Usually we store all our custom line styles in one .rsc.
But now there's two line styles that appear in my list that I can't find in any of the .rsc files stored in our company network. And of course these are the two I want to adjust.
Is there any way to find out exactly where these stem from?
If you drop down the line style list, at the very bottom there are 2 options, Settings & Manage. Select Settings. A dialog will open and you can scroll through the list of line styles. When you highlight a line style it will show you the file path to the library or if the style is part of the active drawing it will show the path & name of the active file.
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I have found that, too but it says the line style is in a .dgnlib. But I can't edit that line style in that dgnlib because the line style editor doesn't show it.
Project Explorer also lists linestyles but is of no use. RSC workflow is so outdated.
For future reference the following articles detail finding where linestyles are stored and how to update those located in dgnlibs:
I don't really use Project Explorer, but since you mention it I opened it in some files and looked at the line styles. There is very limited information. It does report whether the style is part of a dgn file or a Resource File, but it does not report the name of the file it resides in. You are correct that there is no real use at this point within PE.
I'd actually prefer to work with .rsc because updating line styles in a .dgnlib then pushing those changes to files is very cumbersome. The worst part about .rsc is the line style editor dialog.
What are the advantages to saving linestyles to a dgnlib if you can't edit them?I mean, I guess that's an advantage in some ways...but if you cannot create nor edit linestyles in DGNLIB files, why do it? Why not stick with RSC files?
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Why not stick with RSC fonts? Why use Truetype? Why we need more than 63 levels?
How CONNECT is more productve if we still use MSJ era workflows it is beyound me...