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by lphilpot
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Line weight is too heavy in paper space print preview
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Line weight is too heavy in paper space print preview

Will I be embarrassed when Husky points out some simple setting I overlooked (probably!). :lol: Nope - you can plea "Not guilty". :wink: You stepped in the same "trap" like me. It's a bug in QCAD and fixed for the next release. https://www.qcad.org/en/changelog Whew! Dodged a bullet... :mrgreen: So...
by lphilpot
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Line weight is too heavy in paper space print preview
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Line weight is too heavy in paper space print preview

I'm probably missing something, but this very same file was OK last time I opened it. :wink: I have a drawing (Site layout.dwg) with a viewport, title block, etc., and last time I printed, it was fine. Now when I open Print Preview in Paper Space (only) the lineweights are off the scale: http://page...
by lphilpot
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: creating a shortcut in Linux Mint for qcad
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: creating a shortcut in Linux Mint for qcad

MATE is a Gnome derivative, right? If so, you'll need to use Alacarte, MenuLibre or another menu editor to get it into the menus. It's been a while since I used MATE, so I can't remember if there's a 'start button' (sorry!) right-click shortcut to it nor not. On the desktop, I believe you can right-...
by lphilpot
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: Unable to remove black dot in drawing. (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 2187

Re: Unable to remove black dot in drawing.

It's a zero diameter circle on layer 0. I was able to window select and delete it...?
by lphilpot
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: how do I draw tapering latitudinal lines on a globe ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

Re: how do I draw tapering latitudinal lines on a globe ?

As a QCAD newbie, I hesitate to even ask and possibly add to the confusion, but... solo, are you referring to arcs whose thickness tapers off toward each end, as if they recede into the distance? In other words, where nearest to the eye, the arc appears X units thick but tapers to a fraction of X be...
by lphilpot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: User Template Border HOwTo
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: User Template Border HOwTo

Yep, I figured out 1 through 6. And you understood correctly what I was asking: If I move entities in model space and they're also in a viewport in paper space, they'll move there, too (just the geometry, not the viewport). So there's no way to 'anchor' them to a viewport in paper space while allowi...
by lphilpot
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: User Template Border HOwTo
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: User Template Border HOwTo

I don't know what I (thought I) saw last night, but scaling within a viewport works exactly right (i.e., 'zoom' changes don't affect real dimensions). I obviously misread something in my haste. One other question: Is it possible to lock geometry in respect to a viewport (or vice-versa, as the case m...
by lphilpot
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: User Template Border HOwTo
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: User Template Border HOwTo

Good suggestions, and if I were planning on using it in the future I'd definitely do something like that. (famous last words!) At some point, I'll create some templates, but right now I'm learning. This was a POC. :wink: I'll have to take a closer look, but I think (?) there are some details about s...
by lphilpot
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: User Template Border HOwTo
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: User Template Border HOwTo

Here you go... To save time, I just grabbed a few blocks I had downloaded long ago (but I drew the title block myself a few weeks ago! :lol:).
by lphilpot
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: User Template Border HOwTo
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: User Template Border HOwTo

That's exactly what I was thinking of -- A viewport (or viewports) in paper space through which an appropriately-scaled view (or views) of the drawing is seen, for printing/plotting. All the pieces exist at the same scale in model space but can be organized into specific layouts in paper space, at t...
by lphilpot
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: User Template Border HOwTo
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: User Template Border HOwTo

I was just replying to a comment that Clive made, but I'm open. It's 100% OK if you or anyone else wants to educate me. :wink:

Thanks.
by lphilpot
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: User Template Border HOwTo
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: User Template Border HOwTo

Usually all borders and title blocks would be kept within the same drawing file, the latest QCAD versions now have added paper space layouts intended for laying out the final drawings, a place if you like away from the normal drawing area (model space) where you can scale drawings and finalize the ...
by lphilpot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Regexes in selection filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Regexes in selection filter

That makes sense. You don't have to convince me of the usefulness of regular expressions (as I come from a *nix background). :wink:

Thanks.
by lphilpot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Regexes in selection filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Regexes in selection filter

So does that mean it can only be "trusted" to be accurate on non-formatted text? I assumed (?) by changing to the standard (non-TrueType) font it wouldn't have any formatting information. How do we make it work against only the actual textual part of a text label? By the way, I'm just curious, not c...
by lphilpot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Regexes in selection filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Regexes in selection filter

I was reading this topic: https://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5360#p19963 where Andrew demonstrated selective selection with the selection filter and a simple regex: "[A-Z]+[0-9]+" (no quotes used in QCAD). I'm not getting the same results, though. I tried it on an existing drawing and...

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