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Overview of your complex linetypes.

A - answer AutoCAD allow to define your own complex linetypes - lines with symbols, texts, etc. The definitions of these lines are stored in files with the LIN extension. You can write your own definitions or pick tens of existing linetypes downloadable e.g. from

If you use large number of complex linetypes we can help you to keep order in your linetype set - to make a catalog of your linetypes. With the free LISP utility by CAD Studio - LinCatalog you can automatically generate a drawing with all linetypes defined in a given .LIN file.

Linetype catalog

The application LinCatalog.vlx can be downloaded from
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See also:
Tip 12097:How to display complex linetypes on 3D polylines?
Tip 11788:Invalid number or bad continuation - when creating a linetype.
Tip 11751:toMulti converts polylines to multi-lines driven by a definition table.
Tip 11564:Avoid name collisions between AutoCAD font- and symbol files (SHX).
Tip 11386:Hatches in AutoCAD 2015 (and higher) do not display linetypes.

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