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Working with the progeCAD Explorer - Working with linetypes

Setting the current linetype

You normally draw an entity using the linetype assigned to the current layer, indicated as BYLAYER. You can also assign linetypes on a per-entity basis, which overrides the layer's linetype setting. A third option is to assign the BYBLOCK linetype, whereby you draw new entities using the default linetype until you group them into a block. The entities inherit the current linetype setting when you insert the block into the drawing.

To make the linetype current
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Format > Explore Linetypes.
  3. Type expltypes and then press Enter.
  4. In the Linetype Name list, select the linetype you want to make current.
  5. Do one of the following:
  6. Choose Edit > Current.
  7. Select it in the Linetype Name list and click the Current tool (
  8. ).
  • Double-click the linetype name.
  • To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.