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    I'm a newbie here, and although a good hands on electronics engineer in the security industry I've only just started using AutoCAD 2005.

    I need to create several different types of lines, different colours etc I have done, but as the drawing I am creating will be photocopied and handed on, I need to be able to create an text label within the line as there are about a dozen different types of cables required, and all need to be uniquely identified.

    Is it possible to define a line type, similar idea to solid or dashed, but so that each line type has a reference letter within it at set intervals e.g.
    -----A-----A-----
    -----B-----B-----
    etc

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Look in "help" "customoization" for steps to create linetype witjh embedded text. The 'acad.lin' file has some similar linetype definitions, try copying one.

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    Start by having a play with these definitions...add them to the end of your acad.lin file.

    *W,-------W-------W-------W-------
    A,10,-0.98,["W",ISO,S=1.2,R=0,X=-0.48,Y=-0.6],-0.98,10
    *W2,----W----W----W----
    A,7.5,-0.98,["W",ISO,S=1.2,R=0,X=-0.48,Y=-0.6],-0.98,7.5
    *W3,--W--W--W--
    A,5,-0.98,["W",ISO,S=1.2,R=0,X=-0.48,Y=-0.6],-0.98,5

    Change the "W" to whatever letter you like, and replace the ISO text style with whatever one you use. The textstyle you specify in the definition must be loaded in the drawing for the linestyle to work....

    Good luck...

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    I'll look into those.
    Cheers guys!

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