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There is the "Rectangles ovals digitizing” plugin in the official QGIS repository. To activate the tools in the tool bar you have to first select a vector layer containing polygon or multipolygon features. After that start editing on this layer. Of course, it doesn't work for vector layers containing point or linestring features.
Softree Technical Systems has been working with the University of British Columbia's Mathematics Department on vertical alignment and earthwork optimization technologies. See: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/12/18/revolutionizing-road-design/ Please refer to our website http://softreeoptimal.com/ for further details or send me an email at ...
While there is some degree of convergence happening between GIS and civil engineering CAD tools, you are probably much better off with the latter type of, much more specialized, tool. Some examples of suitable civil engineering CAD tools: Softree's RoadEng is very good (I worked on it briefly) and relatively low-cost. Autodesk's (AutoCAD) Civil 3D is ...
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