[solved] Property Painter Tool

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Teebs
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[solved] Property Painter Tool

Post by Teebs » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:42 pm

I was wondering what the chances are a Property Painter tool will be added in QCad. Such tools are widely available in competing cad packages. They work by applying the properties of one entity to other entities with a single command.
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Re: Property Painter Tool

Post by afterhourdrafter » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:49 pm

Why can't I find a property painter tool? Because there isn't one. I would use this feature all the time.

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Re: Property Painter Tool

Post by andrew » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:43 pm

Can you elaborate about the use case for such a tool?

In CAD, layers are generally used to control attributes (colors, line weight, line type):
https://qcad.org/en/tutorial-working-with-layers

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Re: Property Painter Tool

Post by CVH » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:26 am

More in general.
What kinds of properties would a 'Painter Tool' parse through?

Andrew mentioned the 'General Properties'.
andrew wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:43 pm
In CAD, layers are generally used to control attributes (colors, line weight, line type):
I think that not everyone uses a specific layer/sublayer for every combination of colors, weights and types.
In that case there would not be a need for the general properties color, weight and type different from 'By Layer'.
More common is the use as first mentioned in the tutorial:
"All entities with the same type of real world function are typically residing on the same layer."
And that is not allways explicit the same as "... only entities with the exact same look ..."
All depends on the use and the organisation off your drawing.
Apart from that, layers and sublayers and related where/are PRO features.
Mainly one of the reasons I became a PRO user.

What about 'Specific Properties'?
But then the next question is how to parse eg. spline degree or poly widths to eg. text attributes or simple lines for that matter.
And yes, there are some features that can be parsed between types.

Sticking to the same type plenty can simply be done by the Selection Filter and the Property Editor.

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Re: Property Painter Tool

Post by Husky » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:06 am

@Teebs, @afterhourdrafter

Looks like your prayer has been answered ... e_surprised

The current snapshot offers a great "Property Painter" tool. Thanks for asking for it. I didn't know how much I would love it before I tested the new tool ...

@Andrew
Thank you - a great tool!
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Re: [solved]Property Painter Tool

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Re: [solved] Property Painter Tool

Post by Teebs » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:24 pm

Andrew, thanks for implementing the "Property Painter" tool. I hope most users will find it as useful as I do.

Teebs

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