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If somebody don't know what I mean by compound lines. Here is example of use:enter image description here

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I know that it is possible in some Cad programs, but they don't provide much possibilities for art.

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    Possibly a custom brush pattern? – WELZ Nov 30 '17 at 15:25
  • I looking for a vector graphic program, so I can change lines I already drawn. – Ada Nov 30 '17 at 15:29
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    Illustrator brushes... vector.... and patterned brushes. – Scott Nov 30 '17 at 15:30
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    You might want to edit your question to better explain what technique you want to use. Compound lines is a very broad term and there's multiple ways of achieving what you've shown in, say, Illustrator. If you want a pattern to follow a path you've drawn, this is very achievable in Illustrator. In fact, its tools for this are far more evolved than line styles in AutoCAD, which provides very limited support for this technique. – biscuitstack Nov 30 '17 at 15:32
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    Adobe Illustrator pattern brushes can do this, as well as Inkscape's pattern along a path functionality. Inkscape is free. – Billy Kerr Dec 1 '17 at 10:20
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Ada,

I'm an ArchiCAD user like you, and so understand your usage of "compound lines".

AFAIK any decent vector design program in typical use supports this, whether Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer or InkScape.

They're most commonly called brushes, or pattern brushes or vector brushes, and you define the pattern by drawing it with the pen or bezier tool, and then having selected the elements you're applying, you define the brush pattern.

Each application will have its own specifics: most will respect line weights in your sample (unlike ArchiCAD); some may prefer you to expand or explode stroke into fills; others won't.

Should not be hard to do.

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Well. Corel Draw has a tool called Artistic Medium that transforms a simple line (A) into a decoration (B)

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You can invent your own patterns.

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