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1446QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew Polygon toolAssigned
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Hi,

if I need to design a bolt circle (circle on circle) and the single bolt diameter and the quantity of circles are given then I can use the QCAD Polygon Tool “Polygon 2 Points of Side” ... but for the Length of the side I have to do a workaround (Line with this length) to determine the desired length.

It would be very convenient to have an additional tool for a Polygon which has the possibility to ask me for the center, corners and the length of the sides.

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

1452QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowColour opacity optionAssigned
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Not sure how difficult this would be to implement but just wondered if it is possible to have an option in QCAD to change the opacity of a colour ?

related to topic: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&p=15715&sid=45f0f0679e8257f3cf98f91e4f0c4577#p15715

1462QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowMac Trackpad zoom gesture not working as expectedAssigned
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Hi,

I am using mac version and I have annoying issue with trackpad.
I use qcad primary with my trackpad and under application preferences (Graphics View/Navigation), my setting is as follows.
Mouse wheel / two finger swipe: Scroll (Trackpad...
Enable pan gesture : unticked (found that enabling this often goes into pan mode when I am just moving my pointer around)
Limit zoom and scroll to prevent overflows : ticked (hoping that this would prevent weird zooming issue. I will describe what I am experiencing later this page)
Reverse mouse wheel direction for zoom :unticked
Mouse wheel zoom factor: 1.02

Things work as expected:

  • panning with two finger swipe
  • and the rest

Issue I am experiencing:

Often, when I am zooming in and out with two finger gestures, the view suddenly sets to some weird state and my drawing goes off the ruler.
The mouse point remains where it is.

Workaround:
Reset viewpoint with autozoom and navigate around.

Expected zoom behaviour:
I expect viewpoint to zoom in / out at where my mouse pointer is or at least the centre of current view point.

1469QCAD (main)SuggestionLowCartouche automatiqueAssigned
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Would not it be possible to create a kind of template for printing?
We draw our room without cartridge. The cartridge will automatically appear when printed. The scaling could be automatic so that it goes in the A4 and therefore also will post the scale automatically. The name of the play could be the file name, date last saved after it the rest of the information that would be to add somehow (material index, designer, ...).

Original suggestion:

Bonjour,

Ne serait il pas possible de créer une sorte de template lors de l’impression ?
On dessine notre pièce sans cartouche. Le cartouche s’affiche automatiquement lors de son impression. La mise à l’échelle pourrais être automatique pour que ca rentre dans le A4 et donc l’échelle s’afficherai aussi en automatique. Le nom de la pièce pourrais être le nom du fichier, la date du dernier enregistrement après c’est le reste des infos qui serait à ajouter je ne sais comment (matière, indice, dessinateur, ...).

1471QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile > Open file locationAssigned
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When working with several files is normal also to work in several folders, this can be confusing, expecially in the case where there are different folders with equal file names.
I propose the creation of a “Open file location”. This, probably under the main menu, “File”, when clicked would open the standard
“file explorer” with the folder that contains the current file already selected.
It would be quite similar to the windows 8/10 “Open file location”.

 1483 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow Draw -> Polyline -> Create from Segments deletes a segm ...Closed
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With the attached DXF file, select Draw → Polyline → Create from Segments
(O, G) and click on the complex polyline inside the circle (eg on
the top left arc). Apolyline is created with a few segments,
and one or more segments are deleted!

Different segments are deleted depending on which segment is clicked.

 1484 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Dimensions: optionally use comma instead of dot Closed
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Use comma to display dimension labels.

1489QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEdit > Drawing Preferences > Dimensions: Add option to ...Assigned
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It would be extreamly useful to have an option to either use - or not use leader lines in the standard horizontal/vertical dimension line tools, some of the drawings I’m working on need the ‘standard’ looking dimensions with leader lines and some don’t. its a real pain to have to select - explode and delete all the leaders I don’t need.

Hoping for an option

Regards

Clive

1502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInfo tool / Setting for Font and Size ... Assigned
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It would be nice if the Info Tool / Add Measurement to drawing option would use the same settings like the “Dimension settings” for Font and Text height. It’s a kind of similar function in a drawing and should have the same style. Maybe with an on/off switch?

 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

 1525 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Block attributes: escaped unicode sequences in files no ...Closed
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The characters in Portuguese such as “ç é â ... etc ...” are replaced by codes starting with version 3.16.x
Files created with versions of QCAD 3.15.x whose characters were correct in the Properties List when opened by QCAD 3.15.x appear in this strange way when opened in versions 3.16.x.
However, in the screen and in the extraction of the list of attributes the characters are correct.
Apparently the error only occurs in texts on the Block Properties List and Attributes.
However, you can use correctly the characters in a file created from version 3.16.x

Exemplo: “dormitory’ in portuguese is “dormitório” it’s appear like “DORMIT\U+00d3RIO” when file is opened on QCAD 3.16.x

1526QCAD (main)SuggestionLowExporting block attributes to CSVAssigned
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Two useful commands make it necessary to

1-”delete all the history of the command lines without terminating QCad” ; and

2-”export attributes to the CSV file as exported to the Blocks List”

 1530 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Draw > Circle > 3 Tangents: solutions not found Closed
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Given is a drawing of two concentric arcs connected at the ends. (see attached drawing Circle_from_3_Tangents_1.png)

When I try to add a circle at one end by the “Circle from 3 Tangents”-tool, it does nothing.

I also tried it with another drawing (see attached drawing Circle_from_3_Tangents_2.png) - same negative result.

I then tried drawing Circle_from_3_Tangents_3.png. Here the tool only produces outside circles and misses the inside ones.

Hope you can confirm my findings.

 1535 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow File > Save: image references of deleted images remain  ...Closed
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by inserting and deleting many figures in the drawing the references to these figures are not excluded from the dxf / dwg file structure, if you exclude a figure and include it again, the reference is duplicated, etc .. this causes an increase of the size of the files dwg / dxf.

 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.

1541QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Zoom > Zoom In/Out: Make zoom factor configurabl...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4729

 1543 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Input with dead-keys broken (Linux) Closed
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Latin characters do not work in version 3.16.5 on Linux, such as ã, õ, é, à, the curious thing is that “ç-” works. If on your machine the Latin characters that do not work are not appearing follow a bitmap for visualization.

 1548 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Block > Attributes > Synchronize Attributes: exception Closed
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Block attributes are not properly synchronized on QCad 3.16.5 after editing the block in the drawing, in Linux Mint 18.1 and in Windows 10; On Windows as less frequency, the error is intermittent, on Linux is constant. Attach the dxf to test.

1555QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExport list of points.Assigned
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Hello
It would be great when you can add a function to export a selected object as a list of points.
Is it possible to add?

Autodes DWG TrueView 2017 has this function and it is very useful.
Here you can see a screenshot of this function.

 1558 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow unlayed lines Closed
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DWG archive opened by QCAD (15.X/16.X - Linux mint 18.1 and Windows 10) does not show traits that represent project windows, when the same file is opened by the dwg True view they appear, follows archive for evaluation.

 1566 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Block > Attributes > Synchronize Attributes: deleted bl ...Closed
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Deleted (undone) block attributes are stored to DXF/DWG.

 1570 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow make the stretch tool more flexible in selecting nodes Closed
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Stretching multiple points of an entity is not possible to my knowledge. I
can use the stretch tool but this gives me a rectangular selection box and
this limits my posibilities. For example when entities are over eachother.
I hope that in the future this will become more like blender. With a freedraw
selection tool and/or shift clicking multiple nodes.

 1576 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow add option to switch off dialog for modify: rotate tool ...Closed
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To improve the flow of drawing I’d like to switch off the dialog for the rotate tool. Most of the times i use the interactive input and delete the original. So I don’t need to click a popup to acknowledge that.
I allready use the same option for the move/copy tool.

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?

 1599 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Commandline - Can not insert @ - No relative coordinate ...Closed
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Hello,

since 3.17.1 (also on 3.17.2.0) it’s impossible to insert “@” in commandline, so it’s impossible to work with relative coordinates in all funktions like rectangle, line etc.
Please do a fast Bugfix, I need that functionality for workflow urgently :-)

Regards

Andreas

Linux Mint 64bit
Cinnamon
Kernel 4.11.6

QCAD 3.17.2.0

 1605 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Edit > Paste: Empty layers created when pasting to curr ...Closed
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Copy - Paste to current layer from an other drawing creates empty layers, where the entities orininated from, in the drawing where they are pasted to.

1613QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd Orthogonal Option to Angelur DIM Tool ...Assigned
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... please see below:

https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4956

 1637 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Buttons Layer List Widget acting on other open file  Closed
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With multiple files open 4 of the 5 buttons of the Layer List Widget are acting on an other file that is open instead of acting on the file in focus.
in this condition only Add Layer YA acts on the file in focus.

Not easy to reproduce.
Encountered it more frequent
after copy with ref and pasting.
with more then 2 files open.
with similar drawing file names.
Did reproduce after several hopping between files.
Usually acts on the first open file but this can be different as in the example.

workarround none; save all; close all; close Qcad; reopen and redo.

 1648 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Uniform Layer listing in dropdown as in Layer List Widg ...Closed
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The order layers are listed in dropdown boxes is different as how there are presented in the Layer List Widget.
Uniformity can shorten lookup time drastically with a large number of layers / sublayers.

1663QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFeature Request: Export Layers as New DrawingAssigned
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Hi!

in many tasks in qcad I ended up exporting one or several layers into individual files for some cnc jobs or further processing. So the steps I usually do are:

  • select all elements on the layer
  • paste into new drawing
  • sometimes rename layer names or attributes
  • adjust dimension settings
  • save and give name for drawing

Sometimes I have up to 100 layers I need to export like this, so an automatic export for all would be time saving too. But very often a “single click” export method would also help a lot. (e.g. inside the layer list an entry in the right click menue like “save as new file”). Also a multiple selection would be handy if more that one layer should end up in the new file. (e.g. select the three layers that need to be in the new document, then right click and save as new file). Maybe this is too much of changes needed inside the layer list - so something like a separate layer export dialogue would make sense.

When exporting many layers some variables for automatic naming of layers and filename would make sense e.g. user can specify basename_%L.dxf to get the basename_layername.dxf or just an increasing number.

For layers and attributes it is often needed to give a layer a certain name or color for different cnc processes (e.g. engraving and cutting for lasers) or to put everything on layer “0” because of some old CAM software that only supports content on layer 0.

probably many more details would make sense that I didn’t think of yet...

kind regards
Martin


1673QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: support polygonal viewportsAssigned
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Add support for polygonal viewports

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

1674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayouts and Viewports: duplicate layout blockAssigned
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Duplicate layout blocks

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5241

 1693 QCAD (main)Performance IssueLow Formatted text is not correctly displayed Closed
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Texts justified and/or formatted in dxf or dwg files generated by Autocad not presented correctly when the file is opened by QCad, follow file for verification.

1705QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConnect certain actions and layersAssigned
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When dimensioning my drawings I always want the dimensions to be on the dimensions layer.
When adding text I want the text to be on the text layer.
When drawing an infinite line it is always a construction line, therefore I want it to be on the construction line layer.
When drawing a line segment it almost always is on my outline layer.

So I propose a new option to bind certain actions to certain layers.
Whenever those actions are selected the layer should automatically be switched.

I can imagine this being implemented in the General→Tool Settings menu, where the short cuts are defined.

1714QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimension > Diametric: improve display when label is mo...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5408

 1716 TranslationBug ReportLow Wrong plural forms in translations Closed
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I found that words which has plural forms are translated in manner where only two forms are possible - like in English language. For example: “Object” and “Objects”. But other languages (for example Polish) very often have more than 2 plural forms.
There are also strings which use only one form (for example: “Reset label position of %1 dimension(s).”) but cardinal number placed in string point on more forms than one.
All these strings looks bad when translated and sometimes even in English. I mark most of them using comments:

http://translate.qcad.org/pl/qcad/translate/#search=plural&sfields=notes

http://translate.qcad.org/pl/qcadpro/translate/#search=plural&sfields=notes

http://translate.qcad.org/pl/qcadcam/translate/#search=plural&sfields=notes

I believe problem can be fixed using plural form strings: https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/Plural-forms.html

 1717 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow small fix in startup script Closed
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The current startup script fails when called through symbolic link due to string:

DIR=${0%/*}

It is better to change it to:

DIR=$(dirname -- $(readlink -f -- $0))
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

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

1749QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for non-uniform block scalingAssigned
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Same txt as on the forum.
had a copy because i had to log in 3 times to remark my own post.

Blocks are no solution either.

see pdf
[attachment=0]Block test_1.pdf[/attachment]

Antartica is put in a block as segments.
Added a rounded corner as segments and as poly.
scaled X x0.5 Y x1 origin the center of the magenta circl.

The scaled version is all over the place.
Set them to color red, no use they stay black.

The reference of the block is 2000mm to the left because I tried it out far right of my design.
The cyan circle is about 400mm in diameter.

dxf part included
[attachment=1]Block test.dxf[/attachment]

Version: 3.20.1.0 (3.20.1)
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Apr 13 2018
Revision: dd51609
Qt Version: 5.5.1
Architecture: i386
Compiler: MSVC++ 10.0 (2010)

CVH

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.

 1764 QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Zoom in with middle click Closed
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I would suggest adding a feature Inkscape has, which is that a single middle click zooms in. This is not at the detriment of panning, since the mouse/pen (I use a Wacom tablet) doesn’t move. Right now middle click doesn’t do anything so I don’t think it should be a problem.

Another awesome and related Inkscape zooming feature is that Shift+middle click shifts to window zooming. But with the added bonus that you don’t lose the tool you’re in. Try it out on Inkscape if I’m not clear!

Cheers,
JFL

 1768 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Draw > Polyline > Create From Segments: segments delete ...Closed
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‘Create From Segments’ ‘OG’ includes and admits selection of segments on locked layers.

A)
-When selecting a segment on a not locked layer it can include segments on locked layers that connect to the string. (Assumed wrong)
-A copy of the segments on the locked layer(s) are included in the polyline. (Assumed wrong)
These segments are not removed from the locked layer(s) because of their locked nature. (Intended behaviour)
eg. ‘OG’ & selecting the arc at point A in the example file. The arc is on a not locked layer.

B)
-When selecting a segment on a locked layer it will fully remove segments that connect to the string on not locked layers. (Assumed very wrong)
-Connecting segments on the locked layer(s) will not be converted to a polyline because of their locked nature. (Intended behaviour)
eg. ‘OG’ & selecting the line at point B in the example file. The cyan lines are on a locked Layer.

Both A & B can be undone.

The example is a part of the ‘Skewing project’.

Regards
CVH

1789QCAD (main)SuggestionLowApplication Preferences / General / Performance :0Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

we know that you need to have always software performance in your mind to decide which features / tools can / should be implemented and on which way.

I really appreciate your effort to find the best middle way between software features and performance but I think also it’s a tough call to appraise worldwide the overall customer equipment to make the software workable to the best for everybody. That isn’t possible without compromise.

Maybe it would make sense to think about a new dialog in the “Application Preferences” to let the user decide what kind of feature are absolutely needed regarding to his/her work-task / equipment. I don’t mean that you need to cover every single thing but the main “performance jeopardy’s” should be covered with an on/off switch.

Yes I know - that isn’t done in 5 minutes but I think that can make your life easier in the long run and will cover even more customer.

Just my two cents. ;)

 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

 1803 QCAD/CAMBug ReportLow CAM configuration output unit fixed in inch instead of  ...Closed
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Ij window CAM Configuration output unit appears as inch instead of mm. All parameters are in option
when create a nc file,units are in inches not in mm. unsuable and not possible to change

1810QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange icons from black on white to white on black depe...Assigned
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Automatic change of icons in the Library Browser from black on white to white on black or vice versa depending on the background (white or black; light or dark) in QCAD main window.
See also https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&p=21970#p21970

 1831 QCAD (main)Bug ReportLow Block > Copy Block: attributes of block references are  ...Closed
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1) Open the attached dxf file
2) Right click on “vne_vent_odvod_ec_3f” block in Block list and select Copy block
3) Choose name
4) Insert reference of this Copy block to the modelspace
5) Save the file
6) Close and reopen the file

RESULT: Attributes of block references included in the original block are missing in the copied block.
Immediately after insertion of the copied block I can see in the property editor, that block reference attributes are not “conected” to the block reference, but they are still visible. They disappear when the file is reopen.

Alternative way I use to copy this kind of blocks without error: Open block I want to copy, Select all entities, reference copy of them, paste to modelspace, select them in modelspace and choose create block.

 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).

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