Some of you may have encountered the old chestnut that is arial narrow and other truetype fonts displaying too bold, and the usual problem of them having z values, fixed by flattening the text.
I have this problem but there is a twist to the story - all my text has been well and truly flattened. When I print from model space, it looks fine, from paper space through the viewport = too fat. This is where it gets really strange. When I change space on text (which had a z value of 0 in model space) to paper space, it suddenly has a z value of 1058.322. If I then set the z value to 0, it looks fine. Following this, if I then change space back into model space, the z value leaps from 0 to 569.161 (half of 1058.322, as the scale of viewport is 1:500(m), or 2:1) and is too fat again, and stays fat when I reset to 0. I have checked the center z value of the viewport and it is 0, and the ucs in paper space is world.
I am a little bamboozled - Any suggestions?
Did you get any resolution to this? I'm having the exact same problem which I can't find an answer for anywhere on the internet. I too stumbled on changing the space of the text and how AutoCAD then gives it a z value.
Does anyone have a solution?
SET ucs world and plan world then wblock the data to a new file and see if this fixes the issue.
don't ask why, just do it..... might work might not
Thanks guys, although I've just managed to solve it. In my case the 'target z value' was non-zero. Corrected by entering 3dorbit in the viewport and changing the z target value in the properties box to 0. While doing a wblock of the drawing often works, it's always good to know what actually causes the problem.