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 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.

 916 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG export: make zero line width behaviour configurable Closed
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Task Description

Somewhere in the 3.1 series the SVG exporter (both precise and PG) started to make lines that are zero (0) width in CAD 0.01 (@scale 1:1) points wide in exported files (0.1 @scale 1:10). I use such lines to constrain exported files to a common size and rather not have them show. In my view, this is a regression, as there is no reason for changing line weight, isnt it? If I wanted the lines to have weight, I’d draw them with a weight.

 918 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Info tools: add measurement result permanently to drawi ...Closed
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Task Description

Add an option to measuring tools to add results permanently to the drawing (on current layer, with current layer attributes).

 920 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Matrix transformations Closed
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Task Description

Add matrix transformations to projection tools.

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2569

922QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to control the order in the Property editor...Assigned
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Task Description

It would be nice and helpful if we had the possibility to control the order of Attributes - shown in the property editor.
I found a solution for myself with using numbers in the Attribute definition tag - but that isn’t really a nice solution.
If I could hide my numbering ... everything would be fine for me .... ;-)

936QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDisproportional scaling of block referencesAssigned
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Task Description

XP/32

... doesn’t works proper at circles and ellipses.

Circles: the scale works only proportional even though I have the options for x and y.
Ellipses: The same but if I play around with the x, y fields it will freeze the scale possibility.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

951QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtra Option for Block attributes ...Assigned
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Task Description

It would be nice to have the possibility to control the automatic Text orientation in Block attributes.
Something what would work like the DIM restriction: I can read the text horizontal and/or from the right side of the drawing sheet.

Right now I have the feeling that the Text orientation is dependent on the tool what I even use.
Different tools = different outcomes.

964QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew tool request - 'Break Out Arc' from CircleAssigned
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Task Description

It would be useful to be able to pick a Start and End point of an Arc within a Circle to then break this out. So in principle another break out tool.

Please see topic:http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&p=8826#p8826

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

979QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText dialog: insert special characters in simple text m...Assigned
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Task Description

The Omega button to insert special characters is only available in rich text mode.
Make it available in simple text mode as well.

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

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

990QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDefault Names for Custom Property ...Assigned
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Task Description

Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

It would be nice to have in “Application preferences” the possibility to predefine a couple Custom Property Names.
Right now I use the Custom Property function to add a DIN and the Material info to every Block. This project has a lot of DIN parts and I have to type again and again the names DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... DIN ... Material ... you got my point ;-)

If I have predefined Names - I have just to fill out the value :-)

991QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd warning when overwriting custom propertyAssigned
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Task Description

Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

If I use an identical Name accidentally again in the Custom Property dialog - it will overwrite the first value with the same name without any warnings.

992QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowselections to stay selected when projecting to an isome...Assigned
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My request is that all selected entities stay selected after isometric projection, this would be useful for example if you need to modify the projection further after placing!
Maybe an extra button could be added in the ISO options?

995QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty editor: add 'edit block' buttonAssigned
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Task Description

Add a button to edit the block beside the block combo box that is shown when showing the properties of a block reference.

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

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

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

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

Actual case, I have a block with the name

106 egypólusú váltókapcsoló jelzőfénnyel

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

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

Note the literal question mark.

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

106 egypólusú váltókapcsoló jelz?fénnyel

IMHO the ideal resolution is to

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

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

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

1005QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMaking use of mouse buttons configurableAssigned
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Task Description

According to the help, one requires a middle mouse to pan. Since few standard mice have middle buttons, this is a poor choice for this all important function. The default should be the right mouse button when ever the mouse is placed in an open area with nothing else to select. That way right click can still be used to invoke a pop down menu when ever the mouse is placed over an object that might have a need for pop down menu options. Additionally, the Pan mouse key should be alterable and selectable from a Preferences option, since if one does have a three button mouse, we should not prevent a user from employing this hardware if they have it. The same might be said for all mouse buttons to allow the user to configure the mouse operation to that which is most comfortable and efficient for their tasks.

 1007 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Making zoom in / out direction configurable Closed
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Maybe I missed it, but there does not appear to be a Preference selection for changing the zoom direction. The default is opposite the way it is on other programs and I would like to change it to be consistent between all my programs. My other programs provide this ability so I suppose I could change all of them, but that appears Orwellian on QCADs part.

1009QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer Order is Alphabetical vs the Order Defined Origin...Assigned
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It would appear that when QCAD imports a DXF, it reorders the layers into alphabetical order (at least when importing R2011). I have not tested this extensively but on other programs, the order is different from alphabetical. Ideally the operator should be given a choice to order the layers as exported (assuming the DXF format remembers that) or alphabetical. This is because a drawing may have a certain stack up of layers (like a printed circuit board) and then alphabetic ordering is not useful nor desired.

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

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

I have iMac mid 2011 with Mavericks and latest Qcad.

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

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

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

1026QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelection Filter also present in the Menu "Selection"Assigned
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Task Description

It would be nice to have the Selection Filter also present in the Menu / Selection List

1034QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupplementary note added to Application preferences dia...Assigned
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I think it would be useful to add a note to the Application preferences dialog window, to explain to the user the difference between ‘Application and Drawing’ preferences and how it effects drawings in QCAD.

Please see topic for more details and feedback:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2831&p=9724#p9724

1036QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer list - drop down menu optionAssigned
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Task Description

In the same way as the Pen tool has a drop down menu, would it be possible to have an option to configure the layer list in the same way. I am trying to create a bit more drawing space and it would be good if I could dock the layer list in the top of my window and only take up a single row space!

1046QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlease add script bindings for Qt 4.8.6 and 5.2.1Assigned
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These are the versions Ubuntu 14.04 comes with, and since it’s an LTS version, it will linger around a while.

(Despite the fact that the Qt4 packages are versioned 4.8.5, qmake –version says 4.8.6, so it doesn’t find the 4.8.5 bindings.)

Thanks,

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

Configuration option for property editor:

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

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

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

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

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

Each tool could have the following options:

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

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

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

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

1067QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFilling an area with a bitmapAssigned
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Task Description

Being able to fill an area with a bitmap would be a nice addition to the already impressive feature list of QCAD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 1079 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Custom line weights in 0.001mm steps Closed
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Task Description

The user can choose from 24 different line weights at the moment.
Unfortunately, 0.1mm is not among them.

Please add the possibility (add a textbox) to set any line weight from 0 to max in 0.001mm steps.

1080QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBitmap export: calculate size based on bounding box inc...Assigned
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Task Description

I have created a drawing, where the CENTERS of the most outer lines have a distance of 3.06mm in both X and Y.
The line weight of these outer lines is 0.6mm, so the whole image is 3.06mm + 2* 0.6mm/2 = 3.12mm wide and long (center to center plus half of the line weight on every side).
Additionally in the export there is a frame around the image, making it 3.12 + 2*frame.
The export function however calculates 3.06mm when setting the resolution to 1000Pix/cm, so it does not include the line weights and the outer frame.

1090QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport only selected layers to SVG and/or export each l...Assigned
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Task Description

When exporting to SVG it would be helpful if there was a selection of layers to export.
E.g. when selecting only layer A in the SVG export dialog, only the objects located/displayed on layer A would be exported to SVG.

As an alternative or additional export feature, there could be an option to export each (non-empty) layer to a separate SVG in one step.
The layer names could be used as (part of the) default file names during the export.
E.g. Layer A of file XYZ would be exported to “XYZ_A.SVG” while layer B would be exported to “XYZ_B.SVG” etc.

 1094 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Support OS X 10.9.x (Maverick) Full Screen Pattern Closed
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It would be nice if the OS X Pro version could support the standard OS X full screen pattern in the same way as native OS X applications.

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

1098QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport for set of layersAssigned
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Many constructions refer to a basis of elements, which stay constant in all follow-ups. As an example there is a floorplan and I would like to create different variations of room layout (e.g. A and B). In my example the basis consists of 30 layers an each variation needs 10 further ones. At last there are 50 different layers in my drawing. Designing layout A needs layer 1 to 30 (basis) and 31 to 40 (A) to be shown, but 41 to 50 (B) must be invisible. Now I modify Var.B which makes me to single click the visibility of 31 to 40 (A) to be not shown and 41 to 50 (B) to be shown. You’ve got it?

It would be great help, to save the set of all shown layers by an individual name in a pulldown-menu. Visibility of my variations could be chosen by userdefined “set of layers”, e.g. “Var-A”, “Var-B” and “Var-A_but_different”. In this way I pick just one set-name in my pulldown-list instead of marking and demarking between countless layers.

In my opinion this tool would be a small aspect in QCad but a giant leap for user-pleasentness ;-)

1104QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPrinting: Add support for page rangeAssigned
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When printing from the preview mode a standard Windows popup shows, letting me select the printer, number of copies and a page range. Unfortunately QCAD (or Windows) ignores the page range - it always prints all pages. So right now I always have to copy the parts I want to print, page them into a separate document and print that instead - even though I got all my stuff nicely lined up for printing on multiple pages.

1107QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSplines: add / remove control points of existing spline...Assigned
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Tools to add control points to existing splines and remove control points.

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

It’s time for qt5.

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