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I have not found a way to set a default line type and was hoping this feature could be added.

My current file always points to an obscure linetype that rarely gets used it would save a lot of time if this could be changed.

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Line Type defaults are set the same way as almost any other default in VW.

 

With nothing selected in the drawing change the settings in the Attributes Palette. Select the Line Type you want to be the default. After that any line you draw will use that Line Type.

 

For Text defaults make sure nothing is set in the drawing and and set what you want from the Text menu to set default Font, Style, and Size.

 

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Thanks Pat.

 

To be more specific, is there a way to set what Line type VW defaults to once a solid line is already drawn and you use the attributes pallet to change it to a line type. For instance, I would like to be able to change a solid line to a 'dashed 1' style line as the default. My current drawing defaults to a fence line type that rarely gets used.

 

Likewise, I have the same issue with changing a solid fill to a hatch. There is currently no way to set a default for a specific hatch after an object is already drawn. Often times the default is not something I would normally use.

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That I am not sure about.

 

I think it may be alphabetically the first line type in the file. Does that seem reasonable in your case? Can you rename the line types?

 

Hopefully someone else will help us out here.

 

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Maybe I'm misunderstanding, this solution may be too simple? Set the default (nothing selected) to by class and create classes based on  your fills and linetypes, make sure to check the box under "Graphic Attributes" to "Use at Creation" then either draw on the proper class or assign the proper class, once the object is created.

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By Class will definitely work, but what if you have an object that you don't want to be By Class, but want to have a Line Type?

 

It appears that the default is whatever Line Type was imported/created first in the file with not way to change that. 

 

I hope I am wrong and there is a way to change it, but I have not found it yet.

 

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Perhaps try;

with nothing selected change att palette to a preferred linetype( not the fence line)

 

draw a line 

 

if use at creation was on to create a by class solid line what linetype does it change to when you change it in the att palette?

 

Hopefully it changed to your preferred linetype

 

now once again with nothing selected change the line style back to solid

 

draw a line

 

what happens when you change the line style of this line?

 

Hopefully your selected not fence line

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Thanks Boh. This seems to work. This worked for setting the default Hatch as well.

A round about solution but I'll take it. Would be nice if VW would build in a more obvious way to set the defaults.

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Yes have had this issue before on wall style fills and it took forever to figure it out. VW seems to revert to the last used setting for each type of line style, hatch etc.

 

Milestone moment - i've just joined the 500 club! Looking forward to the perks of club membership...

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