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three_dogs
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Express Menu MKLTYPE Command

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07-30-2002 02:27 AM
Can anyone help me out with making linetypes with this Express menu command. I either get a straight line from my shape or dots at the vertex and that's it.

I'm trying to make an edge of pavement linetype.

Thanks for any help.
*Edgetrimmer
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Re: Express Menu MKLTYPE Command

07-31-2002 01:21 PM in reply to: three_dogs
I know how to use mkltype but I don't know what an
"edge of pavement" linetype looks like.  The general procedure for a simple
linetype (one without shapes or text) is as follows (I tend to be wordy so it
looks like more work than it is):

 

1.  Use line and/or point commands to create a
representation of what you want your linetype to look like at a 1:1 scale. 
For example to create a linetype named DASH2DOT you would only need to draw a
horizontal line say 1" long then use the point command to place 2 nodes to right
of and in line with 1" line say at .10" spacing. ( ----- . .)

 

2.  Start mkltype command and either select an
existing linetype file (.lin) or create a new one when prompted.  (Highly
recommend you use a custom file in a non-AutoCAD program path folder for
linetypes you create rather than adding them to acad.lin.  When you upgrade
AutoCAD, you'll be glad you did.)

 

3.  Enter linetype name when prompted. 
(Avoid punctuation and special characters in the name.)

 

4.  Enter a brief description; can either be a
few words or a keyboard representation such as ----  . . ---- for a
linetype named DASH2DOT for example.

 

5.  Pick left end of first line you drew for
your linetype when prompted for starting point and then ortho point to right of
starting point which includes all objects you drew to represent your linetype on
the screen.  In the above DASH2DOT example the endpoint to pick would
be at X1.30" and Y0.00" if the 1" long line started at 0,0 and you place 2 dots
(nodes) at .1" spacing past end of line.

 

6.  Finally select all the objects which make
up your linetype representation from the screen.  In the DASH2DOT example
that would be the 1" long line and the 2 nodes.  Voila!  You're
done!

 

Your linetype is loaded and ready to use.  For
linetypes which include shapes or text, the procedure is the same.  Just
place the shape or text in line with the line and include it in the
figuring where the endpoint will be.  You can of course keep using the
custom linetype file for any new linetypes you create.  Their definitions
will be appended to the existing definitions in your custom .lin file.  For
other drawings, load the new linetype with the linetype command by browsing to
whatever folder you decided to put your custom linetype file in.

 

Good luck,

Edgetrimmer

 

 


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Can
anyone help me out with making linetypes with this Express menu command. I
either get a straight line from my shape or dots at the vertex and that's it.

I'm trying to make an edge of pavement linetype.

Thanks for any help.

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tcam123
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-19-2012
Message 3 of 4 (2,347 Views)

Re: Express Menu MKLTYPE Command

01-19-2012 09:15 AM in reply to: three_dogs

How would I create a new line type that consists of a black line with a white box around it?

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KaryMills
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-26-2012
Message 4 of 4 (2,133 Views)

Re: Express Menu MKLTYPE Command

05-26-2012 02:57 AM in reply to: tcam123

Hi @tcam123 I think you should follow @Edgetrimmerguide to get information to make black line with a white box around it. 

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