i have too many drawing files that all has text in lines format or dropped text. How can i repair make it text again ? is there any way i have bentley Descartes v8i series 5 version. Please can someone help me with this
The first question would be how did this text get dropped to their individual element? Did you use the Drop Element tool on this text?
As these elements have been dropped to their individual elements I would not think that they would be able to be transformed back into another type of element, like text, in plain MicroStation But as you are asking about Descartes there is a possibility this companion product could be used to perform this operation but it would be better to ask this question in their support forums.
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Is this something that you're wanting to perform in Descartes or MicroStation and which version of MicroStation are you using?
Old versions of software like Descartes V8i SELECTseries 5 are no longer supported and would not be available to download. We suggest that you should using a supported version of MicroStation or Descartes CONNECT Edition.
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Actually this drawings are pdf converted. In AutoCAD ther's an option recognize SHX text but its not up to mark for recognition. I was looking a way in microstation to convert it to text
The autocad import pdf to DWG only works well if the pdfs were originally created from ACAD or MSTN dgn or DWG as a direct print ( with the text searchable option set ) so the vectors are recognisable as vectors and the text recognisable as text.. sounds more like your pdfs were created from scanning paper ..then imported to acad then to mstn
However microstation cannot do what your asking.. I don't know what Descartes can do with this maybe it can convert selections to text... but I dont think its automated... but I don't now that product..
Maybe some scanning software that has OCR could work out the stuff that looks like text.. but I don't hold much hope for that approach as it may not like lines
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okay then solution for this
King Khan said: How can i repair make it text again ?
as mentioned already, there is no simple straightforward way, because dropped texts are converted into inconsistent geometry only.
King Khan said:is there any way i have bentley Descartes v8i series 5 version.
When you have Bentley Descartes available, you can try (at least to evaluate a complexity of the workflow) to use its OCR functionality:
Descartes, if I remember right, offers something like Convert text tool, allowing to convert text-like raster to text elements. It depends on file structure, but you can try to print only "text geometry" raster file(s), so the result is what should be vectorized only, and to attach them back as raster to be processed by this tool.
What I am not sure (I have no Descartes available now) is how complex is to print everything to raster, because "print to raster" feature is limited in MicroStation (only small resolution is supported). A workaround, that should be tested, is to print the design file (again, the texts only) to PDF and try to use it as input file in Descartes. Descartes should support PDF as input. You can try both normal and rasterized PDFs and to check the results.
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