Is there a way for MicrostationV8i to export text symbols. If so, is there a way in Excel to import symbols.
I would like to use the MicroStation Baseline symbol (BL overlapping) in an Excel spreadsheet. Then link the spreadsheet to a Microstation dgn file.
A simple answer is NO!
M-Sta is converting the resource fonts into an on-the-fly TTFont for display in the Word Processor but it is not recommended to take the TT Font generated on-the-fly by M-Sta and use it in Excel, especially if trying to bring it back into M-Sta. Your Best bet is to find a standard TT Font(s) that has those symbols in it (Not Easy) and use them in Excel, then M-Sta can use that TT Font in M-Sta also. if it is available on the target computer. Symbols like CenterLine, BaseLine, PropertyLine or PLate are not typically used outside of CAD. Daimeter and degree symbols can be found in some. Not all TT Fonts are standard on all PC's. In fact there are very few!
I Hope this Helps!
In Excel go to Insert>Symbols>Symbol, Select FDOT Mono in the Font selector, Select Currency Symbols in the Subset selector. Select the Base Line symbol and click Insert.
Where would I find FDOT Mono? Is that a standard Windows font? If not, where would I get it?
Microstation 08.11.09.829Power GeoPak 08.11.09.878Power InRoads 08.11.07.615
The FDOT fonts are installed when the FDOT workspace is installed.
So...they're only applicable to work with the Florida DOT...Not delivered with MicroStation or any Microsoft product. So they are not a universal solution...
Florida has had very good standards for a long time. A lot of us aren't so lucky.