library of standard linetypes is provided in the acad.lin and acadiso.lin files. You can use
the linetypes as they are, modify them, or create your own custom
- Overview of Linetype Definitions
are defined in one or more linetype definition files that have a .lin file
- Simple Custom Linetypes
Each linetype is defined
on two lines in a linetype definition file. The first line contains
the linetype name and an optional description. The second line is the
code that defines the actual linetype pattern.
- Text in Custom Linetypes
Characters from text
fonts can be included in linetypes.
- Shapes in Custom Linetypes
A complex linetype can
contain embedded shapes that are saved in shape files. Complex linetypes
can denote utilities, boundaries, contours, and so on.