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2048QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowMove / Copy to current layer fails when reference point...Assigned
Task Description

QCAD 3.24.2 / macOS x86_64 10.14.6

Starting with empty doc:
1. Draw any object (e.g. a rectangle) on layer 0.
2. Create new layer (”1”) with color, say yellow.
3. Select new layer
4. Select new object
5. Modify → Move / Copy
6. Click reference point
7. Click target point same as reference point
8. In “Move / Copy Options” dialog, select “Delete Original” and check “Use current layer and attributes.” Click OK.

The moved object stays on the layer it was previously on. Using “Move / Copy” as a quick way to move a selection between layers is not useful even though it appears to be the recommended way in a Google search.

Note: if “Keep Original” is selected instead, the copied object is placed on the current layer and the original object remains on its layer, as expected.

Note: if the target point is different from the reference point, the moved object is placed on the current layer as expected.

There are other workarounds too, cut / paste with “To current layer” checked seems to work, as does chaging the layer in the Properties Editor.

2056QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowOption Duplicate layer (yy) inclusive all sub-layers.Assigned
Task Description

If I’ve to duplicate a layer with a bunch of sub-layer it’s a kind of a Sisyphus task to get it done.
Currently I have to duplicate each single layer. Then in an additional step I’ve to address each child layer to the proper parent layer.

Current lack:
Marked parent layer with all sub-layer / Duplicate Layer / only ONE layer will be duplicated.

With other words: If I have to duplicate a layer with 5 sub-layer it requires 11 steps to get a copy of that tree ... :-(

2057QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowMultiline toolAssigned
Task Description

Implement a multiline tool.

2072QCAD (main)SuggestionLowInserted and flipped block mirrors text and dimAssigned
Task Description

Text and/or DIM used in blocks will be mirrored if inserted with a vertical/horizontal flip option.

Text/DIM which was successfully used in previos QCAD versions are now mirrored if they are loaded in the current version.

Version 3.23.0 doesn’t shows this behavior.


2088QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery Low column headers of the "General: tool settings " resize...Assigned
Task Description

Open QCAD and the application preferences. In the section “General: tool settings " you can resize the columns: Menu, Shortcuts etc.
The problem is that it is not intuitive. The first divider is not selectable and the second moves the first, only backwards.

2092QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowcrash when changing shortcut in preferencesAssigned
Task Description

The application crashes when I try to change a shortcut in the preferences. And only after resizing the preferences window.
In the attachement are the cli warnings.
I also tried the snapshot with the same result.

2097QCAD (main)Bug ReportVery LowVery hard to snap to baseline reference point of dimens...Assigned
Task Description

With default autosnap settings reference points included I find it very hard to snap to the baseline reference points of a dimension.
I manage to do it by setting snap to reference point only and zoom out till I see the entire dimension element.

2099QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowDIM Label, Square Symbol doesn't adopt layer attributesAssigned
Task Description

The square symbol offered as symbol in DIM label is the only symbol which doesn’t adopt the layer color.
If I print a drawing in full color it leads to a black symbol in an otherwise colored dimension.

It is also the only symbol which has a solid filling what is confusing when you work with it in Model_Space ...

2115QCAD (main)SuggestionLowMove toolbars with negative positions to 0 positions Assigned
Task Description

As it can be seen in the attached image, QCAD toolbars may dock to a position slightly outside the visible area of the screen. After having docked there, I have not been able to move them any more. Their current position is just in the middle of the screen.

The position of the toolbars remains the same after the deinstallation of QCAD, shutting down, restarting the computer and reinstalling QCAD. I kindly ask for help.

Kind regards

2125QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowText disappears when you zoomWaiting on User
Task Description

When I zoom, the text disappears in certain zoom levels after updating to the latest version.

2130QCAD (main)TaskLowText: Text dialog removes tabsAssigned
Task Description

Text dialog (QTextEdit) strips tabs in toHtml.
If tabs can be retained, text entities could support tabs.

2169QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowMissing G-Code G00 X0 Y0 when placing hole at x0 y0Assigned
Task Description

When placing a hole at x0 y0 there is no G00 x0 y0 in the exported G-Code.
So the first cut was made at the current position of the tool, not at x0 y0!

2195QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSaved views include memory of blockAssigned
Task Description

When saving a view, it would be great if the view also saved which block (model space, layout block, or any other block) that was active at the time the view was saved and when the view is later re-activated, the corresponding block would re-activate.

2205QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowText rendering fails in certain zoom levelWaiting on fix in 3rd party library
Task Description

Drawing with text, zoom in and out with one of the common methods, text will disappear in certain zoom level

Same drawing zoomed in and out in doesn’t show this effect - works just fine.

2226QCAD (main)Feature RequestVery LowmacOS: support proxy iconAssigned
Task Description

Support proxy icon in title bar. This can be used to move the file to another folder using drag and drop.

2227QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowCAM > CAM Export: post processor for tangential knife c...Assigned
Task Description

See also:

2229QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowProperty Editor, option format property values as decim...Assigned
Task Description

Angle Display is decimal although the decimal display is disabled in Application Preferences.

Format should be 17° 31’ 52” instead of 17.531111.

2245QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowBold fonted text appears regular sized - v 3.26.2Assigned
Task Description

Text that has been applied to a drawing with the ‘bold’ attribute sometimes appears as regular, un-bolded, text. When increasing the viewing magnification one will see the text adopt the bold attribute, but at smaller sizes the text appears without the bold. This can be confusing causing the draftsman to double-check whether the text had the bold attribute.

Current version: 3.26.2

Previous version: 3.22.1 (note: in this version, bolded text appeared bold at all viewing magnifications.)

2252QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowFreeze / crash when selecting clamped splines (not crea...Assigned
Task Description

See also:

2261QCAD (main)SuggestionVery LowQCAD change freehand tool to freehand spline toolAssigned
Task Description

no task description

2264QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowHatching segment selection stops at entity - hatch patt...Assigned
Task Description

QCAD Professional
Windows7 pro WinInstaller
Version: (
Internet: QCAD.org
Build Date: Jul 20 2021
Revision: e596276
Qt Version: 5.13.2
Architecture: i386
Compiler: Unknown

In the example given by ‘turtle’ .. why_is_this_not_closed-v2.dxf

Selecting hatch boundary segments of the horizontal polyline segment at

Segment selection stops where the AR-CONC hatch pattern touches the horizontal segment.
Such intersections points where already no longer regarded as snappoints.
See :
 FS#2090 : https://www.qcad.org/bugtracker/index.php?do=details&task_id=2090.
Related topic https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?&t=7340&p=28414#p28414


2266QCAD (main)Bug ReportLowCrash while creating an angular dimensionAssigned
Task Description

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2271QCAD (main)Bug ReportHighUnpredictable Crashing on Mac M1 Arm64Assigned
Task Description

I am getting random crashing on my MacBook M1 chipset while using QCAD Pro. There is nothing in particular that you can do to replicate as the crashing is completely inconsistent. Have had it crash when pressing escape while using measurement tool, but have also had it crash while using the app and selecting a tool.

Included crash report, which has also been sent to Apple.


2272QCAD (main)Feature RequestLowSupport unit "US survey foot"Assigned
Task Description

In the US, it is (unfortunately) still common to use US survey foot. It seems at least some DXF applications/libraries support this unit as a $INSUNITS value, some references:

There are two issues regarding this with QCAD:

  1. If you open a document with $INSUNITS being 21, it’s reset to 0 (unitless/unspecified) when saved again, even when not changing anything.
  2. It is not possible to select these units in the GUI.

I don’t know about standardization of these values, but my hope is that it’s at least possible to preserve the unit in an existing drawing. Given that this unit is supposed to be obsolete in some years, it might seem less important, but due to this transition, it might get even more important to be able to distinguish between units. Thanks!

1863ECMAScriptFeature RequestLowWidgetFactory.saveState: save state of checkable QGroup...Assigned
Task Description

QGroupBox widgets with <property name=”checkable”> are not saved in Qcad3.conf

976dxflibBug ReportLowDXF import errors related to hatches, textsAssigned
Task Description


1203dxflibBug ReportLowImages not saved (dxflib)Assigned
Task Description

I am doing a bit of landscaping and using a (big) ortophoto as one of my layers in order to sanity-check on the ground measurements.

The layer contains a point and the image and nothing else.

The image is a 8MB file: “PNG image data, 4200 x 2980, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced” and it is scaled to 210 coordinate units (meter) horizontally in the drawing.

With approx 50% probability the image disappears during Save, as see for instance in this diff of the DXF file:

      @@ -158699,28 +153057,6 @@ AcDbXrecord
      -  5
      - 90
      -  1
      - 10
      - 20
      - 11
      - 21
      -  0

The point in the same layer does not similarly disappear, the bug only seems to affect images.

I have seen this bug from version to git as of yesterday (63e06c778926a803bdfbffdf27b8c24d41511072).

I have not been able to correlate the bug with anything.

Looking closer at the DXF file (attached), there seems to be some residuce of attempts to insert images in protected/invisible layers, so this may be some kind of refcounting issue.

(Any chance of getting FreeBSD into the “Operating System” field ?)

1506dxflibFeature RequestLowwriteVPort parametersAssigned
Task Description

Add parameters to the function DL_Dxf::writeVPort.
This way users will be able to specify the desired viewport.

Is the github the official repository? Are pull requests sent there accepted?

1542dwg2svgFeature RequestLowdwg2svg: add switch to show only given layer(s)Assigned
Task Description

Implement a command line switch to only show a list of given layers for dwg2* command line tools.

1700dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf: output multiple layoutsAssigned
Task Description

Add support to specify multiple blocks (layouts) to output (one per page).

1823dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowplotting error to pdf a Dwg where the view port is not ...Assigned
Task Description

When trying to plot a dwg or a dxf to pdf where the viewport is orientated to a different angle than north up
the data in the view port is plotted north up.
see attached DWG and pdf for clarification.

1824dwg2pdfFeature RequestLowdwg2pdf does not obey frozen layers in paper-space view...Assigned
Task Description

We currently have a paper-space using two viewports with different layers from the model-space frozen. Unfortunately in the pdf output the layers which are frozen show up.
dwg2pdf should obey the specific frozen layer for each viewport

1922dwg2bmpFeature RequestVery LowAdd error message when requesting raster for a non-exis...Assigned
Task Description

It would be nice if QCAD spit some kind of warning message when trying to render a layer with a name that doesn’t exist (and perhaps render nothing), rather than silently rendering an empty image. :D

See https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6453

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