View Full Version : Linetype problems
10th Apr 2003, 10:26 pm
Does anyone know a general rule of thumb when scaling linetypes?When I want to show say a CENTERX2 linetype,in paper space(my viewport set@ 1:100) is there a standard scale size I should use,so that the dashes of the linetype are displayed clearly?It's frustrating jumping back from paper space to model space continously to see if my new scale is ok.Also have another problem,I'm copying across a linetype from another drawing but it displays differently :shock: .The linetype's individual segments appear to be at different spacings!Is it a setting that may be enabled in one drawing and not the other?I'd attach a screeen shot of this but have to link it to a website,so thats a no goer,anyway any help would be appreciated. :)
11th Apr 2003, 01:32 am
Is it safe to assume you are using ACAD 2K or higher? As for your linetype scaling problem, at the command line enter "psltscale" (paper-space-linetype-scale), set the variable to 1. Now on your layout, your linetype will be the same scale you set it regardless of your zoom factor (xp factor). You may have to do a "regenall" after you change your zoom factor.
12th Apr 2003, 11:24 am
After fiddling about I think I'm a little clearer than before.I found it better to keep PSLTSCALE set to 0,so that I can see the effect of my linetype scale in both paper space and model space.That was throwing me out before.I'd set the scale of a linetype in model space move to p space & then scratch my head and zoom in thinking that isnt right,now I know why!I also found from another forum,that if I set my linetype scale at half of the p space viewport scale,i.e. set the LTSCALE to 50 for a drawing at 1:00 scale the linetypes display at a decent scale.Oh yeh I'm using AUTOCAD 2K
13th Apr 2003, 08:18 pm
I replied to similar problem here :lol:
15th Apr 2003, 03:22 pm
In all my years using cad, I have never had anyone outline a "rule of thumb" for linetype scaling. I have worked in numerous different offices, each with their own "rules" for ltscale - mostly they didnt appear as one would like & it was up to the individual to scale as they desired.
Anyway, I'll stop blabbering, I just wanted to comment that using half the scale of the drawing as the ltscale & psltscale set to 0 is also what I still trudge on with. When I have, for example, a 1:10 detail nestled into a 1:100 drawing I just reduce the scale factor of the individual lines required. Maybe playing with celtscale would be a better method in this situation but normally not worth the hassle.
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