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by algrass
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Layers and changing layers attributes
Replies: 8
Views: 6971

Re: Layers and changing layers attributes

Hi Guys, I just came to bed and tried the new version of QCAD, 3.10 on my Macbook retina and everything works fine with layers. I tried the old files and new ones and it is fine. Simple and powerful. So it must be a silly settings difference between my iMac and my Macbook. Perhaps I have the iMac se...
by algrass
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Layers and changing layers attributes
Replies: 8
Views: 6971

Re: Layers and changing layers attributes

I tried yet another file from scratch. The default New. Apart from layer 0 I created 2 other layers: Red layer and Green layer. I drew a line with each layer and appended the edit layer dialog box to see how I set the layer attributes. But as you can see both the red and green layers show a line lik...
by algrass
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Layers and changing layers attributes
Replies: 8
Views: 6971

Re: Layers and changing layers attributes

Ok I started a new file with three layers and enclose a screenshot highlighting the red layer and its corresponding Edit Layer dialog box. I then reloaded the same file and changed the linetype and lineweight of the red layer. Then drew another line and nothing happened, the changes are ignored. See...
by algrass
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Layers and changing layers attributes
Replies: 8
Views: 6971

Re: Layers and changing layers attributes

Let me repeat your procedure Andrew and see if I discover something. I will get back to you.
by algrass
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Layers and changing layers attributes
Replies: 8
Views: 6971

Re: Layers and changing layers attributes

Hello Andrew, Here is the info you requested, two attachment. If these check ok I will send the dxf file. But basically you can reproduce the fault yourself by defining a set of layers first with only colour attributes. Then draw a couple of lines to save the file. Thereafter reload the same file an...
by algrass
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Message for Andrew
Replies: 6
Views: 6990

Message for Andrew

Can I bring to your attention my feeling about QCAD after becoming a user for the last two or three weeks approximately and used it intensively on some 2D geometric figures I am drawing? My conclusion is that the program, attractive as it may be, is QCAD centric rather than user centric. What I mean...
by algrass
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Layers and changing layers attributes
Replies: 8
Views: 6971

Layers and changing layers attributes

I have a drawing with some 18 different layers. Each layer attributes is the same except for the colour which is different and specific to each layer. It all works fine. However, if I select any of the layers, except layer 0, and change any of the attributes, line type or line dimension, the changes...
by algrass
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: How to use blocks
Replies: 15
Views: 14980

Re: How to use blocks- Can a block be nudged?

Simple question: Can a block or selection be moved (nudged) from the keyboard using the arrow keys? I've tried different combinations but found none.
by algrass
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: How to use blocks
Replies: 15
Views: 14980

Re: How to use blocks

Good tips, Husky. Thanks.
by algrass
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: How to use blocks
Replies: 15
Views: 14980

Re: How to use blocks

Good morning Husky. Thanks for your replies. I will reply to your answers progressively. Scale Tool. I know how this works but it does not do scaling in the AC fashion. It is fine but somewhat limiting in some instances such as the work I am doing now where I have to scale a block over a picture of ...
by algrass
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New User of Qcad
Replies: 0
Views: 3565

New User of Qcad

Since I am using QCAD a lot now I thought of introducing myself. My name is Al, short for Alfie and I live in the UK. I am a retired semiconductor scientist and have been knowledgeable with Autocad since the early DOS days. My last copy was Autocad 2002 which I still have. I did not use CAD in my ca...
by algrass
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: How to use blocks
Replies: 15
Views: 14980

Re: How to use blocks

Thanks for your reply, Husky. I am pleased to hear that these functions are already part of the current version of Qcad. I have been trying this function for the last 30 minutes and I don't find it so straightforward and the choice of name was not at all helpful. No criticism implied, I will work wi...
by algrass
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: How to use blocks
Replies: 15
Views: 14980

Re: How to use blocks

Hi and thanks for your reply. I had to refresh my mind before answering, so I installed my old copy of Autocad 2002 for Windows on my iMac 5k; I had to install Windows first under Bootcamp and it works fine. In short: I was remembering correctly, this "dynamic" feature, as I called it, was available...
by algrass
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: QCAD Pro Inactive after launch
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: QCAD Pro Inactive after launch

This is something that has changed in the most recent versions of Mac OS X. If you are comfortable working with a plain text editor, you can work around it by changing the file QCAD-Pro.app/Contents/Info.plist and removing the following 2 lines: <key>LSUIElement</key> <string>1</string> Yes I am co...
by algrass
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: QCAD Pro Inactive after launch
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: QCAD Pro Inactive after launch

This is something that has changed in the most recent versions of Mac OS X. If you are comfortable working with a plain text editor, you can work around it by changing the file QCAD-Pro.app/Contents/Info.plist and removing the following 2 lines: <key>LSUIElement</key> <string>1</string> Yes I am co...

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