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by apjjr
Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Best file format for saving drawings
Replies: 3
Views: 5656

Re: Best file format for saving drawings

After reading the article Husky posted and the other posts, I'd venture a guess that DXF is the best format to use. :wink: That is the format I have been using. I was just wondering as a few of my files have grown to more than a mega-byte in size, but as Husky pointed out, disk space is cheap and th...
by apjjr
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Best file format for saving drawings
Replies: 3
Views: 5656

Best file format for saving drawings

I know that the format can be dictated by the use of the file, but I was wondering what format others like/dislike to use and why as QCAD supports multiple formats. The DWG format is about 15% of the size of the DXF for the file on which I am working, so I will be inclined to use it for space saving...
by apjjr
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Interface problem on Ubuntu 9.04
Replies: 6
Views: 7340

Andrew,
Do you think I should try to compile the community version to see if the problem goes away? I've never done it, but I'm willing to try it.

Alex
QCAD 2.2.2.0 Professional user
by apjjr
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Interface problem on Ubuntu 9.04
Replies: 6
Views: 7340

Interface problem on Ubuntu 9.04

This problem occurs the same on all of my computers, Dell 1501 laptop, Intel DG35EC & DG31GL motherboards. All with up-to-date Ubuntu 9.04. I made a fresh install on the DG31GL, thinking that the problem would go away. It persists on the new install. This problem started at some point after upgr...
by apjjr
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: alignment of two entities
Replies: 1
Views: 3359

1. Use 'ia' to inquire about the angle difference between the two objects.
2. Select the object to align
3 Use 'ro' to rotate the object the appropriate number of degrees.

That's the only way to do it with QCAD that I know of.

Alex
by apjjr
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: freehand rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 5594

Andrew, I've used this feature in another CAD program to tryout multiple furniture arrangements. A print with the furniture rotated to the proper orientation in an office layout is more easily understood. In that context of using CAD, freehand rotation would be very suitable. The other program utili...
by apjjr
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Problem with EveryDWG
Replies: 1
Views: 4424

Did you figure out how to use everyDWG?
It is doing the same thing for me.

Alex
by apjjr
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Tangential Arc
Replies: 5
Views: 6196

I'll experiment.

Thanks, Andrew and community, for a great CAD program.


Alex
by apjjr
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Tangential Arc
Replies: 5
Views: 6196

Should I always use a radius a little less for the arc end point entry? i.e.; R=1235 so I enter @1230<-49.59.
by apjjr
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Tangential Arc
Replies: 5
Views: 6196

Thanks, Andrew. I see what is going on, now. The angle is not relative to my start point. I started with a line going from lower left to upper right. I wanted an arc with a center 1235 to the upper left of that line. I understand now that the resulting arc is relative to QCAD's zero line, not the an...
by apjjr
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Tangential Arc
Replies: 5
Views: 6196

I want a radius of 1235 and 1 degree of arc. I type 'an', select the line, move the mouse to the side I want center on, press 'spacebar', enter '@1235<1' and QCAD draws an arc of a little more than 6.9778 degrees based on the length of the arc produced.
by apjjr
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Tangential Arc
Replies: 5
Views: 6196

Tangential Arc

How can I enter the End Angle on the command line for this type of arc?
Alex

v2.2.2.0 on WinXP and Ubuntu Linux 8.04
by apjjr
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Dim accumulated an axis
Replies: 9
Views: 18923

Is there a way to set the ordinate 0,0 to a relative location before drawing dimensions so we don't have to move it after drawing the dimensions?

-Alex
by apjjr
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Printing problem
Replies: 5
Views: 6133

Set your line weights to something appropriate for the scale at which you are printing. I use .35mm for 1=1 scale printing of small parts. The line weight is scaled with the scale of the print out.
-Alex
by apjjr
Fri May 30, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Printing Problem with qcad 2.2
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

See the doc at http://localhost:631/help/man-cupsd.conf.html?TOPIC=Man+Pages&QUERY= From that doc page: Printcap filename Specifies the filename for a printcap file that is updated automatically with a list of available printers (needed for legacy applications); specifying Printcap with no filen...

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