Special OpenFile and Special NewFile needed

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Special OpenFile and Special NewFile needed

Post by blumi » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:46 pm

Hi on the forum,

last week I started my working with "QCad". Unfortunately
I'm not very familiar with java script language. But I'm willing
to learn. Today I have a special request/ idea for two scripts.

1. We have a drive on our network where app. 8000 small
dwg-files are stored. Sometimes we have to change
a file from this directory. Because of the large number
of files the File->Open dialog is a bit slow. My idea now
is a script Open->Filename. After clicking a window
pops up where I can insert the filename e.g. "2569"
the format ist fixed as *.dwg and the path can also
be fixed e.g. "V:\dwg\". After inserting the filename
and click on OK or press return, the file should open.

2. Sometimes we have to change a existing file an save
it as a new file. Therefore there is a file called "dwgnum.dat"
where the number of last saved file is stored. When I
call the script, it should open the dwgnum.dat copy the
number+1, save the opened file with that number
as filename and write the new "last number" to the

Has anyone an idea how I can do this in QCad?

Every help is appreciated.

Thanks for your help in advance.


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Re: Special OpenFile and Special NewFile needed

Post by hungerburg » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:47 am

Hello blumi, what you describe can be done with custom scripts.

A good place to start is the tutorial section of the reference documentation here - http://www.qcad.org/doc/qcad/latest/dev ... _bars.html

When you have your menu up you can tweak the "action" to do your things: open dialogs, ask questions, open files, save files, you name it.


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