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How to make own complex linetypes?

A - answer If you want to create a new custom linetype, you can use the manual way and edit the respective .LIN file using a text editor - e.g. NOTEPAD (following instructions in the AutoCAD Customization Guide).

A more convenient way is to make use of the MKLTYPE Express Tool and generate your linetype directly from a pre-drawn drawing (you can use PLINEs, SHAPEs...). For shapes you can use a similar tool - MKSHAPE.

Express Tools are included in AutoCAD 2004 and higher.

You can also download existing additional linetypes from www.cadstudio.cz/download.

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11.6.2003    60170×   FAQ  
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See also:
Tip 11564:Avoid name collisions between AutoCAD font- and symbol files (SHX).
Tip 11386:Hatches in AutoCAD 2015 (and higher) do not display linetypes.
Tip 11146:Metric linetypes by ISO and complex linetypes for utilities.
Tip 10028:My linetype does not reverse. Why?
Tip 9739:Size of a saved DWG file grows unexpectedly.


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