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by webrider
Tue May 03, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: drawing preferences issue
Replies: 1
Views: 4424

Re: drawing preferences issue

Having completed my video lesson on scaled printing, I can now provide more insight to this problem. Although my v2.2.2 tabloid drawing was in inches, it was loaded by v3.4.6 with drawing units as inches but with paper units as mm. When I then changed the paper dimension units to inches, v3.4.6 then...
by webrider
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: drawing preferences issue
Replies: 1
Views: 4424

drawing preferences issue

Win7, v3.4.6 1. I just noticed that if I load a drawing created by v2.2.2 using v3.4.6 the drawing preferences units of measure for that page falsely report mm ( as used by v2.2.2 even though inches are the units). 2. If I cut and paste the same drawing to a new file in v3.4.6 the drawing preference...
by webrider
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Paste overwrite block and overwrite layer options
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: Paste overwrite block and overwrite layer options

Thanks Andrew for two reasons. Your example cleared the air for me and I wasn't aware of the on-line reference manual.
by webrider
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Paste overwrite block and overwrite layer options
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Paste overwrite block and overwrite layer options

Win7, Qcad Pro 3.4.6 I have been unable to find in the Qcad book nor the help file, explanation of these paste options "overwrite block" and "overwrite layer". Would someone provide a brief explanation of when these two options would be used. Thanks
by webrider
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: scale chain lock (y-parameter) when placing a block
Replies: 1
Views: 2046

scale chain lock (y-parameter) when placing a block

Win7, Qcad Pro v3.12.8 Following example explains: 1. Select block to place into drawing 2. Change x-scale to 1/3, observe grayed out y-scale shows (.333) 3. Click chain to unlink x & y scales 4. Change y-scale to 1/2 4. Click chain again to relink x & y scales and y-scale box grays out but 1/2 rema...
by webrider
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: QCAD Tips and Tutorials
Topic: Layers, Blocks and Colors
Replies: 2
Views: 10813

Re: Layers, Blocks and Colors

Andrew, while creating a training video on "Blocks and Layers" I found my way to this very informative post and the other post about block colors. I have two questions for additional clarification, using Pro v3.4.6. 1. When an entity of a block (viewed with the property editor while in block edit mo...
by webrider
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Qcad Training Video $15
Replies: 0
Views: 3015

Qcad Training Video $15

Just a notice that the 6-hour training videos at www.learnqcad.com provide a good compliment to the Qcad Printed Book and have been reduced in price to $15 for downloads only. The CD is also available at the normal price. These video courses were created using Qcad version 2.1.3.2, which is very sim...
by webrider
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Printing on paper larger than A4
Replies: 0
Views: 5895

Printing on paper larger than A4

After much experimenting, I have developed printing methods that work quite well when larger size paper is required for house plan drawings using QCad. One method consists of what I call "poor man's tiling". The following link explains in detail the problems and work-arounds for large paper printout...
by webrider
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Default layout and printer problems.
Replies: 4
Views: 13083

LuisC-SM Sorry about that link. The period at the end is what broke the link. It should be: http://www.thecadtrain.com/newbiesetup.htm I edited my previous message so as not to down-play your print issues. I didn't mean to infer that you have no problem. I just meant that after many years of repairi...
by webrider
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Default layout and printer problems.
Replies: 4
Views: 13083

Can't help with your printer issues because I use winxp. The paper size is stored in the document you save. Just make a dummy document that has all the drawing preferences defined as you like, then open that document each time and save as your new document name to start a new drawing. The dimensions...
by webrider
Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: QCad Training-CD
Replies: 1
Views: 7577

QCad Training-CD

QCad is an excellent product, and now there is a low-cost training CD available that will make QCad even more appealing. This training CD contains 6-hours of training video explaining how to use QCAD. Targeted for new QCad users who have no previous CAD experience. www.TheCadTrain.com If you are hav...
by webrider
Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: An easier way to modify entities (rectangles)
Replies: 2
Views: 7422

You didn't specify if you want to change line properties or the rectangle dimensions. The Edit>Stretch Entities tool may be worth looking into, as a solution to changing the rectangle dimensions.
by webrider
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to change grid spacing outside drop down list choices
Replies: 7
Views: 15016

Hi makeit simple, Thanks for your feed-back, but we miscommunicated. My method is to draw the wall layout on a floor plan. This grid snap allows door openings and window openings in the wall floor plan, such that no blocks have to be cut to fit that door or window opening. In other words, if I want ...
by webrider
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Entity properties vs attributes
Replies: 1
Views: 5941

For the benefit of others, here is the answer to my previous post. Properties of an entity have to do with the layer location, positioning and shape of the selected entity, while the attributes have to do with the layer location and pen qualities for that entity. So you use the one that contains wha...
by webrider
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: moving a filled entity
Replies: 1
Views: 6248

moving a filled entity

v2.1.3.2, winXP SP2, my experience has been that when I select a filled entity and move that entity, the fill pattern remains at the old location. Once the fill and the entity outline are seperated by a move, then you can select both the fill and the object and move them together, but they remain ou...

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