Used to draw or “tile” a pattern along an existing linear element. That is, to replace the linear element with repetitions of the pattern cell. After applying linear patterning to an element, you can turn off Patterns in the View Attributes dialog box (Settings > View Attributes), to display the original linear element.
The pattern cell (top) and the element (bottom) used for the illustrations in the table below
Sets the manner in which the active Pattern Cell is placed.
see footnote 71 If a segment's length is less than 80% of the cycle length, the segment is patterned with the first horizontal line in the pattern cell.
The cell that is tiled to create the pattern. Can also be set with the Pattern button in the Cell Library dialog box (Element menu > Cells). Click the magnifying glass to open the Cell Library dialog box for purposes of placement of a different active cell.
The active Pattern Cell is scaled by this factor.
Maximum distance between a curved element and the approximating line segments.
Linear patterning is supported to maintain compatibility with existing applications and for customers who have existing designs with linear patterns. In most cases, however, defining a Custom Line Style and using linear element placement tools is far more efficient, and is recommended for new design work.