I think the MSLTSCALE / PSLTSCALE / annotation scales are fantastic to use when showing the details / plan at different scales (1:100 / 1:50 / 1:1) without having to use LTS to show different scales. I am using AutoCAD 2011.
However, I noticed one snag. In the old Autocad before the MSLTSCALE was introduced, I used a shape linetype - a sino shape which I created for insulation in the wall cavity as well for curtain in the interior plan layout (with MSLTSCALE set at 0 and LTS set at scale factor at 1 and use paperspace scaling at desired scale.
When MSLTSCALE / PSLTSCALE are set at 1, the sino linetype will of course changed accordingly to different scale .
I prefer to keep the MSLTSCALE / PSLTSCALE at the default 1 with LTS at scale factor 1 as I want the dashed linetypes to updated accordingly to the scale. At the same time I don't want to have the sino linetype changed (keeping the sino linetype at constant 100mm width). Is there a way to control one linetype at MSLTSCALE = 0 and keep the rest of the linetypes at MSLTSCALE = 1.
I don't think it is possible as MSLTSCALE is for general setup. Instead I would have to forgo using the sino lintype and used a block instead. But I would like to hear if anyone know there is a way to control an individual linetype scaling.
I don't know if this would work but have you tried putting the insulation on its own layer and making it a block? This is after inserting it in the appropriate scales for the varying cavity widths.
The next possibility is to get the hatch the way you like, and then explode it -- for which i will get royally thumped in this forum lol.
The third possibility is to create a hatch that will do the trick. I made one long ago that was scaled at 1 by default, so if my cavity was 3 1/2" all i had to do was scale it by 3.5 when I inserted it. I created it to not fall apart for 600 feet, but I don't have it now...
I just wanted to add that in that insulation hatch, I was using a series of straight line segments that gives the illusion of the curved batting symbol, since hatches are fairly easy to define once you understand all of that pen-down/pen-up/angle and repeat stuff...
Another option is to download a lisp to explode a line with such a linetype. LINEXP.LSP from CAD Forum will work. Then use mpedit to join the resulting elements into a polyline. Don't let batt insulation linetypes govern the way you use the linetype system.
I tried the batting linetype for a few hours before giving up on it and went to using the detailer in a vertical like ACA or a dynamic block.
I have a similar issue where I am creating a template for surveying, including linetypes for various features. Some features I would like the linetype to represent absolute (real world) dimensions, such a culvert diameters or road markings with set dash lengths. Other features such as fences or services I want the linetypes to change with the viewport scale.
Any ideas how I could acheive this?
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