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distance measurement not working!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:09 am
by khosrow
I am using qcad (community ed.) from Debian. when I try to measure the distance on my drawing (point to point, etc.) nothing appears in the command line after choosing the second point ! it just prompts for the first point again! any idea? :evil:

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:37 pm
by wookey
This just seems to be a bug. The distance is shown in the little status window at 2nd-from-bottom-left, but that is all. If you use the measure angle function then it really doesn't show the answer anywhere. What I'm not sure of is exactly how it is expected to show the answer. In a dialog?

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:40 pm
by andrew
QCAD Community edition: result should be shown in command line.

QCAD Pro: result shown in command line and directly in drawing on screen.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:21 pm
by wookey
Thanx for the very prompt reply. I should have asked in here earlier :-)

OK. Now you have said that I see that it does indeed show the answer, but you cannot see it without exapnding the size of the command-line window or using the little scroll-bar things. The bottom of the window is obscured by the 'Select first point of distance' prompt and the top couple of lines of the area contain things like "Saved drawing: /home/wookey/docs/DIY/extension/originalplan.dxf" And "Loaded document: ...."

I did read the docs and failed to glean from this where I should have been looking. Looking again I see that it clearly says 'the measured distance is written to the command line'.

I guess the problem here was that the place where the comand-line arppears is not labelled 'command line' and even if you know it is that part of the screen it looks like the command line currently says "Select first point of distance". That was my confusion. apparently I am not the only one.

I'm not sure what the fix for his is. Perhaps the prompts could be shown towards the right hand side of the command-line area so as not to obscure output in that area. I guess if it's displayed on the screen obviously in the Pro version then this is already fixed there.