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by riverbuoy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: begin line relative to point
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: begin line relative to point

Hi Bottom, I'm trying to begin a line relative to a chosen point (@x,y). I've used it in other CAD programs but can't seem to find a similar command in QCAD. thanks 1. Set relative zero point using two letter shortcut RZ. (see Andrew's post above). 2. Start the 'Line' command. (Two letter shortcut L...
by riverbuoy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: [solved] Split screen
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Split screen

Hi Harry,
Harry Whitelaw wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:34 pm
My qcad screen has split into 4 screens and has slowed down markedly. How can I get back to one screen?
Harry
Go to menu Edit->Drawing Preferences.
Select Viewports.
Select the layout you want.

Regards

riverbuoy
by riverbuoy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: multiple log-in requires
Replies: 10
Views: 1506

Re: multiple log-in requires

Hi all,

Before the website changed, Andrew told me to click the 'Remember me' checkbox. This seems to give you more time, so I continue to check 'Remember me' each time I login, and it still seems to be the solution.

Regards

riverbuoy
by riverbuoy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: What Commands Can be Pasted into the command line?
Replies: 34
Views: 2400

Re: What Commands Can be Pasted into the command line?

Hi, Looking into this with a windows version of QCAD, I've discovered the problem is with 'SELECTALL' in file 'Qcad Run Commands.txt'. SELECTALL takes so long to complete that the copy command has been and gone before SELECTALL has finished. I don't know of any way to pause or halt QCAD, so the solu...
by riverbuoy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: What Commands Can be Pasted into the command line?
Replies: 34
Views: 2400

Re: What Commands Can be Pasted into the command line?

Hi John, I have learned something new today! Thank you. Everything below works except for the CP command "Copy To Clipboard" if I type this manually it works Intrigued by this, I copied your list of commands into a text file named 'macro.txt'. I then copied everything in the file and pasted it in to...
by riverbuoy
Thu May 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: (Solved)Sum of distances
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Sum of distances

Hi Roberto, I would like to know If we have sum marked entity in the QCAD like Librecad. I'm not sure what feature you are referring to in Librecad. As far as I know neither Librecad nor QCAD can keep a running total of distances. As Husky explains above, in QCAD you can see the total length of sele...
by riverbuoy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Setting Number of Significant Figures for Dimension
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Setting Number of Significant Figures for Dimension

Hi Kevinti28, So how do I get the dimension to show 10.195 instead of 10.2? To change the precision in the current drawing, go to menu 'Edit->Drawing Preferences'. Under 'Dimension' choose 'Dimension Settings'. Scroll to the bottom, and choose 'Precision' under 'Linear Dimensions'. Change the precis...
by riverbuoy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Draw poly lines by indicating lengths
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Draw poly lines by indicating lengths

Hi ChlCork, You can draw lines just as you did in Autocad. The key to snapping to angles is the snap option 'Snap to Angle or distance', (two letter shortcut is 'EL'). Start the line command, select the first point, then type EL. Four boxes appear in the options toolbar, Angle, Base, Distance , Base...
by riverbuoy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: Compatibility to AutoCAD
Replies: 3
Views: 5698

Re: Compatibility to AutoCAD

Hi JustInchan, So, I have tried to use AutoCAD to open the dwg file created by QCAD and find there is a water mark saying it is created by student version....especially doing print preview in AutoCAD. It is my belief that the Trial versions of QCAD do indeed insert a watermark into the drawings. Pre...
by riverbuoy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Snap on 45 degree points
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Snap on 45 degree points

Hi guys, My two cents worth. If you have multiple circles to draw the lines in, it might be slightly quicker to use the 'Centerline Cross' tool. Select 'Misc->Draw->Centerline Cross', shortcut 'CS'. centrelinecross.png Set X to 100, Y to 0 and the third box to 'Percent'. The X setting is the size of...
by riverbuoy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Creating Custom Commands
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Re: Creating Custom Commands

Hi fratink, Is there a way to add scripts that use the command line in the qcad GUI? Simple answer: No More involved answer: Yes The simplest way to achieve this is to use the 'script shell' (Misc->Development->Script Shell). This allows you to load scripts containing functions, which you can then r...
by riverbuoy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: grid spacing
Replies: 12
Views: 5160

Re: grid spacing

Hi Caster,

The answer is in 'Edit->Drawing Preferences->Dimension Settings'. You will see that the 'Dimension Label Font' box is empty. Select a font and click 'Apply', and the labels will change to metric.

Hope this helps

Regards

riverbuoy
by riverbuoy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Centreline Cross
Replies: 18
Views: 24742

Re: Centreline Cross

Hi Husky and J-J, After looking into this I think I have found a solution. I looked into the shop and saw a message saying that they are currently on holiday until the 16th of August, so I thought I would post this temporarily. This fix works with Husky's example of two circles and a rectangle, but ...
by riverbuoy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Centreline Cross
Replies: 18
Views: 24742

Re: Centreline Cross

Hi Husky, I started up QCAD Pro Trial Edition. The behaviour is exactly as you describe. I then started the community edition (by renaming the plugins) and the problem went away. Centreline Cross was working exactly as it should. Finally, I have the source code of the community edition, which I have...
by riverbuoy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: orthogonal mode
Replies: 5
Views: 9122

Re: orthogonal mode

Hi All, I think what you need is the snap restriction - 'Restrict Angle or Length'. This is in the snap menu, or you can use the shortcut 'EL'. This displays in the options toolbar four input boxes and two check buttons. The first check button is labeled 'Angle', followed by an input box for angle, ...

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