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DXF Import Shifts Text

After importing a DXF drawing, all the text seems to have shifted up slightly, as if the import is changing the original center of the text to be anchored at the bottom. (In the attached picture, the gridline numbers/letters are centered in the circles in the original.)

Any thoughts on how to keep the text as it is in the original? Thanks!
Richard
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Richard Morrison, Architect-Interior Designer
AC26 (since AC6.0), Win10
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Erika Epstein
Booster
Some fonts in archicad sit 'high'. Would mapping the font in the dxf translator to one that behaves as you want work for you?
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
You'll need to choose another font and in Mac we have it worse since it depends on the font and the tool. Same font different tool (Dim, Grid or Title) and different results. Then you upgrade your OS and you have to verify again that they have not moved.
Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
another Moderator

Thank you, Erika & Eduardo. I have been trying to do this with a drawing "Merge" process, which doesn't allow me to choose a target font, or at least I haven't figured out how to do this. I can get the translator with a "File Open", and will have to play around with this.

I guess the original DXF file is using a RomanS.shx, or something like this. What's kind of maddening is that I can bring the file into Chief Architect just perfectly, and text doesn't move, and converts perfectly to Arial automatically.
Richard
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Richard Morrison, Architect-Interior Designer
AC26 (since AC6.0), Win10

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