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#1 Marcie Franklund

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:25 PM

I just upgraded to version 2016 from 2014 and something is not quite right about all of the text. It appears slightly blurry/fuzzy when zoomed out (enough to see the entire plan), and doesn't change back to normal/clear text until I'm zoomed in close on a detail of the plan.

Anyone come across this issue as well? Or know a setting that I could try adjusting? It's really messing with my eyes!

 

A few things: it is both notes and dimension text, I tried switching the font, and I tried creating a new project instead of one that I had previously created in version 2014.

 

Thanks!

 

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#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:45 PM

That's quite standard. Although you'll find that if you compare it to 2014 the text display/character definition is now much clearer.

 

See here

 

Although I agree, when zoomed out, the text is blurry/faded, or at least on my system it is.


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#3 Marcie Franklund

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:49 PM

Hmm... I'm noticing the opposite from 2014. The text was always clear in 2014, zoomed in or zoomed out.



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 03:49 PM

This is what I find, .. I don't really mind it all .. at a distance, to me anyway, it looks like chiseled carpenters pencil ..


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#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 06:06 PM

Hmm... I'm noticing the opposite from 2014. The text was always clear in 2014, zoomed in or zoomed out.

 

Open a 2014 drawing and zoom in on a single letter, and then do the same in 2016. Are they still as crisp/clear?

 

The first thing I noticed with 2016 was the improved clarity of text - the anti-aliasing is far superior, the letters far smoother.

 

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#6 Marcie Franklund

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:45 AM

Zoomed in close isn't the issue. The blurriness of the text when zoomed out is. The images that Douglas Morell attached are accurate except the issue is worse on the text of the numbers on dimensions. They are completely unreadable when zoomed out to look at the entire plan.

Is there a setting to fix this? 



#7 Keith Almond

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:02 AM

Nope .... What you see is what you get.

 

Although if you need to read dimensions when zoomed out, you can always use CTRL-Q to temporarily enlarge the dimension numbers.


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#8 Marcie Franklund

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 09:03 AM

Okay :( Thanks anyways



#9 Shawn Saltou

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:11 AM

With the ever advancing graphics for computers and Softplan's 3D capabilities I find it mind boggling and disappointing that this latest release of Softplan now comes with blurry text. How could anything 'blurry' be acceptable for any reason?


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#10 Ben Ginther

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:24 AM

Just an experiment! 

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#11 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:48 AM

I agree that it's fuzzier.

#12 Shawn Saltou

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:21 PM

Thanks Ben. The text in 2014 on my machine was perfect. It looked smooth and crisp. with 2016 it's definitely fuzzy and I'm hoping I can just get used to it and not have to keep zooming in and out to read it.

 

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#13 James Ryan

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:27 PM

I had never noticed blurred text, so after reading these posts i made it a point to look, my text and dimensions are crystal clear whether i zoom in or out


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#14 Keith Almond

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:34 PM

You must have a better computer than the rest of us James.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:39 PM

I wasn't insinuating that at all Keith, Im sure most of you have better machines than I, I am only using a laptop, I saw the screen shots that were uploaded in the above posts and my text and dimensions just don't look like that


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#16 Shawn Saltou

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:46 PM

That is odd James. I noticed the difference immediately...and I don't think it's the machine. I'm using a i7 3.60GHz with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (about a year old) which has provided great results...

 

Is there anyway to copy the fonts from the 2014 file over to 2016? ...and for some reason I think I remember seeing this issue when I upgrade to 2014 but changed a setting - I might be wrong. And tech support says it's new to 2016.


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#17 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:01 PM

I don't think copying your fonts from 2014 to 2016 would make a difference. It's no the fonts the problem but the resolution.

#18 Keith Almond

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:29 PM

I agree with Yvon, it not the fonts. In fact I don't use any standard Softplan fonts. All my fonts are windows fonts, and as such outside Softplan's control.

 

Personally, I love the new resolution, it was the first thing that I noticed on loading 2016, but would prefer to go back to the old text, as moving large blocks of text seems much slower in 2016 than it ever was in 2014.


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#19 Shawn Saltou

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:49 PM

Kieth, What do you mean outside SP control? I use the Arial Font 95% of the time. Does the SP Arial font 'appear' different that the Windows Arial font? if so, how do I switch that?


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#20 Shawn Saltou

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:50 PM

geeze, now my text on that reply is small for some reason. LOL. Is it 5pm yet!!??


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