I`m sorry if there are already helpful topics for me but I couldn`t find really good ones
So I got a Cliff in my drawing and i want the lines to look like in the attachment, if there is no way to create such a linetype I`ll just copy/paste the "crevices"
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You can definitely create that linetype. Please see this youtube link to a video that might help you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNU_IUISN08
Here is the steps in creating a linetype:
Step 1: Create the "shape" that is going to form part of the line (Create "Shape" found in the express tools tab)
Step 2: Save the shape and name it something you can easily recognize. (I've saved mine on my desktop)
Step 3: Follow the prompts in the command line. Name, resolution, Base point (Select point on the shape) and Select objects (Only the shape, not the adjoining line)
Step 4elete the shape in the Model space and re-insert by typing in the word "Shape" in your command line and when prompted, type in the shape name required
Step 5: Select "Make Linetype" and follow the prompts in the command line (Name, description, start and end of line) (It will automatically be added to your acad.lin file)
Step 6: Access your new linetype though your layer manager
Please see attachment for a screenshot where to fine the "Make Shape" and "Make Linetype" command
I hope this helps =)
You dont need to know the coding. There are many ways to skin a cat, just depends which you prefer. Obviously you can go all ninja but for something this simple no need to... I have tested this method before. It definately works.
Good Luck Tom,
Please just shout if you need any more help. I will gladly assist.
Please remember to mark the post as solved if it works.
Bear in mind that no one else on the planet will have your shape file, and anyone who inherits that drawing is unlikely to be able to reliably display it the way you drew it. If portability is of absolutely no concern, then go for the linetype. If there's any probability of that drawing being reused/ transmitted/ repurposed, then skip the line type, and use the copy/array tools to duplicate that pattern.
(as i sit here with a 10yr old survey drawing, that uses a proprietary shx file to display their custom linetypes.....)
Until shapes used in linetypes can be bound into the drawing, custom shx are _evil_.
This is just a suggestion. What about doing a etransmittal? Sending all the files you need in one zip file??