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1472QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowArc fit tool to improve large filesAssigned
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Large files/large entities perform bad in QCad. There are many dxf files that are created with thousand of lines that perform reasonable in other cad’s/cam’s that qcad cannot match.

One very useful tool, that could be added would help to improve qcad performance and at the same time enlarge the dxf quality (by replacing thousand of files by arcs), would be a tool called “arc fit” where, when possible and under a determined possible error margin (user selectable) creates arcs replacing the existing lines.
This would improve the file work in QCad also improves CAM software that would work after QCad, that I think is important for many users.

For example, if it is needed to use qcad to generate toolpaths for letters, after exploding letters, the output is almost impossible to work due to the number of lines that are created. Having arcs instead of lines would greatly improve qcad use.

829QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdditional options for the Info Tool Area ...Assigned
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The Info Tool Polygonal Area is a helpful tool ... but I like to ask for additional options ;-)

Yes, the polygonal area makes absolute sense but many times you have just to check a square or rectangle area!

It would be nice and time (click) saving if we could use a “Strg Key” to limit the polygonal area to just a rectangle area.
Two mouse clicks for a rectangle area and done ;-)

In addition to that it would be nice to have the possibility to count up or down a couple areas.
E.g. I measure area 1 plus area 2 or area 1 minus area 2 ...
Maybe just with an additional keystroke like + or -

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.

1645QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd warning when opening file with 3D contentAssigned
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Hi.

I’m working currently a lot with files coming from rhino. Qcad can open them properly any also most operations on them work as usual - except the selection methods.

box select from upper left to lower right works as usual.
double click to select all connected entities is broken. (only one entity is selected).
box select from lower right to upper left does not select entities touching the selection box. (nothing is selected)

on mac os nothing is selectable with single click.
on linux single click sometimes fails (nothing is selected after clicking on a line).

thanks for looking into this :)

Martin

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

832QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd shortcut to fastly enter ortho modeAssigned
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When drawing or moving objects holding down CTRL should activate ortho snapping as long as CTRL is pressed.

If ortho mode has been active before holding down CTRL should deactivate it (for the time it is beeing pressed).

1601QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd regex to text search & replaceAssigned
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Add a more versatile way of doing a search and replace for text. Regular expressions maybe?

1156QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd preference to force toolbars to be floatingAssigned
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Would it be possible to have the choice to dock or not dock toolbars - in other words keep them floating, an additional option in the tool settings could be added?

1155QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd preference for solid line crosshairsAssigned
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Would it be possible to have the choice of either dashed or solid lines for the large cross hairs?

1152QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd preference for snap label and snap cursor shape / c...Assigned
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Would it be possible to have options for:

1.Enable or disable Snap label with text.

2.To have a ‘Snap Marker’ with style and colour choice instead of snap label.

* It would be good for users to have the choice.


1647QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd point / dot option for leaders Assigned
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Hi Andrew,

Hopefully you might be able to squeeze this one around your busy schedule.

Would it be possible to add in the property editor an option to change a dimension arrow to a point / filled dot and maybe also a tick?

I see you are working on some viewport stuff, I am very much looking forward to testing some of this out ;).

Many thanks

Clive

695QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd more dimension arrow styles (e.g. dots)Assigned
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Add more dimension arrow styles (e.g. dots).

See forum thread:
http://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2185

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

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

1254QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd drop object along a path with automatic trimAssigned
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Add drop object along a path with automatic trim.

  1. The object can be a selection before or after selecting the tool, an entity or a block.
  1. The path can be another entity from a start point to an end point.
  1. Dropping can be made on one side or the other (like in other tools depending on the side of the cursor), with a choice of miroring the object or not.
  1. The number of drops or the distance between can be selected.
  1. The distance can be between a control point of the object or its sysmetry axis or border.
  1. The dropping direction can be selected too.
  1. The droping depth can be constrained : all control points have passed the path, or one of them. Alternatively, replace control points by an entity belonging to the object.

Exemple of use case : equidistant drills in a curved rail. The dropping depth constraint enables for example to ensure a drill has a minimal depth when not orthogonal to a plan.

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.

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

1629QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAdd additional Option to Angelur DIM ToolAssigned
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Please see:

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

639QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowAbility to load a file of keyboard shortcutsAssigned
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It would be useful if a file of keyboard shortcuts to commands could be loaded.

Then a set of shortcuts identical/based on the Autocad keyboard shortcuts can be loaded, making it much easier for Autocad users to migrate to your product.

There does seem to be some future functionality planned here, with the shortcut ‘scheme’ selector in Program Preferences, but for the moment ‘Qcad’ is the only option available.

This strategy is used to great effect by Draftsight (but who trusts a big company like Dassault/Solidworks...)

1473QCAD (main)Feature RequestLow"Partial" circular/radial dimensionsAssigned
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This is kind of related to FS#952, or rather a superset of it.

Consider the situation in the attached image. There is a perfectly good, albeit really shallow arc, making the radius somewhere in the vicinity of 600 millimeters, and the radial dimension being drawn accordingly.

Considering the other dimensions of the part, this is completely unusable, even to work with, really, but definitely so when it needs to be put on paper.

It would be nice to have some sort of “partial” (for my lack of a better word) radial/diametric dimensions where the dimension length can be adjusted.

Considering that this can be done with Leader, maybe a better (more generic) solution would be for Leader type dimensions to have options so they could automatically generate labels for various dimensions of a selected entity – sort of like having the Prefix/Tolerance/Scale options the other dimensions have, and have some additional fields there for selected entity and maybe dimension type (for example, radial or diametric for an arc-type entity).

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.

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

1128QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowText: automatically wrap text at text box widthAssigned
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Add support for automatic text line wrapping for multiline text entities.

598QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport tangents between ellipsesAssigned
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To add support for drawing tangents between ellipses.

See topic:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2003

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

817QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSnap and cut all intersection in a given area tool ...Assigned
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As we all know - from time to time - it is a lot of work to prepare a part of a drawing for a hatch.
To get rid of one of the basic task (cutting lines along the desired hatch boundary) it would be nice to have an add-on - or what ever - what would cut ALL intersection in a drawing (or just on one layer, or just based on a selection etc.) with just a mouse click. Then it would be much faster and easier to do the selection for the hatch boundaries.
The user could decide to make it directly in his drawing or he like to duplicate the drawing to an extra layer where this function will be used ....

Clive mentioned on this:
Maybe a tool like this could be an additional ‘Snap’ selection option - select all snap intersections or select snap intersections within a boundary! then as you suggest ‘cut’ at the intersection points.

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.

789QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowScale tool - mouse-pointer - inversely proportional sca...Assigned
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3.0.8.
Bug Report or Feature Request ..... I’m not sure!

If I use the mouse-pointer in the Scale tool I’m not able to do an inversely proportional scale.
x - y locked or unlocked doesn’t matter in combine with the mouse pointer ...

275QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRounding all corners of a polylineAssigned
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Modify - Round - Click polyline - round all corners

1102QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRay reference pointAssigned
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Using a horizontally/vertically ray means always I have to use a preset Reference point which is 0° for the horizontal Ray and 90° for the vertically Ray. The Reference point Option Box is deactivated.

It would be nice to be able to choose by myself between a Start and End Reference point like the vert./horiz. Line options.

1044QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowRadian measure symbol for Geometry labeling ...Assigned
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We do not have a Radian measure tool but we can change the labeling of a Angular Dimensioning ...

It would be nice to have a “Radian measure symbol” in the Property Editor / Geometry / Label / Insert Symbol List.

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

1288QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPrint Preview Scaled RulersAssigned
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Would be nice, if in print preview QCAD rulers would switch to paper dimensions. Chat here http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3793

After all, print preview is not just the drawing on white, isn’t it? Everything else should stay in drawing units. Just the rulers, maybe a preference?

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?

502QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPoints on line: enter distance instead of number of poi...Assigned
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Points on line: enter distance instead of number of points as a variant of the tool or as a new tool.

612QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowPlot math functionsAssigned
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Input:

  1. X axis min/max or choose line (?) or center (for polar functions)
  2. function: y = f(x) / polar function: r = f(a)

Output:

  1. function plot
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.

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

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

675QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption for fixed Text and Dimension heights ...Assigned
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I think it would be nice to have the possibility to decide a fixed Text and Dimension (inclusive Arrows) height what is not affected by the Print scale. That means: If I have a given height of 3,5mm it will always be printed with 3,5mm - no matter what the scale for the printing is.
Yes, I see also the problem that I could run in space problems after I twitch to the Print preview - but that will also happen when I change the Text hight in the preferences for a 5:1 printing.
Maybe this Feature Request doesn’t looks important if you are usually working with Metric Units but if you have to handle Imperial Units then it is a pain in the back to make always the calculation to get the same heights.
Try it by your self; 3,5mm = 0.137795” = 1”:1” Now I like to print it in 1”:256” ops - to small - ok 1”:64” ... no, to big, maybe 1”:128” .......and QCad can’t remember the previously numbers. ;-)

775QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNote book tool for QCADAssigned
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It would be really cool to have a Note book tool for QCAD!

For example I am often working on a draft and at the same time scribbling notes down on a separate piece of paper relating to the drawing I am working on, could be anything e.g. add a block,add a dimension etc. etc... all sorts of things to remind myself about - all related to a particular drawing.

Of course I could use any number of other programs for this but a simple dedicated tool inside QCAD (could be called the ‘QCAD scribbler ;)) would be much better, especially one that can save the notes to a particular file, then when I open up my drawing again - my notes are there too!

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

1092QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowNew tool: draw trace entitiesAssigned
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Add tool to construct new trace entities.
Trace entities can currently only be loaded from DXF/DWG.

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.

786QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMulti - Breakout toolAssigned
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A ' Multi ' Breakout tool or added option to the existing Breakout tool.

For example see attached image.

An option to remove all segments within a chosen boundary would be good, in my example I want to remove all the hatching within the Red circle.

So after exploding the Hatch, currently I have to remove all segments singularly!

Of course I could have placed the circle first and hatched around it - but in this and most instances it is easier to design and to produce the Hatching first and then place my circle/shapes etc.

1170QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMore options for "Paste along entity"Assigned
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The new tool “Paste along entity” is very useful! But I work mostly in mechanical engineering and would like to see more options to determine where it has to start with the first insert item.

Screenshot:

1. That is how it works right now - no chance to get it started on both ends of an line.

2. If I need to have my items also on the ends I have to use additional the normal “Paste” function.

3. If I could tell the “Paste along entity” that there is a start and end “Base” dimension then I’m a big step further. ;-)

I could tell the tool that it has to start at “0” or at “25” and the rest is just regarding the calculation. Correct?

However - you need many times in mechanical engineering etc. a hole pattern which will start at:

0,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,25,0

or

25, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 123.5, 25

It would be very nice to have this also in combination with the “Paste along entity” tool ;-)

512QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify stretch and Restrict orthoAssigned
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The modify stretch tool wants first and second corner, start and end point, then starts afresh. When I turn on restrict horizontally eg to align two points between start and end, the restriction sticks and I have to call restrict none, to be able to perform the next iteration, set the first corner then.

So, in the quest for a comfortable user interface, it was nice, if the modify stretch first/second corners parameter setting was not affected by current restrict/ortho etc. settings. Actually, that does not make any sense at all anyways, does it, a rectangle is defined by two degrees of freedom, isnt it?

894QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowModify - Clip to Rectangle: copy area to clipboardAssigned
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New mode for clip to rectangle: copy contents of rectangular area to clipboard.

1570QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowmake the stretch tool more flexible in selecting nodesAssigned
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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.

849QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMake maximum visible reference points of selection conf...Assigned
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Provide configuration option to raise / lower maximum reference points that are shown for selected entities (currently fixed to 1000).

Original report:

Imported a spline-dxf from adobe illustrator. Converted the spline to polyline with explode command. Then no anchor points / vertex points / vertices were showing anymore. Simplified the polyline so that it had less than 1000 points. Vertices became visible.

I think some freeform objects need actually more than 1000 vertices. Also them need to be edited. Please increase the amount of vertices showing to biginteger

regards

Benjamin

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