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Just wondering about line weights....

 

- When you send a view to layout, do you have to have lineweights turned on?  Or...can lineweights be controlled (on or off) in layout?

- For plan views...what line weight size is a good place to start.  Main layer vs Interior and Exterior Layers.  This has always been an issue for me.  For me...it's been trial and error.

 

Thanks...I know it's a basic setup question but maybe some answers from those that use the software everyday to make a living will help the rest of us save some time and get the software setup quickly and so it works. 

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It's all relative to the drawing size you are using. For an ANSI D at 1/4" scale I use a line weight of 1 = 1/400 in

I set my wall exterior to 6, and interior to 4 or just main layer at 6

all layers in sections are set to 2

keep in mind you may need to re-do CAD details if you mess with your drawing sheet weights. 

You should setup for your most common sheet and scale sizing. or make a custom set for each setup- takes a ton of work to do

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I understand how to set lineweights specific to each layer set...my question is more specific.

 

- When you send a view to layout does it matter if you have lineweights turned on or off?  I assume that the view goes to layout with the lineweights specified in the layerset...but, these can be turned on or off.  

 

- Also, if printing to PDF from layout...should lineweights be on?  Or does it really matter?  

 

Thanks all...I appreciate all the feedback.

 

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I always have line weights on all the time. I just don't know what happens if you send to the layout with them off, but I don't think it matters as long as you have them set up in the layer sets you send with  each view. try it and see.

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1 hour ago, DRAWZILLA said:

I always have line weights on all the time. I just don't know what happens if you send to the layout with them off, but I don't think it matters as long as you have them set up in the layer sets you send with  each view. try it and see.

 

Perry...thanks.  I think that is a good plan...and what I am working toward.   

 

Are the lineweights thicknesses that are represented when you are drawing a good representation of how they will appear at 1/4" scale in Layout?

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My line weights are anywhere from 10 to 200 depending on what it is ,and I have separate and different line weights for different layer sets, like for sending elevations to the layout, windows and doors are thicker and roofs are thicker for effect. I think you need to adjust yours for what you like to see.     I just did them as I go along, then at some time you get it right then you won't have to change them again, When you get a new version , you will need to import your layer sets and layers.

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