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jonp0001

Missing line types

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Hello all, new to this forum and Vectorworks - currently moving across from autocad to vectorworks architect. Early days but I've hit a problem. When drawing lines, I only seem to have 6 line types available (see attached). There is a menu that suggests there are standard libraries available, but when I open the folders they are empty. I clearly need to load some libraries from somewhere, but I have no idea how to do this and I can't find any clues through general internet searches. Any advice greatly received. 

 

Another issue I have is that the line type I have chosen (some kind of do dashed line) doesn't display accurately in either design layouts, sheet view of pdf preview (again, see attached). This is drawn 1:1 in Deisgn layers and viewed in a 1:50 view port in the sheet layer.

 

Cheers for now

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In the left panel of your resource manager go to 

 

Vectorworks Libraries > Defaults > Attributes - Line Types - Default Line Types.vwx

 

You can also create your own pretty easily from the resource manager.  Check out line types in help to see how.

 

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And the lines with green titles in the resource manager are Page size.  So they always display the same size regardless of scale.  You can edit the line type and change it from Page to World to make it scale correctly.  That will change the color of the title in the resource manager to black.  Black line types scale.

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@michaelk a huge thank you Michael. Thats worked  (of course!). There is now a whole world of line / hatch possibilities to explore! Really appreciated 🙂 

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😁

 

I find the line type editor to be really useful.  I like to create line types for roofing profiles, soft good labels, sewer lines, etc.  It's simple and easy to use.

 

The hatch editor, however…. oy.

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I’ll have a play with the line type editing ( but maybe leave the hatch editing For a, um, ‘period of time’ 😂)

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