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 611 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Align objects based on source / definition points Closed
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Task Description

Align objects with other objects.
- Specify 1st source point
- Specify 1st target point

Optional:
- Specify 2nd source point
- Specify 2nd target point

One pair of source / target points:
- Selection is moved

Two pairs of source / target points:
- Selection is moved and rotated

Three source / target points might be used to ‘tilt’ the object in addition to moving and rotating it.

614QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlocks - overwrite current layer yes/no ...Assigned
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Task Description

I would appreciate an option for the library Browser that gives me the possibility to decide by my self to use the current (same name) layer in my drawing or overwrite it with the existing layers in the library item.

Imagine the possibility’s of this feature .... ;-)

 619 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Status bar - X,Y etc. input fields  Closed
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Task Description

It could be very useful to have in the status bar area - input fields for typing in X and Y position, Distance and Angle etc...

For example these could be used instead of entering absolute/relative coordinates in the command line.

1.Draw line.
2.Start point - enter in X Field.
3.Next point - enter in Y Field.

This method could also be used for specifying positions when placing other entities.

For me I tend to use a combination of the command line/GUI for most work but I think for those who do not wish to use the command line this could be useful.

 621 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Trailing cutter correction similar to Modify - Chamfer  ...Closed
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Task Description

Trailing cutter correction for corners (see attached file).

‘Korrektur Schleppmesser-Offset’

622QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDisproportianal scaling of arcs, ellipsesAssigned
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Task Description

Support disproportional scaling also for arcs, ellipses, other entities, not only lines and polylines with only line segments.

 623 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow C++ plugin interface Closed
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Task Description

C++ plugin interface to add functionality from existing C / C++ libraries to QCAD.

 624 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Line pattern scale Closed
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Task Description

If we use a dash line type and set the overall linetype factor to 100 on a drawing (plan of 20metres x 20 metres approx) and then come to print it on A3, the linetype is not being scalled back from 20metres to suit the page extents.

So instead of lots of dashes we see just 2 strikes across the page. For now we set the linefactor low, which is good for printing, but now appears a solid line in the display unless we really zoom in.

628QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowImprove workflow for entering tool parametersAssigned
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Task Description

Provide keyboard shortcuts for options tool bar.

Under Linux, Windows Alt+Key shortcuts can be used.
Mac OS X does not seem to support this.

See also suggestions at:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2053&view=unread#unread

 630 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Select entities by type Closed
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Task Description

please see:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1177

from LeoP

” What would be really useful is a method to select entities by type, rather than by location or layer.

It could have a user interface like the snap command with buttons for the entity type to select, or like the line command with a drop-down box.

This would enable one to quickly select e.g. all texts in a drawing for subsequent attribute modification. Now one has to select each text individually if the texts are scattered over the drawing and layers...”

631QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption "Scale" für das öffnen von Templates ...Assigned
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Wenn ich eine Zeichnung plane überlege ich mir natürlich im Vorfeld welche Blattgröße und welchen Maßstab ich verwenden möchte.

Wenn ich Templates (z.B. Zeichnungsblatt A4) für die Blattgröße öffnen könnte und dabei direkt einen Skalierungsfaktor (z.B. 10) vorgeben könnte hätte ich ohne Umwege gleich alles was man braucht. In diesem Fall ein A4 Blatt im Maßstab 1:10.

Im Grunde genommen das selbe was ich bereits mit Library Items machen kann ... ;-)

 632 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Text Höhe default in Application Preferences / Drawing  ...Closed
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Task Description

Es wäre Hilfreich für eine eigene durchgängige Standardisierung die möglichkeit zu haben Default Texthöhen in den Application/ Drawing Preferences vorgeben zu können.

Perfekt wäre in meinen Augen das man drei Texthöhen vorgeben könnte wie z.B. 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 5mm die bei der Eingabe von Text (oder beim editieren) per Schalter gewählt werden könnten. Das individuelle eingeben von Texthöhen sollte aber zudem beibehalten werden.

Bei der Bemaßung kann ich dies bereits jetzt für eine Texthöhe einrichten ... ;-)

 636 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow 64 bit compilation Closed
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Task Description

Hi,

I’m using QCAD2 quite a while now and after moving from FreeBSD-i386 to FreeBSD-amd64 there are some libraries missing in the 32 bit version (libXi and some more).

I’d strongly suggest making a 64 bit compilation of the pro version. The community edition does compile and run on FBSD-amd64 very well.

Maybe ths would better be posted to the suggestion list of the upcoming version 3 ...

Thanks for attention!
see topic:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=6558#p6558

637QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewports / View ListAssigned
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Task Description

1. The Scrollbars for each window in the Viewports has the same size like the normal used scrollbars for windows. If you are working on a normal size Monitor it “steals” a lot of “working space”. Is there any possibility to make the scrollbars smaller or just a line to separate the windows so that I have to navigate with Keyboard and mouse?

2. I thing the Viewports and the View List belongs together - is it possible to get a button in the “View List / Tool Bar” to choose a Viewport style instead of “walking” the long way over the “Drawing preferences” Menu?

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2071

639QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAbility to load a file of keyboard shortcutsAssigned
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Task Description

It would be useful if a file of keyboard shortcuts to commands could be loaded.

Then a set of shortcuts identical/based on the Autocad keyboard shortcuts can be loaded, making it much easier for Autocad users to migrate to your product.

There does seem to be some future functionality planned here, with the shortcut ‘scheme’ selector in Program Preferences, but for the moment ‘Qcad’ is the only option available.

This strategy is used to great effect by Draftsight (but who trusts a big company like Dassault/Solidworks...)

 643 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Zooming mode of operation Closed
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Task Description

I just realized, that Zoom-in and Zoom-out (with the mousewheel) works different from graphical editors I know (as soon as drawing is larger than full screen).

Graphical editor (PSP X2 (and other too I think)):
Will make the position of the cursor the center of the drawing area. Thus allowing very fast to reposition the viewable area without changing into a move mode (Hand icon) and without the rulers on the left or down of the drawing area. The reposition is very handsome!
But this solution is only half way practical: If you use the wheel twice to zoom twice in sequence without moving the cursor, it will reposition the image twice - this double reposition is not practical at all, as the second reposition is rather random!

QCAD:
Lets the center unchanged and just zooms-in or Zooms-out.
.

My proposal:
- Zoom-in or Zoom-out around the current position of the cursor
- move this current position to the center of the screen
- move the cursor itself to the center of the screen (thus avoiding to shift the image again with a subsequent zoom-operation

  1. if the user uses a second zoom-op the new center remains mostly fixed. This would allow best of both solutions:
  2. but the user is free to make an other area of the drawing the new center if he actively moves the cursor again.

I think this would be very simple, intuitive and efficient to handle, reducing the need to reposition the drawing manually a lot.

Actually I think earlier version of graphical editors I used worked with were implemented that way.

Caveat:
I’m not an extensive CAD user. Maybe there are special requests for this type of work that are in contradiction to my idea. Maybe it would be practical to activate this type of zooming when used along with <ALT>. Hmmm - no: Allow original QCAD-zooming with <ALT>!

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By the way:
Mouse right-click seems never assigned in QCAD. In Windows a user usually expects ‘Properties’ to be activated with right-click. But I think with the clever way you implemented this, there is no real need to change this. As the standard is already broken: Why not assign permanently a ‘Move’ (Hand icon) to ‘right-click’...

 644 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Search for text Closed
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Task Description

Search for a text, highlight or select (?) the result(s).

 646 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Is a Debian Installation possible? Closed
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Task Description

Post from topic:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=6613#p6613

Re: QCAD 3 Final
by ralvejd » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes nice news
I’m waiting for a Debian installation

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

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

See attached drawing.

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

 649 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow To add an Array option. Closed
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Task Description

To re-introduce an ‘Array’ option with Number of columns/rows and Column/row spacing.

This option could be added to the Modify tool set so - could be used with all entities, not only blocks!

Wieder einzuführen Ein ‘Array’ Option mit Anzahl der Spalten / Zeilen und Spalten / Zeilen Abstand.

Diese Option könnte der Modify Tool so eingestellt, hinzugefügt werden - konnte mit allen Stellen, nicht nur Blöcke verwendet werden!

*Please see topic:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=11&p=6627&sid=1600f95e02d3121574a4d60ce019e16a#p6627

 651 QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low Posibility print some layers in color and others in bla ...Closed
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Task Description

Qcad3 have the feature to print in 3 ways: color, grey and black.

The missing feature is select some layers to preserve the original color in the black mode of print.

 654 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Text missing from dwg import (block attributes) Closed
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I am guessing this is an external library, but you maybe able to push it upstream.

Certain Autocad DWG files with embeded blocks fail to display text that was associated with them. For example see grid ref D.03 in the attached autocad drawing, the circles are terminals and should have nos in them.

Have tried exploding them in qcad etc, but nothing.

James

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

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

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

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

 657 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Auto Zoom applied too often Closed
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Task Description

Auto Zoom should not be applied every time you go back and forth between editing a block and the main drawing.
At least, not by default: it just isn’t practical. QCAD2 didn’t do it...

see also http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2111

 663 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow (de-)select by property Closed
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Task Description

It would be nice if one could
- select
- deselect from the current selection
all entities with a specific property, for example:
- all entities which are texts
- all entities with angle === 180
- all entities with color !== red
The current property editor has the perfect gui for it. On a similar gui one could change a value there which changes the selection instead of the properties of the selected entities.

I think there would be no need for “and” or “or”, if the current selection can be reduced or extended.

 664 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add some common functions and constants of the Math obj ...Closed
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Task Description

This would make it easier to enter formulas using sqrt, sin, cos, tan, ... without the Math. part

See also forum at:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2118

 669 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow GERBER file format import Closed
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Task Description

Import .gbx (GERBER) files with electronic layouts.

670QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConfigurable rendering options for stacked textAssigned
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Task Description

Customer wishes that stacked text used as subscript is rendered differently (i.e. increased text size, lower position for subscript).
This may also apply to superscripts.

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

Configurable icon size for top toolbars

674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add optional 'auto' dimension tracking feature.Assigned
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Task Description

It might be useful for some to have the option to turn on/off ' auto’ dimension tracking option.

See related topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=6893#p6893

 676 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Reference Points for "Relative Angle" and "Orthogonal"  ...Closed
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Task Description

Other Line tools are offering Reference Points like: “Start” - “Middle” - “End”.

It would be nice to have the same Reference points for “Relative Angle” and “Orthogonal” lines.

 682 BookFeature RequestLow QCad Book with Bookmarks ... Closed
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Task Description

QCad Book

Would be nice to have the index linked (like Bookmarks, Hyperlinks, Jump marks) with the regarding chapter.

So that I just can click in the index what I’m looking for and it jumps directly to the correct chapter.

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

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

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

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

 691 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Image preview for "Insert Bitmap" ... Closed
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Task Description

If I like to import a Bitmap in my drawing I have no possibility to choose a file by a thumbnail bitmap preview. In many cases it is really helpful and I assume it is a sort of standard .... ;-)

695QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd more dimension arrow styles (e.g. dots)Assigned
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Task Description

Add more dimension arrow styles (e.g. dots).

See forum thread:
http://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2185

 697 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Option to configure the min/max number of segments in a ...Closed
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Task Description

Option to add a setting to configure the number (min/max) of segments for splines.

See topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=7007#p7007

 702 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Allow moving (undocking) of CAD tool bar Closed
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Task Description

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 Description

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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Task Description

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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Task Description

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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Task Description

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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Task Description

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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Task Description

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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Task Description

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.

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