I'm having an issue where my text size seems to be multiplying by 1000 for some DGN files (but not all) and i'm struggling to find any other setting to change or check.
I have checked the Working units in the Design File Settings, the Drawing Scale, Ensure annotation scale is off, the sizes in the Text Styles are ok, but it will still multiply by 1000, even when using a keyin.
For example if i run "active txheight 10" the text Size in the Dialog box will display 10,000
The only thing i can work out is that if my DGN file has a Design Model with working units of M / MM, the Sheet Model seems to multiply the size, even if the Sheet Model is set at MM / MM.
But if my DGN file has a Design Model with MM / MM, there is no problem with my Sheet Model..
Is there another setting i can check?
Using MicroStation SS3 08.11.09.292
If you're talking about Design and Sheet Models, is one referenced into the other? Could it possibly be the scale on a reference? Is this issue just with a single file or all files? Maybe you could supply an example DGN with screen captures so we could check settings within the file.
FYI Support for MicroStation V8i SS3 (08.11.09.292) is currently in an expiring status.
RegardsAndrew BellTechnical SupportBentley Systems
Thanks Andrew, example file is attached. The Default Model is referenced into the A2 Sheet Model.
I am trying to place text in the Sheet Model, but if you use the keyin of "active txheight 10" it will set to 10,000
are you using a text style that is already in meters units?
try creating some textstyles for your sheets and set them to master units ie mm but only create them while your in the sheet model just to be sure, probably doesnt matter but just trying to rule out causes before they start.... if your going to do it alot...
Then make a dgnlib and create your textstyles for all sizes and put SM_ at the front or back for sheet model to help remind you....
Then configure or save it where all your dgnlibs live...
ok used your file....and got the same results..
VERY STRANGE ...
however after i created active styles in the sheet and used local active styles only it works but not the keyin TH=10;TW=10
I tried making new file and got the same result in v8i ss3 ... using meters for model space and mm in sheet model
active txheight 10 works like your file but for me in x10 so 100 units
but the text style works fine, its just the local style none gets screwed up with active txheight 10
So I could only control size by style names and by match text size with match attributes...strange things sheet models
Currently Using V8iss10
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The reason for this happening is you have different file resolutions between your design model and sheet model, hence the multiplication factor from the keyin. Make them the same and the issue goes away regardless of unit choice.
Answer Verified By: Robert Golding
Hi Barry, that seems to be the issue. thanks for that! I did find that it was created using a different seed so i will adjust that.
ON a side note, does anyone know if its possible to find this value through VBA (the resolution settings)?