Revit 2017 – Upgrading Text Warning

In my earlier review of the text editor I included this warning:

When you upgrade from older projects you’re going to have to deal with text changing to reconcile these changes. That means you CAN’T upgrade a project a couple days before a major deadline and expect to just hit print.

I should have also said that means anything that has text in it, like tags, title blocks and so on…

My post mentions that text height is defined differently, more like AutoCAD. The help documentation offers a graphic and an explanation of what has changed. I also marked up this image from Dynamic Statements to indicate how the text height is defined now. The overall height is based upon the capital letter M, measured from Base Line to Cap Height (for M). That’s apparently more like how AutoCAD does it.

Brian Mackey (The Revit Geek’s Blog) has written two posts about what he’s observed happen with an…

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