Is their a way to turn a centerline into a dashed line in a drawing?
Add a layer and change the "Line Font" of that layer. Then move the centerline to that layer.
Hmm. Just tried it. That doesn't work. I guess it's a Document property that governs ALL center lines.. I'm stumped.
Yeah nothing I try seems to work.
Make sure it's not a centerline? You could do what Matt Peneguy suggested with a regular sketched (not construction) line. (dim to constrain, just hide the dim's).
I do this and it works every time. I don't understand the error.
Ref install 2018 SP2
It could potentially be driven by a Document Standard where this is set to display as this and that is set to display as that. I.e., dimensions go to D layer, centerlines go to C layer, text annotation goes to T layer. However, in your case, everything could be set to stay on Default layer or something else. If you would share a drawing file, maybe even a drawing template file, we would have more to investigate in your case.
Worked like charm for me.
That's brilliant. That's the Line Format toolbar.
I got it. I started with a regular line then added a new layer in the layer properties and changed them to that layer. They all stayed on that layer this time. Thanks for all the comments.
Hmmm, all I had to do was create a centerline, select it and change the line style. No extra layer needed.
If you created the centerline using the Centerline annotation command, then that's what it will be.
Even in doc options (neither in Centerlines/Center Marks nor in Line Font), you can't change this because it would no longer be the Center line style.
For the doc, you can redefine a construction line to be non centerline in Doc Options>Line Font, but a layer change doesn't do it for my SW2018 sp2.
A regular (solid) line does respond to the line type defined in the layer though, so you can draw a solid line and move it to the desired layer to get the line type affect you're looking for.
I had forgotten about the Line Format toolbar (as I rarely use it) and I hadn't seen it above as a reminder.
But thanks to Shawn Stugard for correcting me.
Was able to change it, no problem. I used the centerline command and then directly changed the style.
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