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IDCategoryTask Type  ascSeveritySummaryStatusProgress
895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArea calculation based on existing entitiesAssigned
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Use case:

  • Start tool
  • Choose one entity of the contour
  • If contour is closed, area of closed contour is calculated an printed in the command line history
  • Configuration parameters: segment length for arc interpolation
1165QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Create Spiral ToolAssigned
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4 Task Description

A new tool to create Spirals would be great to have, with an option to restrict the decline to achieve to draw either Logarithmic or Linear styles.

Please see related topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3236

 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.

1488QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text positionAssigned
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4 Task Description

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

1721QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert table toolAssigned
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4 Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I’m not sure whether this has been added or suggested already. It would be great to have a built in QCAD table tool for producing cutting lists or bill of materials etc. A dedicated table tool would be a real boost to QCAD Pro ;)

Many thanks

Clive

 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.

763QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatching with just one clickAssigned
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5 Task Description

My task: To hatch an area.

Right now, if I want to fill an area with a hatch pattern, I have to select all the enclosing objects (lines, arcs) and then I can select the hatch tool. That can be under some circumstances a tedious task.
To illustrate this, I created a simple example (see Attachment 1: Hatching.png).

Step 1: Create a rectangle.
Step 2: Draw four vertical lines.
Step 3: Select the four lines surrounding the first area. –> Problem! The horizontal lines are too long.
Step 4: Divide the long horizontal lines of the rectangle where the vertical lines touch. Now the lines surrounding the three areas can be selected.
Step 5: Hatch the selection. Done.

Just for fun try recreating my second example (see Attachment 2: Hatching2.png)

Therefore I would like to suggest a far more simple approach.

Step 1: Select the Hatch Tool.
Step 2: Click inside the area you would like to be hatched. Done.

Of course that would mean that the hatch style is already pre-defined and can be changed later, if needed.

In this way productivity can be increased by ... [fill in you own estimate] ... times.

Example 2 would need only 13 clicks to hatch all the areas (including the hatch tool button).

778QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRemove multiple layersAssigned
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5 Task Description

It would be a nice feature to be able to select multiple layers to remove them all at once.

972QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistribute equally option ...Assigned
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5 Task Description

It would be nice (and a time-saver!) to have an additional option in the alignment tool: Distribute entities / blocks equally.

1224QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRevision cloudsLikely to be implemented
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5 Task Description

Add support to draw revision clouds or convert polylines, ellipses, circles to revision clouds.

1428QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap middle of the minimum distance between two entity'...Assigned
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5 Task Description

Hi,

from time to time I need to place a circle etc precisely between two entity’s - what is a lot of construction work to get it correct. With the new “Info tool “Distance Entity to Entity” we have already the base for a new snap tool which could help to get rid of the time consuming construction process in cases like this. I would appreciate to get a new snap tool which is able to figure out the shortest distance between to entity’s and then will snap to the middle of it.

Pic 1: Given situation
Pic 2: Result after using this new snap tool

Would it make also cense to have a second new snap tool which works opposite for the furthermost distance between two entity’s?

1723QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetecting overlapping line / arc segmentsAssigned
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5 Task Description

Add a tool to detect overlapping segments or lines and arcs.
Similar like the “overkill” command in other CAD systems.

694QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUser coordinate systems (UCS)Assigned
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6 Task Description

UCS support.

 335 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Drawing preferences: Change font of dimensions Closed
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7 Task Description

Configure font used for dimensions.

 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

 260 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Reference dimensioning Closed
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9 Task Description

Reference dimensioning (baseline dimensioning)

Create multiple dimensions using the same base line.

 259 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Chain dimensions Closed
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11 Task Description

Chain dimensions

693QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumSupport for external references (XREF)Likely to be implemented
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17 Task Description

Support for external references (XREF)

 264 QCAD (main)Feature RequestMedium Support for "Layouts" (paper space, viewport) Closed
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25 Task Description

There is one important ACAD feature that I would really like to see supported in QCAD3 and that is “Layouts”

Looking at the block lists, it seems to me that it can’t be too much extra work to support it, since the model space and different paper spaces are already shown there - and one can edit it.

QCAD draws infinitely easier than ACAD and drawing layouts is a primary feature of ACAD. With this in QCAD I can hardly see why anyone that does 2D work would need ACAD at all.

 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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Task Description

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)

 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)

 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.

 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.

 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);

 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

 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

 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


1801QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowlow perfomance in paper space and viewportsAssigned
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Task Description

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.

 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.

 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

2021QCAD (main)Performance IssueVery LowCannot work with big dwg filesAssigned
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Task Description

Openning a big file or doing any action in it, takes minutes to load.
Even dragging the scrollbar slightly left or right, takes mintues to redraw the canvas again, which makes QCAD un-usable for professional use.
Is there a way to make QCAD usable, after loading completed:
- Like suppressing edit until user says so,
- or taking snapshots of rendered canvases to another file and use it, as windows uses thumb.db ( for negative latency :P )

PS: I wish I could help a bit, but my hand are tied. I am just a java freak, I am opt to any idea of porting it to java, if she is still alive.

Tuğalsan Karabacak
EEE, MSc Mobile Comp & App, IWE

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).

 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.

 1693 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Formatted text is not correctly displayed Closed
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1 Task Description

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.

 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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Task Description

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.

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