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Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

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02-08-2013 04:56 AM

I'm using AutoCAD LT 2007 and have a problem with linetype between two drawings. I have a standard key which I use on a number of drawings, problem is when I copy from my original file (in model space) to paper space on another drawing the linetype isn't viewed the same.

 

I've set LTSCALE to 1. PSLTSCALE to 0, Global scale factor to 1 in both files but still no joy. Any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance.

From over here, it looks like the DASHED linetype in those files does not have the same definition. You can tell by looking at the size of the dashes in the linetype pulldown. Neither also *appear* to be out-of-the-box standard, but I wouldn't swear to that.

 

Either purge out the DASHED linetype from your problem drawing before you paste in the correct one, or identify the LIN file your correct type comes from and reload DASHED from there in your problem drawing.

Interesting: when I reload all the linetypes from the stock AutoCAD iso.lin file all your linetypes disappear, in both files.

Changing the assigned LINETYPE SCALE of all the lines to 1 and lowering your LTSCALE from 1 seems to make both files behave normally.

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 04:59 AM in reply to: GJWS&W

Make sure the definition of the Linetype is the same by Loading the linetype again into the problem drawing.

Also, are you making the Paperspace viewport Active when setting PSLTSCALE?

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 05:03 AM in reply to: GJWS&W

Also ensure you are not copying between a metric and an imperial drawing: each uses a different .LIN definition file and the scales are different.

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02-08-2013 05:10 AM in reply to: GJWS&W

I've tried re-loading the linetype in the problem drawing but this does not alter it in any way.

 

When i'm copying the key into the new drawing I am simply dropping it onto the drawing sheet template rather than placing it in a viewport.

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 05:11 AM in reply to: GJWS&W

Dean

 

Would that be by simply checking the drawing units? If so I have done this.

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 05:12 AM in reply to: GJWS&W

MEASUREMENT variable.

 

Post this file, point to the linetype in question, let's all have a look.

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 05:43 AM in reply to: GJWS&W

Does the linetype have text in it? If so, is the style the same in both drawings?

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 05:43 AM in reply to: pendean

Attached are the 2 files with everything else stripped out;

 

'Drainage Key' is how I want it to be seen, view this in MS and Ps and note they are the same.

'Problem Drawing' shows the lines i'm having problems with (clouded), linetype dashed.

 

I want to copy the 'drainage key' into a number of drawings in future as a standard.

 

MEASUREMENT was '1' for both drawings.

 

Thanks

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 05:45 AM in reply to: KateMorrical

Kate

 

No, simple dashed line. Refer to the attachments in my previous post.....thanks!

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Re: Linetype Scale not compatible between two drawings

02-08-2013 05:59 AM in reply to: GJWS&W

From over here, it looks like the DASHED linetype in those files does not have the same definition. You can tell by looking at the size of the dashes in the linetype pulldown. Neither also *appear* to be out-of-the-box standard, but I wouldn't swear to that.

 

Either purge out the DASHED linetype from your problem drawing before you paste in the correct one, or identify the LIN file your correct type comes from and reload DASHED from there in your problem drawing.

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