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Help required

Post by Aircraft53 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:20 pm

Since last few months text disappears after file is saved, closed and opened again.

Please see in attached file.

Can I know the reason of this issue?

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Re: Help required

Post by andrew » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:53 pm

If the problem is reproducible, please proceed as follows:
- open your file
- add the text
- File > Save as...
- Choose format "R15 [2000/LT2000] DXF Drawing [dxflib] (*.dxf)" - that's the last entry in the list of available formats
- Save under a new name

Attach the file you have saved like this.

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Re: Help required

Post by Aircraft53 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:39 pm

Done. I will let you know if this goes now.

Another question for you. The version I have is 3.16. I downloaded newer version. The pdf export is not working. Strange to know that border is displayed but not matter inside the border. Just to let you know that this is after details in Edit/Drawing preferences/printing is updated. Any idea what could be the reason?

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Re: Help required

Post by andrew » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:08 pm

Aircraft53 wrote:Done. I will let you know if this goes now.
The idea would be to attach the file here, so I can try and reproduce the problem, thanks.
Aircraft53 wrote:Another question for you.
Please post separate questions to separate threads to keep the forum clear and easily searchable, thanks.

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Re: Help required

Post by Aircraft53 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:38 pm

Still having issue of text disappearing after file saved & closed. This time before closing the file I have saved file as pdf export. Attach please find two files. One is Qcad file & another is pdf file. You can see missing text in Q cad file.
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Revised Cable schedule DWG# TJ171228.pdf
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Revised Cable schedule DWG# TJ171228.dxf
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Re: Help required

Post by andrew » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:35 pm

Again, please save file (with texts present) using the dxflib filter and attach the resulting file.

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Re: Help required

Post by andrew » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:40 pm

A brief look at the file makes me suspect that the texts might have been created on layer "Defpoints" and that Teigha might treat that layer differently than other layers (i.e. not allow any / certain texts on it). Just a wild guess for now and I still cannot reproduce this here. Another potential culprit could be the use of a font that causes problems.

Again, the DXF file with texts, saved using dxflib would likely be helpful.

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Re: Help required

Post by Aircraft53 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:25 pm

File saved choosing format "R15 [2000/LT2000] DXF Drawing [dxflib] (*.dxf)" helps as text are not disappearing but I have another issue.
Most of the text entered gets text height of 2.5 on its own.
Everything fine when file is saved in format as mentioned above. When file is opened again, the text height is changed from 0 to 2.5 on its own.
See attached file for your reference.

I also suspect that your below point might be the case. Should I create on layer 0?
A brief look at the file makes me suspect that the texts might have been created on layer "Defpoints" and that Teigha might treat that layer differently than other layers (i.e. not allow any / certain texts on it).
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Re: Help required

Post by andrew » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:34 pm

Aircraft53 wrote:I also suspect that your below point might be the case. Should I create on layer 0?
Any other layer will do. You can also simply load the file, rename layer "Defpoints" to anything else ("Text", "MyLayer", ...) and save again.

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Re: Help required

Post by Aircraft53 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:28 pm

Still not working after changing layer other than Def points.

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Re: Help required

Post by Husky » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:30 pm

@Aircraft53
Is this drawing completely done in QCAD?



@Andrew
Just wondering: Why is the text reference that far off? It should be on top of the letters. If I use a text hight of 1 = everything is fine. 0.5, 2, 5 etc works also fine but 0.25 or 0.1 is far off.
This one used a text hight of 0.05
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Re: Help required

Post by andrew » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:48 pm

The text height is relatively large (e.g. 2.5), but the text is then formatted inline to be very small ("\H0.05;" means text after this is 0.05 units high). All the texts in this drawing set the font and text height as inline formatting instead of text entity attributes for some reason..

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Re: Help required

Post by Husky » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:24 pm

Thanks for explanation, Andrew.
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Re: Help required

Post by Aircraft53 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:26 pm

The text height of 2.5 appears on its own. When it was created text height was 0. Save the file, close & open the file, the text height of 2.5 appears on its own by software.

The text height h/0.05 is used to put drawing in A4 size paper.

Can you please explain what you mean by below statement?
"All the texts in this drawing set the font and text height as inline formatting instead of text entity attributes for some reason"
How I can change from inline formatting to text entity?

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Re: Help required

Post by Aircraft53 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:31 pm

See attached file. The text height in it doe snot disappear. The matter inside the header if I enter, disappears or disorients like adding text height of 2.5.
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