Looking for a line style for a break line
You can modify this file to customize the Line Style:
C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\Swlines.lin
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Document Properties - Line Style
Other than these:
I don't think we can make or modify right now...
I would like to be able to make or modify. Perhaps an ER in the portal Tony Cantrell?
Not talking about the break view, If you make a section view the lines at the top and bottom of the view are straight (if its a vertical section line) and I would like to change these to a break line.
Maybe this will help?
Can we modify break line default style?
Read down on it and check out the SPR's
Nope doesn't help.
Did you try a Block?
Or are you looking to create your own style, if that is the case you may want to check out what Rob Edwards did in this post
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What are your most impressive tricks of solidworks, Please spread.
That's great for symbols, but I'm looking for a linestyle
Maybe someone can tell me the file name that defines these styles and I can create a new one.
see attached Line style file from Draftsight, open in Notepad. It is the same format that SW uses.
A variety of ACAD Styles, also you should be able to use any ACAD Styl.
It may take a Decoder Ring to create a Line like you show.
Here is the decoder Ring
A closer look at the linetype will tell what each part means. Each item is separated by commas.
*MAP,--- Map ---
This example will rotate the text relative to whatever way the line is angled and keep the text aligned with the dashes. To have the text always be horizontally placed on the screen, replace the R=0 with A=0.
So, where can we find the cryptologist badge to award you? Nicely done.
There's always this
Thanks goes to ADD/ OCD
I guess that kind of line style can't be created in SOLIDWORKS. It only supports simple syntax.
I cant believe this capability still doesn't exist in solidworks. There are questions about this all over the interwebs and a bunch here in this forum and it still isn't getting any love. One thing I have seen come out of a lot of those threads I found is that most people just gave up and learn to live with it.
But here I am, in the same boat with you guys, needing to show a different line type because they want a visual depiction between the pipe and flex hose.
SOLIDWORKS doesn't have the ability for 2D line styles, but as Lin noted, you can have a variety of 1D line styles, including double thickness for segments. I created several custom styles on SOLIDWORKS Legion (I don't know why the website is loading a bit slow right now, so patience is needed). I've been toying with the idea of including these within SOLIDWORKS installation, but I don't want to add more clutter to the choices without significant input from users.
Thanks for the reply Matthew Lorono, I appreciate it. I have toyed around with the line style options but it isn't going to give me anything close to the zig-zag they want me to do. The concept of double thickness is a new one. I had seen the thick ends option but double thickness segments might give me enough of a visual difference to work. Could you please shed a little more light on that for me?
I stand corrected. It is bold ends only. I actually should ask, who uses a bold-end line style? I know of no drafting standard or practice that requires this.
Exactly! I also wondered that the minute I saw it. If I had the ability to make a segmented line thick and thin then I may have been able to satisfy the need here but I cant even do that. It just seems like such a huge shortcoming to have used these coded line styles but then to limit what solidworks can import from the definition file. We would have tons of functionality built into solidworks if they could just let us load the SWlines.lin file with any of the other autocad line styles. Oh if only...........
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