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Editing Line Types





Where appropriate, Drawing View dialogs include a list of available line types. Editing the line types affects which line types get displayed and how they are displayed in these lists.

Why Edit Line Types?

In TPC, you can add / remove / hide / edit line types.

You might want to:

Capitalize the line type names so they appear capitalized in your legends

Change the size of an embedded symbol, text or marker

Add your own line types

Hide a line type you never use so it doesn't even show up in the pull down line type list

The UserLines.dat File

TPC lets you edit line types by editing their definitions in the UserLines.dat file in your default word processor. See Editing Line Types command.

The changes you make to the UserLines.dat file affect the line types that are listed in the Drawing View dialogs and the names that are used when a line type is added to the legend.


Customize Point Symbols and Legend Items (4:11) - Change the symbol names to whatever you want. That text is now used for the legend items. Wow!

Documentation for the file format and line type syntax is found by clicking the Syntax Definition button. See Line Type Definitions.


TPC’s line types are defined in the TpcLines.dat file located in the program folder. As a rule, you will not edit this file since program updates are free to overwrite this file as needed.

Edit Line Types Command

TPC provides direct access to the UserLines.dat file. 

See Editing Line Types command.

Related Topics

Using Predefined AutoCAD Line Types
Editing Line Types command
Line Type Definitions


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