Changing the size of dashes/dots in ties

You can change the size of the dashes/dots in dashed/dotted ties individually, independently of your project-wide settings. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.

These steps only apply to dashed/dotted ties.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the dashed/dotted ties whose dash/dot size you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
    • In Write mode, you can only select whole tie chains. In Engrave mode, you can select individual ties within tie chains.

    • Any changes to tie chains in Write mode only affect the first tie in the chain.

  2. In the Properties panel, activate Dash/dot in the Ties group.
  3. Change the value in the value field.


Increasing the value makes dashes/dots bigger, decreasing the value makes dashes/dots smaller. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


You can change the default size of dashes/dots in all dashed/dotted ties project-wide Engraving Options > Ties > Design > Advanced Options.

You can also change the thickness of all tie styles on this page. However, you cannot change the thickness of ties individually.