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I am trying to make a linetype that just has large dots along it, but what I am getting is the dots which are perfect but a line too, Any thoughts?

 

*BIGDOT,   O   O   O   O   O   O
A,0,0.0001,["l",WINGDINGS,S=.5,R=0.0,X=0.0,Y=-0.55],2

 

 

 

 

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BIGAL

I think its to do with using a -ve vaue for the length of the line

 

*BIGDOT,   O   O   O   O   O   O
A,0,-1,["l",WINGDINGS,S=.5,R=0.0,X=0.0,Y=-0.55],-1

 

try A,0,-5 A,0,-10 etc for spacing

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ALLI

it still has the line above the dots, I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

 

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BIGAL

Did you reload in your dwg and regen they do not auto update when you change the lin file and in fact can have different versions for same name an accident I found.

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ALLI
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Fixed it, I needed to close the drawing for the linetype to reload.

 

Thanks heaps

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danellis

Sounds like I'm too late, but a very good way to do this is to make a "large circle" block and array it along a path...

dJE

 

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BIGAL

danellis  throw an arc in ? Or  a pline with arcs.

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Aftertouch

Why dont juist use a SHP instead of a font?

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SLW210
7 minutes ago, Aftertouch said:

Why dont juist use a SHP instead of a font?

 

21 hours ago, danellis said:

Sounds like I'm too late, but a very good way to do this is to make a "large circle" block and array it along a path...

dJE

 

 

Either of those would be my preferred choice.

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tombu

As Arial is a Text Style in all my templates I have Large Dot and Arrow linetypes defined in Arial.lin to avoid having to add a Wingdings Text Style I wouldn't use for anything else.

*STriangle, Solid Triangle__/_\_/_\__/_\_/_\_/_\_
S,.000000001,-.05,["\U+25BA",Arial,S=0.02,R=90,Y=-.0019],-.05
*ARROWH,Arrowhead  >  >  >  >  >  >  >
A,.000001,-3,["\U+25BA",Arial,S=3,R=0,X=-1.35,Y=-1.35],.000001,-4
*ArialARROW,Arrow1  >  >  >  >  >  >  >
S,.000001,-3,["\U+25AC",Arial,S=3,R=0,X=-1.35,Y=-1.05],.000001,["\U+25BA",Arial,S=3,R=0,X=0.5,Y=-1.42],.000001,-4
*ArialDOT,Dot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A,0,-.125,["\U+2022",Arial,S=.05,Y=-.024],-.125
*ArialDOT2,Dot (.5x) ........................................
A,0,-.0625,["\U+2022",Arial,S=.05,Y=-.012],-.0625
*ArialDOTX2,Dot (2x) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
A,0,-.25,["\U+2022",Arial,S=.05,Y=-.048],-.25

Putting Text Style dependant linetypes in Acad.lin will display an error when trying to load a linetype if that Text Style isn't in the drawing.

Keeping all lin files in the roamable support folder (where acad.lin is already) allows them to be listed when you click the [File…] button to the left of acad.lin makes loading from different lin files easier.

Macro example to open Arial.lin: ^C^C_start;Arial.lin;

One of many good reasons to use Text Styles named to describe the font they use.

 

Of course I will load a Wingdings Text Style sometimes as there's no other way to add a DANGER linetype like:

*Danger, --- DANGER ---  DANGER  ----
A,.3,["N",WINGDINGS,S=.05,Y=-.025],-.05,["DANGER",Swiss Light,S=.05,Y=-.025],-.29,["N",WINGDINGS,S=.05,Y=-.025],-.05,.1

 

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danellis
13 hours ago, BIGAL said:

danellis  throw an arc in ? Or  a pline with arcs.


Yes, one can choose a polyline as the path, allowing the "line" to follow whatever weird route that comes about.

 

dJE

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tombu
1 hour ago, danellis said:


Yes, one can choose a polyline as the path, allowing the "line" to follow whatever weird route that comes about.

 

dJE

Divide and Measure commands work with blocks as well to look similar to a linetype, but none are as easy as using  linetypes.

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SLW210

Exactly why you should use a SHP instead of a text style,

Array path could be much quicker/as quick in many instances and often less trouble. Depends on the situation, nothing cut and dry in AutoCAD. I do all types of CAD, including modifying old drawings and drawings from others.

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