Fixing things

We are fixing things as we go along. The new issues that are found or the existing ones, all of them must be solved before the release.

I’ve fixed an issue of unresponsive status bar when a new document is created.

And also implemented the tooltip for the cursor to help the user know the coordinates more easily instead of looking at the bottom to see the status bar. This improves the user’s workflow.

Now looking into other issues.


Correction of ids

We have corrected the issue of incorrect IDs of the pasted entities after cut or copy. This was solved by dynamically casting the entities to get the id of the intended entity and then pass this to the clone entity.

There are many other issues still left to solve before going for the first release.

Also been working on adding theme functionality to the user for eCAD. Hacked a little on CSS for that.

Improving the looks

I have added the remaining two funcitons for scripting as well which enables the drawing of Arc and Text entities.

For now arc entity can be created by passing three points through which an arc will pass.

E.g. cad.arc(120,130,233,321,456,546); // arc entity passing through three points

And the text entity can be drawn as:

cad.text(420,520,”hello”); //  text entity at position(420,520) with text ‘hello’

If you want to write a multiline comment then you can pass the third parameter as “helloneveryone”. This will draw text entity as:


Now I’m going to improve the looks of the eCAD. I’ve started working on the Qt Stylesheet which will decide the overall looks of the software.

Implemented Scripting

I’ve added entity functions to enable scripting for the user.

For example, if a user wants to draw a point in the scene, he/she can write:


and a point entity will be created at (200,300) position in the scene.

Similarly other entities can be drawn using following commands:

cad.line(112,60,630,478); // line with start_point(112,60) and end_point(630,478),444,60); // circle with center at point(505,444) with radius = 60
cad.ellipse(432,88,65,90); // ellipse with center at point(432,88) with minor_radius = 65 and major_radius = 90

Arc and text entities are yet to be implemented which will be done next.

Moving further

I’ve implemented ‘Delete Selected’ feature in the eCAD this as the name suggests delete all the selected entities.

Also send commit that corrects the coding standards of the whole project which we have missed previously. And we have all agreed on following the coding standards as defined on the wiki page of eCAD github repository.

I also helped Kamalpreet in implementing selection features that she is doing.

Now currently I’m doing ‘Delete’ feature which enables the user to select entities one-by-one and delete them once user hits ‘Enter’ key.

Worked a bit

Worked on Modify Menu items Delete and Delete Selected.

Will be committing them soon.

Also did a commit today for Dr. Geo. I’ve corrected the sensitivity of the menu items. Rest all will be set when the respective functionality is added. I need to look at LibXML2 as well.


Cleaning the menus

We have started cleaning out the menus of eCAD. There are certain menu items there which are yet to be implemented and some of them not till the next release.

So stayed with the select menu and finished selection and de-selection of entities.

There are still different ways left to select entities which we would be doing before the initial release.

I’m also working on Deleting entities.