Scripting

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Scripting

Postby Antsmarch » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:15 am

I have only used Qcad for limited projects and have not taken the time to learn scripting for Qcad nor for Autocad. I use mostly solidworks in my day to day work as a mechanical engineer, but for home I use both varicad and qcad to accomplish hobby projects.

Does the QCAD book offer any instruction on scripting? If so, will this scripting module differ in future versions of Qcad?

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Postby andrew » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:59 am

No, scripting is not covered since the book is targeting beginners of CAD / QCAD.

Future versions of QCAD (version 3, later this year) will offer a much more powerful scripting interface that gives access to practically the full API of QCAD and the underlying Qt framework. We're also planning a book for advanced users / script developers that will cover scripting.
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