MicroStation Tip: Manage Font Utilities

Credit goes to Kae Calloway at Dominion.


To add a font to a Resource file (*.rsc),:

1. Open the Keyin dialog box – Utilities > Key-in

2. Mdl load fontutilities > enter

3. Font utilities dialog > enter

MicroStation Font Utilities dialog key-in

A new dialog box opens to allow resource file creation or modification.

MicroStation Font Utilities

The Properties selection allows you to:

1. Load an existing resource file

2. Create a new resource file

The bottom section displays the existing font selected.

Properties MicroStation Font Utilities

The Manage selection allows you to:

1. Load (2) existing resource files

2. Compare the files

3. Copy, move or delete fonts from the files.

Manage MicroStation Font Utilities


Note: This tip only applies to MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) v8.11.09.xxx


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6 comments on “MicroStation Tip: Manage Font Utilities

    • Rod Wing Reply

      The fontutilities mdl shown in the tip was delivered with MicroStation starting in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) 08.11.09.xxx. We have added a note at the end of the tip. Sorry for the confusion.

      Rod Wing

  1. Morten Sorensen Reply

    This tells me nothing about adding a font to a resourcefile. Only how to manipulate existing resourcefiles or creating a new resourcefile.

    How do I get an actual font (*.ttf) incorperated into an existing resourcefile (*.rsc)..??


  2. Bob Mecham Reply

    Morten, it is no longer possible to add a TTF into a MicroStation rsc file. It is best practice to use the TTF installed on your computer. If you must add a TTF into a rsc you will need to dust off V7 MicroStation.

    Bob Mecham

  3. Larry Harvey Reply

    Hello. Under the “Manage” heading in the Font utilities dialog box, you see that it is implied that you can Copy, Move or Delete a font. If you DRAG the font from one list to the other, it will indeed move the font. But how do you go about either Copying or Deleting a font from a resource file? Thanks

  4. Bob Mecham Reply

    Larry, to copy a font from one side to then next drag the font but also hold down the Control Ctrl key as you do it.

    To delete the font select it in the list and then hit the Delete key on the keyboard.

    Bob Mecham

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