Working in CONNECT, Why is it that if I have 2 ff's together, some of the other letters disappear in that particular word? If I change the text to all caps they show up.
Tonia Dryja said:Working in CONNECT, Why is it that if I have 2 ff's together, some of the other letters disappear
What is the exact version no. (e.g. v10.x.y.z) of MicroStation that you are using? Use key-in VERSION to see the version no. in the MicroStation Message Center, or Help→About MicroStation in the backstage.
See this blog that shows you how to obtain MicroStation's version number.
With which fonts do you have that problem? TrueType fonts or Bentley resource fonts or both?
What is the graphic card in your computer? Are your graphics drivers up to date?
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Apparently it is when I use our FDOT font. It's only when I have 2 f's together. This is the font used for DOT in this area. We use it so we don't have to worry about changing styles. Not everyone has CONNECT Edition in our office yet. I've been learning it and figuring out bugs so when we do switch over I am able to help with the transition.
I have been issued a new computer so all drivers and programs are updated. I've had our Bentley expert look into the issue and she can't figure it out. We checked all the settings and configurations.
Tonia Dryja said:Not everyone has CONNECT Edition in our office
So this happens with CONNECT but not if you view the same file using V8i?
Tonia Dryja said:It is when I use our FDOT font
What is that font: Arial, Helvetica ...? It looks like a TrueType font.
FDOT has it's own customized TTF fonts based on the Bitstream Vera fonts.
I just compared the fonts that come with FDOT 2010 vs FDOT Connect and while they have the same names the files are different. I would redownload the FDOT Connect configuration and copy the fonts from that into the appropriate location in your FDOT configuration. It sounds like they're either corrupt or somebody may have replaced the Connect ones with the V8i ones.
Hmmm. also if you've installed the fonts into windows I would remove them and load the ones appropriate to the software via the MS_FONTPATH variable.
The top 2 examples are FDOT which is a true type font. The other is Courier New. This does not happen in v8i. My work around is to print from v8i. I am wanting to find a solution so when v8i is removed we don't have the issue.
Where would I find the FDOT CONNECT? We have been instructed from DOT to download their true type fonts in order to view and use their standards.
On my last computer we had the fonts in both locations. We use them in word/excel documents that are imported in MicroStation.
The current download is here:
FDOTConnect CADD Software
FDOT also has a support forum on Bentley Communities, they may be able to provide more advice there:
FDOT CADD Support - Bentley Communities