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by plaatjesprater
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: prepare file for laser cut
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: prepare file for laser cut

There is a special function to do this: Modify > Detection > etc. This works specially for exact copies. If there are also overlapping lines who are not exactly doubled it won't work. Those lines you have to delete manually. In important drawings I sometimes try every line, just to be sure. If you w...
by plaatjesprater
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

This is great! I'm really happy with this, because this is a repeating task for me. At this moment I haven't got the time to dive into it, hopefully I can do that in the weekend. Thanks a lot to CVH! @Husky: I tought it was more or less finished then I found out it wasn't. I changed the title on 19/...
by plaatjesprater
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

Now I see these are the layers you made, that's the first clue. Can you give me a little more detail about the steps you made with the layers? I don't see how to achieve these results.
by plaatjesprater
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

I really appriciate your suggestions but I don't know what you mean. I understand the idea of dividing the problem, but I don't see what you mean with the description you made. Also the file doesn't clear this. Can you please be more specific? What command are your notes for? I have viewed the file,...
by plaatjesprater
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [PARTLY SOLVED, WITH BUG REPORT]

Last post the unexpected results were not easy to reproduce. Now I got a new file with the same kind of results as the first. In both cases my design was made with a lot of elipses. The advice of CVH was to convert the ellipses into polylines. The collection polylines was selected to make an offset ...
by plaatjesprater
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

I'm sorry to replay so late, I was away for a few days. Today I copied the file to make it ready to post here. The original drwawing is altered, and now the problem disppeared. (?!?) So I can't reproduce it. Next time I will post the file immidiately after a problem occurs, this is strange and frust...
by plaatjesprater
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

I still have issues combining polygons with offset. See these results in the images. Maybe I do something wrong but I can't find out what it could be. 3 polygons are selected but only 2 want to offset. Is there something to prevent this? In the case wilt elipses there were 4 of them perfectly combin...
by plaatjesprater
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

The quote of Husky was made in a basic tutorial on youtube. It was a funny quote so I remenbered it. Last question for the moment: you said the elips was divided in 64 points in a polyline. When I repeated your action, it made only 32. Do you know where this can be ajusted, or is it in the program p...
by plaatjesprater
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

Very convincing result CVH! Now i see how to do this easy within Qcad. I'm still curious wether it is a good idea to propose a new feature with one or a few boolean functions. On the other hand, this is the 'brainpower method' as Husky stated. Thanks for your help!
by plaatjesprater
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline?

@CVH Did you change the elipses into polylines first? What function did you use for that? I still feel like a greenhorn in Qcad, but getting more used to it day by day. :oops: I ordered the qcad-book on lulu, but it is little delayed by christmas madness. @Andrew: The crash did happen, but I couldn'...
by plaatjesprater
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline?

OK finally I found a way to realize it. The critical mistake was that I accidentally scaled the group of entities in Inkscape. So I tried everything again and then it finally worked. So in short description: Export to Inkscape with advanced svg export In Inkscape everything disapeared, set linewidth...
by plaatjesprater
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline?

I tried another way of solving the issue. In the picture is seen that two circles with offset distance deliver a nice result. When I try this with 34 elipses it doesn't. My idea was to do it with the offset tool and then make an inner offset line as well. That one should then correspond with the org...
by plaatjesprater
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

Re: How to combine entities to a new outline?

This could have been a simple and elegant solution, but it didn't work because qcad crashed. I tought: let's do the boolean trick in Inkscape and work on in Qcad but that wasn't easy as well. Exported the drawing to Inkscape as svg and made the outline (that was the easy part). Imported the new made...
by plaatjesprater
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3923

How to combine entities to a new outline? [SOLVED]

Hello there, I'm an experienced cad-user and I like Qcad, but here I'm a new user and I have difficulies in a recent design for a coaster. The design is made with a lot of ovals (see image). Now I want tot make it ready for a lasercutter. The lines you see now will be halfcut and there is an outline...

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