Ordinate Dimensions

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Ordinate Dimensions

Post by rlubikey » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:53 am

Smee again!

OK, there's another feature I'd like to see - ordinate dimensions. Just x- or y-distances from a single zero point. This saves cluttering up the drawing with linear dimensions - especially useful when you're giving it to an old-fasioned machine shop :¬)

Thanks for a great product. The latest update ( seems to have fixed some fill problems which I had put down to 'finger trouble'.



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Ordinate dimensions

Post by Dad » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:31 pm


I you love to see this feature too. Ordinate dimensions is very useful to have the (x,y) coordinates when you write a GCode program to generate paths.

In my company we use today a very old MSDos CAD program. It's very easy to use (as easy as QCAD). Here is a sample of what we make everyday with this program :


I'm searching for a long time to find a easy to use CAD software to replace the old one. Never found a simple one that can be used by every people working in my company. Evaluating QCad for some days makes me feel that I have found the best one that fit my need.

I would love to replace this old cad software with QCad, but without the ordinate dimension feature, it's not possible (well not without cluterring as rlubikey says)

Thanks for you help.

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Post by Antsmarch » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:58 am

I hate to dredge up an old post but I would like to know if this feature will be implemented in the upcoming release of Qcad. I own the current version of Qcad, and this works fine for some projects. However, I have to used other programs to complete any project that needs the ordinate dimensioning system and would like to keep any hobby projects completely inside a linux environment.

Could someone please inform me if this will be available for Qcad v3. If so, I will not hesitate to purchase the new version when available.

Thank you

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Post by andrew » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:00 am

QCAD has ordinate dimensioning since version (2008/01/25).


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