AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009

AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009

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Registered: ‎09-26-2012
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Xref drawn in Meters into drawing drawn in millimeters - linetypes wrong...

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09-26-2012 01:50 AM

I have an xref drawn in meters that i have iserted into a drawing that is drawin in millimeters. All the linetypes on the xref are shown solid - how can I adjust the linetype scale of the xref only in this drawing.

This xref is also used in other drawings that are set up in meters so don't want to affect them.


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Re: Xref drawn in Meters into drawing drawn in millimeters - linetypes wrong...

09-26-2012 03:30 AM in reply to: mpc28



The problem is in the host drawing. to get the right results you need to set LTSCALE appropriatly


if you are in Model space then set LTSCALE to plot scale * 10 then do a REGEN

for example: for scale 1:250 set  LTSCALE to 2500


Assuming you plot from Layout the value of LTSCALE must be set relative to the scale in Paper space

which always should be 1:1

also the ratio (zoom scale) between paper space viewport & model space must be set correctly

for 1:100 set ratio to 1/100 for 1:250 ratio to 1/250 ...etc


for plot scale 1=1



set LTSCALE = 10 (1 * 10) and why is that?


Your linetypes should be loaded from acad.lin file (if you do not sure reload them)

cause it is more suitable to metric (to my taste) yea, i know there is a acadiso.lin that autodesk did declare it to suit metric but i find acad.lin more suitable.

autodesk though did not create acad_mm.lin linetype file so that why you use acad.lin multiple LTSCALE by 10.


the last thing to do is REGENALL







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