Edit 2: I just found out that multi-line text is a source of problems with working between QCAD and AutoCAD... I'll see what work-arounds/minimum effort workflow is best for working with these kinds of objects.IanVG wrote: ↑Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:10 pmI'm interested in this thread as well. Except that I'd like to add, that I want to use QCAD to create (preferably) .dxf's or (if necessary) .dwg's for cross-software operability. Put more simply, I want to create drawings in QCAD and then view them in their native file format in AutoCAD (I work with others who exclusively use AutoCAD).
Right now, I'm coming across issues with line type scaling for drawing a schematic in QCAD - it prints and shows up fine in the QCAD environment, but in AutoCAD I need to mess with LTS to get the hidden lines to show up properly dashed. I'm going to play around with drawing much longer lines (instead of drawing them within the 36"x24" sheet that print off on) and see what that changes. I'm also having trouble with text not showing up correctly in AutoCAD and some issues with blocks, but again, this may be due to the fact that initially brought all these shapes with a .dwg drawing from AutoCAD.
Anyways, if nothing else, I'll just update on personal pointers to avoid problems when working with both AutoCAD and QCAD. Any other hybrid users out there?
Edit: Typo, in hindsight this post is more appropriate for an entirely different topic post.
Edit 3: One neat feature of using both QCAD and AutoCAD is that you can setup the viewport in the layout in QCAD so much easier than in AutoCAD, so the only work you need to do in AutoCAD is using pagesetup to get the plot scaled to the window of your title-block or whatever.
Edit 4: One fix I've found for the line-type scaling issue is just to first thing change the LTS in AutoCAD to something that works for you (for me it was 0.025). But this is only because (maybe a mistake?) I modeled in QCAD at a scale of 1:1. The line-type works well there, but not in AutoCAD at default settings. In addition, I think that since QCAD doesn't support annotative blocks and all that jazz, I will just stick with having different files for different kinds of scaled drawings so I don't have to deal with the clutter of a bunch of blocks in QCAD. E.g. having a "Project-Name"-Schematic.dxf for a 1:1 and a "Project-Name"-1-4.dxf for a 1/4" = 1' scale. Seems like the best solution so far.
Edit 5: The crux of getting printed lines to show up the same is the global linetype scale. The same value will not produce the same kind of line from QCAD to AutoCAD. I'm thinking that maybe a plot scale or annotation scale setting in AutoCAD is the way to overcome this.