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hofeller
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adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

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10-23-2011 02:21 PM

Hi,

Does anybody know how to add .shx fonts to AutoCad 2012 on OS 10.7 (Lion)?

I need to install some custom fonts and I've tried to right click the app but I don't get the "show package content" line

Thanks,

Hagay

Hi Hagay,

 

look attentively, please:

 

Screen Shot 2011-10-24 at 7.21.39.png

 

Maxim

Yes, they will work in any AC for Mac. You just need to put them inside AC application, the path inside application is the same for all AC versions.

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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

10-23-2011 08:34 PM in reply to: hofeller

Hi Hagay,

 

look attentively, please:

 

Screen Shot 2011-10-24 at 7.21.39.png

 

Maxim

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hofeller
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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

10-23-2011 11:54 PM in reply to: hofeller
Hi Maxim,
Thank you very much, I'm new to Mac..
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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

12-29-2011 10:13 AM in reply to: hofeller

Does anybody know why AutoCad 2012 for Mac does not allow any "light" fonts to be selected? I'm able choose any of the standard fonts but only in standard, bold ot italic. Not "light." I like to use Gil Sans light as my stadard text in autocad drawings and there is no option to select this. Same with helvetica, Times Roman, etc. 

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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

12-29-2011 10:00 PM in reply to: rwarchpc

Hi,

 

The files you are mentioned in your post are .TTC font files. And AutoCAD on Mac doesn't support TTC font files fully, it can read only information about standard font families in such files (Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic).

The only way to use additional font family in AutoCAD (such as Light) is to split TTC file into separate TTF fonts (one font for one family).

You can try this application:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31775/dfontsplitter

 

Maxim

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rwarchpc
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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

12-30-2011 06:27 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Thank you for the advice, Maxim

 

I downlaoded the program and split (I think) the GillSans.ttc file. I stiil do not see Gill Sans light in AutoCad's text style editor. Is there another step rquired to get autocad to see the new font?

 

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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

03-27-2013 03:21 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Hi there,

I am having the same issue, tried to add a .TTF font to Autocad 2013 on Mac Os 10.8.3. Unfortunately I can access the folder with the TTF files. 

Is there another way to do this?

 

Thanks, UL1

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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

03-27-2013 04:14 AM in reply to: UL!

Hi UL1,

 

Have you tried to add TTF font to ~/Library/Fonts folder (I mean /Library/Fonts folder inside your home folder)?

After adding fonts you have to restart AutoCAD.

 

BTW - some fonts, that have such preview in Finder:

 

Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 15.13.32.png

 

won't work (and show) in AutoCAD for Mac. They are mostly OLD fonts (from 1994 - 1997)

 

Maxim

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MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

03-27-2013 04:49 AM in reply to: maxim_k

That did the trick, all working perfectly fine now!

Three of us were trying to solve it but none of us came up with the most obvious solution, restart!

 

Thanks for reminding us, Ul1

 

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Re: adding fonts to AutoCad 2012

08-07-2014 01:15 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Hi maxim_k,

 

I'm new to Mac...

 

I've split the GillSans.ttc file into .ttf files in order for AutoCad LT to recognize GillSans light.  I've restarted AutoCad LT, yet it still doesn't recognize GillSans light.  Is there something obvious that I'm missing?

 

Thank you.

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