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1044QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRadian measure symbol for Geometry labeling ...Assigned
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We do not have a Radian measure tool but we can change the labeling of a Angular Dimensioning ...

It would be nice to have a “Radian measure symbol” in the Property Editor / Geometry / Label / Insert Symbol List.

1051QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool, polygonal area, possibility for a postfix la...Assigned
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... would be nice.

If I use the Info tool “Polygonal area” with the option “Add measurement to the drawing” I always have to edit the Value to make clear that we now looking to an area value like m² or ft².

I was thinking that a pre labeling (prefix/postfix) like the normal Dim tools could save me a couple extra steps ... ;-)

 1071 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low (Bitmap) scaling convenience option Closed
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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.

1092QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew tool: draw trace entitiesAssigned
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Add tool to construct new trace entities.
Trace entities can currently only be loaded from DXF/DWG.

 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.

1099QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd Leader with text and number bubbleAssigned
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Having leader with numbers and text would be awesome to better interact with the drawing and making BOM lists.

Currently it takes too mush time to make the leaders with text and number bubbles.

1100QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd drag dimension (snap) along dimension lineAssigned
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In Autocad when making a dimension when left clicking to place the dimension there is the possibility to drag the dimension to either side of the dimension. This is also possible with Qcad dimension, but it losses the snapping and does not extend the dimension line out to the dimension text.

This is very useful when the two lines the needs a dimension are close together, or overlapping with another.

Attached is two images one for autocad and one for Qcad

1102QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRay reference pointAssigned
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Using a horizontally/vertically ray means always I have to use a preset Reference point which is 0° for the horizontal Ray and 90° for the vertically Ray. The Reference point Option Box is deactivated.

It would be nice to be able to choose by myself between a Start and End Reference point like the vert./horiz. Line options.

 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?

1128QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText: automatically wrap text at text box widthAssigned
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Add support for automatic text line wrapping for multiline text entities.

 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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Hello!

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

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

1157QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension settings - arrowhead styleAssigned
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A ‘non -filled’ arrowhead would be good to have also.

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

 1170 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow More options for "Paste along entity" Closed
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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 ;-)

1185QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImporting Tables (CSV)Assigned
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Import tables in CSV format and display them in the drawing as lines and text.

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

 1201 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: add support for circles, ellipses Closed
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The attached file should result in two overlapping circles, it does not, it results in a single ellipse.

The “<circle ... />” directive seems just be ignored in this case, but in other instances I have seen it result in ellipses.

And the “<ellipse ... />” directive should of course result in a circle, when rx and ry are the same.

1282QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChangeable color of the selection bar in layer list. Assigned
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Changeable color of the selection bar in the layer list.
Now the color of the bar is darkblue and the underlaid icons are black and are not readable.

1287QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInformation tool shows absolute units in print previewAssigned
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With that new feature the information tool shows the absolute paper units in the print preview mode instead of drawing units.
So you can determine the exact size of an entity in the printout without manual calculating with the drawing units and the scale factor.

See also http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3793

1288QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPrint Preview Scaled RulersAssigned
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Would be nice, if in print preview QCAD rulers would switch to paper dimensions. Chat here http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3793

After all, print preview is not just the drawing on white, isn’t it? Everything else should stay in drawing units. Just the rulers, maybe a preference?

1312QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake dimension label decimal separator configurableAssigned
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Make dimension label decimal separator configurable (DIMDSEP).

1337QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAlternate units for dimensionsAssigned
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Add support for alternate units for dimension style, for example to display units in mm and in.

1372QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistance Point to Point - option for 'added' distancesAssigned
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It would be useful to have an additional option to be able to count/add up consecutive distances measured with this tool ;)

1373QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLine From Angle - additional option to select exisitng ...Assigned
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Often I find myself clicking on an existing line to determine the angle from the property editor, then copying and pasting this info into the angle field, it would be so very useful to have an additional option in the ‘Line from Angle’ tool to be able to pick an existing entity which would automatically register and fill in the angle for me,then all I would need to do would enter the length required.

 1394 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Arc length dimension Closed
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Support arc length dimenions (undocumented DXF entity ‘ARC_DIMENSION’).
Create arc length dimensions with parallel extension lines for angle < 90, orthogonal extension lines otherwise.
Display arc symbol beside or on top of label text.

1446QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Polygon toolAssigned
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Hi,

if I need to design a bolt circle (circle on circle) and the single bolt diameter and the quantity of circles are given then I can use the QCAD Polygon Tool “Polygon 2 Points of Side” ... but for the Length of the side I have to do a workaround (Line with this length) to determine the desired length.

It would be very convenient to have an additional tool for a Polygon which has the possibility to ask me for the center, corners and the length of the sides.

1449QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty Editor: show centroid of polylinesAssigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4320

1452QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowColour opacity optionAssigned
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Not sure how difficult this would be to implement but just wondered if it is possible to have an option in QCAD to change the opacity of a colour ?

related to topic: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&p=15715&sid=45f0f0679e8257f3cf98f91e4f0c4577#p15715

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”.

 1484 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Dimensions: optionally use comma instead of dot Closed
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Use comma to display dimension labels.

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

1502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool / Setting for Font and Size ... Assigned
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It would be nice if the Info Tool / Add Measurement to drawing option would use the same settings like the “Dimension settings” for Font and Text height. It’s a kind of similar function in a drawing and should have the same style. Maybe with an on/off switch?

 1539 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow One more "Offset" option: Infinitive Line ... Closed
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hi,

I miss one Offset option to use an offset indirectly related to the used entity. Right now I have to work with further construction lines and trim, divide, delete etc. tools to archive what I need.
Basically an offset as a ray would be enough but unfortunately we have no control of the Ray orientation.
This said - it would be nice to have an infinitive line added to the “Offset Polyline Segment” option to be able to use an Offset as construction line which is not only reflecting the shape of the source.

1541QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Zoom > Zoom In/Out: Make zoom factor configurabl...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4729

1552QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayers: assign different color for printingAssigned
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Original request:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=4768

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.

 1570 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow make the stretch tool more flexible in selecting nodes Closed
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Stretching multiple points of an entity is not possible to my knowledge. I
can use the stretch tool but this gives me a rectangular selection box and
this limits my posibilities. For example when entities are over eachother.
I hope that in the future this will become more like blender. With a freedraw
selection tool and/or shift clicking multiple nodes.

 1576 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow add option to switch off dialog for modify: rotate tool ...Closed
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To improve the flow of drawing I’d like to switch off the dialog for the rotate tool. Most of the times i use the interactive input and delete the original. So I don’t need to click a popup to acknowledge that.
I allready use the same option for the move/copy tool.

1577QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPostfix for DIM / Remember last DIM Label ...Assigned
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Hi,

unfortunately I need to use from time to time different Units in a drawing. It works nice with the Scale possibility but to keep my drawing readable I need to label then the DIM accordingly. Sadly I don’t have a Postfix option so I work with a workaround what means I use <>”, or <>’ and <>mm in the Prefix field. If I then terminate the DIM tool and start it again I will loose my settings except the Scale Factor.

May I ask for an additional Postfix option or/and a remember functionality of those fields?

1613QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd Orthogonal Option to Angelur DIM Tool ...Assigned
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... please see below:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4956

1626QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low'Clip to Circle' toolAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

Would it be possible to have a clip to circle tool also please?

Regards

Clive

 1648 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Uniform Layer listing in dropdown as in Layer List Widg ...Closed
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The order layers are listed in dropdown boxes is different as how there are presented in the Layer List Widget.
Uniformity can shorten lookup time drastically with a large number of layers / sublayers.

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


1673QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: support polygonal viewportsAssigned
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Add support for polygonal viewports

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

1674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: duplicate layout blockAssigned
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Duplicate layout blocks

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

1705QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConnect certain actions and layersAssigned
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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.

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

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