andrew wrote:QCAD 3 does not insert unused layers into your drawing which presents a problem for your use case.
Maybe this could be made configurable ? - just an idea and could prove useful at times.
@LeoP, if you have spent considerable time creating your custom template in QCAD 2, what you could do is add a small point or line or something in QCAD 2 to these layers and then open it up in QCAD 3 then select all and delete these temporary entities, this will at least preserve the layers and then do as Andrew recommends - i.e. set up the template and save it to the template library!
Not ideal but may help you out.