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DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.

A - answer Drawing texts in AutoCAD do not use linetypes, i.e. DWG text entities do not respect their linetype setting (neither through properties nor layers). If you need to display or print any text as dashed lines (or dashdot, dotted), you can use these methods:
  1. Explode the text to lines - see the Tip 1901 and assign the requested linetype to them
  2. Use a special font for the texts - e.g. the fonts DASH.SHX, DOT.SHX or DOTFONT.SHX
  3. Use a plot style with a dashed linetype - only for SHX fonts, not for TTF. Do not assign the linetype via properties but use a color- or name-dependent plotstyle (set its Linetype property in the CTB/STB table):

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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 14039:How to display the total volume or surface of 3D solids in DWG?
Tip 13878:SelectSimilar - extended selections for AutoCAD, incl. LT and Web versions
Tip 13858:Is there also a SETBYBLOCK command?
Tip 13450:How to create a complex line type with text always upside down?
Tip 13435:Bulk setting of layer properties according to the object in that layer.


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