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Edit the attributes of a complex linetype


Stéphane

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Hello, 

 

I have created my own complex linetype with some polygons. These polygons have a fill color and a pen color. 

 

Then, when I use my new complex linetype in the design space with Polyline for instance, I can only change the pen color and the line thickness but not the fill color of the polygons that I used to create my custom complex linetype. This means I need to duplicate my linetype for each new fill color I need ? Is that the normal behavior ? Is there a trick to be able to change the fill color as well ? 

 

 

Creating my complex linetype : 

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Drawing a Polyline with my new complex linetype (as you can see I was able to edit pen color but not fill color as I would like to) : 

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In my opinion, it shouldn't work like that. A complex linetype is a linetype and it should work as a basic linetype. The pen attribute controls the color of a basic linetype. The pen attributes should also control the color of a complex linetype (fill+pen). I cannot see a good reason why it shouldn't work like that. You never use more than one color anyway for a complex linetype. 

 

As a workaround I filled my complex linetype with lines... Not sure if it's a brillant idea tho 🙂

 

 

Step 1 : Add lines in your custom complex linetype. 

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Step 2 : Make it thicker 

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Step 3 : Profit... 

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On 8/27/2021 at 11:21 AM, Stéphane said:

You never use more than one color anyway for a complex linetype. 

It is quite possible that you don't use more than one color for a Linotype, but I will pretty much guarantee you that there are people who rely on the ability to have multiple colors in their complex linotypes to get the drawings they want.

 

I have learned to never assume that everyone uses VW the way I do.

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11 hours ago, Pat Stanford said:

It is quite possible that you don't use more than one color for a Linotype, but I will pretty much guarantee you that there are people who rely on the ability to have multiple colors in their complex linotypes to get the drawings they want.

 

You are right, it is good to have several ways of using a tool. So you would say that complex linetypes work as they should ? Would you confirm that for each new fill color, you need to duplicate the complex linetype ? By the way, it also means you cannot override its fill attributes in a viewport. 

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