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robert
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3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

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06-22-2011 04:34 AM

Hi!

If I convert some text in AutoCAD with the command "txtexp" I get polylines ready to be extruded. Fine. But, the quality of the letters is weak. The letters look very clumpsy and not that smoth as I had hoped.

 

Here is my question: is there a better way to get nice- and smoth looking 3D letters from a TT-font style?

 

Thanks Robert, Sweden

 

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Patchy
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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 04:59 AM in reply to: robert

The best program  that I have ever seen is here, Text to Geometry, fast and no interior lines to clean up.

 

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=31435.0

 

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pendean
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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 05:00 AM in reply to: robert

Have you never zoomed into and looked at a stock SHX font closely? There are no curves, it's just a format of short lines, never a good quality in anything except small 2D labels nd such. It's never been a format for anyone needing quality text appearance.

 

The above link in the other response looks more promising too.

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Patchy
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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 05:23 AM in reply to: pendean

Why use .shx , TTF is the font he prefered

 

As curvy as it made

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pendean
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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 05:25 AM in reply to: Patchy

We seem to be talking about the same thing.

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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 07:16 AM in reply to: Patchy

Patchy -- I used netload to load the dll, but the command txt2geom comes back as an unknown command.  I've not done much with dotNet addons for Acad, so am unsure what's breaking.  Tried in both LDC 2009 and c3d 2011

 

This machine has dotNet frameworks installed,  versions 1.1 , 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, and 3.5 SP1

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Patchy
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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 08:57 AM in reply to: JGerth

the command is: T2G (not txt2geom)

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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 09:44 AM in reply to: Patchy

thanks!   off to play around with Wingdings, Webdings, and map fonts

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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 01:37 PM in reply to: robert

Realy nice. Exactly what I was asking for. Now, what technique do I use to accomplish this result. I'm kind of new to AutoCAD.

 

Thanks.

R

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Patchy
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Re: 3D Text, True Type, AutoCAD

06-22-2011 02:39 PM in reply to: robert

Download the attachment, rename its extension from .TXT  to  .DLL

Command NETLOAD and load the TEXTtoGEOM.DLL

then use Command T2G to run the program.

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