Making a Lineweight Current

You can assign a lineweight to a layer, set the current lineweight for new objects that you create (including BYLAYER or BYBLOCK), or change the lineweight of existing objects in your drawing. To use a lineweight to draw, you must choose a lineweight and make it current. All newly created objects are drawn using the current lineweight. Objects in drawings created in an earlier release of AutoCAD are assigned the lineweight value of BYLAYER, with all layers defaulting to a lineweight value of DEFAULT. Lineweight assigned to objects is displayed as a solid fill drawn in the object’s assigned color. All objects except True Type fonts, raster images, points, and solid fills (2D solids) can display lineweight. Floating viewports can only display lineweight if you clip them to another object, such as a polyline. For information about clipping floating viewports to objects, see “Creating Nonrectangular Viewports.” Polylines with width only display lineweights when the polyline has a non-zero thickness value and is being viewed in a view other than Plan. In general, polylines with width override any width value applied by a lineweight.

NOTE Lineweight applied to the frames of raster images is displayed. The internal contents of raster images cannot display lineweights.

To make a lineweight current for creating objects

  1. From the Format menu, choose Lineweight.
  2. In the Lineweight Settings dialog box, select a lineweight.
  3. Choose OK.

Command line LWEIGHT, LAYER
System variables CELWEIGHT sets the lineweight for new objects on the command line.
Related -LWEIGHT changes the current lineweight.

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