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by ttrw
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Saving on a Macintosh is all wrong. Please fix it!
Replies: 7
Views: 10731

Saving on a Macintosh is all wrong. Please fix it!

Andrew, Michael, The one thing that is really missing from QCad (and frankly also both bothers and annoys me), is how QCad's way of saving is so non-Mac on the Mac version. For a start a very important element is missing from all windows in QCad, the black spot within the red 'close window' button, ...
by ttrw
Tue May 20, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: quesiton? Stretch the location of dimension numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 4856

Hi Fred. Because QCad isn't parametric, and therefore lacks constraints, the only way to achieve want you want is to re-draw your dimensions. There may be a way to do it by re-scaling them, but I haven't tried it. (FWIW, I tend to put all dimensions on a separate layer). You can also change the posi...
by ttrw
Tue May 20, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Tutorial
Replies: 4
Views: 12945

Hi Simon. Like many other small shareware applications, there are no 'official books' per se on QCad I'm afraid- unless of course you'd like to write one? Publishing is a really expensive game (it is in fact my old profession, until I decided to get into 3D design). Again writing a book in a pdf for...
by ttrw
Mon May 19, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: drawing details, scaling
Replies: 2
Views: 6014

Hi again Michel :)

Sounds like you either need to do the maths, or get a decent architectural calculator, like this one;

http://www.cast-db.com/archCalc/

(Sorry no Linux version :( )

Tom
by ttrw
Mon May 19, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: tool: middle of a segment
Replies: 2
Views: 5396

Hi Michel.

Such a tool already exists! Under 'snap', choose 'middle'. (command line; sm).

Hope that helps :)

Tom
by ttrw
Mon May 19, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Tutorial
Replies: 4
Views: 12945

Hi Simon. I learnt QCad from reading the manual that comes as a pdf download from Ribbonsoft. I highly recommend using someone like lulu.com to print and spiral bind a copy for you. They are very cheap, and require little knowledge of the internet, apart from how to upload a file. There are also, of...
by ttrw
Mon May 19, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How do I download DXF blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 5411

Ribbonsoft offer a number of free DXF's if you care to download them?

If you also create your own, I'm sure that Andrew would be pleased to add them?

I hope that helps :)
by ttrw
Mon May 19, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Infinite Construction Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 4943

Hi Kevin, I get the impression that construction geometry within QCad is "draw a line a little longer then trim" concept. QCad is more like AutoCAD, and behaves in a very similar manner, however is far, far easier to use than ACAD, once you have mastered the tool palette. Yes, there are no...
by ttrw
Mon May 19, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standards
Replies: 5
Views: 11536

I try. :D
by ttrw
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: QCad and Google SketchUp
Replies: 11
Views: 28204

Not much free I'm afraid, but there is VariCAD, which is also Linux based. VariCAD is cheap and you can assemble models a bit like Sketchup or Solidworks. Ah- also Blender. Blender is free- and works more like Autodesk Maya. As an engineering application I'm not sure about Blender, but Blender can m...
by ttrw
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: can't read Qcad DXF with other applications
Replies: 7
Views: 12089

Hi Fred! I covered some basic functions that you could do in ACAD while importing QCad files here; http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?p=723&highlight=#723 Try leaving out all text too. Text seems, oddly, to 'rotate' every 4 months or so, or every time a M$ security patch is released...
by ttrw
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standards
Replies: 5
Views: 11536

fwiw, the British Standards for these are;

BS:8888

BS:7373

These are for the UK, and despite popular belief, England and the rest of the UK, uses the metric system as standard, not the old imperial system.

I hope that helps.
by ttrw
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Print problem with the 2.1.6.4 version
Replies: 7
Views: 9428

andrew wrote:Great - thanks for letting me know. QCad 2.2 will be released in a few days.


Like usual, I can't find it anywhere! :?

Andrew, can you PM the link please?
by ttrw
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Plasma cutting
Replies: 3
Views: 9155

Thanks for the reply. yeah I tried talking to the manufacturer but they flat out refused to tell me. I did figure out what had to happen though, (mostly through trial and error) i will write the procedure here in hopes that it may help someone else one day. I can possibly understand their reasons, ...
by ttrw
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: qCAD 2.1.6.4 / Ubunu 7.1 - Locks up on start
Replies: 5
Views: 7154

attention QCad on OS X users

Yes, I should add that trashing the preferences (plist) file fixed my problems too!

(Still wanting and waiting for a fix for backspace delete though!! :evil: )

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