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by andrew
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Smart dimension
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Smart dimension

You can still place your own scripts into the same folder as before (e.g. scripts/Draw/Dimension). The scripts that come with QCAD are compiled into plugins.
by andrew
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Problem about changing copy of block
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Problem about changing copy of block

Yes. You can only use the same block multiple times if you wish to display the exact same contents with perhaps a different scale, rotation and position. Colors of entities in blocks can also vary (attribute value "By Block").
by andrew
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin

That switch for adding line weight margin is reflected in the bitmap exporter through parameter "noweightmargin":

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properties["noweightmargin"] = true;
by andrew
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: QCAD Snapshot 3.21.3.15
Replies: 0
Views: 440

QCAD Snapshot 3.21.3.15

QCAD 3.21.3.15 is a snapshot release. Snapshot releases are not intended for production use.

An intermediate change log is available at:
http://www.qcad.org/en/changelog

Update instructions for QCAD Pro or QCAD/CAM users can be found at:
http://www.qcad.org/en/customer-area
by andrew
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin

Strange.. QCAD uses the same routines and parameters. Perhaps you could create a bitmap with double or four times the required resolution and then scale it down accordingly (e.g. using imagemagick command line tools). Switching on antialiasing in QCAD might also have a similar effect (properties["an...
by andrew
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Problem about changing copy of block
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Problem about changing copy of block

If you select and copy a block in the main drawing, you are actually copying a "block reference". That's like a pointer to a block, not the actual block. A block reference to "MyBlock" basically tells QCAD "display block "MyBlock" here with a given scale, rotation, etc.". Copying a block reference j...
by andrew
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin

OK.. perhaps a rounding error? If your lines are 1 pixel wide and you use a margin of 0 the line might just be inside or outside the pixel depending on the values being rounded up or down.
by andrew
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: How to dimension elements (Driving, not driven)
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: How to dimension elements (Driving, not driven)

I think you might be looking for constraints or restrictions. That's not something supported or planned for QCAD. If you need two lines to be parallel, draw them parallel (e.g. with the parallel line tool) if you need them to have a certain distance, draw them with that distance, etc.
by andrew
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Trouble with Bitmap Export Add Extra Margin

Please post the exact parameters you are using for dwg2bmp along with the DXF/DWG file, thanks.
by andrew
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: The future looks bright for QCAD -good news from Andrew
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

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

Thank you for your kind feedback! It is much appreciated. Good to see that our work is put to good use :)
by andrew
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Where are QCAD scripts?
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Where are QCAD scripts?

It's part of the Pro add-on. Here's the (simplified) source of that script: include("scripts/EAction.js"); function LayerWhiteToBlack(guiAction) { EAction.call(this, guiAction); } LayerWhiteToBlack.prototype = new EAction(); LayerWhiteToBlack.prototype.beginEvent = function() { EAction.prototype.beg...
by andrew
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Wanted a way to define a spline
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Wanted a way to define a spline

No.

You can use the tool Modify > Divide to divide a spline at a given length using Snap > Distance to set the dividing point.
by andrew
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Future development of QCAD
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Future development of QCAD

By the way: since you seem to be getting concerned easily :wink:, you might want to check out the git repository of QCAD once in a while to check its life beat: https://github.com/qcad/qcad/commits/master This is only the free QCAD Community Edition part, but still gives you a pretty good idea if so...
by andrew
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Future development of QCAD
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Future development of QCAD

You can see upcoming features at to top of the changelog: https://qcad.org/en/documentation/changelog No need to be worried. We're doing fewer stable releases and more frequent snapshot releases instead. This way people who want to get the latest and greatest can do so and people who just need a wor...
by andrew
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: file format, layer question,
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: file format, layer question,

1) what file formats are possible? Can the Qcad program convert it to PDF? DXF, DWG, PNG, JPEG for import and DXF, DWG, SVG, PDF, PNG, JPEG for export. See also QCAD Features for a full list. 2) can I use a JPEG photo of the electrical panel lettering as a LAYER to help position the new lettering? ...

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