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By John Adams
#21109
Provide an option in the DWG translator to properly convert AutoCAD special character symbols. For example:
%%p - "plus or minus"
%%d - "degrees"
%%o - "diameter"
etc.

I really dislike having to manually replace all these text strings with their proper symbols.
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By LaszloNagy
#21146
John Adams wrote:Provide an option in the DWG translator to properly convert AutoCAD special character symbols. For example:
%%p - "plus or minus"
%%d - "degrees"
%%o - "diameter"
etc.

I really dislike having to manually replace all these text strings with their proper symbols.
Can't you just set up a character conversion table in your DXF/DWG Translator?
Or doesn't it properly convert even if you set it up?
OF course you need to know what the charcter codes of these characters are in AutoCAD.
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By John Adams
#21170
I my experience, the AutoCAD text function does not typically use the ANSI character codes to generate these special characters. Instead AutoCAD uses three character strings to represent these special symbols. So for example, the whole string, " %%p" (no quotes) is translated to the plus or minus symbol by the AutoCAD text function.
The ArchiCAD conversion function only allows one to type in the code for a single character (an integer from 1 to 255), not a three character string.