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by rwells
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: PDFs
Replies: 2
Views: 4122

I have QCad 2.2.2.0 on linux (fedora 13) and any attempt to export to pdf consumes 100% of the cpu for about a minute and then it crashes. Printing in general seems to produce the same result.
by rwells
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

"No, a block does not exist on a layer. But the entities that are part of the block definition exist on a layer. " This may be true of the drawing on which the block is created. In AutoCad, however, it is not apparently true if that block is inserted into another drawing. In the second drawing there...
by rwells
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

"As it is now, it is impossible to have the block inserts visible while the block definition is invisible."

One of my points well.
by rwells
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

I also have problems with blocks in QCad. This is mostly because they are apparently handled very differently than in AutoCad and my drawings must be manipulated in both environments. The way I see it, in AutoCad a block is an attribute, resource if you will, of the drawing and exists only as a defi...
by rwells
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

Another block & layer anomaly

Andrew,

Have you any thoughts on my Sep 08 post on this subject?
thanks,
roger

BTW QCad is doing the job I need it for nicely (except for this little wrinkle)
by rwells
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

Another block & layer anomaly

I have two drawings. I intend to import the second into the first by copying the contents with a reference and pasting into the first drawing. The second drawing has three layers in addition to layer "0". One layer ("lines") consists of polylines, the second ("blocs") consists entirely of blocks def...
by rwells
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Developers
Topic: getting started with scripting
Replies: 0
Views: 17420

getting started with scripting

I need to write two scripts (if possible):
1. after selecting some number of blocks I want to scale each one based on its insertion point.
2. Similar operation with text entities.

I could use some help getting started and a reference to commands available and syntax.
Thanks
by rwells
Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

still not consistent with AutoCad

Does it bother you that QCad will not deal with an AutoCad generated DXF file properly.
by rwells
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

blocks and layer "0"

I'll make a small one. Where do I send it?
by rwells
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

blocks and layer "0"

Thanks for your reply to my post of yesterday. First, a little background: We collect data that consists of among other things the position of a moving ship. We plot these data using AutoCad. We do this using a program that I wrote that converts elements of the ship's track to a DXF file consisting ...
by rwells
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: QCAD Community 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocs and layers
Replies: 24
Views: 32088

blocks and layer "0"

It seems that not only is a block in its own layer and layer "0" but that its attributes (color, etc) are changed by editing "0" not the layer where the block was inserted. How then could blocks on different layers be assigned different colors or blocks on one layer be on and on another off? In Auto...
by rwells
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Edit Block Layer 0 has to be on - WHY
Replies: 4
Views: 10763

blocks and layer "0"

This business of blocks appearing on the designated layer as well as layer "0" is definitely an odds with the way autocad treats them. IMHO they should only appear on the layer where the INSERT operation put them.

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