sonic88 wrote:Hi all,
Need help on Qcad,
I have a file format DxF, which may draw by Autocad software or anysoftware.
now the problem is i'm new with Qcad, how to using Qcad to check a dimension / coordinate of the object, which draw using the other types of software such as autocad etc..
just for confirmation, it is any ways to check it out with qcad, and make sure when it open with Qcad still can get the original size of X,Y coordinate or the dimension, when the object is draw using by the other software.
your's help is much appreciated.
Hi sonic and welcome
Presuming you have Drawn at scale 1:1 in the "other" software and saved as dxf.file and have successfully opened up in Qcad 2.2.
1.set the same dimension unit you need > Edit > Application Preferences > Default > Unit - Millimeter, Inch ..etc..
2.Open up your DXF file and > Menu >View > Tool bars and "check" property Editor -to view it (this should "dock" it in window).
3. Select an entity (object) e.g line in your drawing using the selection tools, from "left -hand" main tools or just click on it!
4.The selected entity parameters/co- ordinates should show up in the property editor.
*Note the co-ordinates shown in the property editor will be for your DXF file in QCAD!
5.To check a Dimension size of an entity use the "show measuring tools" > distance from point to point -tool.Simply follow the prompts in the command line, specify first point of distance then specify second point of distance. This should do the trick and your dimension for a line for example will be shown.
Hope this helps
Dear sir, very sorry,
just notice that, i'm using ubuntu linux version 2.0.50 free-1-edition
step 1 done
step 2 Open up your DXF file and > Menu >View > Tool bars and "check" property Editor -to view it (this should "dock" it in window)
(i'm having problem to get the "property edition" due to this version only can see file edit,view,pen,tool option , line up
step 3 select an entity (object) , i choose select all button from left hand-side menu than i move my pointer to point on my entity, X,Y and left click once, and the X,Y line appear , however if i double click again it will disapper.
is this the way to check it out ? am i right.
and the below is the screenshot
Thank you for your help.. i much appreciated =)