Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

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Erick Garcia Salas
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Linetype for Multiple Lines

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03-08-2007 11:25 AM
Is there a way to create a linetype that can have more than one line. For example, if I'm drawing a curb and gutter, could I have a linetype that would be the center (face of curb), and at the same time draw/show the back of curb and edge of pavement? If so, how could I go about doing this? I've tried using the multi line option, but it does not put the lines on the corresponding layers. meaning, the back of curb on a boc layer, etc. If anybody has any thoughs on this, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Erick Garcia-Salas
*David Kozina
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Re: Linetype for Multiple Lines

03-08-2007 11:53 AM in reply to: Erick Garcia Salas
Erick,

I don't know if the attached file will help or not, but it may give you some
ideas. Note the use of Groups, Layers, and a 0 MLinescale for the center
mline.

Curves could be problematical, but perhaps could be approximated with enough
vertices.

hth,
David Kozina


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Is there a way to create a linetype that can have more than one line. For
example, if I'm drawing a curb and gutter, could I have a linetype that
would be the center (face of curb), and at the same time draw/show the back
of curb and edge of pavement? If so, how could I go about doing this? I've
tried using the multi line option, but it does not put the lines on the
corresponding layers. meaning, the back of curb on a boc layer, etc. If
anybody has any thoughs on this, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Erick Garcia-Salas
*Dilip Damle
Message 3 of 7 (134 Views)

Re: Linetype for Multiple Lines

03-08-2007 09:14 PM in reply to: Erick Garcia Salas
On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 00:55:44 +0530, Erick Garcia Salas wrote:
Try assigning the Linetype Directlly not through Layer in the
MLSTYLE command

see attached file

Rgds

Dilip Damle

> Is there a way to create a linetype that can have more than one line.
> For example, if I'm drawing a curb and gutter, could I have a linetype
> that would be the center (face of curb), and at the same time draw/show
> the back of curb and edge of pavement? If so, how could I go about
> doing this? I've tried using the multi line option, but it does not put
> the lines on the corresponding layers. meaning, the back of curb on a
> boc layer, etc. If anybody has any thoughs on this, I would appreciate
> it. Thanks.
>
> Erick Garcia-Salas



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Erick Garcia Salas
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎11-18-2004
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Re: Linetype for Multiple Lines

03-09-2007 05:30 AM in reply to: Erick Garcia Salas
David;
Thank you for the files. I'm not sure how you got the mlinetype to have separate layers and linetypes but remain as one entity. Also, i was unable to load the mln file into autocad 2007. I'm not sure what the problem is.
thank you for the help.
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Erick Garcia Salas
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎11-18-2004
Message 5 of 7 (134 Views)

Re: Linetype for Multiple Lines

03-09-2007 05:31 AM in reply to: Erick Garcia Salas
Dilip;
Thanks for the input. I will give it a try. By the way, I did not see an attachment on your reply.
I appreciate the help.

Erick.
*David Kozina
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Re: Linetype for Multiple Lines

03-09-2007 06:55 AM in reply to: Erick Garcia Salas
Erick,

The one-element MLines you found ARE separate entities - three of them, each
on a separate layer, but GROUPED as one. (Use CTRL+H to toggle groups on
and off.)

Load the .mln file from the MLSTYLE dialog -> Load -> File... [navigate to
and select the file] -> Select the OFFSET style -> OK -> Set OFFSET current.

OR, just INSERT the .dwg file as a block and then delete it. The OFFSET
mlinestyle therein will be added to the drawing. (ALONG with all the other
layers, so you may wish to clean it up or adjust it to your own standards
first.)

hth,
David Kozina


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David;
Thank you for the files. I'm not sure how you got the mlinetype to have
separate layers and linetypes but remain as one entity. Also, i was unable
to load the mln file into autocad 2007. I'm not sure what the problem is.
thank you for the help.
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DILIPDAMLE5192
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-09-2007
Message 7 of 7 (134 Views)

Re: Linetype for Multiple Lines

03-09-2007 08:27 AM in reply to: Erick Garcia Salas
Yes, The file was not there. Somehow attachments could not go through from Opera Newsreader.
Let me try through Browser. I hope this is what you were looking for.
Rgds
Dilip Damle
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