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I have multiple copies of AutoCAD definition files. Which one will be loaded?

A - answer If you edit linetypes, hatch patterns, units or other AutoCAD definition files, make sure that AutoCAD really works with your edited version of the file and that a similar file is not anywhere else in the AutoCAD support path.

The particular version of the file which will be used by AutoCAD can be detected with the LISP function (findfile) - enter e.g. the commands:

(findfile "ACADISO.LIN")
(findfile "ACAD.PAT")

The full path of the current file will be listed.

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28.8.2011    4005×  
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See also:
Tip 11146:Metric linetypes by ISO and complex linetypes for utilities.
Tip 3021:How to preview contents of .PAT hatch pattern?
Tip 2903:Where can I find my current menu and other user files in AutoCAD 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009?

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