1. ## Water Line

Registered forum members do not see this ad.

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

2. 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.

3. 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

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

See THIS to add to what eldon has shown.

5. Registered forum members do not see this ad.

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.

#### Posting Permissions

• You may not post new threads
• You may not post replies
• You may not post attachments
• You may not edit your posts