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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    34211×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD Architecture · AutoCAD Map · MDT ·

See also:
Tip 11830:How to influence linetype scale or color for hidden edges in documentation views?
Tip 11788:Invalid number or bad continuation - when creating a linetype.
Tip 11769:How to convert border lines (rails) to a surface?
Tip 11751:toMulti converts polylines to multi-lines driven by a definition table.
Tip 11708:How to convert texts to block attributes (references)?

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