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Installing fonts

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:20 am
by 2mackids
Hello,

I have a client who uses a particular TTF for his text. I tried copying it into DataCad fonts but it doesn't show up as an option when I go to select font style in the program. He suggested that I install them into the Windows fonts but I don't have any luck doing that.

Any suggestions?

Re: Installing fonts

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:56 pm
by joshhuggins
Just copy and paste the TTF file into the C:\Windows\Fonts folder and reboot.

Re: Installing fonts

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:23 am
by Ted B
I use a rather elegant Architect's-handwriting style .ttf-font for my construction documents. The last time I emailed an exported .dwg drawing-file to an engineer, they needed the .shx-file as-well to upload the fonts I use in addition to the .ttf-font file. I have no idea what it is, but it was generated when I exported my Datacad-file to .dwg-format, ...and it worked.
I'm not computer-literate, I just play-along.

Re: Installing fonts

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:08 pm
by joshhuggins
Ted B wrote:I use a rather elegant Architect's-handwriting style .ttf-font for my construction documents. The last time I emailed an exported .dwg drawing-file to an engineer, they needed the .shx-file as-well to upload the fonts I use in addition to the .ttf-font file. I have no idea what it is, but it was generated when I exported my Datacad-file to .dwg-format, ...and it worked.
I'm not computer-literate, I just play-along.
SHX files also can store linetype definitions and information about complex shapes that live in the drawing.

Re: Installing fonts

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:59 pm
by artmanvt2000
As an alternate method to Josh, you can also try the following.

Close Datacad

On a Windows 7 or 10 computer go to your start menu -> type in "Fonts" -> your Fonts Control panel should open -> open the folder with the new font -> drag the font file to the Fonts Control Panel -> Windows will load the font.

Open Datacad, you should be able to find the font in the text dialog box.