[Qgis-developer] Make QGIS interact with LibreCAD.

Ivan Mincik ivan.mincik at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 05:01:39 PDT 2013

On 04/22/2013 12:52 PM, Bernhard Ströbl wrote:
> Hi Diego,
> some of my users with more complex editing tasks (and familiar with CAD
> software) are complaining about not having similar possibilities in QGIS
> and I admit that our CAD has much more to offer in that respect
> (snapping, construction), so thanks for the move.
> IMHO the best would be to have CAD-like functions in QGIS (strategy #1)
> because
> 1) many people missing these functions already might use some CAD or
> another to get their work done and are exchanging data between the two
> systems (with all problems), so strategy #2 would simply exchange their
> CAD software (if they are willing to change)
> 2) and more important: many things that work in CAD do not work in GIS
> and vice versa, e.g. CAD: line color, hatching, dimensioning...., GIS:
> attributes. Splines could be resolved into polylines, resembling the
> original spline, though. In short words: CAD is about drawing, GIS is
> about data modelling. So if you have the functions in QGIS you can more
> easily prevent users from doing silly things.
> my 2 ct
> Bernhard

I totally agree with Bernhard. Extending his CAD tools is the best solution.

Ivan Mincik

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