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1651QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowChange thickness of arch tick for dimensioningAssigned
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An option in the drawing preferences to change the line thicknesses for arch ticks would be a huge plus, at the moment I am having to insert ‘arch tick’ blocks for this.

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


1666QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Line > Relative Angle / Orthogonal: define lengt...Assigned
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Add option to define length (end point) using mouse pointer.

If reference point is “Middle”, extend line from middle in both directions to mouse cursor (?).

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5205

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

1676QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify > Explode: explode lines / arcs with line patter...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4333

1681QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAuto-dimensioningAssigned
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You can apply the command to Lines, PolyLine segments, Arcs, Circles, and Rings:

For linear entities parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, aligned Dimensions (parallel Dimensions) are created. For linear entities not parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, either aligned Dimensions (measuring the absolute distance between two points) or horizontal or vertical Dimensions (measuring the horizontal or vertical distance between two points) depending on where you move the pointer are created.

For curved entities, you can create radial, diameter, linear, angular, and arc length Dimensions.

To dimension entities:

Click Dimension > Auto (or type AutoDimension).
In the graphics area, select an entity to dimension.
Click to place the dimension line.
To use another dimension type for Circles or Arcs, specify an option:
Diameter. Creates a diameter Dimension.
Radial. Creates a radial Dimension for an Arc or Circle.
Linear. Creates a linear Dimension of the diameter of a Circle or an aligned, horizontal, or vertical Dimension between the end points of an Arc.
Angular. Dimensions the angle between the end points of an Arc.
Arc length. Dimensions an Arc length.
Note: The chosen option is the default the next time you use the AutoDimension command.

When you move the pointer during a linear dimensioning, you can:
Lock. Determines the current dimension type (aligned, horizontal, or vertical) regardless where you move the pointer.
Unlock. Unlocks the type of linear dimension used.
Press Enter.

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In short, when you use this tool you click on an entity and it will know what dimension you’re looking for. For Circles, you can specify in the command window R or D for Radius or Diameter.
This would be extremely useful on large drawings where a lot of dimensioning is to be done. One tool and start clicking on entities for dimensioning.

1697QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignmentAssigned
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Dimensioning - add option for horizontal text alignment.

Basically an option in drawing preferences to align text horizontally instead of vertically.

1698QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option to split dimensionsAssigned
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Dimensioning - add option to split dimensions.

To have an option to split the extension lines if they run over other entities.

1699QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDimensioning - add option to insert text in the middle ...Assigned
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Dimensioning - add option to insert text in the middle of dimension.

To have an option to have text aligned in the middle of the dimension line, rather than above it.

1701QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List / Block List: add filter inputAssigned
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Add text filter for layer list, block list.

1702QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDraw > Polyline: add boolean operationsAssigned
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Add intersection, union, difference, XOR operations for closed polylines.

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.

1713QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd attribute value "By Parent" for child layersAssigned
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Add attribute value “By Parent” for color, line weight, line style for child layers.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5407

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

1721QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowInsert table toolAssigned
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4 Task Description

Hi Andrew,

I’m not sure whether this has been added or suggested already. It would be great to have a built in QCAD table tool for producing cutting lists or bill of materials etc. A dedicated table tool would be a real boost to QCAD Pro ;)

Many thanks

Clive

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

1723QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDetecting overlapping line / arc segmentsAssigned
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5 Task Description

Add a tool to detect overlapping segments or lines and arcs.
Similar like the “overkill” command in other CAD systems.

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.

1772QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowGo back on right-click on shaded Tool buttonAssigned
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Right-click on the tools on the left-hand side of the screen brings you back in the hierarchy.

However, that does not work if you right-click while hovering above a button that that is shaded (inactive).

1788QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowNew snap: reference points of a block referencesAssigned
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I know this was reported and fixed before ...

https://www.qcad.org/bugtracker/index.php?do=details&task_id=843

... but it looks like we have the issue now back with some kind of variation.

If I use the test drawing which I posted in 2013 ( FS#843 ) it works still as expected after it was fixed.

If I create a new block it won’t work in a new drawing nor in the old test drawing - no chance to snap to the Block Reference.

Edit: New Test drawing:

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

1811QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowZoom 1:1Assigned
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It would be nice to be able to adjust the zoom factor so that the scale on the screen matches a ruler which I lay on the screen.

Thanks!

1826QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowguide lines when extending lines Assigned
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When using the SHIFT key while dragging the end point a perpendicular guide line is displayed (see attached screenshot).
It would be very helpful if other guide lines with x=const. and y= const. are displayed when pressing SHIFT + ALT key together while dragging.

1827QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty Editor: Accept advanced scale expressions for ...Assigned
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Hi,

Identical scale expression used in Print Preview like 5:1, 5/1, 5”=1”, 5 are working flawless like expected.
Same expression used in a Viewport scale leads to different outcomes.

The Property Editor used to fix that in Paper_Space does also not accept those standard expressions.

1833QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDeep synchronize attributes featureAssigned
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There is the Synchronize attributes feature which works well. But It affects only block references in the active layout(modelspace, block layout). If I want to synchronize attributes of block references in in another blocks, i have to manually go through all blocks and run synchronize attributes feature. That is the reason I would like to modify Synchronize attributes feature to affect all block references in a drawing, or add new Deep synchronize attributes feature.

1836QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOffset for paste along entityAssigned
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add a new parameter “offset” in the dialog “Paste along entity”

see https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5929&p=22307#p22307

1837QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLine bisector toolAssigned
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Hi,

we have already this nice tool “Angle bisector”.

I would really appreciate if we could get the same function for parallel lines to place a line exactly in the center of both lines.

Thanks.

1838QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCarbide Create importAssigned
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Task Description

Add support for importing Carbide Create files (.c2d).

Format is JSON based, human readable.

1858QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEnter measurements from drawing into line inputsAssigned
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Task Description

Add option to line input context menu to enter a distance from the drawing, measured from two points.
Perhaps existing measuring tools can be re-used to feedback values into line edits to avoid duplication.

See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=6111

1870QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow Stretch tool / option to turn selection restriction on...Assigned
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Hi,

since 3.19.2 the Stretch tool looks for any selection and follows the specification “Only stretch selected entities if there is a selection”.

That is a nice feature but it leads many times to confusing because I have to deselect a selection just because I need to use the stretch tool on something else on the fly. The same if I “forgot” a selection outside of my zoom which is still important for me. The stretch tool just won’t work without any message why not. My routine now is that I terminate every selection just before I use the stretch tool just not to be surprised by “why isn’t it working”?

It would be nice to have in the Stretch option bar a checkbox to turn the “only selection feature” on or off. QCAD should remember that setting.

1878QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap > Distances from 2 Points: snap to point with give...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=32&t=6211

1886QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport advanced tolerance settings for dimensionsAssigned
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1 Task Description

Add support for
- tolerance display (dimtol)
- upper limit (dimtp)
- lower limit (dimtm)
- tolerance precision (dimtdec)
- tolerance text size factor (dimtfac)
- tolerance suppress zeros, etc.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6269

1890QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPossibility to address an QCAD extern font folderAssigned
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Like the Library Browser it would be nice to be able to define a extern font source folder. Especially now after we are able to create our own cxf fonts with QCAD. :-)

The reason is the same why we have it already for the library - without it we have to copy our individual fonts manually every time after a QCAD update to use them uninterrupted for existing and new drawings.

1895QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for block transformation matricesAssigned
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Support transformations by transformation matrix for block references.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=33&t=6333

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.

1917QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAutomatic labels with static information of the drawingAssigned
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I would like static information of the drawing (like scale, creation-date, modified-date, revision etc) to be available as automatic labels to be placed in the drawing (with selectable style, font etc)

This would greatly simplify the creatin of title sections in the drawing and making sure it is consistent with the actual drawing and not requiring manual “synchronization”.

1920QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowEdit > Application Preferences: Add preference to disab...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=6447

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

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.

1930QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption disable "Auto Zoom on load" for saved "Layout Vi...Assigned
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Hi,

my setting for “Auto Zoom on load” is checked to on. That works perfect for me for most of my drawings.

But if I save a drawing with Layout Viewports then I have to adjust every Viewport again after loading.

Would it be possible to have an option below Application Preferences / Graphics View / Appearance / Auto Zoom on load / ON which excludes drawings saved with Layout Viewports?

1934QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiametric text - overlaidAssigned
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Task Description

Diametric text is always placed above a horizontal measurement.

I often want to indicate both the inside and outside diameter of an object e.g. a wheel using diametric text. The text is overlaid and illegible.

To avoid text overlapping, I use Horizontal Aligned because I can control the position of the text to avoid illegible text.

A better method would be to alternate the placement of diametric text (alternatively) above and below a measurement so that in the majority of cases an overlap would be avoided.

Similarly for a vertical measurement, the text is overlaid and illegible.

When the angle is almost vertical, the angle controls the side the text appears however it also reverses the direction of the text (which is logical but not attractive).

Kind regards
Simon

1976QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEnvelope at offset to a poly toolAssigned
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See:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=6650

1977QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCorresponding coordinate format Assigned
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Hi,

It would be less confusing to read messages in the command line protocol if it would use the same coordinate separators like the settings below Application Preferences / General / Coordinate Format.

This example shows the “Absolute Cartesian Coordinate” but of course all corresponding format settings should be used within messages.

Absolute Cartesian Coordinate: Setting = semicolon (;) but the message will use division (/).

1982QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmeasure DIN 1356Assigned
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To measure in the format DIN 1356 , Architect
It is hard work to do this manual input with meta characters.

1983QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTrim All or Bulk Break outAssigned
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1 Task Description

This is a trim method I am missing in Qcad.

20 years ago it existed in CadKey.
You had a bunch of lines or segments.
You defined a (new) line or segment as cutter.
‘Trim All’.
You pointed at the side of the cutter entity to trim all intersecting at that side.

Pritty the same as in this topic:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=5221

Only in rare cases I can use Husky’s workaround as pro.
It all depends on what else is in the clipping rectangle that is needed to trim all intended.
If of no use all single crossing entities have to be chosen one by one.

Regards,
CVH

1999QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewport: Add additional properties for controlling dim...Assigned
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When working with multiple Viewports with different scale it could be very useful to have extra properties controlling how dimensions are rendered in the viewport:

1)
E.g an extra “Dimension Scale” under “Scale” in the Viewport selection’s ‘Specific Properties’ section, could allow having the same size when printed.
This Dimension Scale would be multiplied on top of the Scale value, but only for Dimensions rendering.

2)
Toggle button for hiding any dimensions in the Viewport. Maybe this should be controlled by being able to specify a Layer that should be hidden in this Viewport only, then I could select my Dimensions layer here.

The Viewport properties:
https://i.imgur.com/s07JtaB.png

1863ECMAScriptFeature RequestLowWidgetFactory.saveState: save state of checkable QGroup...Assigned
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QGroupBox widgets with <property name=”checkable”> are not saved in Qcad3.conf

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