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mnorton
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Message 1 of 11 (534 Views)

Alignment linetype scale

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11-20-2012 10:37 AM

My data referenced alignment linetype will not display at an ltscale less than 2.  All other object linetypes using the same linetype display correctly.  Any ideas?

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troma
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Message 2 of 11 (531 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-20-2012 10:54 AM in reply to: mnorton

Model space or paper space or plot preview?

But if the others are working I guess that's not the problem.


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Message 3 of 11 (519 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-20-2012 12:06 PM in reply to: mnorton

Still having this issue I see.  It's about time you posted it!!

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sjg
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Message 4 of 11 (509 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-20-2012 12:46 PM in reply to: mnorton
Check the alignment style itself, maybe the LTSCALE for plan view has been adjusted.
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troma
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Message 5 of 11 (500 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-20-2012 01:07 PM in reply to: sjg

I saw an issue elsewhere that linetype generation doesn't work for a data shortcut profile from surface.  Apparantly it works in the original file, and a layout one works in data shortcut, but the data shortcut profile from surface doesn't.

I'm sure it works in 2011, I think that was a bug in a newer version.  I wonder if you are seeing something similar with alignments?


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mnorton
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Message 6 of 11 (482 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-20-2012 02:43 PM in reply to: mnorton

TROMA, it's happening in model space and paper space and I checked the alignment style ltscale.  It's just so weird that any ltscale above 2 works.

 

Yeah, Todd, it's happening again.  My solution last time was to leave the original entity behind the alignment object and not display the alignment.  This is the  5th version of this alignment so it's a pain to edit everything twice - a 600 mile original and (4) 150 mile+/- subsets.

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SurveyorLee
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Message 7 of 11 (450 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-21-2012 06:57 PM in reply to: mnorton

I do not use alignments often, so this may not work.  I had the same trouble with what was supposed to be 2D lines.

They were 3D and when the elevation difference was applied to them, they looked lie they were solid lines.

When flattened, they displayed correctly.  This could be your trouble, if you have much difference between the beginnign and end of the lines.

 

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troma
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Message 8 of 11 (437 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-22-2012 05:55 AM in reply to: mnorton

If you have checked the alignment style, the layer that the alignment style is using, and the layer that the alignment is on, to no avail;

if other linework is working and just this one alignment is not;

if you have checked there is not some strange z value involved (although I can't see how it could be with an alignment);

I have a possible workaround for you to try:

Create a polyline instead and turn off your alignment style.

 

Easiest way to do this IMHO is to use an offset.  Use the regular old offset command on your alignment, and it will create a polyline on the same object layer as the alignment, at the offset distance.  Then offset the polyline back that same distance.  (If you have tight curves, don't offset too much or they could get lost)

Another option: copy the alignment and explode the copy.  Pedit lines & curves to a polyline.

Or if it's a short one you could just trace it.

 

Not a solution to your problem, but a workable way to keep your drawings moving along! 


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Message 9 of 11 (432 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-22-2012 08:10 AM in reply to: mnorton

Mike, this sounds like a huge project. Would you be willing to let me have a look at the drawings? You can post them to a Dropbox account or Autdesk360 and let me know the link to get them at jeffm AT quuxsoft DOT com Would need both the source and target drawings.

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mnorton
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Message 10 of 11 (414 Views)

Re: Alignment linetype scale

11-23-2012 05:10 PM in reply to: mnorton

Lee,

 

Thanks for the suggestion but my struggle is to get the linetype to appear at an ltscale less than 2.  It appears fine with ltscale set to 2 and above.

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