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How to explode linetypes (to dashes)?

A - answer If you want to explode linetypes (simple dashed, dash-dot, or complex linetypes with shapes) in your AutoCAD drawing to individual simple lines, you can use a modified version of the TxtExp Express Tool.

Exploding linetypes is similar to exploding texts (SHX fonts). So we have modified the standard TxtExp.lsp tool from AutoCAD Express Tools to work on any object and made a LinExp.lsp from it.

Download the LinExp tool from, load it with APPLOAD and start the LINEXP command. Select the lines you want to convert to the individual strokes and confirm. The resulting geometry is no longer a single line (and may be less precise) - so make sure you work on a copy of your original drawing.

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See also:
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 10799:Exporting tables from AutoCAD Civil 3D to Excel.
Tip 10574:Four methods for exploding blocks in AutoCAD.
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Tip 10054:Boolean operations on 2D polylines.

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