Linetype scale / How to think about it

Hi,

I use layouts a lot.
For technical drawings and also for visual presentation.

Why should I think about line types differently than for other annotations ?

I guess I have to think printer space (layout) to use line types.
If I use details with other scales than 1:1 I’m lost.
With Rhino 8 dash lines seems to be more logical when going back forth from model to layout space.
But the new line type scale attribute seems looks like a workaround for me.
Maybe the “enable model or space scaling” option could be per object instead… Using style of course.

I think the more confusing part is the taper option in Rhino 8.
This option is more aesthetic than technical right ?
And when it is scaled it is completely distorting the intent.
The width is also surprisingly shown according to the screen dpi.

Let’s say I want to create a layout with a single shape (using line type with taper option) shown with several detail views with different scales.
Do I have to copy the same shape as many times with different line type definitions ?

I can’t get a clear picture of Rhino’s scaling system.

Can someone can help me understand the big picture ?

Regards

Hello- you can set the units when creating or editing the linetype

Does that help?

-Pascal

Hi,

The topic is larger than that but according to the screen dpi, yes it is resolving that particular point.

Thanks

I rephrase my questions :

Why should we think about line types differently from other annotations ?

Would it be simpler to apply styles to every space dependent objects ?

Regards