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674QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo add optional 'auto' dimension tracking feature.Assigned
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It might be useful for some to have the option to turn on/off ' auto’ dimension tracking option.

See related topic:
http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=6893#p6893

708QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTo re-introduce Tile and Cascade window optionsAssigned
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To re-introduce Tile and Cascade window options like as before in QCAD 2.2.2.

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

596QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTool "Lengthen" mit "Total" erweitern oder ....Assigned
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Eine oft Hilfreiche Zeit/Klick sparende Erweiterung wäre eine “Total” Option bei dem “Lengthen” Tool.

Aktuell ist es mit dieser Funktion möglich ein Element zu verlängern oder zu verkürzen um den Amount X. Der Referenzpunkt (von welchem Ende) kann bestimmt werden.

Die Erweiterung die ich mir wünschen würde wäre auch ein “Total” um ein Element auf eine bestimmte Länge zu bringen ohne einen Taschenrechner benutzen zu müssen. Referenz (welches Ende oder Mitte) sollte (muss) dafür wählbar sein.

Die Funktion “Property editor” stellt bereits über die Geometry Eigenschaften die Möglichkeit zur Verfügung einen “Total” Wert zu manipulieren. Leider bin ich aber hierbei nicht in der Lage zu bestimmen welcher Element Referenzpunkt dafür benutzt werden soll. Könnte ich die Referenz wählen (welches Ende oder Mitte) wäre auch dies dann durchaus akzeptabel ;-)

1594QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTool matrix: allow reordering of toolsAssigned
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See also:
https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=4923

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

784QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTurn text into hatched polylinesAssigned
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Would it be possible to add a feature which turns selected text into solid fill hatched polylines?

That would make it possible to migrate the drawing from one computer system to another without having to worry whether the used font is installed on both systems, like when sending a drawing to a manufacturer for laser engraving.

Right now I can do it by hand, letter by letter, and that is a rather labour-intensive task.

779QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowTurning detailed view on/offAssigned
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My system: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz and 8 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GT218 (GeForce 210)

For a normal drawing displaying it in all detail is a good thing and the performance of my quad-core system is more than adequate.

But I discovered (or rather experienced) that when putting a large collection of individual drawings of gears onto one big sheet (960 mm x 600 mm - preparation for laser cutting), the performance was so bad that I had to wait several seconds (>10 sec) for each step in the process of arranging all the parts on the layer.

Request: It would be a big help and performance booster if you could disable the detailed view of each part/layer and only draw a rectangle to visualize the outline of the part.

Please take this in consideration. Attached you find an example of how that could look like. (Actually when pasting a drawing from the clipboard you already do that.)

821QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUnderline text optionAssigned
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Feature request - to have an option to underline text.

1131QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUse different units for construction and dimensionsAssigned
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E.g. use Millimeters for construction while dimensions are displayed in Meters.

827QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUse Properties Editor to define Properties of newly cre...Assigned
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If there is no selection the Properties Editor could be used to predefine the properties of to be drawn elements.

724QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUseless reference point entering when moving relativelyAssigned
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Hi,
this is a usability feature request:

If you want to move an object relatively to any point (e.g. by entering @x;y in commandline) it does’nt make sense to enter a starting reference point. Of course this is possible by clicking to any location on the screen. But it’s difficult to change between mouse and keyboard so often.

It should be possible to enter a “don’t care” or “any” reference point by pressing a keyboard shortcut (e.g. enter like in AutoCAD).

Thx

694QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUser coordinate systems (UCS)Assigned
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UCS support.

618QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowuser defined lineweightAssigned
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To have the option to set your own ‘user defined’ line weight.

802QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowUser defined toolbarAssigned
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It would be a nice feature to be able to define your own toolbar.

See: http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2393

2189QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowVertically and/or diagonally stacked fractions option.Assigned
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The option for vertically and diagonally stacked fractions would be helpful for both the text creation tool and as the output of dimensions.

1133QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Add View: save layer stateAssigned
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Save layer state (visibility) with each added view object (optional?).

1596QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowView > Selection Filter: add filter for custom properti...Assigned
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See also:
https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4840

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

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.

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:

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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

637QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowViewports / View ListAssigned
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1. The Scrollbars for each window in the Viewports has the same size like the normal used scrollbars for windows. If you are working on a normal size Monitor it “steals” a lot of “working space”. Is there any possibility to make the scrollbars smaller or just a line to separate the windows so that I have to navigate with Keyboard and mouse?

2. I thing the Viewports and the View List belongs together - is it possible to get a button in the “View List / Tool Bar” to choose a Viewport style instead of “walking” the long way over the “Drawing preferences” Menu?

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2071

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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”.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

1846QCAD/CAMFeature RequestLowToolpath preset offsetsAssigned
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Hi Andrew

A request for adding some fields to the toolpath

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

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