Flyspray:: Flyspray::QCAD Bugtracker: Recently opened tasks 2021-09-28T08:26:49Z FS#2286: Draw > Circle > 2 Tangents and Point: fails for Circle, Circle, Point 2021-09-28T08:26:49Z 2021-09-28T08:26:36Z

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FS#2285: Draw > Circle > 2 Tangents and Point: fails for Circle, Line, Point where Point is on Line 2021-09-28T08:26:05Z 2021-09-28T08:26:05Z

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FS#2284: Zooming in & out causes grid/snap scale value change introducing errors. 2021-09-27T10:53:58Z 2021-09-27T10:49:49Z

I have set the grid/snap value to X=.0625 Y=.0625 on all 4 viewports.
When zooming in and out the grid/snap scale changes from .0625 to 3.90625. at this point the grid/snap points differ,
This causes a variation in the grid/snap reference points lending to drawing errors.

When I use the grid settings defaults .01, when zooming in and out, the grid/snap scaling doesn’t seem to have this issue.
Other values do, See below.

set value first zoom second zoom next zoom

	point		point		point ...	

0.01 0.1 1.0 10.0 ...
0.02 0.04 0.4 4.0 ...
0.04 0.16 1.6 16.0 ...
0.05 0.25 2.5 25.0 ...
0.0625 0.390625 3.90625 39.0625 ...
0.0254 0.64516 6.4516 64.516 ...

Why is there a squaring of the original set value? Which then becomes a new zoomed grid/snap value?

QCAD Professional
Version: (3.26.4)
Build Date: Jun 3 2021
Revision: 0bb4334
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Stan Tibbs
FS#2283: Add a "Select Similar " command 2021-09-24T18:31:30Z 2021-09-24T18:31:30Z

As a heavy mechanical drawings user, it would help a lot to have an option to select similar entities while working on QCAD.

In the flow of the work, sometimes I need to make some changes in all similar entities of the drawing.

The Select Similar works selecting all the same items with the same layer on the drawing.


I have a drawing for other company and I have to make a massive layer changing to my own layers.

I select a line and circles with a box selection, activate the Select Similar command and the QCAD instantly selects all lines and circles(no matter length) with that same layer. I can then change the layer of all of them instantly.

Or if I have a peace with a lot of circles, that aren’t in a block, in one time I want to change the layer or diameter of all circles in a certain part of the drawing.

I select the circle and activate the Select Similar command, the QCAD automatically selects all circles with the same layer and I deselect the circles that I don’t want with a box desselection and change the layers of them, or the diameter via properties.. and etc.

There is a workaround, that would be working with activating or deactivating layers, but the select similar would be a faster shortcut.

Thanks Andrew and team!

FS#2282: Add a "Save As" command while editing blocks in place 2021-09-24T18:17:05Z 2021-09-24T18:17:05Z

As a heavy mechanical drawings user, it would help a lot to have an option to exit a block saving as a new name and making it a new entity from that time ahead.

Example: if a have a lot of screws, one of then is behind another peace and need the to have some lines changed to hidden style lines, in the flow of the work is great if I edit that screw in place and when exiting have the option to save as a new block, to don’t mess with other entities of the same block that I don’t want to change. Yes, there is a workaround that is duplicate and rename the block prior to the editing, but a save as seems to work easier.

Thanks Andrew and team!

FS#2281: Block > Attributes > Synchronize Attributes: Multiple attributes in block with the same Tag 2021-09-23T06:23:45Z 2021-09-22T10:33:22Z

Hello, I am not sure if this is a bug or if I use it wrong way. But when I create block with two identical block attributes everything look ok. I Can insert it to drawing, set the value (both will change). But when I use “Synchronize attribute (UY)”, only one will stay. It would be fine if both would stay. But I understand that you probably use tag as identification.

To reproduce the problem just open the attached file and press UY

Tomas Novak
FS#2280: Dimension arrows not filled 2021-09-18T09:30:10Z 2021-09-17T22:35:24Z

Version QCAD / Windows x86_64

Existing drawing:

1. e.g. flange.dxf loads with no fills (solid hatch) for arrows,
2. New dimension are also without arrow fills.
3. This existing drawing has Text above line! Setting Drawing Preferences / Dim to “Horizontal text labels” will alter Text to be Horizontal BUT also open a gap for the text which is a separate setting (Text above dimension Line). Undo doesn’t works on this properly - used multiple times will even change the dim color which wasn’t changed in this operation.

New drawing:

1. Same test scenario - same issue.
2. Dim settings = Horizontal text Labels ticked, Text above dimension Line ticked produces a dim horizontal orientated with a gap instead to put the text above the line

FS#2279: Edit > Application Preferences > File > Open/Save: wrong initial value shown for default format 2021-09-16T07:02:40Z 2021-09-16T05:16:34Z

I have selected version 32 as the default file save format but new files default to version 27 when saved

Ian Howell
FS#2278: Layer properties drop down doesn't expand width 2021-09-15T13:42:50Z 2021-09-15T12:04:08Z

The layer properties dialog has a drop down that lists all of ones layers. The dialog itself can be stretched horizontally, but the drop down doesn’t stretch with it. Because of this design element overlooked, it is near impossible to read longer length layer names. I have attached a screenshot that illustrates the problem.

Evelyn Vose
FS#2277: Auto Trim (AX) slower with larger number of text entities 2021-09-10T09:49:05Z 2021-09-10T08:58:33Z

QCAD Professional
Win7pro Win-Installer
Version: (
Build Date: Jul 20 2021
Revision: e596276
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

Trimming With AX slows down with many text entities.
Seeing the same lagging with D2 on Circle entities.

Also seen on Windows 10 Pro
Forum topic:

Attached files:
TrimAuto_1.dxf ... 11 entities ... trimming instantaneous
TrimAuto_2.dxf ... 11 entities + 1936 LINES ... rather instantaneous
TrimAuto_3.dxf ... 11 entities + 1936 ARCS ... less than 1 second
TrimAuto_4.dxf ... 11 entities + 121 TEXT ... over 3 or 4 seconds
Slower for larger Arc / Circle

The questions here are:
Should AX trim at text entities?
Can this be optional?