Text styles are named sets of text attributes, such as font, width, height, and color, that allow you to place text within a model (and/or a WorkSpace or WorkSet using DGN Libraries) in a consistent and automated manner. Text elements placed with a text style are automatically updated when the style is modified. Element templates also use text styles for additional standardization. Text styles specified in DGN Libraries are copied to the local file when used, and are not automatically updated when the DGN Library version changes (but can be manually synchronized). Text elements can be placed with or without a text style. Elements placed with a text style can contain overrides that prevent style values, even when modified and saved, from affecting the element.
You can apply multiple text styles within a single text node. In the Text Editor window, select the text to which you want to apply different text style and select the desired text style from the Text Style drop-down list.
Fonts cannot be embedded in DGN files. To distribute RSC fonts, their appropriate resource (.RSC) file must be included and placed in a directory found by MS_FONTPATH. To distribute TrueType or SHX fonts, the appropriate SHX or TTF font file must be included, and either placed in a directory found by MS_FONTPATH, or in the same directory as the design file.
If a specific font is not found on the system, a font appropriate for the current locale and font type, as specified in the font configuration file, is substituted.
To remove unused text styles from a DGN file, use the Compress File ( ) option.