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Jan 29, 2008

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Mark A. Walker, PTC

As of Wildfire 3.0, Pro/ENGINEER supports the use of Open Type fonts. Drawing content can now be displayed using Open Type fonts, of course in addition to both True Type and Pro/ENGINEER’s stroked fonts. Not only can such fonts be used to tailor the display of text-based notations; they can also play a much more meaningful role within Pro/ENGINEER.

Using a 3rd party font-editor application, both Open and True Type fonts can be created and compiled to contain custom glyphs, such as vector-based artwork (i.e. company logos, commonly used labels, etc). Then, using the sketched text capabilities within Pro/ENGINEER, such custom glyphs can quickly be converted to sketches or even extruded features within the CAD model. This saves designers significant time when reusing commonly-used vector-based artwork, as well as when updating models or drawings after their organization’s artwork is modified.

Darren J. Young

AutoCAD 2008 does support Open Type fonts that contain Postscript outlines. The Open Type font must be Installed in Windows (not just copied) after which, you should be able to select it in the list of fonts in the Style dialog's listbox.

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