Archived. The nice thing about annotation scaling is: it has the intelligence to show how your objects should look like in different scales. i am changing the dashed line 'dashed line scale' and ... tried several DL line thicknesses & line types also. 0. Another option is set the cut and projection lines of beams to solid. Close. 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. – LTSCALE & PSLTSCALE are currently set to use the default values for drawings created from scratch. If I remember correctly, in the last version of Layout, once this Dashed Line Scale was set, it stayed the same while zooming in and out of the Layout Page. I end up with the illustration in the center of the page. Quote; Share this post. As a result, lines that appear dashed in Model Space – that is, in your working drawing – may appear solid in Paper Space. Any other ideas? When I set up a viewport in a layout, these dashed lines are solid. I want to hide the shape of hte light in the vewport. Here is an example. it did not work. LTSCALE can be any value, tied to an actual scale. You could set up the viewports to do a hidden-line removal at plot time, but this would not create the effect you want. [/U] Every line looks a solid line when I go to model space. Another option is use the line over-ride button (under the modify ribbon) to set the individual lines as solid. Ralph’s video starts simply, helping you create and move viewports in a new layout tab. Quick Tip: View Dashed Lines in a Viewport In the hands-on lab—"Click My Ride: Customizing Autodesk® AutoCAD® for How You Work"—that I presented at Autodesk University 2013, we took a look at a few fundamental approaches to customizing, and adjusting the viewport display of non-continuous linetypes such as Dashed, Center, Hidden, etc. All I did was draw a rectangle and extrude it. Things like, lights, cameras and empty objects fall into this category. Then, he’ll show you how you can modify, scale or change the properties of each individual viewport in a layout tab. The extras checkbox will hide or show objects that only have a placeholder in the 3D viewport but isn’t actually a physical object. Right click or press Return. AutoCad :: Getting Dotted Lines To Show Up From Model Space Into Viewport Jul 18, 2011. In order to see the dashed line, you need to adjust the LTSCALE (Line Type Scale). AutoCad :: Different Linetypes In Different Viewports Dec 7, 2011. Context-click the SketchUp viewport and select Explode. Change the Dashed Line Scale to suit the scale of the viewport to make sure that the Dashed line is showing as I need it. With PSLTSCALE set to 1 (default), set the current linetype to dashed, and then draw a line in a paper space layout. In Object Properties, change the linetype to dashed; In Options>Document Properties>Annotation>Line types, change the scale for the dashed … Not the custom line I've created. When I go to properties, and select the layer that has the rectangle on it, the properties menu will not allow me to select dashed lines. I noticed by searching the forum there are alot of questions about linetypes not showing up correctly, but I could not find someone with my exact problem. There just seems to be a specific issue of these lines that I have hidden inside the components appearing in hybrid and vector views (but not raster). That layer could be frozen in the viewport only. It seems to be something to do with viewport-layer overrides. Relationship lines shows what objects are parented to other objects by displaying a dotted line. 2. The left viewport is shown on a 1:100 scale, while the right one in 1:50. Posted by 2 years ago. 9.0.20.2 I cannot get linetypes to print as set up in the screen view. Linetype not showing up in viewport Sign in to follow this . Can line types be scaled correctly in different scaled viewports. I tried adjusting the line type scale but it only affected the appearance of the other dashed lines in the drawing. A single viewport which fits in the specified rectangle is created. If you have a dashed pattern (for example) defined as 1/2″ line followed by 1/2″ break, repeated; that is how it will appear on paper, when printed, without regard to print scale. The dashed lines … By simply toggling the viewport back to raster the lines will disappear. Rhino help explains scale as below Scale Controls the scale used to display linetypes in the viewports. Please notice that there are several types of dashed line types, also in different scales (e.g: DASHED, DASHED2, DASHEDX2). First, my dashed lines aren't showing up. I can not make good design choices if those lines … Set LTSCALE to 0.5 and PLTSCALE to 1 but only showing dashed lines in plot space. I am a new user to Progecad 9 Pro ver. The dash line doesn't show up in any of the viewports nor the model space. This means no matter what it will show as solid. Right click the Make2D hidden lines layer and choose ‘select objects’ in the Layers panel. Yes I did notice you had viewport overrides for the 2 layers in question. Click the Hide Selected Objects in Viewport icon . Dotted lines from model/viewport show as solid lines in plot preview and print solid as well. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with these important settings on a general level. If the viewport needs to be re-rendered, click the Render button that appears. This has other effects that anything below the slab will now show solid, and not just the beams. Even though these viewports use different display magnifications (1:2 for the main viewport and 1:1 for the Detail A viewport) – the linetype scale for Hidden Lines is the same in both viewports. Choose Fit to view in the prompt menu or type F, then press Enter. By default, PSLTSCALE is set to 1, which means all linetypes are scaled to the paper space viewport scale factor. Edit the dashed lines via the Shape Style panel. There are 2 ways to test it: Go to your A4 sheet, double click inside the viewport to make it active. This region manifests as that mysterious red dotted line. I do not want the dashed lines to show in my viewport for design choices in vewport mode they are in the way. Linetype not showing up in viewport. For more information, including the solution to most cases of dashed lines appearing as solid, see our Linetype Scale (LTSCALE) page. I am an AutoCAD beginner and I have been googling this issue for days and cannot find a solution that works for me. For example, theholes toward the right end of the bracket would be shown dashed in the front view. RE: Dashed Lines Not Showing in Paperspace zdas04 (Mechanical) 31 Jul 08 13:20 See thread555-168990: Line Weight in Paper Space for the last time this came up. Try drawing a line 100mm long to test the linetype scale. the dashes are not showing up in the VP. While in model space, my dashed lines are dashed lines. I want to see the same dashed lines that I can already see in the viewports, also dashed in modelspace. In one viewport i have a contour drawn as a dashed line. For the type of projects I do it is most efficient to model the building out of several unit components stacked together. I already tried MSLTSCALE = 1 in model space and PSLTSCALE = 1 and LTSCALE = 1 in paperspace. If you need a different scale for a single line, you can change its linetype scale using the Tools > Properties window (Ctrl + 1) and change the linetype scale there.. As shown above, LTSCALE not only scales the dashes in dashed lines but also the spaces between them. If not, please move on to Step 2. I use hidden line mostly but I'm finding that with version 21 the lines aren't crisp lines anymore, they are slightly fussy with the hidden line render. Displaying any hidden Items on the drawing. A single viewport which fits in the current drawing display window is created. I've adjusted the Dash from 0,0.25 to everything inbetween 0,5.0 and none of them show up. Select the Items you wish hide. Try changing that dimension to another layer that is already being displayed in your A4 sheet viewport, such as the walls layer. Select the second line you drew and right-click. If the steps linked above fix your issue, you can continue designing. They also plot solid. Am I doing something wrong or is there a fix you can recommend? to show the item is hidden.In Another viewport i freeze all layers 'above' this item leaving only the item in the dashed line. My drawing is set up with a colour based print style table and I have edited the print style to get the line weights I want and this has worked but I cannot get the dashed and centre lines to print to the scales I want. I immediately change the viewport to the dashed line scene. Perform a regeneration of the drawing (REGEN or REGENALL command). You can adjust line weight and the dashes scale in the SketchUp Model panel … If it is very small you may not see the dashes. I do not have the right vocabulary to find the answer on google. Select the viewport you want to explode.Select Vector or Hybride from the rendering mode drop-down list. Link to post. In other words, to make sure enough dashes are showing. I've created a dash line type (Format -> Style). Fortunately, AutoCAD offers the Setup Profile tool to quickly generate a proper Orthographic Projection view of your solid model I copied the viewports to the left to show each one individually. Lines from the SketchUp model viewport become vector shapes. This scale factor is, as the name suggests, global for all line types and all lines. Then check to see if the layer is frozen in this viewport only. These two viewports below are showing identical objects. Click the Show All Objects Icon . Next, you’ll see how to change what you see in each new viewport. For instance, your hidden lines look great in model space but when you switch to paper space they appear to be continuous line! Try this. All previously hidden objects should now be displayed. When you are in Model-Space, and place a dashed line, you may not see the dashed line. John R - I'm not trying to change a tool. How long is the line? I use viewports to bring the drawing into paperspace and print out dimensioned drawings. I cannot get my dashed lines in my model space to show up dashed in my viewport. If you have a dashed pattern (for example) defined as 1/2" line followed by 1/2" break, repeated; that is how it will appear on paper, when printed, without regard to print scale. is just squirrely enough to warrant some automation. In the layout, create a viewport with a zoom factor of 1x, make that layout viewport current, and then draw a line using the same dashed linetype. 1. (option) To create 2 viewports, do one of the following: Choose Create 2 viewports in the prompt menu. See that the line type appears exactly at the same size on both viewports! Enter 1 or 0 (change to whichever value is not current). Frustrating, I know. The Scale setting does not affect printing. Nukecad - thanks, but maybe I have not explained it clearrly. If the layer is set to Continuous (in MS) and some other line type (I even tried Center) in the viewport, the LTGen seems to happen whether you've got it turned on or not. I want to hide the lines. "While in model space invoke the Ltscale system variable by typing it in at the command line and pressing enter; for a value enter 1. I want the lines of the rectangle to show in paperspace as dashed lines, not solid lines. So I can now see your point! All selected Items should now be removed from view. Dotted lines from model/viewport show as solid lines in plot preview and print solid as well. The Scale setting does not affect printing. You could also try using the model space scale to preview what the line type scale will look like when you plot it, or create a viewport in … Controls the scale used to display linetypes in the viewports. In the Top viewport, zoom in on the Make2D result and hide other layers. Followers 1. 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