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abetts
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Reverse a linetype

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12-17-2012 12:14 PM

I have a polyline in my drawing, consisting of arcs and lines all joined together. It is a waterline and I cannot get it to reverse.. it is reading ----M----- instead of -----W-----

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tcorey
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Re: Reverse a linetype

12-17-2012 12:32 PM in reply to: abetts

Perhaps your linetype definition uses a U value for angle, so the text remains upright (to the U value, so 180 would make it upside down) no matter how the object is rotated. Take a look at the linetype file and see if this could be your issue.

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Re: Reverse a linetype

12-17-2012 01:31 PM in reply to: abetts

How are you trying to reverse it?

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Re: Reverse a linetype

12-17-2012 02:14 PM in reply to: mathewk

Matt, I assume he used the Reverse command. That doesn't work on U-coded linetypes.

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Re: Reverse a linetype

12-17-2012 02:30 PM in reply to: abetts

Its possible that the OP does not have the .LIN file.

In that case, you could use TO-LIN.LSP to extract the linetype definition to a file for inspection.

 

http://www.turvill.com/t2/free_stuff/to-lin.lsp

 

 

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Re: Reverse a linetype

12-17-2012 05:46 PM in reply to: abetts
Tim, indeed, I'm just covering the hopefully obvious.

OP, there is a REALLY annoying problem with the feature Tim spoke of. If your view is not North up could have a situation where no linetypes are upright.

I avoid them and create a copy of the linetype where the text is rotated 180 degrees.
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abetts
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Re: Reverse a linetype

12-19-2012 10:35 AM in reply to: abetts

The solution to this ended up being simple. Once selecting the line, in the bottom of the properties box there is an option for "Linetype Generation", it was disabled. Once enabling, all was fixed.

 

Thank for the suggestion guys!

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Re: Reverse a linetype

12-19-2012 02:25 PM in reply to: abetts

Boy do I feel dumb for not getting that one! I knew that contolled where the patterns fall, but I had no idea it would affect the rotation of the lettering. So, in your linetype, you're using U coding for angle, plus Linetype Generation turned on?

 

Tim

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Re: Reverse a linetype

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: tcorey
I'm a girl. :smileyhappy: Aubrey Betts CAD Technician Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. 846 Fourth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108 (412) 264-4400 Ext. 205 www.lsse.com
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Re: Reverse a linetype

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: tcorey
It seems so. I didn't know this either but whatever works I suppose! Aubrey Betts CAD Technician Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. 846 Fourth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108 (412) 264-4400 Ext. 205 www.lsse.com

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