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Multiline Styles

CAD drafting Multiline Styles 0    Ribbon: Draw – Draw > CAD software Multiline Styles 1 MultiLine Style

CAD drawing Multiline Styles 2    Menu: Format – CAD drafting Multiline Styles 3 Mline Styles

CAD software Multiline Styles 4 Command line: MLSTYLE

In Multiline Styles dialog you can create, edit, save and load styles.

Multiline style defines number of elements and their properties. To create multiline style you should create items and define their properties.

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In the bottom part of the dialog there are preview area and buttons to zoom in and zoom out. Also, you can use mouse wheel to zoom:

CAD drafting Multiline Styles 6 Zoom in;

CAD software Multiline Styles 7 Zoom out;

CAD drawing Multiline Styles 8 Zoom 1:1.



List of available styles loaded to the document.

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Sets current style.


Name of multiline style.


Text description.


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Creates new multiline style based on selected.

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Removes selected style from the current document.

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Shows multiline style editor dialog.

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Loads multiline styles from file to the current document.

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Saves selected styles to *.mln file.

To create multiline style:

Multiline style contains these parameters:

·         number of elements and their position;

·         offset from center line for each element;

·         linetype and color for each element;

·         joints for each multiline vertex;

·         type of used end caps;

·         color for multiline filling.

Elements with positive offsets are plased on the one side from center line, elements with negative offsets - on the other side.


1.    Start Mline Styles command.

2.    In Multiline Styles select desired style and click button CAD drafting Multiline Styles 15 New. New style with default name MlineSyleN, where N – ordinal number starting from 1. will appear. All settings will be based on selected style.

3.    Click button CAD software Multiline Styles 16 Edit to start editing created style.

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4.    Set desired parameters and click OK.



Text description.


The type of end caps.



Sets the type of end caps for start and end of the multiline.


Displays a line segment across each end of the multiline.

Outer Arc

Displays an arc between the outermost elements of the multiline.

Inner Arc

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Displays an arc between pairs of inner elements. If there's an odd number of elements, the center line is unconnected. For example, if there are six elements, inner arcs connect elements 2 and 5 and elements 3 and 4. If there are seven elements, inner arcs connect elements 2 and 6 and elements 3 and 5. Element 4 is left unconnected.


Specifies the angle of the end caps.


Controls the background fill of the multiline


Fill with Color

Sets the background fill color of the multiline. When you choose Select Color, the Select Color dialog box is displayed.



Controls the display of the joints at the vertices of each multiline segment.


Sets element properties, such as the offset, color, and linetype, of new and existing multiline elements.



Specifies offset from the middle of the multiline. Elements are displayed in descending order of their offsets.



Specifies color.



Specifies linetype for element.

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Add Item

Adds new element.

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Delete Item

Removes the selected element.

Save Multiline Styles

Multiline Styles can be saved to *.mln file.


1.    In the Multiline Styles dialog click CAD drafting Multiline Styles 21 Save button.

2.    In Save Multiline Styles dialog select styles. Click OK.

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3.    Specify the file name and path.

Load Multiline Styles


1.    In the Multiline Styles dialog click CAD drawing Multiline Styles 23 Load button.

2.    Specify the file name and path.

3.    In Load multiline style dialog select styles to load in the current document. Click OK.


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