MKLTYPE (Express Tool)

Creates a linetype definition based on selected objects and stores them in a specified linetype definition (LIN) file.


A linetype is a repeating series of dashes, dots, shapes, and text objects. With the standard AutoCAD PLINE, LINE, POINT, TEXT, and SHAPE commands, draw an approximation of your linetype; then select the objects at the Select Objects prompt in MKLTYPE. You can define both complex and simple linetypes with MKLTYPE. To define a complex linetype, include shape or text objects in your selection. With MKSHAPE you can create shapes simply by selecting objects.

Command: MKLTYPE

Select a ".LIN" file: <C:\Express\Drawings\acad.lin>: Enter a linetype file name and folder path

Enter linetype name: Specify a linetype name

Linetype description: Specify a linetype description

Starting point for line definition: Specify a starting point

Ending point for line definition: Specify an ending point

Select objects: Select a line, polyline, point, shape, or text object



Create a dashed cold water linetype.

After specifying the file name, linetype name and description, select points to show the start points and end points for line definition:

Specify the line and text objects to be used to define the linetype:

The linetype is loaded and is ready to use: