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michael.marler
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Text Fonts

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05-03-2013 06:11 AM

I work for a local governement and we have contracted out a lot jobs over the years.  We have one Engineering firm that uses specific text styles.  However over the years those old text styles and been lost.  I have found two of three styles online but the third one seems to not exist anywhere.  It is HELVCL.shx and without it there is a lot of text that looks like a foreign language in the drawings as you will see in the attachment.  Does anyone have this text style? or can anyone tell me how to change it in the drawings.  When I change text styles the usual method it changes the over all look of the text but it is still not readible.  Any help will be greatly appreciated because these drawings are ones that we give back out to other consultants for different projects.

Glad to hear it. I found a zip file somewhere online that had about 800 SHX files. Might want to download that one. It has a few converted microstation shx files as well. I could send you my library, but it's around 25meg. Oh, and don't forget to mark as solved.

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cfarrow
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 06:20 AM in reply to: michael.marler

My first thought would be to specify a substitute font. See this support page.

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Jay_B
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 06:43 AM in reply to: michael.marler

Ask the Engineering firm to ETRANSMIT the dwg (which will include associated fonts used in dwg) and then add those fonts to a folder that is mapped on Options>Files Tab>Support File Search Path of the user profile.

Jay

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gccdaemon
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 07:33 AM in reply to: michael.marler

The font is a helvetica based font. You could try swapping it for the basic helvetica, or you can use one of these .SHX files I found to see if they might work instead.

Andrew Ingram

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michael.marler
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 07:56 AM in reply to: michael.marler

I want to thank everyone for the help.  The zipped font file helped greatly.  I just have to explode some blocks and change a couple of things.

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gccdaemon
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 08:23 AM in reply to: michael.marler

Glad to hear it. I found a zip file somewhere online that had about 800 SHX files. Might want to download that one. It has a few converted microstation shx files as well. I could send you my library, but it's around 25meg. Oh, and don't forget to mark as solved.

Andrew Ingram

Civil 3D x64 2012
Win 7 x64 Ultimate
I7 3820 (3.6ghz quad core with HT)
32gig RAM (Corsair XMS3 4x8g)
Intel x z79 mobo (BOXDX79TO 2011 socket)
Radeon HD 7850 2gb GDDR5
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michael.marler
Posts: 4
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 08:25 AM in reply to: gccdaemon

If you could send it that would be great we are always coming across some older drawings that have a unique font.

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gccdaemon
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 10:27 AM in reply to: michael.marler

Files upload is too large...what's your e-mail? i got it down to 12-13meg.

Andrew Ingram

Civil 3D x64 2012
Win 7 x64 Ultimate
I7 3820 (3.6ghz quad core with HT)
32gig RAM (Corsair XMS3 4x8g)
Intel x z79 mobo (BOXDX79TO 2011 socket)
Radeon HD 7850 2gb GDDR5
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michael.marler
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Re: Text Fonts

05-03-2013 10:57 AM in reply to: gccdaemon

my work email is

 

michael.marler@cityofalex.com

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