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Line types with text

Tom Krowka
Booster
I find it valuable to create line types with certain text. As far as I can tell, the only way to do this is to create the text from lines and arcs. A real pain in the if you have a big word, or words.
Tom Krowka Architect
Windows 11, AC Version 26
Thomas@wkarchwk.com
www.walshkrowka.com
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Anonymous
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This is essential when you're doing underground services layout plans. The easiest way to differentiate GAS, Electric, Water, Foul Drain, Surface Drain, Combined Drain, Comms et. etc. is by using letters as part of the line type. It's one thing I miss from AutoCAD LT.

I've taken to DRAWING letters, but this is time consuming and the "letters" distort on corners and curves.

BAH!
Anonymous
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Those lines can be transferred from autocad to archicad? I think so.
I open a few dwg projects with Archicad and I see line types like ACADISO.
All lines thickness are 0.18 mm.
Anonymous
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What I see when I open a DWG project:
Anonymous
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...and what I use for my projects in Archicad:
Anonymous
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Both are Custom in Model views.
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
See this recent Wiki article based on Dan Kunschik's ac-talk post about using the Text 3D object to create the text linework for a custom line:

http://www.archicadwiki.com/CurvedText

See this article about line types in general:
http://www.archicadwiki.com/LineTypes

Cheers,
Karl
One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.3, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB

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