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hinde
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Linetype Scale between Model & Paper Space

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02-16-2012 01:47 PM

The problem that I am running into is that the linetype scale does not match up between Model and Paper Space. I set ltscale to .75 so that I didn't have to have instruments that far away from each other for the Electrical signal line to show it being dashed. I also did that for the Pneumatic signal line. In model space with the Electrical line being .75 long, it would show the dashed line having 3 segments. I would check that in Paper space and it would only have 2 segments.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Eric

 

See Attached file for visual reference. Top image is from Model space, Bottom image is from Paperspace

 

 

 

 

psltscale to 0?

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02-16-2012 06:44 PM in reply to: hinde

psltscale to 0?

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hinde
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Re: Linetype Scale between Model & Paper Space

02-20-2012 08:16 AM in reply to: Rave.Tam

It seemed to work right after i tried it for the first time, but now it doesn't seem to work.

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hinde
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Re: Linetype Scale between Model & Paper Space

02-20-2012 09:39 AM in reply to: hinde

It works once i set the variable to "0" and then close the drawing and re-open it.

 

Thanks

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carl.young22
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Re: Linetype Scale between Model & Paper Space

05-15-2014 08:39 AM in reply to: hinde

My understanding of the situation is that whatever you PAPERSPACE scale sets the simplest way to get lines to look as they ought. 

 

For example: If your paper space scale is 1" = 40", then your line would ultimately be "one four-hundred and eighty-ith" when you get it into paper space. So, your dashed line that looks great form 1 foot away is going to look solid from 480 feet away; right? 

 

The way you fix this is set the lts equal to 480 times the size it ought to be in MODELSPACE and the reciprocal, 1/480 (0.002), in paper space. This will make the line show up like it would if everything was 1 to 1 all around. 

 

Works for me. Hope it works for you. 

 

Good luck. 

 

~C2

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