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1224QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRevision cloudsLikely to be implemented
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7 Task Description

Add support to draw revision clouds or convert polylines, ellipses, circles to revision clouds.

1127QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLeaders: spline shapedLikely to be implemented
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2 Task Description

Add support for spline shaped leaders

693QCAD (main)Feature RequestMediumSupport for external references (XREF)Likely to be implemented
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26 Task Description

Support for external references (XREF)

1285QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty PainterResearching
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2 Task Description

Easy transfer of properties from one entity to others

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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1 Task Description

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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1 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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1 Task Description

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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2 Task Description

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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1 Task Description

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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2 Task Description

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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3 Task Description

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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1 Task Description

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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1 Task Description

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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1 Task Description

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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2 Task Description

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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1 Task Description

“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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1 Task Description

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.

2018QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowLayer visibility setting per view/view-portAssigned
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5 Task Description

In a medium complex drawing it’s often too much details to have all layers in a drawing visible at once. Also, it is of great importance to be able to have a single model to avoid duplication of work and risk inconsistency.

So i would like to create a number of views where each view has selected layers visible (that makes sense for the purpose of the view) and then assign the views to different layout blocks (using view-ports) in paper-space to be able to setup printing of several views on the same page/PDF

This also means that view-ports would have to be aware of what view they are displaying (if any besides the standard-view).
This will then make it possible for printouts of different views with selected layers visible (different for each view and view-port) and still have only one model. Today this is not possible.

As it is today the only limited workaround is to set the layers you want to display, print/PDF of that viewport on separate page, and then change it for the next page, and so on. The big drawback is that you cannot have two different views/view-ports on the same page with different layers visible. Also, for large drawing it is painful to have to do a lot of manual setup for each rendering of the complete drawing.

1999QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewport: Add additional properties for controlling dim...Assigned
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2 Task Description

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

1983QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTrim All or Bulk Break outAssigned
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3 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

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.

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 (/).

1976QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowEnvelope at offset to a poly toolAssigned
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1 Task Description

See:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?t=6650

1940QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowCAM > CAM Configuration: Add program descriptionAssigned
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1 Task Description

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

1934QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowDiametric text - overlaidAssigned
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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

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?

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.

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