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    So, I taught myself how to write a line with the letter "w" for waterline.
    I don't like how it looks. the "w" sits between every dash.
    Is there a way to bring the "w" in at every other dash, or every third dash?
    Thank you

    *WATER_LINE,WATER line ----W----W----W----W----W----W--
    A,.5,-.2,["W",STANDARD,S=.1,R=0.0,X=-0.1,Y=-.05],-.25

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    Yes is the answer need to add the extra lines then the W I don't have one but that is the way to do it.
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    When you are dealing with linetype definitions, it helps to have an image in your mind of the old fashioned pen plotters. A positive length is drawn with the pen down on the paper, and a negative length is drawn with the pen up which produces a gap.

    So looking at your linetype definition, you need to add "0.5,-0.45" which would produce an extra dash. You could add as many as you liked, and at which end you wanted.

    A,.5,-.45,.5,-.2,["W.........]-.25,.5,-.45

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    I have moved your thread to the The CUI, Hatches, Linetypes, Scripts & Macros Forum.

    See THIS to add to what eldon has shown.
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    I set ltscale, annoscale, and msltscale all to one so the X and Y offsets are true values so I can get them right the first time.
    To start and end with a half dash so the lines look the same on both ends.
    A,.25,-.2,["W",STANDARD,S=.1,R=0.0,X=-0.1,Y=-.05],-.2,.25
    This one has two dashes at each end and three between W's
    A,.25,-.2,.5,-.2,["W",STANDARD,S=.1,R=0.0,X=-0.1,Y=-.05],-.2,.5,-.2,.25
    The half dash at each end adds one between W's so you cannot do an even number of dashes between W's though.
    Layer 0 for ByBlock Block entities, everything else ByLayer. So many issues can be solved with good templates.

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