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by DougVW
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: QCAD Pro Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: QCAD Pro Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Just for the record, we got this working this week. As suspected, it was not a QCAD problem, and required advanced configuration of the machine parameters including swap space. Here's a couple of links in case anyone else has to deal with similar issues. https://serverfault.com/questions/932544/ec2-...
by DougVW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: QCAD Pro Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Replies: 3
Views: 490

QCAD Pro Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Software: QCAD Pro Server 3.22.0 on CentOS 7 I wanted to check if any of you have had experience hosting QCAD on AWS? If so, what machine parameters are key? Have been using QCAD+dwg2pdf on an old Dell Optiplex Pentium server on our internal network and it has worked reliably and fast enough with gr...
by DougVW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Printing
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Printing

Thanks to Andrew for also adding multiple sheet support in Dwg2Pdf for QCAD 3.22. Here's an example of a 3-page PDF export from Linux command line: /usr/share/httpd/opt/qcad-3.22.0-pro-linux-x86_64/dwg2pdf -platform offscreen -a -f -block="Layout2,Layout3,Layout4" -m 5 -l -p "ANSI C (431.8x558.8)" m...
by DougVW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: The future looks bright for QCAD -good news from Andrew
Replies: 2
Views: 5464

Re: The future looks bright for QCAD -good news from Andrew

QCAD's future may have gotten even brighter this month. 3DS/DraftSight has released their first 2019 version and no longer provides a free edition. The 2018 and prior version free editions are to expire at the end of this year. Thanks for continuing to provide community editions as well as premium o...
by DougVW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Printing
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Printing

Dwg2pdf works great, yet I think that multi-page PDF is being requested. Last time I checked, dwg2pdf only produces single page output. (see my request at https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php? ... 43&p=21509 ) Multi-page PDF can be assembled using other tools, such as pdftk.
by DougVW
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: QCAD Installation and Upgrades
Topic: QCAD Server Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: QCAD Server Installation

I'm late to this thread. FWIW, we use it on Linux CentOS 7 as part of an internal web service. So, I install it as "apache" as follows. I don't remember any dependencies I had to pre-install. sudo -u apache qcad-3.21.2-pro-linux-x86_64.run Here's an example command line call to build PDF: /usr/share...
by DougVW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Multi-page output from dwg2pdf
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

Re: Multi-page output from dwg2pdf

Yes, we need multiple layouts/blocks printed on separate pages. Thanks for more sample code, yet you have already provided the ability to select a layout from dwg2pdf and yes, we use pdftk to assemble the pages. So the subject request is still not urgent, yet I'm always looking for ways to speed up ...
by DougVW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Multi-page output from dwg2pdf
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

Re: Multi-page output from dwg2pdf

Thanks for adding this feature request. Dwg2pdf is still working well for us for single sheets, yet we still have need for multi-page output in a single PDF. Is there a way I could implement this myself with a script? I have reviewed https://www.ribbonsoft.com/doc/qcad/3.0/developer/_ex_pdf_export.h...
by DougVW
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: dwg2pdf scaling to fit on Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: dwg2pdf scaling to fit on Windows

A sample ANSI C Landscape drawing is attached that has the same results for me as reported 2018-02-01. Version 3.18.1 does a good scale to fit and 3.19 does not.
custom.dxf
sample DXF for dwg2pdf testing
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by DougVW
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: dwg2pdf scaling to fit on Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: dwg2pdf scaling to fit on Windows

I will try to get you a sample, but it may be next week before I can find or prepare a non-proprietary sample. I tested your "ANSI C Landscape.dxf" but modelspace scales OK and paperspace doesn't seem to be setup. For now, I can just report the following results using the same command line options o...
by DougVW
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: dwg2pdf scaling to fit on Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

dwg2pdf scaling to fit on Windows

We've got a pilot working well of QCAD server on CentOS 7 and it is scaling pages as intended with the following command line: /usr/share/httpd/opt/qcad-3.18.1-pro-linux-x86_64/dwg2pdf -platform offscreen -a -f -block=*Paper_Space -m 2 -l -p "ANSI C (431.8x558.8)" "/var/www/html/Output/custom.dxf" I...
by DougVW
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Multi-page output from dwg2pdf
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

Multi-page output from dwg2pdf

QCAD 3.19 has added layouts and viewports. Eventually, we could use a way to specify multiple viewports with the command line of dwg2pdf in order to produce multiple page output to a single PDF. Thanks for a great tool and for your consideration.

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