Multi-lines are composed of parallel lines, called elements.
When you draw a multiline, you can use the STANDARD style, which has two elements, or specify a style that you created previously. You can also change the justification and scale of the multiline before you draw it.
Multiline justification determines which side of the cursor that the multiline is drawn, or whether it is centered on the cursor.
Multiline scale controls the overall width of the multiline using the current units. Multiline scale does not affect line-type scale. If you change the multiline scale, you might need to make equivalent changes to the line-type scale to prevent dots or dashes from being disproportionately sized.
Create Multiline Styles
You can create named styles for multi-lines to control the number of elements and the properties of each element. The properties of multi-lines include:
- The total number of elements and position of each element.
- The offset distance for each element from the middle of the multiline.
- The color and line-type of each element.
- The visibility of the lines, called joints, that appear at each vertex.
- The type of end caps that are used.
- The background fill color of the multiline.
Elements with a positive offset appear on one side of the middle of the multiline; elements with a negative offset appear on the other side of the middle of the multiline.