I have a generic annotation family embedded in a family and when I bring the family into a project, the text becomes extra bold. If I bring that exact same generic annotation family into the same project, the text looks fine. Please see the attached image. The top text is the generic annotation family embedded in the electrical fixture family. The bottom is the same generic annotation family dropped directly into the project.
Any idea on how to control the boldness of the text of the generic annotation family embedded within the electrical fixture family? And I have to use an embedded generic annotation family for visibility control issues.
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Hey guys, the solution ended up being much easier than I was anticipating; all you have to do is change the view's Visual Style to hidden line and the embedded generic annotation plots correctly. It stil preverves the color filter and patterns needed in the family. On the screen the text still looks a little too bold, but it's something we can live with. Thanks for helping me investigate!
Does it plot that way or just on the screen???
I'm using Revit 2013 with the 2nd service update and yes I can.
We haven't tried plotting it, but the team won't be using plots much anyways. They care about how it looks on the screen.
I loaded both the Electrical Fixture and the Generic Annotation Families into a Project, and the text from both appears correct. Is the text mismatched if you load them into a new project? Also, if opened from another computer, does the text appear incorrect there as well?
Yeah, I compared the tags on a different machine with a new project and it they still look different. Weird. Well, its not a huge deal and I appreciate the effort.
Hi guys, so the problem has gotten a bit more serious. When we try to print a pdf, the generic annotation embedded within family is extremely grainy with most of it unreadable. We tried printing with Bluebeam, Adobe Acrobat Pro, with resolutions of up to 1200 dpi, and I've changed every setting I could find under the printing options with no luck. Please see the image below:
Any ideas on how to clean up the embedded generic annotation?
I would suspect that the nested family is being rasterized (and this is what is causing the text to be blurry).
Try turning any shaded elements off (within the family and / or view), and see if the issue is cleared.
Hi Lance, I'm not sure what you mean by turning off any shaded elements. Could you please explain?
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