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idw Template

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05-16-2012 04:20 AM

Hi All,

I was trying to make new .idw (inventor) templates based on .dwg (autocad) templates. For some reason the type face Simplex is not showing correctly on screen and on print outs. I have checked on various machines and result was same.

is simplex not compatible??

Please advise.



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Re: idw Template

05-16-2012 05:15 AM in reply to: floccipier

Use Arial or other similar font.. Simplex worked great in the Autocad days of pen plotters,etc.. but does not work well with Inventor..

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Re: idw Template

05-16-2012 05:56 AM in reply to: floccipier

Inventor and AutoCAD use different fonts - AutoCAD uses SHX (i think) and Inventor uses Window's native TTF fonts.  So, it's best to change over to a different font with Inventor.   Also, as a tip, it's probably best to start a brand new idw template and create it within Inventor instead of importing an old AutoCAD dwg border as it can often have a load of extra lines/points/rubbish/etc which will only be a greater overhead in cpu and file-size as you go on.

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Re: idw Template

05-21-2012 11:37 PM in reply to: sam_m

Thanks alot for your help guys.

I need some more help regarding templates.

Sadly I have to convert drawings from idw to dwg quite alot and every time when i get drawing from inventor to autocad I have to fix the layers as per my autocad template (conventional layers that are turned on/off in certain layouts to show the certain details). What is better and easiest way to do this?


Any helping coments/links will be much appreciated.



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