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February 14, 2019

What is Valentines Day?

Well, I looked on Wikipedia what Valentine’s Day means and found some interesting information. Click on the image for a description about Valentine’s Day.

So you ask “What does this have to do with AutoCAD?”

This post focuses on how to create a custom linetype in AutoCAD incorporating already defined shapes via the Webdings font into your custom linetype. We are going to create a linetype using a heart shape. Keep in mind there are many different shapes within the Webdings and Wingdings fonts that are available for our use. These can easily be shared with your users providing a standard approach to linetypes.

Check out my video on how to create a Heart Shaped Linetype in AutoCAD for your favorite Valentine!

This past year at Autodesk University 2018 I presented a class on how to leverage linetypes in AutoCAD. Within the class we had objectives as shown. Look for me to post on that topic soon!  It’s been a busy start to 2019.

  • Learn how to identify, change, and create linetype definitions
  • Learn how to create custom linetypes using fonts and shapes
  • Learn how to create and compile a complex linetype library with shapes
  • Learn how to create a tool palette with custom linetypes loaded and properties defined

Select the image below to be taken to the presentation

Have a great week everyone!  Until next month or at Midwest University 2019 in March. I will be presenting two sessions this year at Midwest U. Staying Productive with Plan and Production in Civil 3D and Making your Mark with a Map book in Map 3D.

I have been working hard on my weekends to prepare for two exciting sessions using Map 3D and Civil 3D. We will work together to use these tools to help automate the process of creating sheets in Civil 3D and Map 3D.  Ending both of these with one of my favorite subjects – The Sheet Set Manager.

Have a great rest of the week wherever in the World you may be.

Until next month….



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