a simplified world, we can used the bounding box of the loop instead. This works OK for rectangular shapes, but a circle next to an “L” shape could be seen as inside the L’s bounding box, hence inside the L, wrongly accused of being a hole, not a part.

Now all that is left to do is to create a new loop, offset by the tool radius. Oh, and since we have the connections from line segment to line segment in the correct order already, we can use the opportunity to order all cutting loops from inner to outer, or from small to large, and order non-loop edges by travel distance.

The new drawing in the new layer can now be exported without further hassle to create a nice laser cut file.

PS: of course, a user could create multiple layers for marking, cutting, enraging, etc. . Additional Layer attributes for cutting speed and laser power (and a few more) would be needed.

 994 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Create block from selection: overwrite existing block Closed
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1 Task Description

Create a new block from a selection
Enter the name of an existing block
Overwrite warning
Overwrite block

 1284 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Count up counter for consecutive number labeling Closed
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Task Description

please see below:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=3781

1977QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCorresponding coordinate format Assigned
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Hi,

It would be less confusing to read messages in the command line protocol if it would use the same coordinate separators like the settings below Application Preferences / General / Coordinate Format.

This example shows the “Absolute Cartesian Coordinate” but of course all corresponding format settings should be used within messages.

Absolute Cartesian Coordinate: Setting = semicolon (;) but the message will use division (/).

 950 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy properties from... / Copy attributes from... Closed
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8 Task Description

See discussion at:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2614

579QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCopy layers / blocksAssigned
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2 Task Description

Duplicate (copy, clone) a layer with or without entities on it. New name can be specified by user.

 1625 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy Layer Closed
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Task Description

Hi,

often I’m in the situation that I have to create an additional Layer mostly based on the settings from an already existing Layer. Just a question of organization. This new Layer has then everything identical except the name and one(?) Attribute. This could be that only the color or the Line weight deviates.

Example:

Existing Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area existing

Attributes

Color: Red

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed


New Layer

Layer name: Lot 47 area proposal

Attributes

Color: Blue

Lineweight: 0.35

Linetype: Dashed

Unfortunately if done manually it happens in an blink of an eye that the human imperfection (me!) makes a mistake and (e.g.) a “Center (.5x)” finds it way into the Linetype Field instead of a “Center (.2x)” .... :-(

The workaround for a few User is to use in cases like this the Property Editor / General Property and customize single Attributes. In my opinion the first step to lose the control over your own drawing ...

A “Copy Layer” / Copy Layer Attributes” function would speed up this task and eliminate to a minimum the “human imperfection” factor.

I could imagine that a right click (like copy block) on the Layer triggers the “Add Layer” function and the dialog is already prefigured with the Settings of the Source Layer ...... ready for editing.
The new Layer itself is “empty” like any other new Layer.

 1403 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy and Paste vectorpoint to built a spline in QCAD Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible like in AutoCAD and Draftsight, to copy (from CSV or TXT) into the command line of qcad a table with
vectorpoint to built up a Spline in QCAD ?

Sample:
Spline
10.5,10(LR+CR)
20.8,20.4(LR+CR)

and so on

this text would than paste into the command line, and works like a macro.

Will be very helpful to generate a Spline where the vectorpoint had been calculated with for example “Excel”

 683 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Convert Spline to Polyline tool Closed
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Task Description

To have a tool that could convert splines to polylines would be useful, particularly for laser cutting work where a nice steady flow is needed, otherwise you can get an erratic ‘jumpy’ movement when cutting..
Maybe a ‘two’ step procedure;
1.First convert to arc/line segments.
2. Then if needed convert to a continuous polyline.

503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConvert entities to points with a fixed distanceAssigned
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Select lines, arcs, ... and convert them to points along the lines, arcs, ... with a fixed distance.

See also forum at:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=1834

 62 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Context Menu "Change preferences" Closed
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Task Description

Provide context menu that shows “Change preferences”

  1. opens the preference dialog
  2. shows the appropriate page

E.g. for

  • library browser (to set library sources)
  • graphics view (to set colors)
  • ruler (to set drawing unit)
 431 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Construction lines Closed
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4 Task Description

Construction lines (’infinite’ lines).

1705QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConnect certain actions and layersAssigned
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1 Task Description

When dimensioning my drawings I always want the dimensions to be on the dimensions layer.
When adding text I want the text to be on the text layer.
When drawing an infinite line it is always a construction line, therefore I want it to be on the construction line layer.
When drawing a line segment it almost always is on my outline layer.

So I propose a new option to bind certain actions to certain layers.
Whenever those actions are selected the layer should automatically be switched.

I can imagine this being implemented in the General→Tool Settings menu, where the short cuts are defined.

670QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable rendering options for stacked textAssigned
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Customer wishes that stacked text used as subscript is rendered differently (i.e. increased text size, lower position for subscript).
This may also apply to superscripts.

 671 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Configurable icon size for top toolbars Closed
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Task Description

Configurable icon size for top toolbars

684QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for using box selection with Shif...Assigned
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2180

648QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable behavior for line patterns at weight 0.00Assigned
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Task Description

A line with linestyle = dots and line weight = 0.00 appears in model space overly spaced, all other lineweights behave as expected.
Suspect other linestyles to behave in a similar fashion.

See attached drawing.

Suggested fix: use the same scaling for lineweight 0.00 as for lineweight 0.05.

 800 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Configurable auto snap Closed
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1 Task Description

Enable / disable individual snaps for use with auto snap.

 1144 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Commands history toolbar Closed
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Task Description

A new toolbar that shows the last 5, 10 or so commands buttons used would be useful to do repeated tasks on a lot of drawings.

 207 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow command line: shortcut for activation Closed
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Task Description

Unable to use space bar to focus on command line to type in commands etc as in Version 2. Need to click in the command line first in order to do so - much easier to use press space bar!

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