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728QCAD (main)Performance IssueLowSlow loading of drawing with many block insertsAssigned
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Slow loading of drawing with huge number of block inserts (more than 10000).

 2197 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Selection Filter: add properties Length and Area Closed
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It would be nice if we could use the length of a polyline as a search criterion too.

Selection Filter, Property for Polyline, “Length” Comparison: same like Line?

Thanks. ;-)

1755QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelecting standard rotation angles by mouse click for M...Assigned
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This would be nice.
It will save a lot mouse - keypad changes for me.

 1029 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Selecting many entities: poor performance Closed
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Selecting a great number of entities (>10000) can be slow, likely due to updating the property editor.

789QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScale tool - mouse-pointer - inversely proportional sca...Assigned
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3.0.8.
Bug Report or Feature Request ..... I’m not sure!

If I use the mouse-pointer in the Scale tool I’m not able to do an inversely proportional scale.
x - y locked or unlocked doesn’t matter in combine with the mouse pointer ...

1903QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSaving layer settings, e.g. visibility status, associat...Assigned
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In a medium complex drawing it may be too much details to have all layers in a drawing visible at once.

Instead a number of views would be created that saves not only zoom level and position but also what layers are visible and not (as appropriate for the purpose of that particular view). This is very cumbersome (to the extent it is not really realistic) to achieve today and requires a lot of duplication of both model and layers.

The advantage of adding this is the ability to have only one model (with multiple views) and avoid duplication of work and the risk of inconsistency inherent with many copies of the model.

As a further (and natural extension to this) would be the ability to used this functionality with view-ports to be able to create (possibly many) paper-spaces from a single model. This would however require view-ports to be aware of what view they are a window into. A single change in the model would then propagate to all defined view-ports and paper-spaces.

 1793 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Ruler functionality is compromised by Auto Grid setting Closed
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Regarding to an observation by the forum member Horst1803
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=5725

The ruler functionality is compromised by Graphics View / Grid settings.
To show the full Ruler functionality “Automatic scale grid” has to be activated. I think that is not intended behavior.

Case: Appearance / Show rulers = activated

Application Preferences / Graphics View / Grid

on - Automatically scale grid
on - Automatically scale meta grid
off - Solid grid lines
= Rulers visible
= Graduation visible
= Labels visible

off - Automatically scale grid
on - Automatically scale meta grid
off - Solid grid lines
= Rulers visible
= Graduation invisible
= Labels invisible

 2218 ECMAScriptBug ReportVery Low RPolyline.appendVertex() doesn't default to width = zer ...Closed
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When I use poly.appendVertex(vector, bulge) the polyline is finally created with NAN widths

This, while the signature explains that bulge, width1 and width2 default to zero.
https://www.qcad.org/doc/qcad/latest/developer/class_r_polyline_entity.html#a9ee706e50d6cc267fc84a85b7c81d5e6

Regards,
CVH

 1975 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow RPolyline::getOrientation: Wrong orientation for polyli ...Closed
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Wrong orientation is returned for polylines with large arcs (>180d).

Replaces  FS#1967 .

 1939 QCAD Community EditionBug ReportLow Right click not working in QCAD Community Edition Closed
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After I remove the .dll files from the pro trial version, right click stop working on Windows 10.
I went a little further to try identifying which of the 5 files specifically causes right click to stop working, and I found that it is qcadproscripts.dll. The presence or absence of the other 4 dll files that make up the pro version has no influence on this behavior.

 2165 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Rectangle with Size (RS) doesn't remember Fill, RoundCo ...Closed
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QCAD Professional
Win installer 32bit
Version: 3.25.2.7 (3.25.2.7)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Dec 16 2020
Revision: e06f230
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Topic: https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=7900
Report: https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=7900#p30977

Rectangle with Size (RS) doesn’t update the Fill, RoundCorners & Radius settings shared under the [Shape] header in QCAD ini.

Explained as group synchronization while the Polygon methods have more settings in common, although not shared.

In the summary there are more minor issues listed.
All have a bar in the Options Toolbar that disappears after the first is drawn.

I rather would opt for all individual settings ...
... or all grouped.

Regards,
CVH

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

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

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

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

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

 1329 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Property Editor: Changing value of block attribute sets ...Closed
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Attributes are not fixed on their layer. When changing the content of an attribute the content is automatically placed on the active layer not on the attribute layer.
It would be much better if changing an attribute would not result in a change of the assigned layer.
For an example look also on www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3870

Thomas

 2100 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Property Editor not showing polyline area Closed
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Polyline’s areas don’t shows own property in Property Editor

 1125 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Property Editor / Total angle of an arc Closed
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Hi,

if I have an arc and use the Property Editor to get the Geometrical information I always miss the total angle of the arc.

Yes - I have the Start and the End angle but to get the Total angle I have to draw construction lines to be able to use the Angular Dim or Info angle tool /or I need to use a pocket calculator ...

It would be nice to have this calculated by QCAD - I assume it can’t be that difficult to design an extra field which will display, based on the start and end angle, the total angle of an arc.

What do you think?

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

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

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

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

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

 1143 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Polyline from selection Closed
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Hello!

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

502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPoints on line: enter distance instead of number of poi...Assigned
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Points on line: enter distance instead of number of points as a variant of the tool or as a new tool.

687QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlot Stamp optionAssigned
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To add a Plot Stamp option for printing, to have options to print file name, date , time etc...

See topic:http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=6967&sid=ba06663c8bdaef236272d80ad45ccf5f#p6967

612QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlot math functionsAssigned
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Input:

  1. X axis min/max or choose line (?) or center (for polar functions)
  2. function: y = f(x) / polar function: r = f(a)

Output:

  1. function plot
 2126 QCAD (main)SuggestionVery Low PE casts on individual hatch segments Closed
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QCADpro 3.25.2.1 / win7pro 32 bit / 4GB / 1e generation i7 2.6Ghz / HDD GeForce GT 520

The method PE casts the clipboard on individual hatch segments.
Hatches should be considered as a single complex entity not allowing certain actions.

Discovered while:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&p=30008#p30008

Not that it matters: In doing so the scaling is off too.

Regards,
CVH

 877 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Patches to build QCAD 3.2.0.0 on FreeBSD Closed
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Hello,

The attached patches are used to build QCAD on FreeBSD.

Notes:

- patch-shared_app.pri adds a dependency to libexecinfo. It is marked as fixed in  FS#876 , but still there.

It could be useful also for the other BSDs.

- patch-src_3rdparty_opennurbs_opennurbs_system.h remove malloc.h. It is marked as fixed in  FS#875 , but still there.

- patch-src_3rdparty_3rdparty.pro, patch-src_core_core.pro, patch-src_core_math_RSpline.h and patch-src_entity_entity.pro allow to use opennurbs as a dependency from the ports system, which is the recommended method, but you may ignore them in the general distribution sources if you prefer.

- patch-src_core_RSettings.cpp is specific to the ports system (”/usr/local/share/qcad” is not really hardcoded, and modified according to $PREFIX at build time): you may ignore it if you want.

Best regards,

Th. Thomas

 796 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Pasting to current layer results in empty layers being  ...Closed
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Initial situation:
A drawing with two visible layers: One for the outline and one for hidden lines.
A second empty drawing with the standard 0 layer.

The bug:
When copying the objects from the first drawing and pasting them to the current layer of the second drawing, both layers present in the first drawing are created and are empty. I suppose that’s not the way it was intended. I expected the selected objects being pasted to the current layer and NO extra layers being created.

1928QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOptionnally 'Auto clean up' after generation of NaN / N...Assigned
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Some functions / methods can generate some sort off entity or part with NaN / Null / Null-lenght ... props.
Some explicitly don’t and test their actions with isNull().

As these serve a purpose in some processes, trails of them can be part of the results.
For some users Null / Null-lenght are meaningfull, for other users these produce errors down the line.
In a few cases its a desirable feature eg. controlpoint spline.
(Allthough there are no Null props involved with equal successively controlpoints)

Many problem post on the forum are related to Null - Zero and so on.

In some cases it can’t be undone by re-editing the drawing.
https://qcad.org/bugtracker/index.php?do=details&task_id=1925

If it can’t be undone by Undo/Redo it is a bug.
https://qcad.org/bugtracker/index.php?do=details&task_id=1757

In some cases there is a difference noticed after file save-close-open.

1731QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to place text to other sideAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

It would be good to have an option to be able to place the text to the left or right,maybe just a simple check box? please see attached screenshot to explain. In this instance (and I have to do this a lot ;)) I had to explode the dimension entity and rearrange the text manually :(

Many thanks

C;live

1722QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption to insert viewport at either of the rectangle co...Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

Currently the only option to insert a viewport is using the central insertion point, for better placement it would be useful to have an option to insert viewports at any of the four corners in addition to the centre.

Hope that makes sense.

Many thanks

Clive

675QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...Assigned
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I think it would be nice to have the possibility to decide a fixed Text and Dimension (inclusive Arrows) height what is not affected by the Print scale. That means: If I have a given height of 3,5mm it will always be printed with 3,5mm - no matter what the scale for the printing is.
Yes, I see also the problem that I could run in space problems after I twitch to the Print preview - but that will also happen when I change the Text hight in the preferences for a 5:1 printing.
Maybe this Feature Request doesn’t looks important if you are usually working with Metric Units but if you have to handle Imperial Units then it is a pain in the back to make always the calculation to get the same heights.
Try it by your self; 3,5mm = 0.137795” = 1”:1” Now I like to print it in 1”:256” ops - to small - ok 1”:64” ... no, to big, maybe 1”:128” .......and QCad can’t remember the previously numbers. ;-)

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

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

2016QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowOffsetting multi selection of polylines halts prematureAssigned
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See:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?&t=6827&p=25992#p25992

Offsetting 32 polys from ellipses fails.
Offsetting 16 polys can be completed with 2 selections for outer and 2 for inner.

For some reason the offset function halts premature.

Regards,
CVH

2098QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowOffset will pick up hidden blocks while using it in a l...Assigned
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When I’m drawing inside a layout block the offset tool picks up lines from blocks that are hidden.
It is not happening with all the block.

 1387 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Offset tool not working on rounded polylines Closed
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When “offset whole polyline” is selected and the mouse is moved over a rounded polyline, the preview is not working at least in Window 7/8.
This worked in older versions e.g. 3.6.3.

There is an example appended with an edged inner polyline and a rounded outer one. For the inner one, the offset preview is working as expected, for the rounded one it isn’t. Tested on two different PCs, one Win7 and the other one Win8.

Also see:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=4009

775QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNote book tool for QCADAssigned
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It would be really cool to have a Note book tool for QCAD!

For example I am often working on a draft and at the same time scribbling notes down on a separate piece of paper relating to the drawing I am working on, could be anything e.g. add a block,add a dimension etc. etc... all sorts of things to remind myself about - all related to a particular drawing.

Of course I could use any number of other programs for this but a simple dedicated tool inside QCAD (could be called the ‘QCAD scribbler ;)) would be much better, especially one that can save the notes to a particular file, then when I open up my drawing again - my notes are there too!

1926QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNo negative coordinate values ? (DO command)Assigned
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Just starting with QCAD, for some hours now - really excellent user interface (compared to other low budget CADs, like DCAD, or BeckerCAD...) !

Surprisingly, point coordinates - entered via the command line, and shown with correct positions on the drawing- are not displayed correctly with the ‘dimordinate’ (DO) command.
There are no negative values, even when the center point (0;0) is right in the middle of the drawing, so points left and below should have !

GW.G

 981 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New tool: Ellipse - Equidistant Closed
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Bug or Feature request?

Tool “Parallel” is not working on an intact ellipse. If I explode the ellipse it will work but then it turns out to a Sisyphus task ... ;-)

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

 1146 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow New circle tool: point + tangent + radius Closed
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Up to know it´s impossible to draw a circle by the given combination:

point, tangent and radius.

I would like this to be added to the circle options.

 831 QCAD (main)Bug ReportMedium Multiple words of non-english language in Richtext are  ...Closed
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Version - 3.1, binary.

If I “Draw text” with text “aaaa bbbb” - it displays correctly, but when I enter “аааа бббб” (with russian keyboard) - I see that “аааа” and “бббб” are displayed one above other - see screenshot.

The same problem is for imported .dxf file with russian texts in it. Problem makes the solution as a whole actually inusable for (at least, some of) russian users.

 2194 QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low Multiple selection of entities with custom properties d ...Closed
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QCAD Professional
Win7 installer 32 bit
Version: 3.25.2.13 (3.25.2.13)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Feb 12 2021
Revision: cad2d36
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

In the file provided one would expect *VARIES* in the property editor under custom properties when selecting 2 or more entities.
The key list is reduced to what keys are common to the multiple selection. (Here 3)
The values displayed are inconsistent depending the selection.

Select All » 3 custom properties of line 3
Select the 3 vertical » 3 custom properties of line 2
Select the first vertical and the diagonal » 3 custom properties of line 1
Select all but the first vertical » 3 custom properties of line 3
And so on ...

Regards,
CVH

 1420 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Multi-Monitor environment - Commandline toolbar didn't  ...Closed
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Hello everybody,

I’m using QCAD 3.14.3 on Ubuntu Linux 64bit with a two monitor environment.
When I place the commandline-toolbar from the bottom of main window onto the second monitor, it’s impossible activate the commandline by pressing SPACE or CTRL+M. Only when I click into the commandline-toolbar with the mouse-cursor it’s been activated.

Hope I described the issue understandable, if not, please don’t hesitate to ask me for further descriptions...

Whould be nice to fix this bug...

Best regards

Andreas

 1419 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Multi-Monitor enviroment - Option toolbar didn't work Closed
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Hello everybody,

I’m using QCAD 3.14.3 on Ubuntu Linux 64bit wit a two monitor enviroment.
When I place the option toolbar from the top of main window onto the second monitor, it’s impossible to input a distance. The cursor is missing.
Seems that the input-field is only working correct, when the option toolbar is connected to the main-window.

Hope I described the issue understandable, if not, please don’t hesitate to ask me for further descriptions...

Whould be nice to fix this bug...

Best regards

Andreas

786QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMulti - Breakout toolAssigned
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A ' Multi ' Breakout tool or added option to the existing Breakout tool.

For example see attached image.

An option to remove all segments within a chosen boundary would be good, in my example I want to remove all the hatching within the Red circle.

So after exploding the Hatch, currently I have to remove all segments singularly!

Of course I could have placed the circle first and hatched around it - but in this and most instances it is easier to design and to produce the Hatching first and then place my circle/shapes etc.

2087QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along Entity" [PE]Assigned
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“Paste” has already the options: To current layer, Overwrite layers, Overwrite blocks.

Would be a nice time saver to have the same options for “Paste along Entity” too.

 1170 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow More options for "Paste along entity" Closed
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The new tool “Paste along entity” is very useful! But I work mostly in mechanical engineering and would like to see more options to determine where it has to start with the first insert item.

Screenshot:

1. That is how it works right now - no chance to get it started on both ends of an line.

2. If I need to have my items also on the ends I have to use additional the normal “Paste” function.

3. If I could tell the “Paste along entity” that there is a start and end “Base” dimension then I’m a big step further. ;-)

I could tell the tool that it has to start at “0” or at “25” and the rest is just regarding the calculation. Correct?

However - you need many times in mechanical engineering etc. a hole pattern which will start at:

0,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,0

or

25, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 25

It would be very nice to have this also in combination with the “Paste along entity” tool ;-)

512QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify stretch and Restrict orthoAssigned
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The modify stretch tool wants first and second corner, start and end point, then starts afresh. When I turn on restrict horizontally eg to align two points between start and end, the restriction sticks and I have to call restrict none, to be able to perform the next iteration, set the first corner then.

So, in the quest for a comfortable user interface, it was nice, if the modify stretch first/second corners parameter setting was not affected by current restrict/ortho etc. settings. Actually, that does not make any sense at all anyways, does it, a rectangle is defined by two degrees of freedom, isnt it?

2145QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowModify > Trim Both: closed polyline as either entity br...Assigned
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QCAD Professional

Version: 3.25.2.4 (3.25.2.4)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Nov 18 2020
Revision: 40f4475
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Use TM by mistake to trim a line to a closed shape.
Topic: https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=7780
File included in the topic.
Y1 Original
Y2 Faulty use of TM
Y3 After ‘Undo’

Husky only ‘could agree on a not proper working undo
The conditional clause of this sentence is ‘the odd choice’.
Blaming this on incompetence.
Insight is the best way to get better ...
... but the rest is more an odd choice of tools for this kind of task ...

Again, the MISTAKE was by accident, not intended, in a flick of the wrist ...
I didn’t change the trimming method, I simply forgot to ... only once.

The ‘undo’ of my incompetent MISTAKE didn’t returned to how the situation was before I erroneous trimmed with TM.
I was simply undoing my erroneous action.

Documented it in 4 quadrants.
For this, 4 times on purpose, and not as a consistent ‘odd choice’.

Regards,
CVH

 1832 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Explode: attributes of block references are or ...Closed
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In a the modelspace I have a block reference of a block(parent), which includes block references (with attributes) of another blocks(child). Than I select this parent block reference and choose Explode. The result is, that the child block references have visible attributes, but they are not connected to the block reference anymore (I can not see them in property editor when the child block is selected). Than when I choose synchronize attributes, new attributes with default values will appear.
I am not sure it his is a bug or expected behavior of the Explode feature.

If it is not a bug, I would like to have new Extract feature, which would copy the content of the selected block reference and immediately insert it exactly to the same place (attributes would be still connected to child references) Extracted block reference would be than removed. Optionally, it could delete the block definition if it is not used anymore in the drawing (but there is already Block Purge feature which will do this).

 1517 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Modify > Break out Segment: fails with closed polyline Closed
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Occurs when breaking out segment from closed polyline with more than two intersecting entities.

This also affects the hatch from segments tool when used with closed polylines.

Example:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/qcad/qcad/master/scripts/Modify/BreakOut/Tests/data/closed_polyline.dxf

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