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ArynBergman
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Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a family

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01-31-2013 01:50 PM

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.

1-31-2013 1-39-43 PM.jpg

 

 

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!

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CADastrophe
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-01-2013 05:22 AM in reply to: ArynBergman

Two questions: What version of Revit are you using? Can you post your electrical fixture family here?

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davidwilliamedwards
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-01-2013 05:43 AM in reply to: ArynBergman

Does it plot that way or just on the screen???

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ArynBergman
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-01-2013 10:28 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

I'm using Revit 2013 with the 2nd service update and yes I can.

 

Thanks!

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ArynBergman
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02-01-2013 10:30 AM in reply to: davidwilliamedwards

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.

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CADastrophe
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-01-2013 11:25 AM in reply to: ArynBergman

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?

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ArynBergman
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-01-2013 04:14 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

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.

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ArynBergman
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-05-2013 10:13 AM in reply to: ArynBergman

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:

2-5-2013 9-33-28 AM.jpg

 

Any ideas on how to clean up the embedded generic annotation?

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Lance.Coffey
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-05-2013 01:37 PM in reply to: ArynBergman

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.



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ArynBergman
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Re: Controlling the font thickness/boldness for generic annotation within a fami

02-05-2013 05:23 PM in reply to: Lance.Coffey

Hi Lance, I'm not sure what you mean by turning off any shaded elements.  Could you please explain?

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