Creating a Simple Linetype in AutoCAD

Creating your own AutoCAD linetype is pretty easy to do. Today’s blog post will be a tutorial on how to do so.

Two Main Steps

There are two main steps to creating your own linetype. Those are:

  1. Find the acad.lin file.
  2. Edit the acad.lin file, to include your new linetype.
The Show

I felt this tutorial really lent itself to be done in video format. So, I created a screen capture video that demonstrates how to create a custom AutoCAD linetype. Please enjoy the show:


That’s all I have for today. Happy cadding!


About Brian M. Curran

I'm Brian M. Curran and I run a drafting services business in NYC. My aim is to create quality drawings, and to be entrusted with important projects. For some project on-site videos, please visit my Google profile.
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