We are generally a DGN shop, but on occasion have to send a DWG to some other agency. When this is done, a number of SHX files get created in the default workspace system folder and then, they are added as available fonts. And since this occurs across a large group of users, this can create a false sense of what fonts can be used. and since any user can save a DGN as a DWG, this can spread across the entire user base. We want the user to be able to send the files with any needed SHX fonts so the receiving persons will have a faithful translation, but how do we isolate these from ending up in production?
Is there any way to easily suppress these fonts globally. It seems that the fonts created will vary depending upon what file is converted and what fonts it uses.
And when we get a DWG, how do we know which shx fonts are delivered with MicroStation as opposed to ones possibly created by a save as DWG process?
I usually end up having the SHX files save to the same directory as the DWG. It may not be the greatest solution, but then my DWG and SHX files are in the same location so I can zip them all up together. And the SHX files don't end up "contaminating" any network resources. I can't speak for Connect but in V8i, if you look in the Save As...Options, under the General Tab, you can expand the "Fonts" to find "SHX Output Directory". I've never tried to set that across an enterprise. We don't give out DWG files all that often, so I can usually just make sure that's one of the settings I adjust when I am doing an export.
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You can keep the shx files from being created in the save as options under the fonts catagories.
Just disable the Convert MicroStation Fonts to SHX.