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2378dwg2svgFeature RequestLowExport attributes on block references as namespaced XML...Assigned
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dwg2svg supports exporting the layer name (and probably others?) as namespaced XML attributes (`qs:layer`) which works well.
However I’d like to export block attributes as well, as seen on the following screenshot:

https://imgur.com/a/wUd0adE

(...so `ROOM_NAME` would become `qs:ROOM_NAME=”Eötvös terem”` on the respective XML element).

Thanks in advance.

2374QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAdd Spindle Speed to Toolpath DialogAssigned
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When editing an existing toolpath to update the parameters of the selected tool, we can update the Feed Rate and the Plunge Rate, but I couldn’t find any way to update the Spindle Speed.

Even when using the Edit Tool KE button, we can edit parameters of the tool on concern but none of the modification is applied to the current Toolpath because as I see, tools parameters are copied fron tools definitions to a Toolpath only at creation of this Toolpath, but Toolpath are not updated accordingly.

Could you please add an edit field for Spindle Speed in the CAM Profile Toolpath window?

Many thanks’, and best regards.

2370QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRetain global width / segment widths when reversing pol...Assigned
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Andrew,

Changing orientation of a polyline with RV or by changing it in the Property Editor clears the global width value.

Single line pieces as polyline default to CCW.
Still the global width is cleared when trying to set them CW.

I didn’t update since 3.27.0 but reading this topic I suppose it still is valid.
Related: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=9362

Regards,
CVH

2354QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcopy-paste between two QCAD instancesAssigned
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Hello,

I’ve quite often the task to transfer changes from one set of drawings to another (similar) set.
My ideal setup would be to open one set in one window and the other set in another window.
Both windows would be arranged side-by-side (larger monitor).
Changes would be copy-pasted from one set to the other.

From #2352 I’ve learned that there is a command-line option to achieve this.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to copy-paste between these instances.

And yes, it’s important to do this in two windows to see both versions at the same time.
So, tabs are not the answer.

It’s also ok if i could detach a tab from one instance and arrange it aside of the main window (like the property editor).
Than all data transfers would happen inside the same instance.

Best regards,
Klaus

2353QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowadd theme folder to a local shared pathAssigned
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Would it be possible to add Qcad’s theme folder to the local shared path, for example this would be /home/username/.local/share/QCAD/QCAD/themes for Linux. I know this works well for line types and would be extremely helpful for themes.

2351QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowFile Thumbnail PreviewAssigned
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Could we please implement the ability to display file contents in the file explorer. This would make it easier to decide which files to open.

2341QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmanage image referencesAssigned
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QCAD. ver. 3.27.1.0 (3.27.1)
Qt version: 5.13.2
Architecture: x86_64
OS Windows 11

It might be useful to have the possibility to manage the references of the images contained within the drawing. A design could use recurring images, stored in a folder outside the one in which the design is located. Moving the drawing or folders (or changing the PC) will lose the folder references and the images are not displayed when the drawing is opened again.
I imagine the possibility to view the references of the images (and if necessary modify manually or with a pointer) with the option of: attach, detach, reload, etc., as in the example below (referred to ActCad - based on Intellicad technology)

2340QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer List / Block List: Link minus icon to keyboard de...Assigned
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Referring to Layer List / Block List: It would improve the workflow if the Delete key on the keyboard would be linked to the minus icon (Delete). The command ER is also ignored in both list.

2339QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowBlock List multible selectionAssigned
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It would be nice to have the possibility to select multiple blocks with Shift and/or CTRL + mouse like the Layer List to use a delete etc command on all selected blocks at once.

2338QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowShow non-QCAD custom XDATA optionallyAssigned
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QCAD (before version 3.27?) used to show some custom XDATA, e.g. tag 1000, even for application names that are not “QCAD”, which for me was useful, so it’s somewhat of a regression. (I think it was broken when selecting multiple items, maybe that’s why it was removed.)

I suggest to bring that feature back, but maybe show it only when a single element is selected if that’s easier.

(As a workaround/hack I guess it would be possible to rewrite the required information as QCAD compatible XDATA externally I guess.)

2337QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDistance information should be available in 2D and 3DAssigned
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As per https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=9089, I suggest to extend the distance information tools:

* show Delta Z (at least when any of the elements has Z information)
* allow switching between 2D and 3D distance
* maybe allow to show both
* maybe change the text to distinguish between them (”Distance” → “Distance 2D/3D”)

2336QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd command to go back to previous nested blockAssigned
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“em” just always goes back to the main drawing. But for nested blocks, when jumping from edit mode of one block to the next nested block, it would be helpful to have some “ep” to go back to the previous block.

This was discussed at the forums...

2331QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowTabs: Control over on which particular profile used.Assigned
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Currently if I position one Tab (KT) to stacked profiles QCADCAM will use it on ALL in Z matching profiles. Practically in most cases would be to use tabs only on the lowest profile.

It would be nice to have some kind of control on which profile a tab has to be used.

2330QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowToolpath optimization optional (on/off)Assigned
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2 Task Description

Please refer to: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=9033

2316QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify > Detect Duplicates: implement for infinite line...Assigned
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Headline should already explain the issue ... ;-)

2308QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewport Scale FieldAssigned
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It would be helpful if the scale field that appears while placing a viewport would also re-appear when the viewport is selected after it’s already been placed in the layout. It would also be helpful if the pre-populated values in the dropdown matched those in the global layout scale field.

2307QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowTools to create dogbones or corner overcut Assigned
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The inside corners of profile tool paths have rounded inside corners. This occurs because the rounded outside the bit cannot make it all the way into the corner of the feature. Think of tracing the inside wall of a cardboard box with a can of soup. The can makes direct contact with the box walls, but its
round shape is unable to completely fit into the tight corners— there’s always a gap.

In a dog-bone overcut (see the figure in attachment), the inside profile corner is enlarged into a semicircle, allowing the sharp edges of the mating piece to slide through without interference.

When a dog bone is applied to the inside corners, as shown in the second figure in the attachment, the joints fit together nicely!

The following website explains what should be implemented More elegant CNC dogbones

There are two ways to implement this tool. Either you modify the original design (as implemented in Fusion 360) or you can do it at the moment you define the tool path (Estlcam allows you to do this for example). See the feature Corner overcut, on Estlcam website

2301QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRotate preview on/offAssigned
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Hi,

I believe prior QCAD version 3.22.0.0 there was no rotating preview. The rotating preview shows the outcome regarding to the chosen center point. I know that it is also common for move/copy. However, for me it is very confusing and difficult to chose the correct center point for a rotation if I’m constantly been distracted by the most of the time overlapping preview of my selection. This said if the drawing is very detailed I have to zoom in extremely to be able to snap to the right entity. That wouldn’t be necessary without the preview. Additional rotate a large drawing selections will compromise the performance - CPU is going like crazy.

It would be nice to have an option to turn this preview on/off.

2300QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDuplicate layout blocks with contentsAssigned
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2 Task Description

Add a tool to duplicate a layout block with contents.

2299QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd support for multi line attributesAssigned
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2 Task Description

Multiline attributes can contain linefeeds and formatting like MTEXT.

2296QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCustom font type and size for command line widgetAssigned
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Would be nice to change default font type and size for command line widget.

2295QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDeselect all with Escape keyAssigned
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I’m used to have persistant selection while drawing (Application Preferences > Graphics View:Appearance > Selection), but I’m missing deselection of all objects with ESC key. I have seen the option to deselect with right key, but it’s nice to have right key for context menu.

Currently ESC key cancels current active command, but would be nice if there is no command active to also deselect all features by default.

2294QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAuto Zoom with middle mouse buttonAssigned
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I tried to assign double click on middle-mouse button to zoomauto command, but it seems it’s not possible currently.

Would love to see this feature.

2293QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowinsert attributes into a point elementAssigned
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Would it be possible to extend the tool for importing points with a label so that when importing points into the drawing (as it is now), the attributes of the point are taken from the csv file and written to the point’s own properties? See attachment. This would extend the functionality of the tool and I assume that it would also lay the foundation for the possible re-export of such points from the drawing to a csv file, including all the details.

2288QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer State WidgetAssigned
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The option of a layer state widget would be a nice way to see and select between different layer states.

2287QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowEvaluate draw order for preference "Prevent white-on-wh...Assigned
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The Application Preference setting “Graphics View - Appearance - Prevent white-on-white/black-on-black display” seems to be a global setting that doesn’t take the draw order into account. For example: With the setting enabled, it prevents creating a white hatch of a higher draw order on top of a larger, colored hatch with lower draw order (background). The preference does not seem to evaluate if the object is truly drawn as “white-on-white”.

With the preference enabled, setting the object color as “white” will set the “white” color label, but the object color actually stays black. Its hard to determine why it happens in that case.

Is it possible to let the global preference setting be applied to objects after evaluation of the draw order, and determine if the object actually is a true case of white-on-white?

My workaround: Disable the preference setting (I think it is default = on), and only enable it for ad-hoc checks of hidden and overlooked objects.

2282QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd a "Save As" command while editing blocks in placeAssigned
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As a heavy mechanical drawings user, it would help a lot to have an option to exit a block saving as a new name and making it a new entity from that time ahead.

Example: if a have a lot of screws, one of then is behind another peace and need the to have some lines changed to hidden style lines, in the flow of the work is great if I edit that screw in place and when exiting have the option to save as a new block, to don’t mess with other entities of the same block that I don’t want to change. Yes, there is a workaround that is duplicate and rename the block prior to the editing, but a save as seems to work easier.

Thanks Andrew and team!

2272QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport unit "US survey foot"Assigned
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In the US, it is (unfortunately) still common to use US survey foot. It seems at least some DXF applications/libraries support this unit as a $INSUNITS value, some references:

There are two issues regarding this with QCAD:

  1. If you open a document with $INSUNITS being 21, it’s reset to 0 (unitless/unspecified) when saved again, even when not changing anything.
  2. It is not possible to select these units in the GUI.

I don’t know about standardization of these values, but my hope is that it’s at least possible to preserve the unit in an existing drawing. Given that this unit is supposed to be obsolete in some years, it might seem less important, but due to this transition, it might get even more important to be able to distinguish between units. Thanks!

2233QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowMore selection options to select sheets for nestingAssigned
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I’m often in the situation that I have to select for nesting 50+ sheets. Currently is only a Shift + left mouse click selection possible. It would be nice if QCAD/CAM could get for the nesting / sheet selection additional a mouse rectangle area selection.

2229QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty Editor, option format property values as decim...Assigned
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Angle Display is decimal although the decimal display is disabled in Application Preferences.

Format should be 17° 31’ 52” instead of 17.531111.

2227QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCAM > CAM Export: post processor for tangential knife c...Assigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8342

2226QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowmacOS: support proxy iconAssigned
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Support proxy icon in title bar. This can be used to move the file to another folder using drag and drop.

2213QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAllow editing Spindle Speed separately for each Toolpat...Assigned
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Hello dear CAM developers!

I need to use the same tool at different spindle speed in a single machining file.
I would deeply appreciate if you could add a Spindle Speed edit field in the CAM Profile Toolpath edit window in order that each Toolpath can have its own Spindle Speed value (same as you did for Feed Rate and Plunge Rate)

FYI, the tool on my concern is a laser who’s power is driven by the Spindle Speed PWM signal.
I need to be able to do both engraving and cutting in a single file.
Alas! this laser tool is defined with a fix and unique number (99).
Therefore I cannot define different laser tools with different speeds.

Many thanks
Best regards.

2195QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSaved views include memory of blockAssigned
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When saving a view, it would be great if the view also saved which block (model space, layout block, or any other block) that was active at the time the view was saved and when the view is later re-activated, the corresponding block would re-activate.

2192QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd "Define angle using mouse cursor" to Move and Rotat...Assigned
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The “Define annge using mouse cursor” of the Rotate tool would be useful in the Move and Rotate Tool

2191QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowExtend the functionality of the Reorder toolAssigned
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Add functions to the Reorder tool, similar to the functions of the counter tool, undo last step and start at any number, allowing corrections and restarting the tool part way through.

See the discussions at https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8170

2189QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowVertically and/or diagonally stacked fractions option.Assigned
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2 Task Description

The option for vertically and diagonally stacked fractions would be helpful for both the text creation tool and as the output of dimensions.

2182QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSelect > Select PreviousAssigned
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3 Task Description

Select the previously selected entities.

2164QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAdd ability to pan the 3D view with a modifier key and ...Assigned
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With a Mac (and no external mouse) there’s no middle button so it’s not possible to pan the 3D view (that’s what they tell me in the forum). It would be useful if one could use command-drag or control-drag to pan around the 3D view.

2161QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake Polyline from Selection (OC) configurable for simp...Assigned
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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

Not related to OS, nor version.

The method Polyline from Segments (OC) can be configured for tolerance and simplification in the Options Toolbar.
The method Polyline from Selection (OG) has no UI or none showing.

OG retrieves a tolerance from QCAD.ini, what is initially not set:

    var tolerance = RSettings.getDoubleValue("PolylineFromSelection/Tolerance", 0.001);

The tolerance will be default = 0.001 similar as the default in AppPrefs.
The tolerance setting is included in QCAD.ini after changing the AppPrefs entry.

OG calls PolylineFromSelection.autoJoinSegments with this tolerance:

    var counter = PolylineFromSelection.autoJoinSegments(di, tolerance, this);

PolylineFromSelection.autoJoinSegments calls PolylineFromSegments.createPolylineShape
with simplification hard coded to true. (last parameter)

    // create polyline from line, arc, spline or open polyline entity:
    var polyline = PolylineFromSegments.createPolylineShape(
                    entity, doc, vTolerance, op, undefined,
                    traversed, callBacks, undefined, true);

I would like to see the simplification optional and default = true.

Regards,
CVH

2127QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap for predicted intersections while using "Restrict ...Assigned
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I would like to request a new kind of snap: a “Restricted Intersection” snap that appears at the point where an entity would intersect with a line drawn from Relative Zero that fulfills the current EL criteria. “Restricted Intersection” snaps would be similar to other Relative Zero-based snaps (like “Perpendicular” and “Tangential”), but would predict the point of the snap from the EL constraints instead of the characteristics of the entity being snapped to. Naturally a value of 0 for angle or length would result in that constraint being ignored.

Additional operational flexibility could be achieved by allowing the snap to exist regardless of whether EL is actually in use. To be useful this would probably require determining snap locations based on angle OR length as opposed to angle AND length.

Implementing this new snap would allow, for example, for easily drawing a line of unknown (but determinable) length at a specified angle between a given point and a given entity (see discussion here), with the “Restricted Intersection” snap ensuring that the endpoint of the new line forms an intersection with the entity in question. Currently the same goal can be achieved a couple of different ways, but they all involve at least two separate steps.

2107QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd a button to the tool bar to allow for a quick backg...Assigned
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I find myself with reasonable regularity needing to change the background color between black and white. It would be much more efficient to have a toggle button on the ribbon to make this sort of instant (kind of like the “screen based line types” button works but make it for background color and just between black and white or let people define their dark and light themes and toggle the background between the two.

2091QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowToggle redrawing of hatches Assigned
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Because modifying hatches have lag issues I’d like to propose a toggle that turns of the redrawing/rendering of the hatch. Especially while modifying the hatch.

The hatches always have a boundary that can be worked with right? So when we move or stretch the hatch we can still see the boundary and its handles to perform all the actions.

This could be a new view mode that turns of the view of the interior/pattern of the hatch but leave the boundary of the hatch.
Or the draft mode can be extended to include simplified hatches while modifying.

Also see the discussion

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.

2070QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowcropping imageAssigned
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2 Task Description

It may be useful to insert the “image cropping” function both in top / bottom - right / left mode, and with polyline

2060QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDialog box for Layer StatusAssigned
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So far, layer status has only been implemented very rudimentarily.
I wish something like a dialog box in which you can choose for each layer status, which layers belong to it and which not.

2057QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMultiline toolAssigned
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Implement a multiline tool.

2056QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption Duplicate layer (yy) inclusive all sub-layers.Assigned
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If I’ve to duplicate a layer with a bunch of sub-layer it’s a kind of a Sisyphus task to get it done.
Currently I have to duplicate each single layer. Then in an additional step I’ve to address each child layer to the proper parent layer.

Current lack:
Marked parent layer with all sub-layer / Duplicate Layer / only ONE layer will be duplicated.

With other words: If I have to duplicate a layer with 5 sub-layer it requires 11 steps to get a copy of that tree ... :-(

2037QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport alternative angle referenceAssigned
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E.g. 0 degrees at the top, clock-wise for positive direction, alternative angle units.

2034QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPaint Properties to include modifying linetype scales w...Assigned
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Previous Feature Request #1285, dated 2015, incorporated in QCADPro 3.24. I regularly adjust linetype scales on hidden, centreline and phantom lines to achieve the best appearance on the drawing when printed. I note the Paint Properties feature copies all the attributes of the chosen line but does not copy the scale. I have to change the scale of each line, even after ‘painting’. This copying all Properties is something AutoCAD does. I know I could change the line to Hidden2 etc. and tick the ‘scale lines’ box in Drawing Properties but that is not always successful- copying properties is a quick and useful way of achieving the required result.
QCAD Pro 3.24 Windows10.

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