How to change dash line scale

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How to change dash line scale

Postby neshen » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:00 pm


I have a drawing which is quite big. All the dashed lines in the drawings appear as solid lines. How can I change the scale of the dashed lines so that it is visible. Is there an option such as ltscale as in autocad??



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Re: How to change dash line scale

Postby andrew » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:11 pm

Please read my blog post from yesterday about this exact problem and a potential solution in the new QCAD 3.4:

LTSCALE is also available under:
Edit - Drawing Preferences - General - Linetype - Global Linetype Scale

I would only recommend to adjust LTSCALE if you wish to adjust the line pattern density for prints / in print preview. To work in model space, the new view mode can be used instead (see blog post above).

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Re: How to change dash line scale

Postby banzai » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:54 am


I had this exact problem. Drawing a floor plan for a house and using mm as my base unit. All dashed lines appear as solid. For those who want to skip ahead without reading the blog;
click "view/screen based line types"

But go and check Andrews' blog out. It explains the issue well.

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