Linetype Manager
 
 
 

Access Methods

Button

 Ribbon: Home tab Properties panel Linetype
 Menu:  Format  LinetypeNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Command entry: linetype (or 'linetype for transparent use)

Loads linetypes and sets the current linetype.

Linetype Filters

Determines which linetypes to display in the linetype list. You can filter linetypes based on whether they are xref-dependent, or whether they are referenced by objects.

Invert Filter

Displays linetypes based on the opposites of the criteria you select. Linetypes that fit the inverse filter criteria are displayed in the linetype list.

Load

Displays the Load or Reload Linetypes dialog box, in which you can load into the drawing selected linetypes from the acad.lin file and add them to the linetype list.

Current

Sets the selected linetype to be the current linetype. Setting the current linetype to BYLAYER means that an object assumes the linetype that is assigned to a particular layer. Setting the linetype to BYBLOCK means that an object assumes the CONTINUOUS linetype until it is grouped into a block. Whenever the block is inserted, all objects inherit the block's linetype. The CELTYPE system variable stores the linetype name.

Delete

Deletes selected linetypes from the drawing. You can delete only unused linetypes. The BYLAYER, BYBLOCK, and CONTINUOUS linetypes cannot be deleted.

NoteBe careful about deleting linetypes if you are working on a drawing in a shared project or one based on a set of layering standards. The deleted linetype definition remains stored in the acad.lin or acadiso.lin file and can be reloaded.

Show Details or Hide Details

Controls whether the Details section of the Linetype Manager is displayed.

Current Linetype

Displays the current linetype name.

List of Linetypes

Displays the loaded linetypes according to the option specified in Linetype Filters. To quickly select all or clear all linetypes, right-click in the linetype list to display the shortcut menu.

Linetype

Displays names of loaded linetypes. To rename a linetype, select it and then click it again and enter a new name. BYLAYER, BYBLOCK, CONTINUOUS, and xref-dependent linetypes cannot be renamed. The linetype name can include up to 255 characters. Linetype names can contain letters, digits, blank spaces, and the special characters dollar sign ($), hyphen (-), and underscore (_). Linetype names cannot include the special characters comma (,), colon (:), equal sign (=), question mark (?), asterisk (*), less-than and greater-than symbols (> <), forward and back slashes (/ \), vertical bar (|), quote ("), or back quote (`).

Appearance

Displays a sample of selected linetypes.

Description

Displays descriptions of the linetypes, which can be edited in the Details area.

Details

Provides alternative access to properties and additional settings.

Name

Displays the selected linetype name, which can be edited. The linetype name can include up to 255 characters. Linetype names can contain letters, digits, blank spaces, and the special characters dollar sign ($), hyphen (-), and underscore (_). Linetype names cannot include the special characters comma (,), colon (:), equal sign (=), question mark (?), asterisk (*), less-than and greater-than symbols (> <), forward and back slashes (/ \), vertical bar (|), quote ("), or back quote (`).

Description

Displays the description of the selected linetype, which can be edited.

Use Paper Space Units for Scaling

Scales linetypes in paper space and model space identically. Useful when working with multiple viewports. ( PSLTSCALE system variable)

Global Scale Factor

Displays the global scale factor for all linetypes. ( LTSCALE system variable)

Current Object Scale

Sets linetype scale for newly created objects. The resulting scale is the global scale factor multiplied by the object's scale factor. ( CELTSCALE system variable)

ISO Pen Width

Sets the linetype scale to one of a list of standard ISO values. The resulting scale is the global scale factor multiplied by the object's scale factor.