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by Matfie
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: generating gear part
Replies: 17
Views: 10120

generating gear part

Hi I wrote a gear generator script for QCAD. implemented as a part library item https://github.com/plunky/qcad-gears So far, generates an Involute Spur gear outline only as a polyline. Can draw an axle hole, and spokes if required. gear.png gear.dxf for dimensioning the gear, you can specify the Pit...
by Matfie
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Re: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter

Try to figure out which Fonts are used in Techsoft it can use any system fonts. Thats not so important right now though as if I'm cutting out at work then I don't usually need the annotations Here are two test drawings. One is Attribute Controlled by Layer settings - the other one has customized en...
by Matfie
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Re: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter

Hi The Techsoft software does not use .DXF files natively, it uses its own proprietary format but can import/export drawings to .DXF in a limited way. I investigated in more detail today and a file it exported was noted as R11/R12 DXF when I loaded it into QCAD. I took this as a hint, and examined t...
by Matfie
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Re: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter

Hello Clive, thanks for your response. Apologies for my tardy response, we are not supposed to be on forums at work and also I was busy most of the day :) The Techsoft version we have (v2.09) fails on many types of .DXF file such as this one splines.dxf which has some splines in it. You may note tha...
by Matfie
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Re: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter

1. Your Software is able to read pdf's but only in black and white. Correct? Have you printed your drawing in QCad in a black and white mode? sorry no, this is incorrect .. I exported a PDF from QCAD and loaded it into the PDF reader that Windows 10 supplies and tried to print it from there. The PD...
by Matfie
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Re: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter

Hm, I've had no luck fiddling around though didn't get much time to do so .. I can export to a PDF and it looks fine, but the PDF application is not able to to any better than QCAD when printing. When I print direct from QCAD I can't get the laser to see anything unless it rasters the image (which t...
by Matfie
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: QCAD Developers and Contributors
Topic: script question
Replies: 4
Views: 2806

Re: script question

does it help that there is a BoundingBox script at:

Misc/MiscDraw/DrawBoundingBox/DrawBoundingBox.js

I don't know if that will help you to your destination, but perhaps it was just moved..?
by Matfie
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: QCAD Developers and Contributors
Topic: development of part library item, script cache?
Replies: 1
Views: 2038

development of part library item, script cache?

Hello As my introduction to QCAD I was writing a scripted part library item, to create a spur gear profile based on given parameters (its working, but the fine tuning is ongoing) gear.dxf one thing that I have found a bit difficult was that when I'm editing this script in an external editor then I s...
by Matfie
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

printing to Gravograph LS100Ex laser cutter

Hello I've been looking at using QCAD at my work (a school) as we currently use 'Techsoft 2D Design' software which is pretty standard in schools in the UK but has a few problems, at least in the version we have (major one is young students, click click click and only one undo!). I like QCAD and I l...
by Matfie
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Updating without uninstalling manually
Replies: 8
Views: 8917

Re: Updating without uninstalling manually

On installation, (at least for Windows 10) is it possible to have an entry added to the start menu? I don't know how this works, but QCAD does not show up there after installation..
by Matfie
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Adding Tools To The Qcad
Replies: 3
Views: 14263

Re: Adding Tools To The Qcad

Hello this is tangentially related to the answer -- I was looking for information about the parts library that used to be available but I didn't find any link to the page you mentioned through the actual website. It would be a good idea to put it in the QCAD section menu at the side, under "Add Ons" ?

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