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 942 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Dirty flag (star) in MDI tab invisible when too many ta ...Closed
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Task Description

A window with a drawing that has unsafed changes gets an asterisk appended to its name in the tab title. When there too many tabs the title gets shortened and the star cannot be seen then.

It was nice, when the star remained visible, after or in front of the ellipses.

Also it was nice, when the “windows” menu would mark files with changes in the same way.

 945 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Stretch tool for blocks ... Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if we could use the Stretch tool also on blocks.

There are so many possibility’s to build a really good (time-saving) block-list /library with preassembled parts but if I have always to explode / ruin the block to use the stretch tool doesn’t helps the productivity.

 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

 968 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to divide by half numbers etc.. Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible to change the Divide tool, so that one can divide by e.g. 4.5 or 7.75 etc...? Instead of just whole numbers, like it is at present.

 975 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Search/Replace accomplished info ... Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice to get a status information after the use of the “Search/Replace” tool.

Something like: “5 matches found and replaced”,
or
no “matches found”.

It helps allot to get an Idea what happens in your drawing. Right now the tool window will just disappear and you have no idea about any success.

 978 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow "Frequently used" items for text Closed
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Task Description

Just floating an idea, recently I’ve had to use the diameter symbol many times in texts. At this moment it’s a chore, as that usually means browser, look for a page with symbol in it, copy, paste.

I wonder if the text entry could have some sort of a box for “frequently used” characters (or even phrases, or whatnot, but I presume a handful special characters that everyone can tailor to their needs would already be a huge plus)? Like, a 3×3 to 5×5 matrix below the Alignment panel or something along these lines.

 981 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New tool: Ellipse - Equidistant Closed
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1 Task Description

Bug or Feature request?

Tool “Parallel” is not working on an intact ellipse. If I explode the ellipse it will work but then it turns out to a Sisyphus task ... ;-)

 983 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Selection filter: only show available entity types Closed
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=2689

 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

 1003 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow QCAD Community Edition: add unicode support for layer n ...Closed
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Task Description

Community version (still on FBSD only), so dxflib. I suspect the culprit is dxflib.

I have created layers and blocks and whatnot with (hungarian) accented characters in their names.
Apparently (according to the Internet, as evidenced probably most glaringly by usa.autodesk.com /adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=7586582&linkID=9240617) the R15 DXF version assumes single-byte character sets being used. Quick grepping the DXF2000 mentions “String (255-character maximum; less for Unicode strings)” (Group Code Value types), so it may be a false track...

Anyway, the DXF file written does have strings converted to single-byte encoding, but it seems it’s always ANSI-1252. When the output encoder encounters a character that is not representable in this one, it will use a literal question mark.

Actual case, I have a block with the name

106 egypólusú váltókapcsoló jelzőfénnyel

Of this, “ő” (U+0151) is not representable in ANSI-1252, so what gets written to the dxf is (non-ASCII shown in hex)

106 egyp<f3>lus<fa> v<e1>lt<f3>kapcsol<f3> jelz?f<e9>nnyel

Note the literal question mark.

Now the problem is this is an irreversible operation but the result is perfectly valid ANSI-1252, so upon opening the file again, I will get a block named

106 egypólusú váltókapcsoló jelz?fénnyel

IMHO the ideal resolution is to

  1. Have a preference for the export code page (and use it, too, circumstances permitting)
  2. Iff this is not set (or set to a default “Use system locale to determine” or something), use a look-up table to take a good guess (like old QCAD2 qcadlib/src/engine/rs_system.cpp:QCString RS_System::localeToISO())
  3. If the output encoder encounters a character that is not representable in the target code page, throw an error with an option to ignore the error (and keep using question marks, but then this must have been acknowledged by the user so not silent problem anymore), pick a new output code page, whatever else

This all assuming the R15 doesn’t actually depends hardly on ANSI-1252 and ANSI-1252 only. In that case, option #3 would still be nice.

Most Western European languages (and English) are not affected by this as ANSI-1252 has most of them covered, but a little to the east, a little to the south, a little to the north, and it does make a bit of a difference :)

 1006 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Making zoom in / out speed configurable Closed
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Although this report is specific to Magic Mouse on OS-X Mountain Lion, since mice are a fairly common commodity across all platforms, I suspect this may be a more common issue across multiple platforms. The issue is that with my Magic Mouse, when I zoom into or out of the drawing by dragging my finger forward or backward on the mouse (equivalent of rolling the scroll wheel of a mechanical mouse), the zoom keeps zooming (in either direction) LONG after I have stopped moving my finger! Now, I do have my scroll speed set high because I have a large monitor and like to get around on it fast. But QCAD is the only application that does this exaggerated scrolling, so there must be some missing conversion or time constant issue going on here. I could change the speed of my mouse and that would likely fix it: in QCAD. But then all my other apps would be too slow with the mouse. Maybe there needs to be a custom setting in the Preferences that allows to user to set the mouse speed for just inside QCAD. But I suspect its more just a mouse speed parameter conversion error.

 1007 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Making zoom in / out direction configurable Closed
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Task Description

Maybe I missed it, but there does not appear to be a Preference selection for changing the zoom direction. The default is opposite the way it is on other programs and I would like to change it to be consistent between all my programs. My other programs provide this ability so I suppose I could change all of them, but that appears Orwellian on QCADs part.

 1012 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Make threshold from which arcs are approximated as line ...Closed
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Task Description

Tried to draw a guitar and when drawing top arch (R=10600 mm), I noticed that when arc length is less than 5% (in ths case less than 530 mm) of arcs radius arc appears totally straight both in screen and print.
Data is stored right, details are right, reference points are right, snap on entity goes right, but the line appears totally straight.

I have iMac mid 2011 with Mavericks and latest Qcad.

 1015 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow To add Point Style options Closed
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I use points in my drawing s often for referencing and construction purposes, I would like to request that in the application settings some options could be added for point styles.
For example:
Style - cross with circle or other styles useful for temporary construction referencing.
The option to set the size either relative to the screen or indeed in absolute units.

 1024 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Manage the layers of Inkscape Closed
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Task Description

When we want to import a document SVG of Inkscape, copies are not managed.
All the elements contained in the various copies find themselves in one and the same copy 0 in QCad-Prof.

It is necessary to convert the file SVG in DXF before being able to use him(it) in QCad.
It is impractical.

 1031 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remember last layer active, when restating existing dra ...Closed
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3 Task Description

An option to remember the last active layer in an exisisting drawing when reopening.

Please see topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=9687&sid=7204a32dd33d5aa65ad5f979915cb7b2#p9687

 1049 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property editor: make behavior with block references /  ...Closed
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Task Description

Configuration option for property editor:

  • if block reference with attributes is selected, filter by block reference
  • if block reference with attributes is selected, show all selected entities (no filter)
 1053 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Part Library: support for custom properties Closed
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Task Description

If a part library file contains a block with block name==file name, QCAD could directly insert the file contents instead of grouping it into a new block with block name==file name.
This would allow part library items to contain block references with custom properties which would be copied into the drawing on insertion.

 1061 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Polygonal / Rectangular Marquee Tool ? Closed
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Task Description

Defining hatch areas at present is time consuming as you have to create an additional layer and amend as necessary to create a boundary. What would speed up this process is a multi function tool to create a closed boundary line that could be used for fills and hatches or to delete specific areas from a drawing. This tool could have the following sub menu:

* Polygonal Selection
* Rectangular Selection (Use with modifier key to keep square)
* Circular / Oval Selection (Use with modifier key to keep round)

Each tool could have the following options:

1. New selection
2. Add to selection
3. Delete from selection
4. Intersect with selection

This tool would be invaluable for speeding up work-flow, simple actions like trimming lines could be achieved with a simple selection and backspace to delete etc. Please give this some consideration, this could be a great amendment to QCAD !

 1066 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to lock origin Closed
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Task Description

It would be good to have the option to lock the origin if needed.

 1068 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Isometric bitmap Closed
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Task Description

It would be a nice feature to be able to create an isometric projection of a bitmap.

 1070 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add support for trace entities Closed
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Task Description

See forum thread at:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2967

 1071 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low (Bitmap) scaling convenience option Closed
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1 Task Description

This can be done as is in QCAD today, but a quick convenience UI bit would be much appreciated.

Suppose you are working off a bitmap image (transcribing old scan, or you got your apartment’s floor plan like this, because, uh, what tenant needs DXF). It has dimensions markers and everything, but fat chance it’ll be to actual CAD scale after importing.

So, to bring it to scale, you measure between two tick marks on the scale, compute ratio based on measurement and what’s written on the dimension line, and do a scale operation (you can also have QCAD compute the ratio by using math expression, whatever).

That works fine.

A purely just for convenience function to do that would be much appreciated: pick two points, enter what the actual distance between them is, poof bam, appropriate scaling operation is applied.

As a twist, there could be some other bitmap skewing options, like “the points I’ve selected are on a horizontal/vertical line/at an angle of X degrees, then the bitmap would also be applied this transform.

 1072 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Resolve Relative paths on command line Closed
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Task Description

I have aliased qcad to run it from terminal. There is a small glitch when opening a file from a different location using relative path names:

$ alias qcad
alias qcad='/opt/qcad-3.6.0-pro-linux-x86_64/qcad'

$ cd /a
$ qcad some.dwg &
$ cd /b
$ qcad other.dwg

Import Error is shown:
> Can't open file
> /a/other.dwg.
> File is empty.

$ qcad /b/other.dwg # absolute path works

$ readlink /proc/pid-of-qcad/cwd
/opt/qcad-3.6.0-pro-linux-x86_64

Qcad somewhere stores the path, from where it is first launched. The next “launch” will not use the next location but refer to the first one when constructing the full path name of the file name in the argument.

Maybe that can be easily improved (the message is wrong too).

 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.

 1094 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Support OS X 10.9.x (Maverick) Full Screen Pattern Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if the OS X Pro version could support the standard OS X full screen pattern in the same way as native OS X applications.

With this I mean that applications in full screen will create a temporary new desktop as long as they are in full screen mode.

 1096 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: support scale transforms Closed
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Add support for scale transforms in SVG import.

Original report:

When importing an SVG created with Inkscape, one of the elements (rectangle) is shifted (mirrored?) to the left.
The example (back.svg) is appended. If you open it with Inkscape, you see the rectangle should be above the “USB” label.

My impression is that the sign of the X coordinate is swapped for some reason. At least if I mirror it
using two points on the Y axis, it seems to appear where it should be.

Apart from this, also the dimensions are wrong after import. In the original SVG, the outer shape is 144.3mm wide.
This is also visible in the header of the SVG:

 width="144.300mm"
 height="53.800mm"

However, after importing to QCad, the width is measured as 40.7247. This is a puzzling factor of 3.5433 which doesn’t look
like metric/imperial conversion issue but like a complete misinterpretation of the sizes/units used in the SVG.

 1109 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow QT5 support Closed
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Task Description

It’s time for qt5.

 1110 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add qcad.desktop Closed
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Task Description

There is qcad.desktop in attachment.

 1125 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property Editor / Total angle of an arc Closed
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Hi,

if I have an arc and use the Property Editor to get the Geometrical information I always miss the total angle of the arc.

Yes - I have the Start and the End angle but to get the Total angle I have to draw construction lines to be able to use the Angular Dim or Info angle tool /or I need to use a pocket calculator ...

It would be nice to have this calculated by QCAD - I assume it can’t be that difficult to design an extra field which will display, based on the start and end angle, the total angle of an arc.

What do you think?

 1132 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Info > Polygonal Area: create block Closed
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Task Description

Optionally create an (anonymous?) block for the polygon and the text.

 1138 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Xlines (infinite lines) via 'Parallel Line' Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible to add Xline (infinite line) draw via ‘Parallel Line’ tool?

 1141 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Split command on Ellipse and Spline curve Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible to use the Split command on Ellipse or on Spline curve?

Now it works on lines, arcs and circles only.......

 1142 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow Distance Entry in "Feet and Inches" Closed
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I use architectural units everyday in QCAD and would appreciate being able to enter feet and inches from the “command line” for convenience and accuracy.

I have been entering “calculations” to arrive at the distance values (i.e. 10*12+6.125 = 10’-6 1/8”), but this method is time consuming and prone to input error.

I would like to see Acad’s architectural distance method implemented in QCAD. This entry method would replace the “calculated” entry with (as an example): 10’6-1/8.

Command Line: Next point: 10’6-1/8
The <’> mark triggers a 12 times multiplier for the proceeding number,
the next number is the whole inches and
the ↔ is a separator that adds the fraction to the whole inches before it.

Thanks for considering this feature request. I’m certain that many QCAD users in the Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Construction professions wold appreciate this convenience (especially those moving past Acad).

 1143 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Polyline from selection Closed
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1 Task Description

Hello!

Would it be possible to add a new tool to create polylines from a selection?

 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.

 1146 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New circle tool: point + tangent + radius Closed
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1 Task Description

Up to know it´s impossible to draw a circle by the given combination:

point, tangent and radius.

I would like this to be added to the circle options.

 1154 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Add preference for round reference points Closed
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1 Task Description

This one is purely cosmetic, instead of square reference points would it be possible to have the choice of either square or round with size?

 1158 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Aligned Text - to follow Arc Closed
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Task Description

A new tool to align text around an arc would be good.

 1164 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium make selected layer default parent for new layer Closed
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1 Task Description

Hello!

I would like to suggest a small, but yet important improvement to usabilty.

When adding a new layer the currently selected layer should be default for parent layer.

Currently a new layer is by default a top level layer, and so the user has to select the parent layer for each sub-layer, again and again.

Thanks,
Christian

 1168 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add Button for 'Paste Along Entity'. Closed
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Task Description

Paste Along Entity, now that we have this great tool it would be good to have a button for it also, to sit alongside the existing paste button.

 1170 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow More options for "Paste along entity" Closed
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1 Task Description

The new tool “Paste along entity” is very useful! But I work mostly in mechanical engineering and would like to see more options to determine where it has to start with the first insert item.

Screenshot:

1. That is how it works right now - no chance to get it started on both ends of an line.

2. If I need to have my items also on the ends I have to use additional the normal “Paste” function.

3. If I could tell the “Paste along entity” that there is a start and end “Base” dimension then I’m a big step further. ;-)

I could tell the tool that it has to start at “0” or at “25” and the rest is just regarding the calculation. Correct?

However - you need many times in mechanical engineering etc. a hole pattern which will start at:

0,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,0

or

25, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 25

It would be very nice to have this also in combination with the “Paste along entity” tool ;-)

 1195 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Installer should not require prior version to be uninst ...Closed
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1 Task Description

I would like to see the installer not stop because there is already a version of QCAD installed. This is the only product that I have used in recent history that requires the prior version to be uninstalled before the new version can be installed.

Please consider removing this requirement and let the installer do an update.

Thanks
Jim

 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.

 1207 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Alternating colors for layer list, block list Closed
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2 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3394

 1208 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Remember folded layer state Closed
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3 Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3395

 1220 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Batch print multiple jobs. Closed
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Task Description

It would be great to be able select a print style (Page size, printer), and apply it to a batch of .dxf files to do a batch print of a multi-drawing job with separate files. I used this feature a ton in ACAD in my previous job.

 1226 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Print selection Closed
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Task Description

Add the possibility of printing a part of the drawing. This is vital on large building plans.

 1227 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low AutoCAD skin Closed
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Task Description

QCAD has a lot of features and buttons, probably more that the autocad I’ve been using. Therefore the learning curve is too slow. It would be a great boost for the program to have the possibility of having an Autocad skin, and it will attract many new users.

 1228 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Restore Fullscreen state on load Closed
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Task Description

If you close QCAD while it is set to full screen it will save the window size and position but not the full screen state so when you restart it will appear as though it is full screen but part of the window will be hidden by the start menu.

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