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9.0.0
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9.0(2015)

Displays specific descriptive information, attributes, and an image of the selected linear style.

Notes

Type a brief description or other useful information about the linear style.

Based on

Displays the style on which this linear style was based.

Units

Specifies the geometric definition for the linear pattern. World units define the width of the line in geometric space; Paper units define the width of the line on paper. Changing the drawing scale has no effect on styles defined in Paper units; however, it does change styles defined in World units.

When using the Line Style Editor to create new styles, if a linear style uses a linear pattern and/or point style, it is recommended that they all have the same units.

Component index

This list contains a number for each of the components within the linear style. Information about the component selected in this field is displayed in the remaining fields in this section of the dialog box.

Override point style color

Indicates that the color specified for this component will override the color defined for any point style used as the component.

Override point style width

Indicates that the width specified for this component will override the width defined for any point style used as the component.

Do not print

Displays objects using this linear style on screen but does not print them. The option is applied per component. For example, a style can have two components, both of which will display but only one of which will print.

Color

Select the color to be used for the active component.

If the component you are defining is a point style, and the color you select is not the color with which the point style was defined, you should select the Override point style color check box.

Transparency (%)

Indicate how transparent the drawn line will be. Zero (percent) indicates that you will not be able to see through the line at all, while 100 (percent) indicates the line will not be visible, as it will be completely transparent.

Linear pattern

Select a defined linear pattern to use as the active component in the linear style.

Width

Select the width to be used for the active component.

If the component you are defining is a point style, and the width you select is not the width with which the point style was defined, you should select the Override point style width check box.

Offset

Specify the distance the active component should be placed from the centerline of the linear style. The offset distance appears in the default length units set in the host application; however, the field accepts any distances in any unit of measure applicable to a distance. 

Crossover orientation

Controls how the component with an offset crosses over the component without an offset. As such, this option is typically used on a style with two components, one of which has an offset and one which does not. In the following illustration, the darker line is the component without the offset, while the lighter line is the component with the offset and the Crossover orientation.

Start terminator

Select the point style with which you would like to start the line.

End terminator

Select the point style with which you would like to end the line.

End cap type

Choose the type of cap you want to place at the end of the line. You can choose from a rounded, flat, squared, or triangular end. For examples of each type of end cap, see the following graphic.

Join type

Select the kind of join you want to use for line strings and complex strings created through automation. You can choose from rounded, beveled, and mitered joints. For examples of each type of joint, see the graphic below.

The selected type of joint is not applied to regular lines joined at the end point.

Add component

Creates a new component. A new number will be added to the Component index list box, and the new component is made active in the dialog box.

Remove component

Removes the active component from the linear style. This button is available only when more than one component exists.

Preview

Displays the linear style.