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Defining Shapes, Linetypes, and Hatch Patterns

The Autodesk® AutoCAD® program uses shapes, linetypes, and hatch patterns to control the way text, linework, and filled areas look. Shapes are the foundation for the letters of an SHX font file, but they can also be inserted into a drawing or used to help communicate design information with complex linetypes.

All objects in a drawing are affected by linetypes because they control how the line work of an object appears. You can create your own custom linetypes with dash, dot, and gap combinations different from those that come with AutoCAD and even include a text string or shape. You can also create ...

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