Mkltype command in CAD – create linetype (electricity and water lines…)

1. Create the simple linetypes.

Step 1: Draw the line you want. Please note that simple linetype is only created from line and character. For example as below picture (only draw black stroke):

Mkltype command in CAD
Mkltype command in CAD

Step 2: Command: mkltype

Command: MKSHAPE

  • Initializing… : Choose name of file .SHX not name of shape
  • Enter the name of the shape: VDShape : Name for shape
  • Enter resolution <128>: Enter to choose default system
  • Specify insertion base point: choose point to insert (choose circle center above)
  • Select objects: 1 found : choose circle above
  • Select objects: Enter to finish choice
  • Determining geometry extents…Done.
  • Building coord lists…Done.
  • Formating coords…-Done.
  • Writing new shape…Done.
  • Compiling shape/font description file
  • Compilation successful. Output file F:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD
  • 2007\Drawing1.shx contains 161 bytes.
  • Shape “VDSHAPE” created.
  • Use the SHAPE command to place shapes in your drawing.
  • Therefore we create a shape of cirle

Step 3: type command LineType (shortcut command LT) to see the result as below picture:

Mkltype command in CAD
Mkltype command in CAD

2. Create the complex linetypes.

Complex linetype is the linetype including shapes.

Step 1: Draw the object to create shape. For example: draw a cirle as below picture.
Step 2: Create Shape
Command: MKSHAPE

  • Initializing… : Choose name of file .SHX not name of shape
  • Enter the name of the shape: VDShape : Name for shape
  • Enter resolution <128>: Enter to choose default system
  • Specify insertion base point: choose point to insert (choose circle center above)
  • Select objects: 1 found : choose circle above
  • Select objects: Enter to finish choice
  • Determining geometry extents…Done.
  • Building coord lists…Done.
  • Formating coords…-Done.
  • Writing new shape…Done.
  • Compiling shape/font description file
  • Compilation successful. Output file F:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD
  • 2007\Drawing1.shx contains 161 bytes.
  • Shape “VDSHAPE” created.
  • Use the SHAPE command to place shapes in your drawing.
  • Therefore we create a shape of cirle

Step 3: Insert shape to create linetype

  • Next, we use Shape command to insert Shape defined above in a suitable poition to get the below picture.
  • Command: shape

– Enter shape name or [?]: vdshape : type name of shape created at above step (name is vdshape)
– At Specify insertion point: Click at the point to insert
– Specify rotation angle <0>: Enter

Mkltype command in CAD
Mkltype command in CAD

Step 4: Do again Step 2 and 3 in Section 1 with above linetype.

Mkltype command in CAD
Mkltype command in CAD

Good luck!

Thanks for reading!!!

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