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How to save DWGs with linetypes?




I've been trying to solve this for some time now, but no luck.

Is there a way to save DWGs from Archicad with linetypes? All lines in my saved DWGs are continuous, all dashed and others are gone. I know you can set linetype conversion in export settings, but there are no AutoCAD linetypes to choose from.

Eduardo Rolon

They might look continuous but maybe they are correct. In your Translator change the LTScale factor to 20000 and see if that helps.

To make sure that your DWGs have the lines use the LTS command in Autocad and change the factor if they don't show up.

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You can set a dwg template in the DXF-DWG Translation Setup. Then you have the option to assign a linetype to linetype conversion using drop-down lists. You will need to try which LT scale settings will work best for you.



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That DWG Template file that Miha is talking about: 

A good solution can be to ask the party that you save the DWG for to provide you with a DWG file that contains all line types they use. Then you can set that DWG file as a Template in the DWG Translator Dialog. What this does is Archicad will read the DWG file and will obtain from the file the names of all Linetypes defined in that DWG Template file so when you define your Line type Conversion table you will be able to map your Archicad linetypes to AutoCAD linetypes that will all exist in the files of the receiving party. I hope this explanation makes sense.

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