There are situations in which existing positions of a drawing have to be used as basis for an operation. The positions are defined for example through points or other entities at those positions but they are not regular in any way as shown in this example:
Let's say we want to add a text label (or a circle, pasted entities, etc.) at each position of a point in the above example. Rather than clicking each point individually, QCAD can record (store) those positions and then replay or use them for a tool. This can be any tool that expects coordinates, for example drawing points, lines or circles with given radius, pasting, adding text, inserting a block, etc.
First, select all the entities that define the positions you want to work with. Here, we select the points:
Choose Misc > Information > Store Positions to store the positions of the selected points (in drawing / display order).
Next, start the tool you wish to use the positions for. In this example, we add a counter to each point in drawing order using Misc > Draw > Counter.
Instead of clicking each point now, we can simply choose Misc > Information > Use Positions and QCAD "clicks" each stored position for us (in drawing order):
Ideally, one would likely create a block for such repeating patterns, so each instance can be easily adjusted. And indeed, this tool is probably most useful for refactoring drawings with many repeating loose entities into blocks.
Tips and tricks you want to share with other users. Tutorials, user submitted documentation, etc.
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