I've searched the forums for something similar and it seems that AutoCAD cannot have custom linetypes that have text/shapes as different colors than the line. Is this true even though the text is exploded and used as a .shx?
You seem to be asking multiple questions...
Layer Overrides inside a viewport only work if your objects are set to BYLAYER for color/linetypes and nothing else. LIST command can help you identify those settings. For some objects like MTEXT and Blocks, you need to confirm these settings inside those objects through the respective 'editors' for those types.
And if your exploded text are little tiny shattered versy short segments, linetype settings will not work as those segments may be too small to display your desired linetype.
Sorry, when I created the post it auto-filled it with a subject and didn't realize it until I actually posted my question.
I am trying to have utility lines show up as color but the label be "black". I wanted to use a custom linetype - but it seems that if you use a text style, that is not possible. I have been successful with exploding the text and creating a .shx file to use instead for the linetype. I did search the other posts - and it appears that it just isn't possible. I was hoping that if I forced the color attributes while using the MKSHAPE command it might work.
I guess that this option just isn't available in AutoCAD.
maybe a multiline can help, there you can create two (or more) lines, each having it's own linetype and color.
See the sample drawing (not beautiful, but shows what I mean).
- alfred -
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