Jump to content
moredew780

Having trouble making dotted and dashed lines for electric lighting. Please help.

Recommended Posts

moredew780

I attached the plan I am having trouble with. It is named first_plan.dwg.

 

I created some lines with the arc tool and joined them to represent the electrical wiring in the layer called electrical wiring. I changed the linetype to a dotted and dashed style but it won't display in the model space and layout 1. Nor will it display when I hit print preview. Can someone point out to me what I am doing wrong? I am new to AutoCAD and this is my first plan.

 

I am using AutoCAD 2015 for Mac.

first_plan.dwg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReMark

Perhaps it is your linetype scale that needs adjusting. What is the setting for both the model space and paper space linetype scales?

 

It could be that your polyline segments are too short to display the linetype properly.

 

It could be that you used an metric linetype in a drawing that used an imperial drawing template (the default by the way). Did you use acad.dwt or acadiso.dwt? The latter is the one that should be used for a metric drawing.

 

Please do not double post as it only causes confusion. Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eldon

And possibly the Linetype generation should be enabled.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spaj

Hi

 

You're drawing is in Imperial units but the linetype selected (ACAD_ ISO10W100) is meant for metric units AFAIK. Try adjusting your LTSCALE to say 0.01 to see the pattern. Also, when using non-continuous line types with polylines it's a good idea to enable the Linetype Generation feature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
moredew780
Perhaps it is your linetype scale that needs adjusting. What is the setting for both the model space and paper space linetype scales?

 

It could be that your polyline segments are too short to display the linetype properly.

 

It could be that you used an metric linetype in a drawing that used an imperial drawing template (the default by the way). Did you use acad.dwt or acadiso.dwt? The latter is the one that should be used for a metric drawing.

 

Please do not double post as it only causes confusion. Thank you.

 

Sorry about the double post. I made a mistake attaching the wrong plan so I created another post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
moredew780

Thank you. This solved my problem. However, what is the Linetype Generation feature. I am interested in knowing for the future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spaj

When a non-continuous linetype is specified on a polyline the default is for the pattern to be generated from the first vertex to the next and then repeated along the next segment, depending on the spacing of the vertices and the length of the line pattern this sometimes causes the breaks in the pattern not to show ie it still looks like a continuous line. With the Linetype Generation property active the line pattern is distributed over the entire polyline length.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sparkyuk

When in layout typed PSLTSCALE then pressed return and then changed the figure from 1 to 0 then regen cured it for me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tombu

Stay away from ISO metric linetypes, consider seting plinegen to 1 and draw everything bylayer. Simply changing linetype to DASHDOT2 and enabling Linetype generation solves the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tombu

Dots do not plot well. For linetypes I would recommend either using the CIRC1 shape from ltypeshp.shx or a Unicode character an in examples below.

*DASHcir2,Dash cir (.5x) __ . __ . __ . __ . __ . __ . __ . __
A,.25,-.125,[CIRC1,ltypeshp.shx,s=.001],-.125
*LineDot,Line Dot --•----•---
A,.25,-.125,["\U+2022",STANDARD,S=.01,R=0,X=-.0,Y=-.0],-.125

The Unicode character must be supported by whatever font is referenced it the Text Style, not a problem for the CIRC1 shape from ltypeshp.shx.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...