Saturday, March 17, 2012

ET to the Rescue, Create Your own AutoCAD Linetype

I needed a new linetype today and I had not made one in years. Express tools can make this easy. Here is the down and dirty on creating a linetype with text characters in it.

My linetype simply needs to have an "E" in it every so often to reflect and existing condition. Linetypes don't really have text in them, they use shape files, so step one, I need a shape file that looks like an "E".

Use single line text and type an "E".

Use the Express Tools to explode that text.

Use the Express Tools to create a SHP file and select the explode "E".
Lucky us Express Tools also has us covered on creating the linetype too. 

Makes me wonder how I forgot how to do this?

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