Draw/Edit Contour Lines

Line type is a standard function (common to most of the modules) in Novapoint, which can be used to draw, copy, and edit different line types from a !!line library!!. Depending on which module the library is opened, the content of the library changes.

Use this function for the following:

Run the function from:

MOUS_ICO Menu: Terrain > Terrain design > Draw/edit Contour lines

MOUS_ICO Toolbar: Terrain design > Draw/edit Contour lines

The palette 'Novapoint Linetype Library' will pop up.

Respective line types will be loaded in the current drawing depending on the module/menu from where the function is called. The function will search for line type files (*.LIN), where the definition of each line type is located. These files are thematically grouped as:

Administrative Lines Linetypes for boundary lines of plan, building, property, encroachment, etc.

Vegetation Lines Linetypes for Planting Design.

Terrain Lines Linetypes for Contour lines.

Kerbstones Linetypes for Kerbstone lines

Wall Linetypes for Retaining walls, Concrete walls, Stone walls, Post/Log walls, etc.

Noise Barrier Linetypes for Noise barriers

Water and Sewer Linetypes for Water lines, Sewer lines, Hot water lines, Wastewater lines, Drainage lines, Gas lines, Oil lines, etc.

Electro/Tele Linetypes for Electrical, Telecommunication, Cable and lines.

Equipment Linetypes for Fence, Handrail, Guardrail, Log/Frame, etc.

Soil mark Linetypes for Soil type classifications.

In the Terrain module, only the Terrain Lines are available in NovaPOINT Linetype Library


Toggle between activate and deactivate. Select desired line type from the list and click the button 'Activate'. To activate another line type, the currently active line type is to be deactivated.


Use this button to change the line type of selected object/entities to that of the line type highlighted in the list irrespective of the line type that is active.

Command prompts for:

Select objects:

Select all the objects, line type of which is to be changed to that of the line type highlighted in the list. Finish the selection using the key 'Return'.

In some cases depending on the line type, the dialog box 'Line Description' will pop up. For further details, refer to the topic 'Line Description'.

Tip: *All object select modes that are available with AutoCAD can be used.


Use this button to change the line type of selected objects/entities to match that of an existing object/entity.

Command prompts for:

Pick source polyline/line/arc:

Select the source object (the line type of which is to be applied to other objects).

Select objects:

Select all the objects, line type of which is to be changed to that of the source object. Finish the selection using the key 'Return'.

The individual line types (line types for Planting Design, Terrain Design, Terrain Section, Wall, WS, El/Tele, Street Furniture, and Layout) will be loaded into the drawing when the respective Draw/Edit function is activated.

If you draw lines with this function the System Variable PLINEGEN is automatically set to 1. This is done so that lines defined by pattern located on one particular side of the line will be evenly distributed along the line and appear on the correct side if the line contains curves.

If you have saved your own line types in separate line type files (*.LIN) you need to put them in the directory where Point5 is installed (standard is <drive>\Point5). The programs will automatically find these, and you can bring them up by this function.

The command prompts for:

From point:

Define starting point for the line.

The command prompts for:

Current line-width is 0.000 Arc/Close/Halfwidth/Length/Undo/Width/<Endpoint of line>:

Define points sequentially as you draw.

Note: You can click on the dialog for Reset line type and PLINEGEN after you have finished drawing. Then the active line type in the drawing will be set to BYLAYER and PLINGEN is set to 0.

Pick line:

Select the line you want to edit.

The selected line's line type will be replaced with the one selected in the dialog box 'Linetype'.

Pick line:

Pick the line you want to copy and give a new label.

loading line type. Ok

A duplicate of the selected line will be drawn with the line type selected in the dialog box 'Linetype'. All other parameters are the same as that of the selected line.

The following line type files are included in the landscape.

Terrain Section Terrain.LIN