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by riverbuoy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.

Hi Husky, Sorry about the confusion. I think my explanation was poor, so I will try again. Here goes... First 'Direction'. We normally give directions using points of the compass, such as EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH, SOUTH-WEST, NORTH-EAST etc. However these are imprecise, so navigation systems, and su...
by riverbuoy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.

Hi Husky, Thanks for your feedback. c.) If I launch this tool it looks like it reads the mouse pointer position. Unfortunately it start immediately even in "empty" areas of the drawing and reports Yes, you are right. This is clearly wrong, so I have attached the fixed file, 'ucs.js'. Repla...
by riverbuoy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Simulate 'User Coordinate System' using 'rotate' and 'move'.

Hi, The 'User Coordinate System' (UCS) was developed in AutoCAD (and other CAD programs) to help draw 3D models. However, it can also be useful in 2D drawing. It works by specifying a direction for the X and Y axis, and selecting a point for the origin. In AutoCAD you can save multiple named UCS def...
by riverbuoy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Hide-Show layers by name
Replies: 5
Views: 5455

Re: Hide-Show layers by name

Hi dfriasb, In this way only one command should be needed for the same task, and not so many like now (2 per letter). And also it could be used for any string length in layer names. You are correct. You have already put in some effort. With a little more I think you can do this. I would create a com...
by riverbuoy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: move a set of circles by one's center point reference
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: move a set of circles by one's center point reference

Hi Frank, There is a way to move all the selected circles at once, but not by using the centre point, so this may not be useful. Select the circles as usual. Position the mouse pointer on one of the circles. Don't select the centre point or quadrant points. Holding the left button down drag the circ...
by riverbuoy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Arc Text
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Arc Text

Hi TSG and Husky, I found a little problem. When I try to fit a text on an arc the text is written backwards. Actually this is a bug, which I missed. I have now, hopefully, fixed this. I have tested this with both types of arcs and it appears to be correct now. Perhaps you could test this for me. I ...
by riverbuoy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Arc Text
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Arc Text

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the fix.

Here is the fixed file.

Regards

riverbuoy
by riverbuoy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Arc Text
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Arc Text

Hi This is an update to 'TextAlong'. It now supports the alignment points, scrunch.png The above screenshot shows that the text can be scrunched together depending on the alignment point chosen. On the left, the text is using the 'bottom center' alignment point. The clockwise text is spaced correctl...
by riverbuoy
Tue May 30, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Arc Text
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Arc Text

Hi Husky, Thanks again for your efforts. It was very useful. It was obvious that the letter 'I' was in the wrong place, after any other character. After staring at it for a long time, the answer finally dawned on me. The spacing between successive letters was wrong. This was not obvious, looking at ...
by riverbuoy
Sun May 28, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Arc Text
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Arc Text

Hi Husky, Thanks for your feedback. It would be nice if this feature would also work - one day - on Polylines and Splines ... I actually had the idea of doing this for ellipses, splines and polylines, which is why I used 'along' in the name. But when I started to try to do it, I realised the maths i...
by riverbuoy
Sun May 28, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Arc Text
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Arc Text

Hi, I have just finished a command to draw text along a line, arc or circle, which I have called 'textalong'. This tool is for drawing text aligned along a line, arc or circle. It is limited to using simple text as I could not find a quick and easy way to find the format of individual characters. Co...
by riverbuoy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Convert Drawing Units
Replies: 21
Views: 5116

Re: Convert Drawing Units

Hi, I have discovered a weird bug. I am using the tool matrix, rather than the standard toolbar, and after clicking the convert button, the focus is set to the filter box at the top of the tool matrix. Therefore I have changed it so that the tool changes the focus to the drawing just before terminat...
by riverbuoy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Convert Drawing Units
Replies: 21
Views: 5116

Re: Convert Drawing Units

Hi Husky, Thanks for your testing and feedback. Let me start with a question. Your tool is able to read (nice!) the actual used drawing unit - for what do I need a drop-down field to change the "From" unit? Good question. I can't think of a single reason why you would need to change the 'F...
by riverbuoy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Convert Drawing Units
Replies: 21
Views: 5116

Convert Drawing Units

Hi, I have read Husky's chat about the new 'Convert To Inch' tool. Looking at the script, Andrew has written it in such a way that it can be used to convert between any units. Therefore I have altered it to do just that. ConvertUnits.png As you can see, I have added two drop-down combo boxes, and a ...
by riverbuoy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Dimension length
Replies: 16
Views: 5642

Re: Dimension length

Hi All, First, I should explain that I come from an architectural background and have never measured parts of boats nor used any CAM equipment of any sort. Therefore I could be missing something, or misunderstanding the problem, in which case this may not be useful. My drawing process may differ fro...

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