[solved] Linetype Scaling Issues

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RMK-Designs
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[solved] Linetype Scaling Issues

Post by RMK-Designs » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:28 pm

I am having an issue with linetype scaling. On a plot plan I am working on I created linetype definitions for utility lines such as water, underground electric, underground telco, and electric service. When I use these lines (or any other line other than continuous) I need to scale them up using the linetype scale so they display properly in the drawing. They look fine until I select them again. At that point they go back to solid lines. The only way to get the proper line back is toggle on and off draft mode. If I leave draft mode on the lines look solid. With screen-based line types on the lines look dashed.

I am currently using 3.26.1 for this drawing. If open the file in 3.25.2 the linetypes look good and do not change when selected. I am not sure why this is happening, maybe a setting somewhere?

I also have a question on linetype definitions. When I created the linetype definitions I used the Hot Water linetype in Qcad to create my linetypes. I just copied into another file and changed the text in the definitions to what I needed such as “UG”. Can I scale the line/text in the definition to make them look right without having to change them in the property editor?
Attached is the drawing with the lines and the definition file I created.
Thanks for your help.
Qcad 3.26.1
Windows 10 64bit.
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Re: Linetype Scaling Issues

Post by RMK-Designs » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:43 pm

I tested some more this morning and it appears to be an issue with 3.26.1 as 3.25.2 works properly. I filed a bug report FS#2221.

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Re: Linetype Scaling Issues

Post by andrew » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:07 am

Thanks for your report.

As a possible workaround, please set the property "Polyline Pattern" of those polylines to "false" using the property editor.

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Re: Linetype Scaling Issues

Post by RMK-Designs » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:07 pm

Thanks Andrew, your suggested workaround does the trick. I appreciate all the work you do to produce such a great piece of software.

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