(1 replies, posted in EN : Help, suggestions, discussions, ...)

You mean clickable links in pdf?
That is a feature request already nomicons/smile

What is your screen resolution?

OK for me on Qt 5.6.2, Mageia 6
EDIT: QET rev 4964 locally compiled in Qt Creator run in debug mode) screen res 2560x1600 /EDIT

To me it looks like on unio's system:

  • The conductors seem to go to correct drawing coordinates? (no ofset)

  • The elements are double size! I beleive they have correct insetion point, which varies by element.  Example: i think the computer element have insertion point defined top left if my theory is correct.


I actually prefer manual saving, the hard time is to remember to do it...
My nomenclature is like this
[project]-[incremented number]-[optionally a short note of important changes since last].qet

For the time stamp i used to trust the filesystem, but that fail for most remote filesynchrinisation methods, so sometimes i note it after the incremented number.

(Yes i still exist, long time no see...) nomicons/smile

Welcome csz nomicons/smile

I am an occasional user and tester (mostly use Mageia Linux), but not a developer.

I start with two questions:

Are you using latest version from http://download.tuxfamily.org/qet/builds/nightly ?

Were you using the same version on W7?

scorpio810 wrote:
Nuri wrote:
scorpio810 wrote:

Windows XP is supported

still only by QElectroTech nomicons/grin

It's a little more work for me, but as long as it's possible for me, QElectroTech will support Windows XP for our users, and I think especially for those in education, schools and for all those in developing countries, or for those which not have money to buy a new machine or can't install Gnu/Linux and need to learn electricity, pneumatic, hydraulic, etc.. nomicons/smile

XP compatibility is great to have.
There are times you need XP for old programs needed by some old hardware in machines to service/rebuild, and it is good to be able to run QET on same system.  nomicons/smile

Thanks, will try later. Away for a week nomicons/smile


To set the defaults for new pages ("folios"), use Project properties.
Right click your project in the project list and select "Project properties" and select:

In the folio settings, remove the mark in the box next to "Visible text" in picture

Example from my laptop, texts overflowing.
(That page is a top plan of the PLC network of the equipment)

Ah great, and thanks for the quick reply nomicons/smile


When issuing (like I did)

$ qelectrotech --help

it explain that option like:

  --config-dir=DIR              Definir le dossier de configuration

I dont know much french, but to me it looks like it say "Define configuration folder"

But QET still store configuration in ~.config/QElectroTech/QElectroTech.conf !

Instead it works like you say nomicons/smile  So please update the --help to reflect reality  nomicons/wink - that it defines the base dir of custom elements and title blocks

OR if you like, make that option really point to the configuration file, and make a new option
  --custom-dir=DIR    base folder of custom elements and title blocks

OR... was it meant that configuration file should be stored on the base folder of custom elements and title blocks?
(would also be nice if output in english if system language is not french, but most users guess the meaning anyway nomicons/smile )

On the laptop the screen is the same regardless if i boot windows or linux nomicons/wink  But i compiled QET locally on Linux with Qt 5.6.2
Compared to my workstation, on my laptop windows QET display texts smaller, but on Linux QET display texts *much* larger.

The text size on laptop in windows is close to size of what i see on workstation in Linux.

The windows QET is the "ready-to-use" development version.

My workstation have same Linux distro Mageia6, Plasma, and Qt versions as laptop, both use proprietary but different Nvidia drivers.

Laptop is an old Thinkpad T61p with 1600x1200 screen, workstation have 2560x1600.

From the link you gave I fail to distill a method to apply.  Maybe it got lost in google translation or i am just too tired.

To tell which system show the correct size, i guess i can make a text of large size "H" in element editor and measure how many dot high it is.    What would be correct measurement there?

Another test:
booting into MS Windows7 on that laptop and use the QET windows binary, the text is instead a little bit *smaller* than on my Mageia workstation.

There is another small problem: All text on schema is less beautiful - kerning and softness (i dont remenber the correct term right now) seem broken.  Menus and project list etc are all OK.

While not beautiful, it is good enough for my immediate need.

Picture left: Nice text in folio list - right: ugly rendered text on schematic

Maybe it is a question of what typefaces are installed?
I have only used default and not tred other.  Yet.

By command line or config file?
(makes syncing and multiboot easier)

I prepared my laptop to travel with the project to finish documentation on site.
To my horror i now see that all text in qet drawings are 50% larger there -> overlapping = unusable.
Also the pdf i export there show same problem.

I use exactly the same OS: Mageia 6, Plasma.

Any clue?

Ah you wanted to remove it.
Sorry I misunderstood.

Yes the default position of conductor labels most often make them land on the neighbour so unless moved manually the labeling is wrong.  (my drawings are pretty dense)


I often move them so they "sit" on the conductor

OK, i go back to 4899 for now.

Never been in this land before... I just read your note above and added option like in image below, but i get result:

***Unknown option -std=c++1y
16:57:50: The process "/bin/qmake" exited with code 1.

What can i try?

gcc-c++ version 5.4.0

@ 4901, Quick check: It crashes immediately on opening a drawing
- even a brand new drawing now created with it, place one element, save, close, open -> crash nomicons/sad

OS: Mageia 6, 64bit, Plasma

Do you want me to check something specific?

Will use it now and then coming week beginning later today.
Thank you for all work you put into this project  nomicons/smile

Maybe i just try to cram unusually much into one page...

EDIT, add:
Just to describe how i use it for my so far third project in QET:
Most of the time i do other things: program PLC, source parts, manufacture special cirquit board, some mechanics, lead project.

Then i occasionally fire up QET to adjust the drawing: add some info, backannotate from real world, rearrange something, and bam - i have many erroneous connections if i had forgotten to shut of automatic connections.
-Thank you for the undo function!  nomicons/smile

We probably design very different shemas.
Example: when i put a PLC I/O unit next to a VFD, chances are extremely small that more than one automatic connector is correct. And if i move either a bit with automatic connection enabled, i get ten wrong connections...
I have (almost) learnt to always remember to disable the feature every time i start QET.

But yes automatic connection it is very usable *sometimes* nomicons/smile

A circuit board schema CAD i used years ago worked like this: if i drop/move an element so connector lie on top of another element, they connect (got registered to same networks), then i move it to correct position.