Creating a Buried Pipe Line Style - SmartSketch - Help

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You can use the Line Style Editor to create customized linear styles. In this sample workflow, you will create a line similar to the one in the following illustration:

The process to create a new linear style involves the steps listed below.

  1. Create the text.

  2. Create a new point style.

  3. Add the style to the linear patterns.

  4. Add a style to the linear styles.

  5. Test the new linear style.

Create the Text

  1. Click Text Box on the Draw toolbar and place a B on the drawing sheet. This text will become part of the new point style.

  2. Right click the text box, and click Properties to open the Text Box Properties dialog box.

  3. On the Info tab, change the Justification for the Horizontal and Vertical options to Shape Center.

    In your new line style, each occurrence of the letter "B" will be centered horizontally and vertically in the line.

Add a New Point Style

  1. Click Point Styles in the Line Style Editor, and then click Create New Style to open the Create New Point Style dialog box.

    You can also right-click on Point Styles and select Add Style from the popup menu to open the Create New Point Style dialog box.

  2. Type BuriedPipe in the Style name box to define a name for the new point style, and then click OK.

  3. In the Point Style Properties dialog box, type Buried Pipe Point Style in the Notes box, and click OK. The entry for BuriedPipe appears in the Point Styles list.

  4. On the drawing sheet, select the letter "B", and then click Define Point Style Graphics .

  5. Move the cursor back to the drawing sheet and click on the "B" to place the origin of the point style.

Add a Style to Linear Patterns

  1. Click Linear Patterns in the Line Style Editor, and then click Create New Style to open the Create New Linear Pattern dialog box.

    You can also right-click on Linear Patterns and select Add Style from the popup menu to open the Create New Linear Pattern dialog box.

  2. Type BuriedPipe in the Style name box to define a name for the new linear pattern, and then click OK.

  3. On the Linear Pattern Properties dialog box, type Buried Pipe in the Notes box.

  4. In the Stroke sequence definitions section, select 1 in the Stroke index list.

  5. Set the Dash length to 0.500 in.

  6. In the Stroke index list, select 2.

  7. Set the Gap length to 0.25 in.

  8. In the Point style section, select BuriedPipe in the Name list.

  9. In the Position along stroke box, type 50.

  10. In the Orientation list, select Always up.

    As you define properties for the new linear pattern, the Preview pane displays an image of the new style.

  11. Click OK. The entry for BuriedPipe appears in the Linear Patterns list.

Add a Style to Linear Styles

  1. Click Linear Styles in the Line Style Editor, and then click Create New Style to open the Create New Linear Style dialog box.

    You can also right-click on Linear Styles and select Add Style from the popup menu to open the Create New Linear Style dialog box.

  2. Type BuriedPipe in the Style name box to define a name for the new linear style, and then click OK.

  3. In the Linear Style Properties dialog box, type Buried Pipe Linear Style Property in the Note box.

  4. In the Color list, select Red.

  5. In the Linear pattern list, select Buried Pipe.

  6. Click OK. The entry for BuriedPipe appears under Linear Styles.

Test the New Linear Style

  1. Click Line/Arc Continuous on the Draw toolbar.

  2. On the Line ribbon, select BuriedPipe in the Style list.

  3. Draw a line on the drawing sheet.

See Also

Line Style Editor Toolbar