Coordinate Output on commandline

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Coordinate Output on commandline

Postby upb » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:16 pm


my insitute thinks about purchasing Qcad for biomorpometrical measurement purposes.

Is it possible to output the coordinates (relative to relative zero) of points in the command line window with qcad3?

In version 2 it was at least possible to use the polygon measument tool to get the absolute coordinates.
But with version 3 this feature seams to be gone.

The optimal case for us would be:
- load image
- set relative zero
- measure 3-5 cooradinates relativ to relative zero
- output in commandline for copy&paste to excel-list.

Could this be done with scripting?
Should not be to hard, because the coordinates are allready displayed in the status-bar?
Perpaps you think about implementing such a feature in future versions?

Best regards

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Re: Coordinate Output on commandline

Postby andrew » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:46 am

Yes, this is straight forward to achieve with scripting. We've already had a script add-on to output absolute positions. I've just added one for relative coordinates:

-> InfoPositionRel

Feel free to adjust the script to your specific needs (coordinate output format, etc).
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Re: Coordinate Output on commandline

Postby upb » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:41 am

Thank you,

that was really great and fast support!
This script is excactly what we needed.

Ordered! :D

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