How to Create Custom Linetypes in AutoCAD 2011


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Creating custom linetypes

AutoCAD comes preinstalled with a wide array of linetypes and even though we have several to choose from, the stock collection probably doesn't contain every linetype that you may need. In this lesson, we'll learn how to create our own custom linetypes to suit any situation. Let's start by taking a look at the linetypes that are provided by AutoCAD. I'm going to open the Linetype fly-out, I'll select Other, I will then click Load, and from here I can see a list of the factory installed AutoCAD linetypes. Take a look up here at the top, notice these linetypes are coming from a file called acad.lin.

If I click the File button, we can see where the acad.lin file is being saved in our system. I'm going to right-click on this file and I'll select Open with and the computer is suggesting that I open this file using Notepad, which is fine. I'll click OK. As you can see each linetype in the lin file is defined using a couple lines of text. Now we're not going ...

Creating custom linetypes
Video duration: 5m 9s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Creating custom linetypes provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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