When accessing the Linetype Manager dialog box, note the four buttons in the upper right; click Show Details. However, by replacing the liteypes with index 0 and 1 (ByLayer and ByBlock) with wanted linetype ID in WriteTailerLinetypesLinetype (FormatMCL.cpp) all the lines in the drawing uses the given linetype. If not, the viewports will reflect the general linetype, as in the case of model space. AutoCad 2018 forces the continuous linetype even though it's not used at all in the drawing or in the attached XREF. The linetypes were not loaded in your current drawing when you attached your XREF. If you do not want the annotation scale to affect linetypes when plotting from the Model tab, set the MSLTSCALE system variable to 0. 3D Polylines don’t show linetype generation in any version of AutoCAD. Product: MicroStation. This is because the Survey Figures are displayed as 3D Polylines by default. In order to see the dashed line, you need to adjust the LTSCALE (Line Type Scale). ACAD/ACA/AMEP: xref linetype is showing incorrectly in host dwg. View 1 Replies View Related AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Apply Plot Styles To Drawing Open the External References Manager by typing XREF in the Command line and pressing Enter. This indicates that these linetypes (from master document) are forced for XREFs … The XREF layers are found on the very bottom of the Layer Properties Manager filters list. Once the layers to edit have been identified, close the style settings dialog and make the plot style change to Normal on the identified XREF layers NOT on the production drawing layers. I've got the same issue going on. March 2, 2012 by Kyle Kondo. A .LIN file is simply a text file that contains the syntax that defines the way the linetype is structured. The following may apply: Lines are inconsistent, such that they show the wrong size, either too thick or too thin. Below is a snippet of the default acad.lin file. The Xref … Survey figures by default do not show linetype generation in Civil 3D. Change the LTSCALE to matches the xref files then set MSLTSCALE to zero so linetypes are not scaled by the annotation scale. Linestyles are imported from an AutoCAD line style (*.LIN) file. If you do not see the linetype you need, click the Load button to peruse the default acad.lin file to load the desired linetype. By the way, there is no magic when it comes to linetypes. Yes, the linetype will not be rendered correctly. The scale factor that you set when you did MVSETUP established the drawing scale factor and knowing the scale factor will help your linetype to appear correctly. The xref appears in plot preview for the rest of the drawings. If you are trying to load a shape based complex linetype and the shape file is not available, the linetype just will not load. The xref shows up in paperspace, but does not appear in plot preview. Those viewports and plates even plot correctly, provided they are plotted individually. Some layers in both files use the HIDDEN linetype. Saving with the last custom line style used in the second file makes it not display correctly in the first file. If the file is showing up as Not Found, it might be because: You have a bad connection to the location where that Xref is stored, or. You will get a dialog like this (you will get this same dialog if a required Text Style is missing too) This means if you have a survey figure with many closely spaced vertices, you will not be able to see the linetype properly. B) model space and C) the viewports on the individual plates. You need to re-import the correct linestyles from the AutoCAD line style file so that they display correctly. You referenced these files to the files created and worked on in the US and experience the following problems: For AutoCAD 2005 or earlier: No matter what LTSCALE you set either lines from the US files or lines from the foreign files do not scale correctly. Lines vary from one end of a line to another. When you attach an XREF, it looks in your current drawing for the same linetypes that reside within the XREF, but if they are not present, the XREF will do its best to display them properly, sometimes with unwanted results. One major one is that none of our assigned linetypes will plot correctly. Check the entry in the Status column for the missing Xref. The last thing we tried was to copy over a file that plotted correctly, delete the drawing and draw what we needed, This also did not work. OLEHIDE: Controls the display and plotting of OLE objects. If PSLTSCALE is set to 1 or checked (as in the screenshot below), LTSCALE is governed by the viewport scale. I have checked the color settings, the xref layers, the plot/non-plot status, etc. Solution. Now when you xref that drawing in the plot drawing, or another drawing that has the titleblock in it, that Dimscale in model space is still 360, but the ltscale is now 1! Topic: Linetypes Not Plotting Posted: 20.Feb.2013 at 01:02: Our office has just upgraded to AutoCAD LT 2013 and are having a boat-load of problems. 0: All OLE objects are visible and plot (default) 1: OLE objects are visible and plot in paper space only 2: OLE objects are visible and plot in model space only 3: No OLE objects are visible or plot. Cause and Reason. The default value of MSLTSCALE is 1. When you are in Model-Space, and place a dashed line, you may not see the dashed line. Dashed lines in the drawing may plot out as a solid/continuous line. When plotting or publishing from AutoCAD, lineweights and/or linetypes do not output correctly. 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