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 702 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Allow moving (undocking) of CAD tool bar Closed
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Allow moving (undocking) of CAD tool bar (similar like command line can be undocked).

703QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo function -> contour for Hatch not closed ...Assigned
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Task: If I like to make a hatch and the contour isn’t closed I get a Grey circle Info where the contour isn’t closed. Nice!

But ..... I have this Info only for ONE not proper connection and only for the moment when the mouse pointer is over the Hatch Tool Symbol.

If I have to zoom into the Problem - I will lose the Info where the problem is :-(

To get the “Problem Info” back I have to select it again - but for that I have to zoom out ............... ;-)

It would be nice to have this “Problem Info” longer in the drawing - maybe until I solved all problems.

And it would be nice to have ALL Infos for not connected lines at the same time. It is not really helpful to repeat this function 20times if I have 20 connection problems ... ;)

 712 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow 3.0.3 - difficult to distinguish between Break out and  ...Closed
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Task Description

Its slightly difficult to distinguish between the Break out and Auto-trim buttons in 3.0.3 (snapshot) release, even with large buttons!

Maybe a different color - (Green for example?)for the horizontal line between the red dots in the new Auto-trim button.

719QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser additional Function ...Assigned
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It would be nice to get:

In the Create Library Item task → “Save as” a remember Function for the last chosen Path to save the Item ... or a default path what is the same like the settings in the Application Preferences.
Right now you have to navigate again and again for every item what you will save in the same directory. If you have to save 20 items - it sacks ;-)

Also would it be nice for an easy “Clean up” to have the possibility to delete items directly in the Library Browser window.
Right now you have to use extern Programs like the Windows explorer to move or delete items.

724QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUseless reference point entering when moving relativelyAssigned
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Hi,
this is a usability feature request:

If you want to move an object relatively to any point (e.g. by entering @x;y in commandline) it does’nt make sense to enter a starting reference point. Of course this is possible by clicking to any location on the screen. But it’s difficult to change between mouse and keyboard so often.

It should be possible to enter a “don’t care” or “any” reference point by pressing a keyboard shortcut (e.g. enter like in AutoCAD).

Thx

 743 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow After editing a Block back to the last window opening i ...Closed
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Task Description

Case:
Working on a Main Drawing, decide to edit a Block, start the editing process, close the editing process with “Return to Main drawing” and come back to the Main Drawing - but unfortunately to an absolute different View in the Main Drawing ...

It would be nice to come back to the same View (Zoom window) like before I started the editing procedure.

 746 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Additional projection tools: dimetric, parallel, persp ...Closed
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We have already a powerful projection tool in QCAD - the Isometric tool.

It would be nice to have additional a “Dimetric tool” (Ratio 1:0.5:1, Angle 7°/42°) what is often used in the “Engineering world”.
It looks just more professional than the simple Isometric Projections and I’m pretty sure that could open a couple more Customer doors ;-)

747QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDXF import: dimension labelAssigned
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Add support for custom dimension labels created in 3rd party applications. Such labels may contain text that is stripped by QCAD.

 748 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Blocks ... Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice ...

- to be able to use " and / in Block names what is really helpful in the Inch and Fraction world ... ;-)

- the ability to overwrite an existing Block what is often much easier/faster than editing a Block ;-)

- After selecting a Block you get the info of the Block name in the Property Editor (Geometry / Referenced Block).
If I need to edit this Block I have to go to the Block List - have to search for this name because it is not marked .... and of course it is a long long list.
It would be nice to have a “Edit this Block” Button in the Property Editor / Geometry / Referenced Block dialog ... ;-)

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 ...

764QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLinks to Data sheet, Part List ...Assigned
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Task Description

Most of our drawings have a Data sheet, parts List, cutting list, description etc etc on a pdf, world or excel file.

It would be nice to have a link possibility directly in QCAD to those files what will be saved with the drawing.
Like the bitmap function without displaying the files in the drawing ...

 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.

783QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSave as .dgn option missing in 3.0.8?Assigned
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Not really a bug I suppose but the save as.dgn file format is missing in snapshot 3.0.8 release.

Will this be available again soon?

787QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowHatch generator - plug in tool?Assigned
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Task Description

Would it be possible to make a Plug in tool for a Hatch generator, so custom made hatches can be saved as .pat files?

I have a lot of up and coming future projects that I would like to make my own ‘custom’ hatches for.

790QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension Setting - Extension Line - total length setti...Assigned
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Task Description

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.

792QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew 'Match' properties toolAssigned
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Task Description

To add a new ‘Match’ properties tool.

For example, I have a large drawing with lots and lots of entities on various layers and I want to select some entities (say 500 or more) which are all on different layers and change all these selected entities to match the properties of one other particular entity - but, but I want the ‘Matched’ entities to remain on their own layers.

OK, of course I can use the property editor for this and this is fine in most instances but I would first need to determine the the layer data for the properties of the entity I would like to match to (Color, Line weight and Line type) in the first place and then I need to remember these attributes in order to change things in the property editor in order to change all of my selection to match!

As I say mostly the above procedure would be fine to use but for convenience it would be great to have a new tool to do all this for me and cut out a few steps in the process.

A new ‘Match’ properties tool procedure could be something like this:

1. Select Match properties tool.

2. Select all entities to be matched.

3. Select entity to match to.

4. Tick or leave un-ticked - move to same layer.

5. Complete process.

* Actually, while writing this I`ve just thought of another useful addition which could be added to the Info tool set, ‘Entity’ properties info!
Example - click on Info > Entity Properties and click on the entity in question and then the properties are displayed without going to the layer data for this!
Just an idea ;)

802QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUser defined toolbarAssigned
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It would be a nice feature to be able to define your own toolbar.

See: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2393

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.

 807 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to add a folders in the layer list Closed
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Task Description

It would be useful to have an option to be able to add new folders in the layer list, to group certain layers together in a folder when needed, this would reduce the layer list length and make it easier to navigate to certain layers (would be useful for me anyway!).

This feature might also be useful for the block list too!

813QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Snap tool: Isometric coordinates ...Assigned
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Task Description

It would be nice to have an additional Coordinate tool for isometric constructions.

If I’m working on an isometric drawing I have to design my things with x, y, z coordinates.
Y is, of course not a problem but for x and z I have most off the time to work with construction lines for move, copy, locate etc.
With an isometric coordinate snap tool what will follow the 30° angles for x and z we could save a lot of construction lines ;-)

 819 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Bring back option to make Hatch patterns in .dxf for QC ...Closed
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Task Description

Please see topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2445

821QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUnderline text optionAssigned
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Task Description

Feature request - to have an option to underline text.

822QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmove Freehand Line to Polyline ToolsAssigned
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Task Description

In order to be more easily editable after creation Freehand Line should produce a Polyline and should be moved away from Line Tools to Polyline Tools

 824 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Rectangle and Polygon should (optionally) produce Polyl ...Closed
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Task Description

First of all it would make it easy to move them in one piece.
And if additionally FS#823 is implemented (with the option to easily stretch orthogonal to the selected line) this would improve the handling of Rectangles and Polygons significantly.

The tools could then be moved to Polyline Tools or maybe get their own category called Polygon Tools with a Rectangle as Icon.

 825 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Move non single straight line away from Line Tools Closed
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Task Description

Line Tools menu would be way clearer as it would only create single straight lines.

This can be achieved by implementing FS#822 and  FS#824 .

 826 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Show Polygonal Area in the Properties Editor Closed
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Task Description

If one or more closed Polylines are selected the (summed up) area should be displayed in the Properties Editor.

827QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUse Properties Editor to define Properties of newly cre...Assigned
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Task Description

If there is no selection the Properties Editor could be used to predefine the properties of to be drawn elements.

 828 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Handle to reposition CAD Tools Closed
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Task Description

CAD Tools could have a small handle that would make it possible to drop them in a different location.
This should not be a header with title, maximize and close buttons like normal dropable windows have.
Instead it should be a (dotted) line similar to the one normal toolbars have.

829QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional options for the Info Tool Area ...Assigned
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Task Description

The Info Tool Polygonal Area is a helpful tool ... but I like to ask for additional options ;-)

Yes, the polygonal area makes absolute sense but many times you have just to check a square or rectangle area!

It would be nice and time (click) saving if we could use a “Strg Key” to limit the polygonal area to just a rectangle area.
Two mouse clicks for a rectangle area and done ;-)

In addition to that it would be nice to have the possibility to count up or down a couple areas.
E.g. I measure area 1 plus area 2 or area 1 minus area 2 ...
Maybe just with an additional keystroke like + or -

832QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd shortcut to fastly enter ortho modeAssigned
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Task Description

When drawing or moving objects holding down CTRL should activate ortho snapping as long as CTRL is pressed.

If ortho mode has been active before holding down CTRL should deactivate it (for the time it is beeing pressed).

833QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMove number of copies into Options toolbarAssigned
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The Number of Copies (Delete Original, Keep Original, Multiple Copies) and whether to use the current layers attributes should be found in the Options toolbar of the active tool.

This way the option would be set before or during the operation (preview?)the popup window afterwards would be obsolete.

 834 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Merge Line from 2 Points and Line from Angle Tools Closed
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Task Description

Add the options from the Option toolbar the Line from Angle tool to the Options toolbar of Line from 2 Points.

As long the user does not set a value for Angle or Length the tool acts just like Line from 2 Points. During this time the values are automatically filled in corresponding to the line preview on canvas.
Once the user enters a value to into the field for Angle or Length this value is fixed and only the other one can be modified on the canvas.
Of course the user can also define both values by typing in the values.

 835 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow And shortcut to change value in Option toolbar Closed
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Task Description

Pressing TAB should directly activate the corresponding text-field if a tool is activated where a numerical value can be set in the Option toolbar.
Pressing TAB again should select the next text-field in the Option toolbar.

If the last text-field in the toolbar is activated pressing TAB should deactivate the text-field. Pressing TAB one more time after this should again activate the first text-field.

836QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMerge different Offset tools into just twoAssigned
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Task Description

Merge Parallel Line(with distance), Concentric Arc(with distance), Concentric Circle(with distance) and Offset(Polyline) into one generic Offset with distance tool that if possible also works for ellipses and splines.

Do the same for the “through point” tools so that there also is just one Offset through point tool.

The Offset tools could be located with the Modification tools.

 844 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow user defined line styles and weights Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice to have the possibility to design and use your own line styles, in addition to the built-in ones.
Also nice to have are user defined line weights, in addition to the built-in ones.

 845 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Scale factor for dimensions Closed
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Task Description

Introduce scale factor for linear dimension entities.

Original request was:

It would be nice to have the possibility to enter dimensions in the form of a formula and still show up as a ‘normal’ dimension.
This would greatly help in creating details in a different scale (say, 5:1) than the rest of the drawing.
Creating details is quite often necessisary for small objects (when lines are too close together to distinguish at 1:1) if the drawing must be legible to mere humans...

Now one must calculate and manually enter all dimensions for the detail after scaling (and re-calculate every time something gets modified), this is quite error prone.
Exploding the dimensions before scaling is not a real option: the arrowheads and texts then get scaled, too, wich is undesirable.
Scaling back, modifying and then repeating the process is also not quite on the mark: small errors creep in due to finite precision in the calculations made during the scaling.

 855 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Scale dimension on/off option ... Closed
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Task Description

QCAD 3.1.5 - has a new “Dimensioning Scale adjustment option” (Property editor/Linear Factor). NICE!!! :-)

What means - we are now able to change the dimension scale for existing dims!

My Feature request refers to new dimensions and I think it would be perfect to have a “Scale Factor - On/Off Option” for all Dim Tools.

That would bring us in the position to copy / scale a part of our drawing for a detail view and we could just use us usual the dimensioning tools (with a scale factor) for the dimensioning task ....

 856 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to create a polyline from 'selected' entities on ...Closed
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Task Description

It would be useful to have an additional option in the polyline tool set to be able to create a polyline from selected entities only, without the need first for preparatory drafting measures.
Basic example attached.
You see here I want to create a polyline from only the selected lines, thus leaving the rest as separate line segments.

 858 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Circle/Arc tangential on entities ... Closed
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Task Description

I’m not sure but if this is a duplicate please delete!

Feature Request:
It would be nice to have a tool what will help to draw tangential circles and arcs between other entities.

I imagine this tools with a three entities (circles, lines) selection or two entities plus a radius.

859QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPersistent selection button added to tool set.Assigned
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Task Description

It would be useful to have a persistent selection button added to the ‘selection’ tool set.

This would allow the user to set persistent selection as and when needed for the current drawing one is working on, rather than going the long route through the ‘Application’ preferences dialog.

866QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPaste block reference: add third option to rename paste...Assigned
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Task Description

Scenario:

Drawing 1: Blockname X is part of a selection, I copy this selection into the clipboard to use it in an other drawing.

Switch to Drawing 2, this drawing has also a Blockname X but with a different content.

Use the clipboard paste function - the clipboard content will be modified (only the Block) by the drawing 2 block content.

No warning pops up - it just happens!

868QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to save to dwt - drawing template.Assigned
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Task Description

An option to save to dwt (drawing template) would be so very useful.
Please see related topic:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=8237#p8237

 869 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow  Support for block attributes Closed
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Task Description

I would like to use QCAD at work.
Since the drawing using block attributes (ATTRIB) is not displayed correctly, I am troubled.
Please give me correspondence by all means.

873QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcommand line does not accept distance value for funtion...Assigned
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Task Description

In the comnmand line, I can sucessfully enter for example the radius of a circle to draw (Space 100 Enter) but the command line does not accept a value for the distance when drawing parallel lines (l p space 100 enter → error).

 880 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New Ellipse tools Closed
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Task Description

It would be good to have additional ellipse tools that could produce an ellipse:
Tangential to four given sides (closed like a Quadrilateral) or sperate sides and to 4 given coordinate points.
see snapshot for the idea.

 882 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Repeat last tool button Closed
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Task Description

A ‘Repeat last tool’ button would be useful.
When one has fully cancelled all operations, sometimes it would be convenient to have the option to have a repeat of the last tool again...I’m thinking that a simple button could do this a bit like the reset/idle button.

883QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInformation tool for finding the centroid of an irregul...Assigned
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It would be extreamly useful to have an additional info tool to be able to find the centre of gravity (centroid) for an irregualr polygon.
For info please see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centroid

Actually a tool whicn gives an option for finding the centre and centroid of polygons would be good.

 884 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Tool for copying/pasting selected entities along a path Closed
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Task Description

Not sure how complicated this one might be to develop/implement ?

But a tool for copying/pasting entities along a given path would be great. In the attached snapshot you can see what I am trying to acheive - to copy/paste the brick along a wall contour. A dedicated tool for doing something like this would be great...sure I can do it with the tools provided in QCAD already but it sure would make life so much easier if there was a tool specific for this kind of thing.
I am actually working on some ‘real’work projects with these requirements and it does take a bit of time to get correct!

Or maybe an additional Points tool option to plant points along a curve would be good!

 897 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low New arc tool Closed
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Task Description

While constructing around the lack of “Line tangent to a circle, perpendicular to a line” ( FS#881 ) which I hereby second :)), it struck me that it might be useful to have a tool that finds the center point of an existing circle/ellipse, or possibly more generally, the center point of an existing circular/elliptical arc.

901QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension text stylesAssigned
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Task Description

Support custom dimension text styles for imported DXF / DWG files.

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