In the past I have been able to delete text styles and dimension styles and any text or dimensions on those styles would put on the <none> style. This was good, especially since it helps us clean out files we get from architects and surveyors for our use and the deletion of those styles would leave the elements in their current state (text size, arrow size, etc), just not fixed to a style. We recently upgraded from SelectSeries 4 to the newest version of MicroStation CONNECT and now when we try to delete styles we are forced to remap the elements to a new style, this creates an issue as it changes all of the text height and justifications. Is there anyway to get around this and have the elements shifted to <none> again to avoid this issue?
what is the purpose of deleting the textstyle, or dimensionstyle ?
We bring in files from architects that use a lot of text styles that typically also have a lot of different levels attached to them, we clean them out and re-level their elements so we can control the look of their file, but we also need to keep the text for reference.
I can see that, especially since there is no way (that I know of) to change text style while keeping any of the overrides.
If I get a file from another firm, for my own use, they don't always conform to my standards. I want them to comply to my standards as much as possible, but I also don't want to have to spend hours recreating every text element I see. If my text style defaults to Left Top justification, but the original text was placed with Left Bottom justification, changing that text from the old style to my standard style moves the text. Even better when they have played with justification (the same way I do) to make things look a certain way.
I also do not want all of those foreign styles sticking around to confuse my users.
Some firms do not use Annotation scale. I don't know why, but there it is. Straight-up style mapping doesn't necessarily turn the Annotation scale on each piece of text for the new style. And if someone tries to use that odd style if Annotation scale IS on, they get enormous text.
Text style "None" may not be an ideal solution, but it can get the job rolling without a ton of rework.
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