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by caigner
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Suggestion: binding actions and layers together
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Suggestion: binding actions and layers together

When dimensioning my drawings I always want the dimensions to be on the dimensions layer. When adding text I want the text to be on the text layer. When drawing an infinite line it is always a construction line, therefore I want it to be on the construction line layer. When drawing a line segment it...
by caigner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other

It probably depends what "Standard" means on a given OS.

Thank you, Husky. You pointed me in the right direction and now, after changing the font to a TTF-font, everything is as I wanted it to be. :-)
by caigner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other

Husky, you were right regarding the font choice. I changed the dimension label font to Arial, and now the text thickness doesn't change with the lineweight of the layer.

Problem solved, although I'd love to hear from Andrew, how the font choice influences the appearance of the dimension label.
by caigner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other

Here is my unexploded example:

QCAD_dimensions_lineweight.png
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As you can see the text thickness changes with the lineweight.

I use "Standard" as dimension label font in the application preferences.

BTW, I am running here QCAD on a Linux box.
by caigner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Dimensioning: Changing lineweight and text independently from each other

Hello everyone! To all of you a Happy New Year! I was just dimensioning one of my drawings and when I changed the lineweight of the layer which I used for dimensions I noticed that not only the dimension lines changed their width but also the text. Is it possible to have thin dimension lines and the...
by caigner
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: QCAD Voting Corner
Topic: Option to set Default Template
Replies: 3
Views: 7133

Re: Option to set Default Template

Andrew, thank you! It works beautifully and just the way I imagined it.

THANKS! :-)
by caigner
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Draw a line with 75° tangential to circle
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: Draw a line with 75° tangental to circle

Andrew, could the tangential snap be made to work with angled lines?

It works with a line from a point to a circle, because the point tells it under which angle the line passes the circle by. If the angle is given, no point should be needed. Or am I completely wrong?
by caigner
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Draw a line with 75° tangential to circle
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Draw a line with 75° tangential to circle

Objective: Draw a line with 75° tangential to a circle Is there a tool that can do that? My steps: 1) draw circle with Center, Point (CI) 2) draw Line from Angle (LA) with 75° 3) choose Tangential (SB) and click on circle That did not work. NB: Of course I know how to "construct" a tangent...
by caigner
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: QCAD Voting Corner
Topic: Option to set Default Template
Replies: 3
Views: 7133

Re: Option to set Default Template

I just reminded myself of this feature request. :-)

It would be very convenient if QCAD would start with a "new from template" drawing, where the template would be selected in the "Defaults for new drawings" section of the preferences.
by caigner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: new dovetail script
Replies: 11
Views: 3212

Re: new dovetail script

I think the old dovetail script started as an example for scripting in QCAD. It didn't do more than draw one dovetail of fixed geometry.
I suggest to move the old script to the example scripts and replace it in its current place with my new one.
by caigner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: new dovetail script
Replies: 11
Views: 3212

Re: new dovetail script

Bonus: When entering a dovetail gradient of 9999 or higher you get a fine finger joint with ≤0,005 mm error, with half fingers at the ends.
by caigner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: QCAD Developers and Contributors
Topic: Tutorial: Writing a plugin that draws a dovetail
Replies: 12
Views: 14815

Re: Tutorial: Writing a plugin that draws a dovetail

I finally did it!

For the new Dovetail Script please go to:

viewtopic.php?f=107&t=4737#p17410
by caigner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: new dovetail script
Replies: 11
Views: 3212

Re: new dovetail script

I proudly present: The Dovetail Script v2.0 :-)

Thanks to Matthias Melcher for his first dove tail script, which inspired me to follow in his steps.
And thank you, Andrew, for your help.

Please feel free to include this dovetail script in the next QCAD release.
by caigner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: new dovetail script
Replies: 11
Views: 3212

Re: new dovetail script

I am sooo close to finishing this script.

The dovetails are drawn correctly, but at the end of the second mouse click.

qcad_dovetails2.png
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by caigner
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: new dovetail script
Replies: 11
Views: 3212

Re: new dovetail script

Ok, this problem is solved. It was an uppercase/lowercase problem.

Now something is drawn, but it doesn't look like a dovetail. The lengths are correct, but the angle of two lines is not.
qcad_dovetails1.png
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