text in linetype

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by kdogg, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. kdogg

    kdogg Guest

    Is there any way to force the color of text that is part of a linetype regardless of what layer it is on?

    I am creating a bunch of linetypes for use on P&ID drawings;---- LPS ----, ---- HWS ----, etc....

    example:

    *LOW_PRESSURE_STEAM, ---- LPS ---- LPS ---- LPS
    A,3,-.2,["LPS", ROMANS-NORMAL,S=.1,R=0.0,X=-0.1,Y=-0.05],-.3

    I am modifying the acad.lin to include linetypes that have 2 or 3 letter abbreviations repeated in them. I want to force the text to always be red, even though the layers that the lines are on aren't red.

    Is this possible to do?

    Thanks in advance,
    Kevin
     
    kdogg, Nov 22, 2004
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  2. kdogg

    doug k Guest

    not really.

    is the intent just for display purposes, or are you trying to get the text
    to plot with a different lineweight than the linework?
     
    doug k, Nov 22, 2004
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  3. kdogg

    kdogg Guest

    Yes.

    Some of the lines used in our P&ID's are on layers that have heavy (0.0256) lineweights. All of the text on our drawings is 0.0059 in weight. We want the linetype text to mach all of the other text located in the drawing. If the text contained within the complex linetype is 0.0256, it will not plot out properly and in some cases is not legible.
     
    kdogg, Nov 22, 2004
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  4. kdogg

    doug k Guest

    explore using true type fonts instead. they will always plot with same
    "weight", irregardless of color.
     
    doug k, Nov 22, 2004
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  5. You could put the text into little drawing files, with the color you want
    explicitly assigned to the text, and make the complex linetypes use those
    drawings as blocks, instead of using text.
    --
    Kent Cooper, AIA


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    Kent Cooper, AIA, Nov 22, 2004
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