I am working on some process and instrumentation diagrams with Solid Edge (v.19 and v.20,) as well as with AutoCAD LT 2006. It appears there is a compatibility issue as I get scrambled text labels all over the drawing as I go from one application to the next. For instance, if I modify the drawing in SE, it appears with garbled text in AC, and vice versa. Has anyone run across this problem, and if so, is there a solution?
Craig, Text is the most difficult thing to get correct when translating from one cad program to another. This is because of the different fonts that the different CAD programs use. Solid Edge uses True Type Fonts (TTF). AutoCAD by default uses .shx (shape file fonts). AutoCAD does now support TTF. When you save as AutoCAD or open an AutoCAD file with Solid Edge there are options that can help you map the fonts used by Solid Edge to fonts used by AutoCAD. Click on the Options button when saving or opening an AutoCAD file. Page through the options to get a feeling of what is available. When you get to the Text Font mapping page, ensure you are using the correct font on both sides. Rick B.
One thing you might try is turning off word wrap on all text by selecting all the text and under Edit--->Properties un-check word wrap. Seems by default that word wrap is applied to anything that I import. Then if the string is longer than the original text box, it splits the text into two lines. Andy