Show full version of the posting: Adding "<" or ">" to linetype definition

khcharteredengineers
31.07.2017, 17:12
HI Guys,Trying to add greater than/less than arrows to my linetype. Have used the following definition:*FIBRE-V<1,Fibre-V<1 ----FIBRE-V<1----FIBRE-V<1----FIBRE-V<1----FIBRE-V<1----FIBRE-V<1----FIBRE-V<1--A,.5,-.2,["FIBRE-V<1",ARIAL,S=.1,U=0.0,X=-0.1,Y=-.05],-.5 *FIBRE-V>1,Fibre-V>1 ----FIBRE-V>1----FIBRE-V>1----FIBRE-V>1----FIBRE-V>1----FIBRE-V>1----FIBRE-V>1--A,.5,-.2,["FIBRE-V>1",ARIAL,S=.1,U=0.0,X=-0.1,Y=-.05],-.5I have included an arrow before when defining a pumped water main linetype; however this doesnt seem to work. Can arrows only be used in certain circumstances??Any help greatly appreciated

John Connor
31.07.2017, 18:07
Is this what you are looking for?  Pay no mind to the spacing as it's a work-in-progress.


khcharteredengineers
31.07.2017, 18:27
That's it John. The definition included in my initial post doesnt seem to work. Maybe it's a limitation with acadlt???

John Connor
31.07.2017, 18:27
I made an adjustment to the spacing and added a second version.

John Connor
31.07.2017, 18:28
[QUOTE=khcharteredengineers]That's it John. The definition included in my initial post doesnt seem to work. Maybe it's a limitation with acadlt???[/QUOTE]I doubt it.

Kent Cooper
31.07.2017, 20:59
[QUOTE=khcharteredengineers]....I have included an arrow before when defining a pumped water main linetype; however this doesnt seem to work. Can arrows only be used in certain circumstances??....[/QUOTE]You may have used them as arrows before in a linetype definition (and so have I), but have you used one in a linetype name?  I haven't dug into it, but I know not all characters can be used in all types of names [of linetypes, hatch patterns, Blocks, Text Styles, etc.] -- try naming them without that somehow, and see whether they work.
Kent Cooper2017-07-31 21:01:11

Kent Cooper
31.07.2017, 21:30
[QUOTE=Kent Cooper][QUOTE=khcharteredengineers].... I have included an arrow before when defining a ... linetype.... Can arrows only be used in certain circumstances?? ....[/QUOTE].... have you used one in a linetype name?  .... I know not all characters can be used in all types of names ....
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 FOUND IT in Help: Linetype names can contain letters, digits, and the special characters dollar sign ($), hyphen (-), and underscore (_). No allowance for < or >.

khcharteredengineers
01.08.2017, 07:34
Thanks guys for your help. All sorted now - it was the arrows in the linetype name that it didnt like