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itbemedg
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Message 11 of 16 (386 Views)

Re: LTSCALE

10-12-2012 11:54 AM in reply to: cynwalker

A trick I learned is to set my annotative scale to the scale I will use to plot with. Then set my msltscale to 1. This way I get to see the lines as they actually are in both spaces. Have had to create custom line types to get some lines to look how I want.

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leothebuilder
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Message 12 of 16 (374 Views)

Re: LTSCALE

10-12-2012 12:46 PM in reply to: drafter1411

Post a drawing with the linetypes that give you problems and someone will check it

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cynwalker
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Registered: ‎06-21-2001
Message 13 of 16 (372 Views)

Re: LTSCALE

10-12-2012 12:57 PM in reply to: leothebuilder

Here is an example of a drawing that is giving me problems if anyone has time to look at it.

 

 

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leothebuilder
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Message 14 of 16 (372 Views)

Re: LTSCALE

10-12-2012 01:30 PM in reply to: itbemedg

You have to enable linetype generation.

Select the polyline and in the properties palette, change the linetype generation to "enabled"

Or do a polyline edit, look at the command line, and enter Ltype gen.

 

Your polyline vertices are so close together that the hidden lineype shows as a continuous line.

I'm also not sure how you creted the polylines, are you starting with a metric template and using imperial linetypes?

 

I had a much better result copying your polyline and pasting it into my imperial template.

See attached.

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cynwalker
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Message 15 of 16 (364 Views)

Re: LTSCALE

10-12-2012 01:59 PM in reply to: leothebuilder

Is there a way to set the Ltype gen universally? I’m actually pulling the lines from an engineering software program. For this drawing I wasn’t paying attention and pulled the dxf into an imperial template though it is in meters. Thanks for your help, at least I can get dashed lines now, once I figure out how to set the ltype gen setting.

 

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leothebuilder
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Message 16 of 16 (361 Views)

Re: LTSCALE

10-12-2012 02:13 PM in reply to: itbemedg

Check the PLINEGEN system variable.

 

0 - generates polylines to start to end with a dash at each vertex

1 - generates linetypes in a continuous pattern around the vertices of a polyline

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