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Linetype Scaling in Viewports - Independently?

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06-19-2012 03:54 PM

I'm not much into viewports, but the guru who is, is having difficulty with this one...

 

He has a overall "Master" drawing.

He creates 2 viewports that reference this overall drawing on the same page:

 

 - An overall "thumb view" of the drawing at 1"=30'-0".

 - A zoomed-in view at 1/8"=1'-0" scale.

 

For the linetypes (dashdotx2) to look proportionate, the overall 1:30 scale viewport should

have a LTSCALE of 45, while the 1/8 scale viewport should have a LTSCALE of 18.

 

How to do this?

 

Scot-65

 

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Re: Linetype Scaling in Viewports - Independently?

06-19-2012 05:09 PM in reply to: scot-65

If LTSCALE, MSLTSCALE, PSLTSCALE and CELTSCALE are all 1, then AutoCAD will scale the linetypes correctly regardless of the viewport scale.

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Re: Linetype Scaling in Viewports - Independently?

06-20-2012 12:07 AM in reply to: scot-65

This tutorial may help to explain how the different values stack up:

http://cadsetterout.com/autocad-tutorials/line-type-scales/

 

Let us know how you get on!

 

Paul

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Re: Linetype Scaling in Viewports - Independently?

06-22-2012 03:20 PM in reply to: PaulMunford

We will try PSLTSCALE...

 

Thanks.

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