Change the font size when importing into Visio

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  • #6677 Reply

    Randall B
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    Is it possible to edit this?
    Currently wiring seems to be the biggest issue as when it is brought into Visio it has a font size of 4.5.
    Most other items go into Visio with an 8 point font

    #8835 Reply

    Adam Stone
    Participant

    Hi, Need some more detail. Importing AutoCAD into Visio?

    #8837 Reply

    Randall B
    Participant

    Hi

    The issue is happening going from Dtools into Visio

    #8839 Reply

    Randall B
    Participant

    This is also happening when drawings are exported from Visio into AutoCAD
    Everything is very small

    #8840 Reply

    Adam Stone
    Participant

    Hi, sorry, I’m still confused. I can help but I need more information. Can you explain exactly what the issue is step by step? Or start a case and note that you are working with Adam on this issue. It will get over to me. Link to support here: http://d-tools.com/open-a-support-ticket/

    Thanks,

    Adam

    #8841 Reply

    Randall B
    Participant

    Hi
    Step by step

    1. Project open in Dtools
    2. Drag wiring (HDMI, VGA,etc) into Visio
    When you do this the font size is 4.5

    If you drag anything other than wire into Visio it has a font size of 8

    #8842 Reply

    Adam Stone
    Participant

    Great, couple of questions:

    1; Finish wire or rough wire?
    2: what page size are you working with?
    3: What scale are you working with?
    4: What page are you working on; Plan, schematic, elevation, line?

    #8843 Reply

    Randall B
    Participant

    1. Finish wire or rough doesn’t seem to make a difference
    2. 11*17
    3. 3/8’= 1′
    4. Schematic view

    #8844 Reply

    Adam Stone
    Participant

    The issue is the font size will change based on the scale of the drawing. Smaller scale = smaller font. This is by design and all D-Tools/Visio shapes have font size scaling like this. The elevation shapes take into account the height of the object as well. The easiest way to deal with this is to change the scale of the drawing. 1/2″ to 1′ scale will give you a six point font on finish wires. If you run out of room on your page you can change to a larger page and use the Visio Print Setup commands to adjust or fit to the printed page size. This is fine on a schematic because that is a non scaled drawing however if you use those print setup commands on the plan page you will lose scale on a printed drawing. That means that you can’t put a ruler on a printed plan and get an accurate measurement.

    Or, if you want a much simpler way of doing this both the finish and the rough wires have a shape data UI for Text Size Factor. Adjust to any practical size with the dropdown. I forgot about that feature. to get to the shape data UI (very useful on all shapes) right click on the shape chose Data>>Shape Data. The Shape Data UI will pop up on the right of the screen.

    What is the specific AutoCAD issue?

    Hope that helps,

    Adam

    #8845 Reply

    Randall B
    Participant

    Our workflow for AutoCAD isn’t straight into AutoCAD, currently we save a Visio drawing as a .dwg and than open it in AutoCAD.
    This process was working perfectly fine until we upgraded to the new version on Dtools 2015.
    Now I am having an issue where when I open the .dwg that was created by Visio it is extremely small, previously a matrix switcher was ~120 units in height, now the entire drawing is less than 40 units in height.

    To throw a monkey wrench into the problem I am not the only one with this workflow but so far I am the only one with this issue.

    I can send files or screen shots if it would help.

    #8847 Reply

    Adam Stone
    Participant

    Hi, best to open a case here and note that you are working with Adam on this issue. It will get forwarded over to me. http://d-tools.com/open-a-support-ticket/

    #8848 Reply

    Randall B
    Participant

    Ticket # 27688 was just created by our IT department

    #8836 Reply

    Greg Stewart
    Participant

    I am experiencing the same issue.

    1. Open a Visio Drawing
    2. Drag a wire/cable into Visio window and the text is 4.5 instead of 8.

    #8868 Reply

    Super User
    Participant

    There is a UI to change the font size in the Shape Data UI. More info here: http://www.d-toolsforum.com/index.php/forum/13-shapes/2689-change-the-font-size-when-importing-into-visio?start=6#3009

    Let me know how that works for you.

    Adam

    #8846 Reply

    Greg Stewart
    Participant

    This works well. Is there a way to assign a particular shape to all of the bulk cable in the database? i.e. Select the entire wire/cable category and assign the “Bulk Wire 2” shape?

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