Symbol conversion issues when converting from ST6 to dwg (AutoCad 2000)

Experimenter
Experimenter

I recently switched from ST5 to ST6.  I noticed that symbols were not converting properly from dft files to dwg files.  I have attached a pdf file that contains a dft converted to a dwg along with the translation wizard setup used.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Symbol conversion issues when converting from ST6 to dwg (AutoCad 2000)

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

This has to do with either Font mapping when converting to DWG or more likely opening the resulting DWG on a machine that does not have the Solid Edge fonts installed.  By default, the Solid Edge symbol fonts are not mapped to a different font and thus require those fonts to be installed on any PC that the DWG file is opend on to look correct.  Even if you map them differently, chances are there is not an equivalent AutoCAD font that matches the symbols in the SE font.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP10
Testing: ST10 MP3

Re: Symbol conversion issues when converting from ST6 to dwg (AutoCad 2000)

Experimenter
Experimenter

I think it is a font mapping issue but I don't know how to resolve it.  I have tried 3 computer that had not issues making dwgs with ST5 but are having the same symbol issues after uninstalling ST5 and installing ST6.  Not all of the symbols are mapping incorrectly, 2 out of 14 are correct. The font mapping is as follows:

 

[Read Text Fonts]
txt.shx=SETxt
romans.shx=SERomans
romand.shx=SERomand
romanc.shx=SERomanc
simplex.shx=SESimplex
gdt.shx=SEGDT
amgdt.shx=SEGDT
amgdtans.shx=SEGDT
aigdt.shx=SEGDT
romant.shx=Bookman Old Style
italicc.shx=Bookman Old Style
par_____.pfb=Courier New
teb_____.pfb=Impact
monotxt.shx=SEMonotxt
cibt____.ttf=Times New Roman
seans.ttf=Solid Edge ANSI
semeca1.ttf=Solid Edge ANSI1 Symbols
semeca2.ttf=Solid Edge ANSI2 Symbols
semeca3.ttf=Solid Edge ANSI3 Symbols
seagdt.ttf=Solid Edge ANSI GDT Symbols
segost1.ttf=Solid Edge GOST1 Symbols
semeci1.ttf=Solid Edge ISO1 Symbols
semeci2.ttf=Solid Edge ISO2 Symbols
semeci3.ttf=Solid Edge ISO3 Symbols
seigdt.ttf=Solid Edge ISO GDT Symbols
seiso.ttf=Solid Edge ISO

 

[Write Text Fonts]
Arial=arial.ttf
Bookman Old Style=bookos.ttf
Courier New=cour.ttf
Impact=impact.ttf
Lucida Console=lucon.ttf
Times New Roman=times.ttf
Solid Edge ANSI=seans.ttf
Solid Edge ANSI1 Symbols=semeca1.ttf
Solid Edge ANSI2 Symbols=semeca2.ttf
Solid Edge ANSI3 Symbols=semeca3.ttf
Solid Edge ANSI GDT Symbols=seagdt.ttf
Solid Edge GOST1 Symbols=segost1.ttf
Solid Edge ISO1 Symbols=semeci1.ttf
Solid Edge ISO2 Symbols=semeci2.ttf
Solid Edge ISO3 Symbols=semeci3.ttf
Solid Edge ISO GDT Symbols=seigdt.ttf
Solid Edge ISO=seiso.ttf
SETxt=txt.shx
SERomans=romans.shx
SERomand=romand.shx
SERomanc=romanc.shx
SESimplex=simplex.shx
SEGDT=gdt.shx
SEMonotxt=monotxt.shx

 

I find it hard to believe that it is a result of opening a DWG on a machine that does not have Solid Edge fonts installed since I'm using the same PC to make dft and dwg files.

Re: Symbol conversion issues when converting from ST6 to dwg (AutoCad 2000)

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

This looks like a bug.  I just tried it and it appears that the Solid Edge ANSI Symbol fonts are getting replaced with the plain old Solid Edge ANSI font.  Got a call into GTAC Support about it.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP10
Testing: ST10 MP3

Re: Symbol conversion issues when converting from ST6 to dwg (AutoCad 2000)

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thank you for confirming it isn't just me.  I installed the service patch, SE64MP1 and it didn't help.

Re: Symbol conversion issues when converting from ST6 to dwg (AutoCad 2000)

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hi jpocratsky,  The problem of exporting callouts with mechanical symbols appears to be a bug related to some work we did in ST6.  We do have a PR for this problem (PR#6948493). We have escalated the problem to resolve it as quickly as possible.

 

If you would like to discuss this further please contact me directly at steve.weatherwax@siemens.com