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    Default ACAD Line Thickness Help.

    Can anyone tell me how to universally set line thickness to 0". I usually just take ACAD drawings, clean them up a bit and import into 3ds max so I can extrude them up. I keep getting drawings from colleagues though with different line thickness, and even some where the start of the a line might be at 0" in the z-axis, but end at 4" in the z-axis -- and its really screwing me up when importing the drawings.

    Is there anyway to take a drawing and easily set it so all lines are at 0" on the z-axis and have 0" thickness?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: ACAD Line Thickness Help.

    hi There

    To set elevations To 0 use 'flatten.lsp'
    select: ALL Then run The 'flatten.lsp'

    To set plines width To 0, well do This

    ; ETC-PLNS.LSP.
    ; Copyright (c) 1988 by Gary D. Lipp

    (setq pre-plw 0.0)
    (defun C:PLW (/ ss i lth en et v osm snm)
    (setq osm (getvar "OSMODE") snm (getvar "SNAPMODE") )
    (setvar "CMDECHO" 0) (setvar "OSMODE" 0) (setvar "SNAPMODE" 0)
    (prompt " PLineWidth... also changes Lines and Arcs to wide Plines.")
    (prompt (strcat "\n Enter, or show, the new Pline width: <" (rtos pre-plw) ">"))
    (setq v (getdist))
    (if (setq ss (ssget))
    (progn (setq i 0 lth (sslength ss))
    (if (= nil v) (setq v pre-plw) (setq pre-plw v) ) ; END OF IF
    (while (< i lth)
    (setq et (cdr (assoc 0 (entget (setq en (ssname ss i))))))
    (cond ((= et "LWPOLYLINE") (command ".PEDIT" en "W" v "X"))
    ((= et "ARC" ) (command ".PEDIT" en "Y" "W" v "x"))
    ((= et "LINE" ) (command ".PEDIT" en "Y" "W" v "x"))
    ) ; END COND.
    (prompt ".") (setq i (1+ i))
    ) ) ) ; END OF WHILE i<lth, PROGN, IF ss
    (setvar "OSMODE" osm) (setvar "SNAPMODE" snm)
    (setvar "CMDECHO" 1) (prompt "Done.\n")
    (strcat (rtos pre-plw) " is now the width of the Plines.") )

    **

    select: ALL The lsp routine will filter out what can be modified

    **

    i may have renamed The lsp file but it is/was written by its original author, not me

    **

    hope This helps

    i use This pline width modifier ALL The Time, works well Too
    There are 'other' pline edit/modifiers Too. from The same author

    PLC, PLineClose... Select the Plines to Close:"
    PLD, PLineFitDecurve... Select the Plines to Decurve:"
    PLF, PLineFitCurve... Select the Plines to Fit Curve:"
    PLO, PLineOpen... Select the Plines to Open:"
    PLS, PLineFitSpline... Select the Plines to Spline Fit:" very useful
    PLX, polyline explode

    These Two i use ALL The Time

    PLJ, PLineJoin... Select the Lines, Arcs, and Plines to Join:"
    PLW, PLineWidth... also changes Lines and Arcs to wide Plines."

    PLJ can work on multiple selections at The same Time, very handy

    Thanks

    Randy
    Last edited by vizwhiz; October 19th, 2006 at 09:41 AM.

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    Default Re: ACAD Line Thickness Help.

    type "ch" to open properties dialogue

    select everything

    change pull down on top of design/properties tab to show only plines

    change thickness to 0"

    repeat with lines, arcs etc

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    Default Re: ACAD Line Thickness Help.

    sorry Randy, you lost me at "hi there"

    Jeremy, thanks for the help, that was exactly what I needed. I never even thought to use that drop down menu in the properties dialog.

    Thanks,
    Sean

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    Default Re: ACAD Line Thickness Help.

    right on my brother from another mother.

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