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How to export linetypes from an AutoCAD DWG drawing?

A - answer With the free utility by CAD Studio - LinOut - you can automatically generate (extract) a linetype definition file (.LIN) back from your DWG drawing (incl. the shape+text information from complex linetypes).

Load the VLX utility in your AutoCAD session (with the main DWG drawing) with APPLOAD and start the LinOut command.

LinOut is available for download on (see also SW Development).

For hatch patterns use the PatOut utility

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2.8.2004    27976x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD Architecture · AutoCAD Map · MDT ·

See also:
Tip 10926:Self-intersecting polylines and polylines with duplicate vertices.
Tip 10574:Four methods for exploding blocks in AutoCAD.
Tip 10383:The shortest path between two points on a network.
Tip 10028:My linetype does not reverse. Why?
Tip 9829:DrGrid - parametric grid for AutoCAD drawings.

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