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Situation: I created several linetypes for a drawing on my home computer (just plain dashed lines with labels).  On my office computer, I want to duplicate the linetype and modify for a new linetype. Though I can see the linetype in the drawing, it does not automatically populate library.  I thought there might be a simple "add to library" button but cannot find where that might be.  Is there a solution short of copying the linetypes from machine to machine?  I do access drawings from a server, but loaded libraries on separate machines.  Is it possible to point a User library to a different location (i.e. server) separately from the mfg, bonus, and core libraries?

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The Core Libraries are in the Chief System Folder but the User Library is in the Chief Data Folder which you can move in Preferences>General>Folders,

so if it is keep on the Server or Dropbox etc then the User Library is there too in the Database Libraries Folder , most people would have the Data Folder in My Documents normally eg:

 

C:\Users\Username\Documents\Chief Architect Premier X10 Data\Database Libraries

 

Line types can be Imported via the File>Import>LineStyles Menu Item  but I think that is for importing line styles from AutoCad or Other CAD Programs as I see no way to Export Line Styles in Chief ( or import them from the Current Drawing) but if your new line Styles were saved to the User Library, the above maybe one method to access them from both computers .

 

I see a note in the Manual that User Line styles are NOT exported to/with DWG or DXF files so you may want to check into that further if that is a possibility.

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I am not at my computer, so Iam guessing.

Cant you select the line and Add To Library in the Edit toolbar?

Also, once you use a line type in a drawing it automatically gets added to the dropdown line type list box.

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