Zoom-independent curve pattern (v5)

Eyeshot's Entity.LineTypePattern is zoom dependent, which means that the size of the dashes gets bigger or smaller depending on the zoom level:

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If you want the size of the dashes to remain the same regardless of the zoom level, similar to what AutoCAD® does for selected entities, you can inherit from the relevant Entity class and override the Entity.Draw() method to enable the OpenGL line stipple feature, like this:

class MyCircle : Circle 
        public ushort Stipple = 0xF0F0; // See http://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/man/xhtml/glLineStipple.xml 

        public MyCircle(double x, double y, double z, double radius) 
            : base(x, y, z, radius) 

        protected override void Draw(DrawParams data) 
            gl.LineStipple(1, Stipple); 



This will be the result:

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  • Seems like this should be the default behavior.  Having a line pattern that scales with zooming is NOT what I'd expect.

  • Can the argument patternLen be used to change the size of the pattern?  patternLen = 0 by default, but patternLen <> 0 (e.g. 1.0) causes an exception.



  • The default bevhaviour (the pattern scales with the zoom) is consistent with AutoCAD®.

    The "patternLen" argument must not be changed. It's a data computed internally for internal use.

    If you need to scale a pattern size, you should scale the components of the Entity.LineTypePattern.

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