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Peac3
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Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

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02-08-2013 06:50 AM

I have this strange situation.. i use the Arial font inside my cad drawings and when i print my paperspace layout, the text inside the viewport is a little bit more "bold" then the text i put directly on paper space.

 

Maybe it's a trick to know what text is placed where, but i want all this to be uniform, same thickness. Is there a system variable to correct that issue?

 

See the image below: It's a 400 DPI scan from an impression i did.

 

Up to COUPE C1 is the text inside the viewport, under COUPE C1is the paperspace text. Both are the same height... but difference tickness.

 

 

test5.JPG

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Peac3
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Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-08-2013 06:53 AM in reply to: Peac3

See also, there is a difference when i look at it directly from Autocad, here is a screen shot. Text inside the view port has some kind of anti-alias problem while the text inside paperspace is fine.

 

Inside viewport i have a 1:8 scale, text at 16 mm / Outside text is a 2 mm. Exact same height.

 

If i do a DIST, for the text in PS i get 1.9mm on the letter "T" but inside the Mtext props window it's really 2 mm. Inside the VP the letter "T" is 2 mm (measured in PS) 

 

I just don't understand this situation.. i don't use the "B" bold option on none of the 2 above texts.

Test6.JPG

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doben
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Message 3 of 15 (933 Views)

Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-08-2013 03:10 PM in reply to: Peac3

There have been various posts regarding similar situations to this and one solution I've seen is to use the "Flatten" command.

Hope this helps.

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Peac3
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Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-11-2013 05:46 AM in reply to: doben

Hemm flatten is doing no improvments, i try it on PS and VP. Nothing changes.

 

 

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leothebuilder
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Message 5 of 15 (906 Views)

Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-11-2013 06:50 AM in reply to: Peac3

Check and see if all the text is at the same elevation............

The "flatten" command may not have worked on the text objects

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Peac3
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Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-11-2013 07:33 AM in reply to: leothebuilder

Elevation looks ok for the VP txt, here is the list:

 

MTEXT     Layer: "0"
                            Space: Model space
                   Handle = 55e974
             Style = "Standard"
        Annotative: No
Location:        X=1704983.6244  Y=209495.3328  Z=   0.0000
Width:              0.0000
Normal:          X=   0.0000  Y=   0.0000  Z=   1.0000
Rotation:                0
Text height:       16.0000
Line spacing:    Multiple (1.000000x =   26.6667)
Attachment:      MiddleCenter
Flow direction:  LtoR
Contents:        \pxql;Ruban à masquer 51mm et ruban "tuck tape" \Pvoir images
ci-bas: Lisse au plafond et plancher.

 

The Z location is 0.

 

This is for the PS text:

 


                  MTEXT     Layer: "0"
                            Space: Paper space
                           Layout: A2
                   Color: 1 (red)    Linetype: "Continuous"
                   Handle = 55c5b0
             Style = "Standard"
        Annotative: No
Location:        X=3582.6573  Y=-345.1612  Z=   0.0000
Width:             79.1185
Normal:          X=   0.0000  Y=   0.0000  Z=   1.0000
Rotation:                0
Text height:        2.0000
Line spacing:    Multiple (1.000000x =    3.3333)
Attachment:      TopLeft
Flow direction:  ByStyle
Contents:        \pxqc;Ruban rouge "tuck tape" sur\Pruban à masquer vert

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JGerth
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Message 7 of 15 (885 Views)

Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-11-2013 01:24 PM in reply to: Peac3

use the PLAN command inside the viewpot to ensure that you are in actualality looking straight down, 

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Peac3
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Message 8 of 15 (861 Views)

Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-13-2013 12:14 PM in reply to: Peac3

PLAN + W isn't changing anything. Must be something else.

 

I tried in 2008, it's the exact same situation. It looks like an option to tell the operator which text is where in case one works in paperspace instead of modelspace.

 

 

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JGerth
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Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-13-2013 01:46 PM in reply to: Peac3

A couple of things to try, type ELEV, and verify that it's at 0

 

Next, select the offending text, and change it's Z value in properties to something else, 100 or something.  Then, after that, reselct the offending text, and change the Z value back to 0.  It's possible that even though the properties dialog _says_ zero inititally, there's a miniscule variation from 0 that hidden by the drawing units precision, or simply a rounding error.

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vladimir.michl
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Message 10 of 15 (841 Views)

Re: Bold text inside viewport and slim text inside paper space?

02-14-2013 12:36 AM in reply to: JGerth

Check also your visual style - is it wireframe 2D?

 

Vladimir Michl, www.cadstudio.cz  www.cadforum.cz


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