DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

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DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by blumi » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:19 am

Hello Board.

I have a little problem. We have a lot of small dwg-drawings
that sould be managed in the future by using QCad.

Unfortunately the used dwg-object "Band", also known as
"Trace" isn't displayed in QCad. This object occurs a lot
in the drawings.

Is this object not supported by QCad? Do you have any
plans to support it or will it never be supported?

I added some drawings where the object is used to test
the problem.

It is a important information because if it will not be
supported we can't buy QCad-Pro.

Thanks for your help and information in advance.

blumi
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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by Clive » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:39 am

Hi blumi

I opened this with latest QCAD pro, is your object 'Band' shown here?
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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by blumi » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:44 am

Hi Clive,

no, unfortunately not. I add a bmp-file where it is shown.
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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by Clive » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:00 am

Not sure what you 'Band or Trace' is, what CAD program was used originally?
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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by blumi » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:05 am

Hi Clive,

the "Bands" or "Traces" are the small filled rectangles
in the drawing. The dwg was originally created with
Autocad R14.

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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by andrew » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:08 am

Hi blumi,

No, trace entities are not supported at this point. Support for traces might be added in the future. In any case, I've added a feature request at:
http://www.qcad.org/bugtracker/index.ph ... sk_id=1070

Clive: a trace entity represents a filled area with four corners. This was originally used to create thick lines with plotters.

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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by Clive » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:11 am

andrew wrote:Clive: a trace entity represents a filled area with four corners. This was originally used to create thick lines with plotters.
Thanks Andrew, always something new to learn :)
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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by blumi » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:14 am

Hi Andrew,
hi Clive,

thanks for your responses.

Trace entities, thats exactly what I meant.

It would be great if the trace entities could be supported.

Thanks anyway.

blumi

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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by andrew » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:27 pm

Quick update: basic support for trace entities has been added for the next release. This includes loading, saving and simply modifications. This does not include, however, a tool to create new trace entities from scratch.
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Re: DWG Object "Band" also known as "Trace" missing

Post by blumi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi Andrew,

so far that sounds great. Maybe the creation of
new traces could be implemented in one of the
next releases after the upcomming release?

This would be great.

Thanks a lot.

Sincerely
blumi

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