Subject: Creating a new complex linetype

To create a new complex linetype

A complex linetype can denote utilities, boundaries, contours, and so on. As with simple linetypes, complex lines are dynamically drawn as the user specifies vertices. Shapes and text entities embedded in lines are always displayed completely; they are never trimmed.

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore Linetypes ():

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Linetypes (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Linetypes.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Linetypes tool.

   Type expltypes and then press Enter.

   2   Using one of the following methods, open the New Linetype dialog box:

   Choose Edit > New > Linetype.

   Click the New Item tool ().

   With your cursor in the right side of the window, right-click to display the shortcut menu, and choose New > Linetype.

   3   Click New.

   4   Type the name of the line linetype. Do not use spaces between words in the new linetype name.

   5   In Linetype Description, type the linetype description.

You can type anything in this field that will help you remember the purpose or appearance of this linetype. For complex linetypes, it is helpful to type a text description of the linetype.

   6   In Linetype Definition, type the linetype definition.

As for the simple linetypes, the syntax for a complex linetype is a comma delimi­nated list of pattern descriptors. For more details, see Syntax for a complex line­type definition.

   7   Click OK.

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