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by carlhelquist
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: QCAD quits when trying to insert library item
Replies: 2
Views: 4491

Re: QCAD quits when trying to insert library item

Thanks. That's exactly what I was doing: creating a block and then using the same name for the file. Once I tried skipping the extra block creation step everything worked fine.

Carl Helquist
by carlhelquist
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: QCAD quits when trying to insert library item
Replies: 2
Views: 4491

QCAD quits when trying to insert library item

QCAD quits when inserting some library items. I created my own library items. When I tried to use them, the program would quit as soon as I tried to drag and drop the item into the drawing window. I have the same problem with the "default/misc/window" and "default/misc/5 title" library items. Other ...
by carlhelquist
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Add a Font to Drop Down List?
Replies: 2
Views: 3155

Re: Add a Font to Drop Down List?

Found the font in the list, right at the end of the CAD fonts. Not sure how I missed it, thanks for setting me straight.
by carlhelquist
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Add a Font to Drop Down List?
Replies: 2
Views: 3155

Add a Font to Drop Down List?

I have a .cxf font that I have used in the past with qcad 2.2.2.0 . I copied the .cxf file to the qcad fonts directory. When I open files that have text using the custom font, the characters show up as I expect them to. However, when I try to write new text, my custom font isn't available on the dro...
by carlhelquist
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Unicode Character in Dimension
Replies: 4
Views: 5170

Yes, That Worked

Yes, copying and pasting did the trick.

Thank you for your help.

Carl Helquist
by carlhelquist
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Unicode Character in Dimension
Replies: 4
Views: 5170

Partial Success

Thank you for your quick reply. I am able to insert unicode into text using your instructions, but I am unable to do so in dimensions. example file: http://www.flycarlair.com/pages/qcad/Fraction.dxf and the standard.cxf that has my glyph for 7/8 in [215e]: http://www.flycarlair.com/pages/qcad/standa...
by carlhelquist
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Unicode Character in Dimension
Replies: 4
Views: 5170

Unicode Character in Dimension

Is there a way to insert a unicode character in a dimension? I would like to insert stacked fractions as font characters.

Carl Helquist
by carlhelquist
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Custom Paper Format yields blank PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 7113

Blank Custom Page

I was having a similar problem when using QCAD 2.2.2.0. I was attempting to plot patterns on 36x30 inch sheets of paper. Printing to PDF Creator, plotting to an HP plotter, and using the PDF Export function all yielded blank plots. The interesting thing is that I was able to use QCAD 2.0.5.0 communi...
by carlhelquist
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: A question about DXF compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 16717

Never say never

I just noticed today that I have no problems using AutoCAD 2002 to open dxf files created using the community edition of QCAD. Just goes to show you that never is a very long time.

Carl Helquist
by carlhelquist
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: help with 11 by 17 inch paper
Replies: 2
Views: 5657

11 x 17 is Tabloid

Try tabloid for your paper size.

Carl Helquist
by carlhelquist
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: A question about DXF compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 16717

dxf and Autocad

I have never been able to open a QCAD dxf file with AutoCAD. AutoCAD always gives a message similar to "Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded". I've had mixed results opening QCAD dxf files with other cad programs that read the dxf format. I have had some success using EveryDWG (http:...
by carlhelquist
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Getting different font sizes and formats in dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 12332

Dimension Styles

Yes, some sort of dimension style function would be very nice. For now maybe a useful strategy would be to keep the larger font size while the design is still in flux, even if it doesn't look that great. When the time comes to settle on a final design then go through and resize things where appropri...
by carlhelquist
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Getting different font sizes and formats in dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 12332

Explode

This isn't an elegant solution to your problem, but it will work: Explode the dimension that you would like to have a non-typical size, then change the text properties.

Carl Helquist
by carlhelquist
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: CAM Expert 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: <if:>
Replies: 0
Views: 14915

<if:>

I am trying to have a tool change at the start of each layer only if a layer parameter is set to yes. Here are the lines I added: in [LayerParameter] LayerParameter fixed $T Tool_Change? Yes No LayerParameter free $t 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 in OrderToolChange {<NewLine>t$t m6 <NewLine>g43 h$t} OrderLayerSta...
by carlhelquist
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Developers
Topic: Formatting Text File Output
Replies: 1
Views: 18427

Formatting Text File Output

I am trying to write decimal values to a text file formatted so that there is a specific number of precision after the decimal point. I seem to be overlooking something very basic about how argDec() and Strings work and I am stuck. Here is what I have tried so far: function main() { var pi=Math.PI; ...

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