Subject: Displaying lineweights

You can reduce the time it takes to display a drawing by turning off the display of lin­eweights. When you turn off lineweights, all entities display as outlines.

You can also specify a lineweight scale. Specify a smaller scale to display thinner lines; specify a larger scale to display thicker lines. For example, a scale factor of 0.5 would display a .80 millimeter lineweight as .40 millimeter; a scale factor of 2 would increase the same lineweight to display at 1.6 millimeters. This can help you differen­tiate various lineweights that display in a drawing. Adjusting the lineweight display scale affects how the lineweights appear on your screen, not how they appear when printed.

Lineweight scale can affect performance.
Setting the lineweight scale too high may result in slower system performance.

You can also adjust the units for measuring lineweights, and the default lineweight.        

To control the display of lineweights

   1   Do one of the following to choose Drawing Settings ():

   On the ribbon, choose Application button > Drawing Utilities; Home > Drawing Settings (in Utilities); or Tools > Drawing Settings (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Drawing Settings.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool.

   Type dsettings and then press Enter.

   Type lweight and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Display tab.

   3   Click the Lineweights tab.

   4   Select or clear Display Lineweights.

   5   In Units for Listing, choose Millimeters or Inches.

   6   In Default, select the lineweight assigned to layers and entities that use the Default lineweight.

   7   In Adjust Display Scale, move the slider to the scale you want. By default, the slider begins at 1.00.

   8   Click OK.

Use a shortcut.
To turn the display of lineweights on or off, use the LWDISPLAY system variable or double-click the word LWT on the status bar.

For details, see Specifying print options specifically for layouts.

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