I have searched throughout the forums, both Microstation and AutoCAD and can't find anything of this manner.
I have a line. I must break this line into segments of equal distance, say 10 nautical miles, which at my location is .3177. My X,Y is in lat/long. So basically X=.3177 and/or Y=.3177 is also equal to 10NMs.
Is it possible to break my single continuous line into separate elements which are equidistant in length, and then delete every other line, so as to emulate a dashed line?
I would use line types, however I must export the data to a program which will display individual, solid lines, but does not support line types. I have to show these lines as "dashed", with the dashes 10NMs in length with 10NMs between each one.
You can use MEASURE to divide your line into specified lengths, but it will still be a line, and you might not see the division points. I think it would be easier to use ARRAY: draw one line at the correct length, and then select ARRAY. You then specify how many "rows" or "columns" you want, depending upon which axis your line is on. The spacing should be double your line length, or .6354. You can prevue your lines before you accept them.
Sooner or later, you'll own Generals.
I do not know many projects where there is a 10NM 'straight line'.
Instead, the two commands mentioned can place points, or blocks at the specified intervals, and then the line may be manually 'broken' at each accordingly.
Is this a Microstation or AutoCAD question?
I think I once ran across a LISP or a request for a LISP to change a dashed linetype to individual lines.
“A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person” Zig Zigler
Of course this had to be taken from the point of tangency of a 386,319 sq. mile area
Anyhow I've played around with the above commands, but as I have nearly 100 lines to do this with, this may become a time consuming adventure LOL.
Thanks for the replies!
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