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 1244 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow SVG import: consider original unit Closed
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Task Description

Add support for importing units other than defaults (pixels) based on unit given in svg:width / svg:height attributes.

1254QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd drop object along a path with automatic trimAssigned
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Task Description

Add drop object along a path with automatic trim.

  1. The object can be a selection before or after selecting the tool, an entity or a block.
  1. The path can be another entity from a start point to an end point.
  1. Dropping can be made on one side or the other (like in other tools depending on the side of the cursor), with a choice of miroring the object or not.
  1. The number of drops or the distance between can be selected.
  1. The distance can be between a control point of the object or its sysmetry axis or border.
  1. The dropping direction can be selected too.
  1. The droping depth can be constrained : all control points have passed the path, or one of them. Alternatively, replace control points by an entity belonging to the object.

Exemple of use case : equidistant drills in a curved rail. The dropping depth constraint enables for example to ensure a drill has a minimal depth when not orthogonal to a plan.

1255QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes w...Assigned
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Change a quote value modify the drawing + link quotes with entities

In other words, makes quotes editable AND linked to entities.

  • Today in the properties, the value is read only. Being able to edit the value would modify the linked entity properties to fit the new quote.
  • Changing a property would change the linked quotes accordingly. Today, if I change a circle diameter which is quoted, the quote remain where it was and is no more relevant.
 1256 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Full QCAD version number in DXF file Closed
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Task Description

Currently, DXF files from QCAD contain the dxflib version number used to write them, but not the QCAD version number. It would be nice to have the full QCAD version number and build information saved in the DXF file, in case it is necessary to reconstruct the environment that was used to generate a particular file.

 1258 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Modify > Explode: explode solids into polylines Closed
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Task Description

Explode Solids into closed polylines with 3 or 4 vertices.

 1259 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow File > Bitmap Export: remember last used settings Closed
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Task Description

Remember last used settings in bitmap export dialog (width, height, resolution, margin, background color).

1262QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMissing some kind of "QCAD is still working" indicator.Assigned
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Task Description

If I have to do some kind of intense tasks like converting a previous Polyline, which is now exploded to lines (maybe a couple hundred thousand short lines) back to a polyline (Polyline/Create from Segments) QCAD needs time to do that. In this “working time” I can’t see any indicator that QCAD is working. Not a Hourglass on the mouse or some other indicator. I have just the feeling: Nothing is going on right now ...

It would be nice to have some kind of visual info that QCAD is working.

1263QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLibrary Browser: Configurable background color for icon...Assigned
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Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3709

 1264 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add support for user defined polyline width Closed
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Task Description

Add support for PLINEWID: user defined polyline width per segment start / end.

1278QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer list: store layer state independently of parent l...Assigned
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Task Description

See:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3755

 1284 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Count up counter for consecutive number labeling Closed
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Task Description

please see below:

http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=3781

 1295 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Un*x Manual Page Closed
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Task Description

Dear Andrew, this might seem an obsolete feature, though I recently tried to look it up, the man-page ;) So attached a quick shot; please use if you like and do not frown the additional maintenance. (quick test: man -l /tmp/qcad.1)

 1297 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Add context menu Closed
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Task Description

Optionally show context menu when right-mouse button is clicked on top of entity.

Originally from FS#1111: “Furthermore, the two named applications show that it’s easily possible to combine dragging (mouse pressed) and context menu (mouse clicked) on the same mouse button.
Providing a context menu would increase the usability especially for people used to Windows default applications.
I.e. deleting, copying, creating polylines from segments, breaking up blocks/polylines would be functions I’d find useful in a context menu.”

1298QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDrawing Preference; File formatAssigned
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Task Description

Hi, I get anoyed everytime saving a drawing;

 File Format not recommended.......          [Yes]   ; I know. it's suppose to be in that format!
 Saving to file......                        [OK]    ; I already told you
 Black entities ......bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you
 Custom colors ...... bla bla                [OK]    ; I already told you

Therefore, Drawing Preferences should start with the file format choice field;

 File Format: R.......

Drawing should be opened and saved in that format without any question. Please.

1316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences: add global linear factorAssigned
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3846

1332QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > SVG Export: export DXF entity handles to SVGAssigned
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Add handle attribute to exported SVG tags to identify exported DXF entities.

1363QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Tool - make lines horizontal or verticalAssigned
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Task Description

New Tool Request:

To have a tool to make any given line which is ‘not’ orthogonal already into an orthogonal line.

For example if I had a line at 30 degrees by using the tool I could change the line to be either horizontal or vertical.

1371QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMatrix - Modify, missing Flip Horizonatal and Vertical ...Assigned
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Task Description

Matrix - Modify, add Flip Horizonatal and Vertical tools

1402QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCAD-Toolbar, Toolbar, Menu, Tool Matrix with customized...Assigned
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Task Description

Would it be possible to arrange the Menu, CAD-Toolbar, Toolbar, Menu, Tool Matrix with customized keywords, like “simple”, advanced” and “expert” to show only a minimum for user there are begin with CAD, advanced for CAD-User, and expert for construction.

 1403 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Copy and Paste vectorpoint to built a spline in QCAD Closed
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Task Description

Would it be possible like in AutoCAD and Draftsight, to copy (from CSV or TXT) into the command line of qcad a table with
vectorpoint to built up a Spline in QCAD ?

Sample:
Spline
10.5,10(LR+CR)
20.8,20.4(LR+CR)

and so on

this text would than paste into the command line, and works like a macro.

Will be very helpful to generate a Spline where the vectorpoint had been calculated with for example “Excel”

1407QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSplines: add support for knot weights, start-, end tang...Assigned
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Task Description

Attached DWG/DXF files are incorrectly read by QCAD.
They contain splines drawn using ZWCAD and saved as DWG/DXF version 2000.
Above splines are polylines created with autolisp routine which converts spline to polyline, so you can see how splines should actually be drawn.

First spline is created with fit points: 2,2 4,4 6,2
Then copied and applied weight of 2 on central control point.
Then copied again and applied weight of 0.5 on central control point.

Second spline is created with fit points: 6,2 8,4 10,2 with vertical start and end tangent.
Then copied and applied fit tolerance of 1 for fit points.

Third spline is created with fit points: 10,2 12,4 14,2 with horizontal start and end tangent.

Fourth and fifth spline are correctly drawn by QCAD.

Link to bitmap (converted to png) export:
External Link

Versions
QCAD version: 3.13.1.0
Date: Mar 17 2016
Qt version: 4.8.4
Compiler version: gcc 4.4.3
Build Date: Mar 17 2016
Revision:
Architecture: x86_64
OS: Linux
OS version: Unknown

 1418 QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLow Layerlist and hidden sublayer Closed
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Task Description

The layerlist shows at any operation all sublayer, even if they were previously hidden!

1425QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatically create hatch entities behind border entit...Assigned
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Task Description

Automatically set the draw order one lower than the lowest draw order of a border entity when creating a hatch. This should be a user preference, since not everyone might want that behavior.

1426QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowLoad drawings that were open when closing QCAD on start...Assigned
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4249

1430QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify > Round: one-click filletAssigned
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Task Description

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4256

 1439 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New CAM feature proposal: Cutplan (nesting) Closed
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Task Description

After designing one ore more parts you may want to produce them.

Maybe it is a flat part, made out of copper sheet metal. You need several copies of the part and you wonder how you can arrange them on your sheet metal in a clever way, so that you end up with as little waste as possible.

And here software could really speed up the process. It would be a great addition to QCADs CAM abilities if it would be able to produce a cutplan.

Enter the size of the sheet metal (or whatever material), select the part(s), enter number of copies and let QCAD find the best way(s) of arrangement. Additional parameters could be clearance between parts and border margin.

1440QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Drawing in Simple APIAssigned
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Task Description

Could it be possible to add a simple function to add a new empty drawing (like File > New) to Simple.js ? Thank you. (PS, this simple.js API is awesome, btw :D)

( I already have my own to simplify my scripts, but it does not seem to work correctly if I set action.setRequiresDocument(false); in the init functions
See more at http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4203#p15203 )

1464QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption button to access finer grid to snapAssigned
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Task Description

Hi,

I use eagle cad for pcb designs and I like its ability to snap to finer snap to grid when pressing option button (ALT in windows).
I am fine with auto grid setting, however, it would be good to also have a way to access finer grid when pressing down option button.

For example, when zoomed out, grid is 100mm apart.
When pressing down on the option button (ALT in windows), grid switches to finer 10mm.
This will save me time, zooming in to access finer grid to snap to.

1472QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArc fit tool to improve large filesAssigned
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Task Description

Large files/large entities perform bad in QCad. There are many dxf files that are created with thousand of lines that perform reasonable in other cad’s/cam’s that qcad cannot match.

One very useful tool, that could be added would help to improve qcad performance and at the same time enlarge the dxf quality (by replacing thousand of files by arcs), would be a tool called “arc fit” where, when possible and under a determined possible error margin (user selectable) creates arcs replacing the existing lines.
This would improve the file work in QCad also improves CAM software that would work after QCad, that I think is important for many users.

For example, if it is needed to use qcad to generate toolpaths for letters, after exploding letters, the output is almost impossible to work due to the number of lines that are created. Having arcs instead of lines would greatly improve qcad use.

1473QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow"Partial" circular/radial dimensionsAssigned
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Task Description

This is kind of related to FS#952, or rather a superset of it.

Consider the situation in the attached image. There is a perfectly good, albeit really shallow arc, making the radius somewhere in the vicinity of 600 millimeters, and the radial dimension being drawn accordingly.

Considering the other dimensions of the part, this is completely unusable, even to work with, really, but definitely so when it needs to be put on paper.

It would be nice to have some sort of “partial” (for my lack of a better word) radial/diametric dimensions where the dimension length can be adjusted.

Considering that this can be done with Leader, maybe a better (more generic) solution would be for Leader type dimensions to have options so they could automatically generate labels for various dimensions of a selected entity – sort of like having the Prefix/Tolerance/Scale options the other dimensions have, and have some additional fields there for selected entity and maybe dimension type (for example, radial or diametric for an arc-type entity).

 1480 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow dwg2dwg: add command line switches to modify header var ...Closed
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Task Description

Add command line switches to dwg2dwg to change header variables during conversion (e.g. DIMASZ, DIMEXT, DIMTXT, ...)

1503QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetect duplicates within a given selection -new tool re...Assigned
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It would be so useful to have an option to be able to detect duplicates within a given selection.

1505QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew feature - use info tools with scaleAssigned
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Task Description

When using the info tools, like the point to point measure it would be useful to be able to select a scale as well.

For example, when I scale a drawing say to 1:20, when working on the scaled drawing I can measure accurately with the measure tool in 1:20 also, without having to keep refering to the 1:1 drawing.

Regards

Clive

1506dxflibFeature RequestLowwriteVPort parametersAssigned
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Task Description

Add parameters to the function DL_Dxf::writeVPort.
This way users will be able to specify the desired viewport.

Is the github the official repository? Are pull requests sent there accepted?

1510QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowdimensioning, rounded valuesAssigned
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Task Description

Approximation value for dimensioning, i.e. for example:
approximate to .5
measured valure 11.3456 > displayed value 11.5

 1531 dwg2svgFeature RequestLow dwg2maptiles: add support for transparent background Closed
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Task Description

Trying to create map tiles using dwg2maptiles with a transparent background by adding the option-
-background=’#00FFFFFF’
-background=’transparent’

The output has transparent background but the PNGs get multiplied and scrambled and are not at all as expected.

Attached: original DWG file and an example of the error prone PNG.

 1537 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Draw > Shape: Add option to fill shape (add solid fill) Closed
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Task Description

Add an option to create a solid fill hatch for shape tools.

1542dwg2svgFeature RequestLowdwg2svg: add switch to show only given layer(s)Assigned
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Task Description

Implement a command line switch to only show a list of given layers for dwg2* command line tools.

1549QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSeparate Coordinate Display from Drawing DimensionsAssigned
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Task Description

Source:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4752

According to the changelog for version 3.9.3 the info tools and coordinate display are tied to the current drawing dimensions. For much of my use I prefer to have the dimensions format different. The main reason is that my customers want to see the format in fractions, but when I am drawing I’d rather see the decimal format to make sure what I am drawing is accurate. So I’d really be interested in seeing a separate full configuration of the display and info coordinates.

 1573 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow add reference point input to copy paste Closed
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Task Description

It woul be really handy if there is an option to set the reference point of the copy selection.
Maybe this can be added to the clipboard widget?

1586QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Application Preferences: Use different color for...Assigned
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Task Description

Add preference to use a single, configurable color for all locked layers.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=4879#p17953

 1588 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow "hole" realisation Closed
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Task Description

Trying to design PCB with QCad (as hobby ;) I found an inconvenience with routing tracks through holes: I need end one line, snapped to the one edge of contact pad and start new line from other side of the pad, otherwise if line goes through the hole and covers it, hole disappears or becomes damaged; or I need to clean each hole of track parts before printing.

so, subject is: to define a certain area of white or background colour, so if any object (line or other shape) intersects it, it will be just invisible inside this area. they may still be visible, say, in draft mode.

I’ve been thinkig about simpliest way to make it, but not sure. Maybe it can be an additional property of the hatch, or it can be specific “background” solid colour, which can be applied to the hatch (apply this colour to other kind of object is not a good idea).

Then contact pad can be defined as shape with smaller round hatch inside to designate hole, so we can route lines, snapping them to the hole centers, not caring about clearing these holes later of little pieces of tracks.

Maybe it can be usefull :) Thanks for your great work!

1594QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTool matrix: allow reordering of toolsAssigned
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Task Description

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=4923

1596QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Selection Filter: add filter for custom properti...Assigned
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Task Description

See also:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4840

1601QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd regex to text search & replaceAssigned
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Task Description

Add a more versatile way of doing a search and replace for text. Regular expressions maybe?

 1603 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Curved leader Lines Closed
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I would like to request an additional option in the dimension tool set to have a curved leader line, could be just the spline tool with an arrow on the end?

Regards

Clive

 1611 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Cabinet projection at 30 degree also Closed
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Task Description

Hi Andrew,

Cabinet projections are usually drawn at 45 or 30 degrees, having drawn up many furniture configurations over the years, would it be possible to add options for 45 and 30 degrees at all?

Regards

Clive

 1612 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Multi - Lengthen / Shorten Tool Closed
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Task Description

To have an option added to the lengthen / Shorten tool to be able to select more than one entity and do a ‘multi’ lengthen / shorten operation.

 1620 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Layer Lineweight Default in Application Settings Closed
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Task Description

Application Setting to set line weight setting on Layer 0 to a value (Default for example). Currently Layer 0 set to 0.25mm (ISO) New drawings will have Layer 0 set to this “default” line weight. Works for addition of new layers, but not initial Layer 0 on New drawing?

1621QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Drawings in Draft ModeAssigned
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Task Description

See: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5001

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