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#1 A.J. Oranchuk

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:01 PM

Hello,

 

I am a new user to SoftPlan, and like the software so far. I do have a few questions that I can't seem to find answers to anywhere (this is also after a few hours of perusing the system settings and trying out different options).

 

1) Is there a system setting that allows me to choose a "width factor" for my fonts? I have a preference for using RomanS as my font, but I would like to set the width factor to 0.7 or 70% (it just fits better on the drawings and is still legible).

 

2) Am I able to change the default location where the leader attaches to the text for Pointer Text? The default is the top line of the text, but I would like it moved to the centre of the text by default.

 

3) Can I have the text change justification automatically when I reverse a drawing? Currently, if the justification is set to "Left" and I reverse the drawing, the justification stays "Left" after the reverse, but I would like it to change to "Right" when I reverse.

 

If there are already answers to these questions I apologize, I just can't seem to find the answers no matter what search parameters I set. I really appreciate any help anyone can give me.

 

My SoftPlan version is 2018.


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#2 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:25 PM

1.  I haven't found a way to do width modifications to text, but that would be a great feature.  I too prefer narrowed text and 70% is about right.

 

If you also use another version of cad,  you could set the text the way you like it and create a drawing that is just one occurrence of each letter.  Then print that as a pdf.  There is a website that you up load the pdf and they will return you a text set that you can then use in SP.  That is what I did to get my favorite font that I used in Autocad to work in SP.



#3 Paul James

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Hey Dennis, which font is that- that you converted?

#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:07 AM

... I have a preference for using RomanS as my font, but I would like to set the width factor to 0.7 or 70% (it just fits better on the drawings and is still legible) ...

 

Since you can't actually do that with Softplan, consider using a standard windows font ... in this case something like CALIBRI LIGHT ... which will give very close to the same look.


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#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:13 AM

The simple answers to your questions are NO, NO and NO, although there are workarounds for the first two.

 

As I said above you can use a similar windows font for item one.

 

For item 2 you can use an arrow instead of a pointer. I've never actually used a pointer for that very reason. I find the arrows (especially segmented or spline arrows) are much more flexible.


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#6 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:24 PM

Spline pointers are sometime interesting but a mess when you reverse a plan







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