Linetype in AutoCAD

Every linetype in AutoCAD is stored in .lin files.

Only one linetype is loaded in your design when you open a new project in AutoCAD. To have access to other linetypes, you will have to load them manually.

Loading a new linetype (Using of the LT command)

  1. Type LT and hit ENTER
  2. Click on the LOAD button on the window that pops up
  3. choose linetype and hit OK

You have just loaded a new linetype which is going to be accessible from you main window.

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Here is a list of all linetype available in AutoCAD 2011

LinetypeDescription
ACAD_ISO02W100ISO dash
ACAD_ISO03W100ISO dash space
ACAD_ISO04W100ISO long-dash dot
ACAD_ISO05W100ISO long-dash double-dot
ACAD_ISO06W100ISO long-dash triple-dot
ACAD_ISO07W100ISO dot
ACAD_ISO08W100ISO long-dash short-dash
ACAD_ISO09W100ISO long-dash double-short-dash
ACAD_ISO10W100ISO dash dot
ACAD_ISO11W100ISO double-dash dot
ACAD_ISO12W100ISO dash double-dot
ACAD_ISO13W100ISO double-dash double-dot
ACAD_ISO14W100ISO dash triple-dot
ACAD_ISO15W100ISO double-dash triple-dot
BATTINGBatting
BORDERBorder
BORDER2Border (.5X)
BORDERX2Border (2X)
CENTERCenter
CENTER2Center (.5X)
CENTERX2Center (2X)
DASHDOTDash dot
DASHDOT2Dash dot (.5X)
DASHDOTX2Dash dot (2X)
DASHEDDashed
DASHED2Dashed (.5X)
DASCHEDX2Dashed (2X)
DIVIDEDivide
DIVIDE2Divide (.5X)
DIVIDEX2Divide (2X)
DOTDot
DOT2Dot (.5X)
DOTX2Dot (2X)
FENCELINE1Fenceline circle
FENCELINE2Fenceline square
GAS_LINEGas line
HIDDENHidden
HIDDENX2Hidden (.5X)
HOT_WATER_SUPPLYHidden (2X)
JIS_02_0.7Hot water supply
JIS_02_1.0HIDDEN0.75
JIS_02_1.2HIDDEN01.25
JIS_02_2.0HIDDEN02
JIS_02_4.0HIDDEN04
JIS_08_111SASEN11
JIS_08_151SASEN15
JIS_08_251SASEN25
JIS_08_371SASEN37
JIS_08_501SASEN50
JIS_09_082SASEN8
JIS_09_152SASEN15
JIS_09_292SASEN29
JIS_09_502SASEN50
PHANTOMPhantom
PHANTOM2Phantom (.5X)
PHANTOMX2Phantom (2X)
TRACKSTracks
ZIGZAGZig zag

Images are respectively shown below

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How to add a new linetype in AutoCAD

You can download .lin files and manually add them to your list or you can choose to make your own linetype. To add a .lin file in AutoCAD you will have to use the LT command as stated above and use the “file” button to specify the location of your new .lin file.

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