- Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm
I forgot to include the part about Width factor in my previous reply, did I? I’m very sorry for that!
In short, I would say this is, once again, a difference in how AutoCAD and ARCHICAD handle text (unfortunately!).
In AutoCAD, the highlight option is called Tracking. From my understanding, this modification will make the text stay closer to each other, therefore, you can only decrease this value down to a limit, depending on the font type and the spacing between each character of the font.
In ARCHICAD, there is no such option in the Text tool settings. We have the Width factor, but by changing this value, the look of the font’s characters is also modified, either narrower or wider (as if you squeeze/stretch the text). The ratio of the spacing between each character remains unchanged, but the font does not look exactly the same as original.
In the end, it all comes down to how each software handles each element differently. We always aim for WYSIWYG, but due to certain limitations, it may not be achievable without the loss of information.
I hope I have answered all your questions! Feel free to ask me again if you have any further issues. I’m always happy to help (and learn new things along the way!)
Have a great Monday!
Technical Support Engineer
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