View Full Version : Linetypes

2011-03-30, 01:14 PM
I have a drawing for my corridor. My assembly is set up to use offset targets. Because I have so many targets, to keep them straight, I was using different linetypes for each target to distinguish them. So, I have about 15 or 20 different linetypes (lines with text "Target 01" etc).

I noticed that the more linetypes I added, the slower my machine got. At one point it crashed, and I could no longer open the drawing. Audit showed no errors.

I opened the drawing in Civil 3D as AutoCAD, changed all the linetypes back to ByLayer, and voila, it opened fine and with normal speed.

Does the number of linetypes in a drawing affect the memory usage or cause crashes to that extent?

Or is there sometjhing else going on that I need to find.


2011-04-08, 04:38 PM
Don't really know what's causing the behavior you're seeing.

We have about 30 linetypes in our standard drawing template, and notice no issues.