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Hi All,

I am trying to make a variation of the track linetype in CAD but when I save it I keep getting bad definition when I try to load. The code I am using is below.

 

*TRACKS2,Tracks2 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

A,.15,[TRACK2,ltypeshp.shx,s=.25],.15

 

I just want the same as the track line type but with the vertical dash at 45 degrees.

 

Can anyone enlighten me and tell me where I am going wrong.

Thanks a million

Sooz

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Have you altered the file ltypeshp.shx to include the shape TRACK2?

 

As the shape TRACK1 is already in that file, I would look at rotating it with the r factor and possibly adjusting the point of insertion using the x and y factors, and even scaling it with the s factor to give your new linetype.

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Thanks Eldon, I tried playing about with the settings even as far as changing the name but I just can't get it working.

This is what I have changed it to:

 

*backfill,-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

A,.5,[backfill,standard,s=.25,r=0.1 x=0.1, y=0.1],.15

 

I have tried saving it as its own file too but to no avail. Any ideas?

Thanks

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You are now trying another type of line type with text inserted as the shape.

 

You would get a better result of changing [backfill,standard..... to ["/",standard....

 

But if you go back to your original try, you only had to add r=-45 to the existing tracks linetype to get what you wanted.

BackfillLinetype.jpg

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Thanks eldon and SLW210. Took a look at the article too and still have a question. Apologies, never tried to make a new linetype before.

 

I have the linetype working based on your suggestion Eldon and my old issue now is that the dashes only appear to be at about 1 degree rather than the 45. The code now looks like this:

 

*track45,Backfill ---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---

A,2,[track1,ltypeshp.shx,s=.25,r=-.45],.5

 

Could this be due to another setting within my drawing?

Thanks in advance.

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I have the linetype working based on your suggestion Eldon and my old issue now is that the dashes only appear to be at about 1 degree rather than the 45. The code now looks like this:

 

*track45,Backfill ---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---

A,2,[track1,ltypeshp.shx,s=.25,r=-.45],.5

try without the decimal point in front of the 45

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try without the decimal point in front of the 45

I tried that and that seems to just remove any angle from the slash. The slash ends up being at 90 degrees from line rather than 45

Thanks though

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I was going to say that the r factor is the rotation in degrees. One way is positive and the other way is negative (I tried both before I saw which way was which).

 

So your rotation was only 0.45 degrees which is nearly one degree.

 

So try this

*track45,Backfill ---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---

A,2,[track1,ltypeshp.shx,s=.25,r=-45],.5

 

which is what dbroada was saying

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I was going to say that the r factor is the rotation in degrees. One way is positive and the other way is negative (I tried both before I saw which way was which).

 

So your rotation was only 0.45 degrees which is nearly one degree.

 

So try this

*track45,Backfill ---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---/---

A,2,[track1,ltypeshp.shx,s=.25,r=-45],.5

 

which is what dbroada was saying

 

Thanks Both. I realise not that I must have not reloaded the linetype properly when I updated it. It is working fine now. Thanks so much for all the help.

Sooz

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