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2190QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for unidirectional dimensionsAssigned
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An option for unidirectional dimensions, in addition to the default aligned dimensions.

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

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

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.

2196QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowConsider Leader Specific Scale while evaluating 'Fit at...Assigned
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Andrew,
This is bugging me for over a year now.
I filed it as a feature request as it is dismissed twice as a possible bug on the forum.
In both cases the advice is to only use Specific Scale 0 for Leaders.
(... and adapt all other dimensions to that)

I am aware that an arrow head has to fit twice on the first leg of a Leader Entity.

The size is set global in the Drawing Preferences under Dimension Settings: ‘Text Height’.
Under Dimension Settings, there is also a global ‘Size scale factor’.
And every dimension entity has a Specific Property called ‘Scale’ that supersedes this global ‘Size scale factor’.

Proof of concept: Dim size 5 and for any regular dimension.
1) Size scale factor 1, Specific Scale 0 » text height & arrow length = 5 units.
2) Size scale factor 2, Specific Scale 0 » text height & arrow length = 10 units.
3) Size scale factor 2, Specific Scale 1 » text height & arrow length = 5 units.
4) Size scale factor 1, Specific Scale 2 » text height & arrow length = 10 units.
5) Size scale factor 10, Specific Scale 0.5 » text height & arrow length = 2.5 units.
6) Size scale factor 99, Specific Scale 0.1 » text height & arrow length = 0.5 units.
→ Obvious is that the ‘Specific Scale’ supersedes the dimensions ‘Size scale factor’.

Those two last Leader arrows (2.5 & 0.5 long) would definitely fit twice on an 8 units long first Leader leg! And they do perfectly while drawing them.

However, the arrow will be reset when the file is saved & loaded.

For case 5 the first leg has to be (2 times 5×10) 100 units or over so an arrow 2.5 long remains on save (=40 times). In the absurd case 6 that would be (2 times 5×99) 990 units or over for an arrow only 0.5 units long (=1980 times).
Verfied and true.

It seems that on save/load:
The Specific Scale is not taken into consideration while evaluating ‘At least twice’.

Apart from that they render fine when first drew.
And reappear when setting the arrow back on again after load.

Regards,
CVH

1815QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowAdd Laser tool optionAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

Creating G-code for cnc-laser, the laser-tool can not be correctly set at all.

Attached a laser tool proposal

1841QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowQCAD/CAM Postprocessor "Hpgl": Add pen colors to HP/GL ...Assigned
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Add SPx; with x being pen number from 1-8.

TODO:
- Which color corresponds to which pen number?
- What if there are more than 8 colors in a DXF files?

1844QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowHP/GL (PLT) importAssigned
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Hi Andrew

QCAD/CAM misses a hpgl.plt import. If gerber and G-code can, so should plt.

1846QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowToolpath preset offsetsAssigned
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Hi Andrew

A request for adding some fields to the toolpath

1877QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowPost Processor TutorialAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

I am still busy on the never ending G-code story. Doing so I wrote a small Post Processor Tutorial for all those nerds who wants to write their own. If you like it you might add it to QCAD. However, since English is not my native tongue I suggest checking it would be wise.

Meanwhile I have downloaded the source code, and could not find the CAM’s Drill-path-script. I am now using a negative Drill Cut Depth to set a Laser Dwell time, were as a field “Dwell Time (in seconds)” in the Drill-path would be more appropiate. Is this script open source available or is it part of ‘closed part’ of QCAD?

1901QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM Traverse ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

Still busy on the never ending G-code story. Urgently needed the very common Traverse Toolpath.

Example added as pdf.

Greetings

1902QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM G-Block ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew,

Still busy on the never ending G-code story. Urgently needed the very handy G-code Block Toolpath. This ‘toolpath’ also solves a lot of “editing requests”.

1911QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowDrill ToolpathAssigned
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Hallo Andrew

It would be more than conveniant, defining the drilling locations of the drill toolpath, by selecting a circle’s center point.

1940QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM > CAM Configuration: Add program descriptionAssigned
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Add a program description to the CAM configuration dialog and export to postprocessors as variable.

See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=32&p=24649

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.

1922dwg2bmpFeature RequestVery LowAdd error message when requesting raster for a non-exis...Assigned
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It would be nice if QCAD spit some kind of warning message when trying to render a layer with a name that doesn’t exist (and perhaps render nothing), rather than silently rendering an empty image. :D

See https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6453

752QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd support for the 3dConnexion Space Navigator (Pan an...Assigned
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3 Task Description

The 3dConnexion Space Navigator would be wonderful as a pan and zoom control. I find it extremely useful in SketchUp and when I switch from that to QCAD am always disappointed to find it doesn’t work.

3dconnexion DOT com/buy/shop.html?3dxcp=GA_GA_search_google_US_Brand

While full support for the buttons and such would be nice, just the ability to map the axis to pan and zoom would be wonderful.

991QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd warning when overwriting custom propertyAssigned
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Property Editor - Geometry - Custom - Add Custom Property

If I use an identical Name accidentally again in the Custom Property dialog - it will overwrite the first value with the same name without any warnings.

1426QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowLoad drawings that were open when closing QCAD on start...Assigned
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See also:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4249

1626QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery Low'Clip to Circle' toolAssigned
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Hi Andrew,

Would it be possible to have a clip to circle tool also please?

Regards

Clive

1649QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowAdd configuarable format options for saving blocks to l...Assigned
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Add configuarable format options in application preferences for saving blocks to library to either dxf or dwg.

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:

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

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.

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