Jump to content

Rotated text in custom linetype won't center

Recommended Posts


I've created my first line type (woohoo!) but the rotated V that I used as an "arrow" won't center and I'm having a difficult time understanding why so that I can fix it. I am aware that linetypes like the one I created exist but I wanted the arrows a specific size and distance apart which I couldn't do with the existing linetypes available to me (also I really wanted to try creating a custom one).


In the attached picture:

-the green line is the finished custom linetype

-the red lines are polylines

-the blue text is rotated 90 degrees, set to a text style titled Linetype (simplex font, not annotative, height set to 0 and width set to 1.0), and Justify set to Bottom Center



The finished linetype code is:




Also, this the first time I've attached a picture, I'm not sure that I did it correctly, please excuse my lack of know-how on this. I will look into it further for future use.


Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have used a different technique and gone with the MKSHAPE and MKLTYPE commands found in Express Tools.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Several comments:-


If you make a custom linetype with a named Textstyle, then that Textstyle has to be loaded into a new drawing before you can use that linetype in a new drawing.


I am not sure whether the Bottom Centre justification does any good in this case. I would prefer to finely adjust the position of the character with the x and y factors (I see that you do not have an x factor in the definition).


You are using the u factor. this means that if you draw a circle with this linetype, then halfway round, the arrow will change direction. Also the u factor does not convert down to earlier versions. I would prefer to use the r factor.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now