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How to automatically switch to a different LTSCALE in layouts?

A - answer When switching from the modelspace to a layout (or vice-versa) you can automatically set your own value for the LTSCALE variable (linetype scale). The LayoutSw utility (reactor) can assist you in this automatic switching. When switching from paperspace to modelspace, LayoutSw resets the LTSCALE value multiplied by the current DIMSCALE (user defined scale). For paperspace (layouts) it uses a fixed LTSCALE value. The reactor also resets the PSLTSCALE variable to 1 (unless the layout LTSCALE is set to 0 - in this case it resets PSLTSCALE to 0 and doesn't touch LTSCALE).

After you load the application (_APPLOAD) you can use the LAYOUTSW command to setup LTSCALE for modelspace and layouts.

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To setup the LayoutSw scales programmatically, use e.g.:
(vlax-ldata-put "LayoutSw" "Model" "10.0") (vlax-ldata-put "LayoutSw" "Paper" "100.0")
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See also:
Tip 10855:Dynamic linetype scaling by mouse dragging.
Tip 5795:Model linetypes do not reflect annotative scaling.
Tip 5502:How to set PSLTSCALE globally for all layouts?
Tip 5227:DRAGMODE does not accept the value "2"
Tip 4523:How to insert a block from menu scaled to DIMSCALE?

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