[CE] DWG:could not find SHX font

Any ideas how to check which lines are missing shp symbols when opening a DWG file? The message "could not find SHX font [dgnlstyle]" is not very informative as I would like to know which line was not correctly converted to DWG. The missing symbols are replaced with dots or question marks but it is only visual indicator or is there some way to actually scan and find those broken lines?

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  • Hi Oto, if you please share the file I will search for a way to scan all the elements with the not converted SHP symbols.


    DWG line styles are a subset of MicroStation line styles. Because of this disparity, there are several features in MicroStation line styles that do not translate directly to DWG. Some features are lost in the translation, while other line styles will not translate at all.

    I suggest checking the path where MicroStation searches the SHP fonts in these two variables MS_FONTPATH and MS_DWGFONTPATH. Check this article
    communities.bentley.com/.../fonts-in-microstation

    Because all point symbols in DWG line styles must be represented as shapes in an SHX shapefile, the elements in the point symbol are converted to a shape during the translation. The font file is named dgnlstyle.shx and will appear in your DWG fonts directory just like other fonts. Check these configuration variables:
    MS_DWG_LSTYLE_FONTPATH determines the location for the font file.
    MS_DWG_LSTYLE_FONTNAME determines the name of the font file (and therefore the name of the font)

    I suggest looking closely at this article:
    communities.bentley.com/.../line-styles-and-dwg-files

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  • Hi Oto, if you please share the file I will search for a way to scan all the elements with the not converted SHP symbols.


    DWG line styles are a subset of MicroStation line styles. Because of this disparity, there are several features in MicroStation line styles that do not translate directly to DWG. Some features are lost in the translation, while other line styles will not translate at all.

    I suggest checking the path where MicroStation searches the SHP fonts in these two variables MS_FONTPATH and MS_DWGFONTPATH. Check this article
    communities.bentley.com/.../fonts-in-microstation

    Because all point symbols in DWG line styles must be represented as shapes in an SHX shapefile, the elements in the point symbol are converted to a shape during the translation. The font file is named dgnlstyle.shx and will appear in your DWG fonts directory just like other fonts. Check these configuration variables:
    MS_DWG_LSTYLE_FONTPATH determines the location for the font file.
    MS_DWG_LSTYLE_FONTNAME determines the name of the font file (and therefore the name of the font)

    I suggest looking closely at this article:
    communities.bentley.com/.../line-styles-and-dwg-files

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