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How to change the default .LIN file for loading linetypes?

A - answer If you want to point your AutoCAD to a linetype definition file other than the standard ACAD.LIN, resp. ACADISO.LIN, use the following steps.

AutoCAD loads by default the above mentioned .LIN file (imperial or metric "ISO", depending on the MEASUREMENT variable). So you may need to rename your custom file. Backup the original ACADISO.LIN file and rename your custom .LIN file to ACADISO.LIN (or ACAD.LIN if you use inches/feet).

Another option (e.g. for menu macros) is to use the commandline version of the command - -LINETYPE. With the command:


you can load all linetypes "MyLin*" from the file MyFile.lin. If you do not run this command from a macro and you want to type the .LIN filename, switch off the FILEDIA variable temporarily.

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See also:
Tip 11146:Metric linetypes by ISO and complex linetypes for utilities.
Tip 8172:I have multiple copies of AutoCAD definition files. Which one will be loaded?
Tip 7481:Dotted and arrow linetypes.
Tip 4252:What is the difference between MEASUREMENT and MEASUREINIT variables?
Tip 1635:Why is hatch 25.4 times bigger/smaller on one computer?

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