How to create a channel drain linetype

20 August 2013 Tate Gibbes 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

I used to get very frustrated having to use fills and lines to show simple things like channel drains. So I came up with a linetype of my own that would look rightish and this is how I did it.

I started by drawing some basic straight lines to show the shape I wanted

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Once you have the shape right, select all of the elements and copy them (Either Right click copy or Edit>Copy…)  Then go to Options>Elements>Line Type… and choose the New option
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In the box that pops up give your linetype a name, then make sure you choose the Symbol option and press OK

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After this click on the Paste Line Components button.  Mine came in with the dash measuring 40mm and the gap at 10mm, As you can see I changed this to a dash of 6mm and a gap of 0. At the top of the dialog box you can see the resultant line type

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have a play with the settings and see what sort of different line types you can come up with

 

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