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#132689
Could someone please refresh my memory -- what is the secret to maintaining the correct line type scale after placing a DWG as a Drawing within AC?
#132690
I seem to recall some discussion by various testers during beta that the linetype scale interpretation (LTSCALE) improvement in 12 may only work with a file Open or file Merge....? So, you might try one of those and if that is the case, you may need to Open/Merge onto a worksheet and place THAT on the layout, rather than placing the dwg directly? Also, to get the LTSCALE correct on export, I believe someone said that your conversion setup needs to refer to a dwg template having the desired LTSCALE value.

From the 12 'New Features Guide':
The LTScale variable used in DWG files will now be correctly interpreted when opening or merging DWG files in ArchiCAD. New line types will be created as needed, regardless of the length of the original line pattern.
Cheers,
Karl

PS I just noticed your signature lists 11, not 12, so I'm not sure what the trick is there off the top of my head.
Last edited by Karl Ottenstein on Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:48 pm, edited 3 times in total.
#132691
I'd like to place the DWG as a Drawing (as opposed to Xrefing or Merging) to avoid contaminating the AC file with a bunch of useless attributes. Your suggestion does give me an idea, tho -- Merge the file into a separate instance of AC, and place that file as a Drawing...
#132700
Laura Yanoviak wrote:I'd like to place the DWG as a Drawing (as opposed to Xrefing or Merging) to avoid contaminating the AC file with a bunch of useless attributes. Your suggestion does give me an idea, tho -- Merge the file into a separate instance of AC, and place that file as a Drawing...
This is the trick that I have used since AC8 when I have to explode or merge a dwg.
#132742
Karl Ottenstein wrote:I seem to recall some discussion by various testers during beta that the linetype scale interpretation (LTSCALE) improvement in 12 may only work with a file Open or file Merge....
AFAIK, LTscale translation should work with Drag-and-drop (Place External Drawing is the same) as well as Open or Merge in AC12. Only Xref does not handle linetype scales well.

Please read more here.
#319106
Hi all, I currently have a line type scale issue with a placed DWG underlay which we can't explode (for project reasons). The grid lines are dot-dash but are at a very small scale so appear solid on the layout.
  • I've tried making the scale larger through element attributes but it doesn't work.
    I have placed the file at 1:200 as there's a lot of text which works best at this scale.
    I don't have the XREF option in the External Content menu, has this been removed in AC24?
I just want to make this one linetype a larger scale without changing anything else. Is this even possible?

Thanks!
#319247
Did you migrate your Work Environment from an earlier AC version? That could be the reason why the XREF commands are not on your menu, because in my Archicad 24 installation, they are there. In any case, you can add them to the menu in the Work Environment Dialog.

About the line type scale issue: could you post a screenshot so I can more easily understand the exact situation?