Where is the documentation for beginners?

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Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by cbush525 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:40 am

Which has the definition for what a red square and blue square are used for.

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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by Husky » Wed May 29, 2019 2:09 am

Please provide more details regarding your question so that we can understand what you're talking about. Thanks.
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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by cbush525 » Wed May 29, 2019 2:43 pm

Like what does the blue and red squares mean?

I did find a reference manual out in Google land. Don't know why I can't find the same manual via the QCAD "Help" pull down.

Still looking before I buy.

QCAD is not as good, in my opinion, as my long ago Blueprint program which is no longer supported. Which is why I looking at QCAD.

Thanks for responding.

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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by Husky » Wed May 29, 2019 6:27 pm

cbush525 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Like what does the blue and red squares mean?
Yes.
cbush525 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:43 pm
I did find a reference manual out in Google land. Don't know why I can't find the same manual via the QCAD "Help" pull down.
My QCAD Pro reference manual works like a charm. Tell us the address of "your" online reference manual and maybe we can figure out why it isn't working.
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Wed May 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Still looking before I buy.
Everybody should do that! It took me years to find a adequate replacement for my used CAD system. The problem is always: We are stuck to used habits. A new system may be different but that could be also a good thing. I never regretted my decision to buy QCAD Pro - and no - they don't pay me for a positive statement. :wink:

Try the trial and if it doesn't works for you then don't buy it! :wink:
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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by cbush525 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:20 pm

Found documentation. Help pulldown give me version 3.22.1. What I found on internet was version 2.2. OK, Don't know what my problem was.

Now trying to figure out dimensions. I make a object 5/8 of inch which is shown as .625. I want it to show as 5/8. I set, in dimension preferences, fractional. What am i missing?"

I'd also love to get the QCAD test version that doesn't quit after n minutes. That a pain.

If i am able to build my birdhouse to my satisfaction I'll buy. I still have hopes. I've given up using my apple wireless mouse which jumps around like I have palsy. I presume the only one in the world.

Slow process for me.

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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by Husky » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:46 pm

cbush525 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Now trying to figure out dimensions. I make a object 5/8 of inch which is shown as .625. I want it to show as 5/8. I set, in dimension preferences, fractional. What am i missing?"
That should work. If not please attache the drawing (dxf/dwg) so that we can see all other used settings? Thanks.
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I'd also love to get the QCAD test version that doesn't quit after n minutes. That a pain.
The trial gives you the possibility to test all Pro functions before you buy. It is not intended to use it as a productive software packet. If you are done with testing you can convert it to a free version and it'll not quit on you again :wink:
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If i am able to build my birdhouse to my satisfaction I'll buy.
I'm pretty confident that you can build a nice birdhouse! If you are done and you like to share the result please post a screenshot of it.
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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by cbush525 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:40 am

The dimension on right should show as 5/8".

thanks
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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by Husky » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:22 am

Thanks for the attached drawing.

Your settings were ...

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which I changed to ...

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... and it looks in the drawing like this:

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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by cbush525 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:53 pm

I must be nuts. This morning I did a screen shot showing my dimension prefs and part of the drawing which I just did a horizontal dimension. As you can see it shows .625?

Also when I looked at the file I sent you it shows fractional setting.

Don't understand. Maybe something to do with test version of QCAD. But how? ?(wanted to put this sentence bold type?)


At least what you show is exactly what I wanted to do and I did what was correct. It just doesn't work for me.
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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by andrew » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:58 pm

Perhaps you're changing application settings (defaults for new drawings) instead of drawing settings?

Make sure to use Edit > Drawing Preferences

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Re: Where is the documentation for beginners?

Post by cbush525 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:45 am

Thanks for not suggesting, RFM. It was in red in QCAD preferences if I'd read it.

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