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by Helix
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 12109

Re: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?

OK, have now tried J-J's method, which is neat. I haven't yet come to an understanding of precisely how this works but I'm explaining it to myself along the lines of: 'once a Block has been created its identity and characteristics reside in the Block List rather than with the Layer on which the Bloc...
by Helix
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 12109

Re: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?

OK, tried that. It works, provided I have separate items, one for each 'brick' Block, on the 'Outlines' Layer. Thus I have a rectangle and a square on the 'Outlines' Layer, then an 'Exterior wall' Layer onto which I have set the Block reference for a Block called 'Brick - exterior' comprising the re...
by Helix
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 12109

Re: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?

Ah, OK - I'll give that a shot....
by Helix
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 12109

Re: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?

OK Andrew, I think I've got it now. The answer this has led me to is that I cannot have one Block for say, a brick shape, and use it in separate iterations on different Layers if I want to have visible only ONE of those Layers at any one time (unless the visible Layer contains both all the component...
by Helix
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 12109

Re: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?

Andrew - thanks. Apologies, I don't fully understand your response though. This is probably because this is all very new to me and perhaps a bit of confusion between American and British English ! When you say: "check the layer of the lines inside your blocks as well as the layer assigned to the blo...
by Helix
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 12109

Blocks: using Blocks on various Layers - possible?

Hi. Novice question.... I'm drawing a garage building, with separate Layers for wooden 'Framework', 'Roof' and 'Brickwork'. I have created Blocks for one whole brick, a half-brick and a row of several bricks - these Blocks were created and inserted when the 'Brickwork' Layer was selected. I now need...
by Helix
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Scale on Rulers and drawing - newbie questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3897

Re: Scale on Rulers and drawing - newbie questions

andrew - that's very helpful; thanks for taking the time to respond so comprehensively. I appreciate the need to invest learning time but sometimes it can take rather a long time to discover that a particular program doesn't quite do what you want - different things rather than the wrong things. You...
by Helix
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Scale on Rulers and drawing - newbie questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3897

Scale on Rulers and drawing - newbie questions

Hi. I'm a total QCAD virgin and have no experience of CAD drawing software (although many years ago I used Visio), so apologies, please bear with me! I have downloaded v3.9.4.0 onto a Win 7 desktop. QCAD seems very advanced and complicated to me and it may be that it is too sophisticated for my need...

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