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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2015, 09:21:43 am »
In other words, My AutoCAD has an issue with the file name "ltypeshp.shx" not the file

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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2015, 09:28:24 am »

In other words, My AutoCAD has an issue with the file name "ltypeshp.shx" not the file

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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2015, 09:37:01 am »
Shameless plug but you could just make a waaayyy cooler linetype that does not rely on shapes :)
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I agree, I tend to use line types with standard text styles/fonts, but this is someone else's drawing, probably why I didn't have an issue until now.


An UPDATE on my last post, to hopefully help troubleshoot the actual problem..


If I keep the renamed "ltypeshp1.shx" in my support folder and change the name of that file in the Acad.lin file for the (5) line types using that file, it works!


In other words, My AutoCAD has an issue with the file name "ltypeshp.shx" not the file
That is strange that renaming the the file fixes the problem. It sounds to me like you have a messed up file somewhere.Have you tried putting "C:\\Users\\<Username>\\appdata\\roaming\\autodesk\\autocad 20XX\\rXX.X\\enu\\support\\ltypeshp.shx" at the top of your support paths ?

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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2015, 11:26:06 am »
Thanks ronjonp, I tried changing/repathing that, didn't help or change.


I did however, find this thread which I believe solved my problem.


For some reason, I had a handful of text styles loaded in my default template (that I don't know where they came from), one of which was looking for "ltypeshp.shx". And so that seemed to be tripping up any other drawing I worked on


Once I deleted that from my drawing (and template), restarted AutoCAD, everything works as it should with the line types and shape files.


Hope this helps someone, more to follow I assume.
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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2015, 11:32:59 am »
Glad you got it sorted :)

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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2017, 09:02:26 am »
The LTYPESHP.SHX that comes with AutoCAD is a shape file, not a text font file.  If you load a drawing where a text style incorrectly uses LTYPESHP.SHX, then from that point on until you exit out and restart AutoCAD, in every drawing you open, AutoCAD will not read LTYPESHP.SHX correctly.  For example, I open this drawing called WKS_COPY.DWG and as it loads I get an error message reading

ltypeshp.shx is a shape file, not a text font file.

Now I open a second drawing called BR.DWG, where there are complex linetypes that use the shapes defined in LTYPESHP.SHX.  One of them is a linetype for a fence line that ordinarily shows a line with little circles in it, like this: ----O-----O-----O----  where the little circles are shapes. But since I had opened that other drawing first which incorrectly tried to use LTYPESHP.SHX as a text font, in the second drawing BR.DWG, those linetypes are displayed without the circles: -----  ------  ------  ---- .  The only way I have figured out to make those linetypes display properly in BR.DWG is to exit out and restart AutoCAD, and open BR.DWG first before I open WKS_COPY.DWG. I see this behavior in AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD 2016.

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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 08:45:09 am »
The LTYPESHP.SHX that comes with AutoCAD is a shape file, not a text font file.  If you load a drawing where a text style incorrectly uses LTYPESHP.SHX, then from that point on until you exit out and restart AutoCAD, in every drawing you open, AutoCAD will not read LTYPESHP.SHX correctly.  For example, I open this drawing called WKS_COPY.DWG and as it loads I get an error message reading

ltypeshp.shx is a shape file, not a text font file.

Now I open a second drawing called BR.DWG, where there are complex linetypes that use the shapes defined in LTYPESHP.SHX.  One of them is a linetype for a fence line that ordinarily shows a line with little circles in it, like this: ----O-----O-----O----  where the little circles are shapes. But since I had opened that other drawing first which incorrectly tried to use LTYPESHP.SHX as a text font, in the second drawing BR.DWG, those linetypes are displayed without the circles: -----  ------  ------  ---- .  The only way I have figured out to make those linetypes display properly in BR.DWG is to exit out and restart AutoCAD, and open BR.DWG first before I open WKS_COPY.DWG. I see this behavior in AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD 2016.

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Re: Acad 2014 doesn't find LTYPESHP.SHX
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2017, 11:39:05 am »
The LTYPESHP.SHX that comes with AutoCAD is a shape file, not a text font file.  If you load a drawing where a text style incorrectly uses LTYPESHP.SHX, then from that point on until you exit out and restart AutoCAD, in every drawing you open, AutoCAD will not read LTYPESHP.SHX correctly.  For example, I open this drawing called WKS_COPY.DWG and as it loads I get an error message reading

ltypeshp.shx is a shape file, not a text font file.

Now I open a second drawing called BR.DWG, where there are complex linetypes that use the shapes defined in LTYPESHP.SHX.  One of them is a linetype for a fence line that ordinarily shows a line with little circles in it, like this: ----O-----O-----O----  where the little circles are shapes. But since I had opened that other drawing first which incorrectly tried to use LTYPESHP.SHX as a text font, in the second drawing BR.DWG, those linetypes are displayed without the circles: -----  ------  ------  ---- .  The only way I have figured out to make those linetypes display properly in BR.DWG is to exit out and restart AutoCAD, and open BR.DWG first before I open WKS_COPY.DWG. I see this behavior in AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD 2016.


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