AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

Reply
Valued Contributor
ldiron
Posts: 75
Registered: ‎11-18-2003
Message 1 of 3 (674 Views)

Font Changing By Itself - Problem

674 Views, 2 Replies
10-25-2012 06:04 AM

We are using Civil 3D and Autocad 2012. One of our machines is havinf a font problem. Text styles are set to simplex, and they change appearance by themselves to Arial., even theough the style is til set to be simplex. This is the first time I've seen this happen and I don't know why it happens. The style command can be used and change the styles to be romans, and the text looks fine. Close Autocad, reopen, open the drawing and the fonts are whacked to Arial, the styles still call for romans. Not every letter either, but most. Change the styles back to simplex font, everything is fine. Close Autocad, reopen, open the drawing and the fonts are whacked again. What causes this, and how do we fix it?

*Expert Elite*
rkmcswain
Posts: 3,303
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 2 of 3 (672 Views)

Re: Font Changing By Itself - Problem

10-25-2012 06:13 AM in reply to: ldiron

Is this on C3D labels, Mtext, Text, or any annotation entity using that style?

When you open the drawing, review the command line history. Is there any mention of font substitution there?

The Simplex and Romans fonts you mention, are they the SHX type?

What is FONTALT set to?

Valued Contributor
ldiron
Posts: 75
Registered: ‎11-18-2003
Message 3 of 3 (664 Views)

Re: Font Changing By Itself - Problem

10-25-2012 06:27 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Not on Text or MText, only on labels and multi-leader annotation.

The fonts simplex and romans are .SHX Autocad fonts that came with it. Arial is a truetype Windows font Autocad can use, like everyone else. FONTALT is set to simplex.

 

We will have to see if it happens again and look at the history for font substitution.

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.