After Installing Autocad 2013, the Source and Destination Arrows are now a different size. Everything works O.K. in Autocad Electrical 2012. Assume I have configuresd something worng, but I don't know what.
I have checked this issue in the AutoCAD Electrical 2013, but I can't reproduce this issue.
Is it always reproducible in your side? If it is reproducible, can you provide the steps?
I have used the Basic Templates provided with Autocad 2013
The fault is always reproducible
Draw a couple of Horizontal Wires and a couple of Vertical Wires.
Selct source arrow.
Click on end of wire. Accept defaults.
OK to match arrow destination
Click on end of another wire for destination.
OK for Horizontal Arrows, but Vertical arrows and text really tiny.
All arrows and text really tiny
Using ACE_IEC_A3 color.dwt.
All arrows and text really tiny.
Not sure what I am doing wrong but I reckon it is either my settings or I am using the wrong template.
any help appreciated.
The Source and Destination Arrows size is related to the symbol lib used in project settings.
So if you want to use the template for IEC, please make sure your project is IEC, and all the settings is IEC. I have checked if you create a new drawing with the IEC template in a IEC project, then the Arrow size don't have any issue.
The same if you want to use the template for JIC, then please make sure your project is JIC.
If you don't follow this, the symbol size will be problem. not only the Arrow size, but also for the other symbols i think.
I am having problems with the text associated with the source and destination arrows. Verticle wires are fine but horizontal wires the text on the destination arrow is tiny. The source text is fine.
Robin, I cannot reproduce the error either. I use arrow style 1 for IEC drawings on an A3 border and the arrows work just fine for both vertical and horizontal wires. I am using the IEC4 library. The only thing could think of that may be causing the problem for them is that somehow an arrow from the JIC library (25.4 times smaller than IEC) was inserted at some point and of course the AutoCAD engine is going to use an existing symbol on the drawing, even if it has been deleted but not purged, before it will use a fresh symbol from the library folder. Perhaps if he deletes all arrows and runs the purge command to remove all unused blocks, the problem may be solved.
That makes so sense. Mine works fine with the stock libraries. Is it possible someone may have "tweaked" your symbols?
The visible text comes from attributes inside the symbol. Each attribute has its own set of unique properties. The text height, and width factor can be set for each attribute independently.
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