What features would you like to see added to a future version of DataCAD?
#76048 by joshhuggins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Could we get replace options in the Hatch and Linetype managers so we can replace patterns with bad definitions? Would also like during the Import DWG, a section to map hatch patterns. I have been having a lot of trouble with DWG hatch patterns coming in that lock the drawing up.

Edit: Also an option to reset hatch origin to absolute zero. I am seeing hatch patterns where the origin point is out in no mans land and it makes the hatch either not display or have weird artifacts.
#76204 by joshhuggins
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Now that symbols support off layers, could Symbol Explode have a toggle option to include/exclude Off layers? The current Symbol Explode menu is full, but seems like the S9 3D Views is kind of out of place anyway, maybe it could be added there?
#76238 by joshhuggins
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:29 pm
Could we get an option so Perpendicular Object Snapping would only remember the last snapped point (middle click, N) and not remember Left Clicks? I think this would help a lot in the wonkeyness of using Perpendicular Snapping when your work is not in alignment with grid snapping. Often we use Left click to end a command like inserting a symbol with dynamic rotation, we have to drag the cursor around and left click to enter the rotation. This can then throw off your next perpendicular point unless your rotation is aligned with your grid on 90° or if the grid is not in alignment with the last snapped point.
#76250 by joshhuggins
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Can the DWG import process log the names of each layer's name and block name to the log file (or to a import log if you don't want it to muck up the main log file). It's can be hard to hunt down what layer or block is causing the DWG import to fail when it just says

Message line: Reading layers
Message line: Reading Blocks

If Datacad could log the names before it tries to import each, when it crashes then we could check the log and then hunt down the offending object in Autocad before trying to import again.
#76287 by joshhuggins
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:39 pm
How about an option in the Right Click context menu for a 'Select All Instances' that would select all xrefs that are using that file? Would make trying use Ctrl to pecking thru the list to find all instances of that xrefed file much easier / faster and less prone to missing one. Ideally it could be used so we could still use Ctrl+ so we could select all instances of multiple files or still and or subtract from the selection set. Not sure if that would be do-able the way the selection process and the context menu interact with each other at the moment but something along these same lines to accomplish this would be nice.

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