About-Linetypes-and-Linetype-Definitions

About Linetypes and Linetype Definitions

About Linetypes and Linetype Definitions

Linetypes are defined in one or more linetype definition files that have a .lin file extension.

The linetype name and definition determine the particular dash-dot sequence, the
relative lengths of dashes and blank spaces, and the characteristics of any included
text or shapes. You can use the linetypes as they are, modify them, or create your
own custom linetypes.

The following is an example of a linetype definition. The numbers represent the lengths
of dashes and spaces, and the 0 represents a dot.

*BORDER,Border __ __ . __ __ . __ __ . __ __ . __ __ .
A,.5,-.25,.5,-.25,0,-.25

A LIN file can contain definitions of many simple and complex linetypes. You can add
new linetype definitions to an existing LIN file or you can create new definitions
by editing a LIN file using a text editor.

After you create or modify a linetype, you must load the linetype into your current
drawing before you can use it.

Learning AutoCad

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