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Replacing TrueType fonts in an opened .DWG file with faster SHX fonts.

A - answer DWG drawings (e.g. from Inventor) can contain many texts created in text styles based on TrueType fonts (TTF). You can easily and automatically replace such fonts with faster fonts in the SHX format with the "font mapping" function in AutoCAD.

The font mapping definition is stored in the ACAD.FMP file (or in another file set in the FONTMAP variable). Open this file in your text editor (e.g. Notepad) - it is placed by default in your local Support folder (see Tip 2903) - and append the required mapping to it. E.g. to replace the TrueType font "Arial Black" with "Simplex.SHX" add the line:

The TTF file name for a particular font can be found e.g. in the Fonts applet in Windows Control Panel.

Save the FMP file and restart AutoCAD.

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17.2.2005    41493×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Mechanical · MDT · Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 9579:What is the "at" sign (@) leading some font names in AutoCAD?
Tip 8192:Missing fonts in AutoCAD 360 drawing.
Tip 7549:DEPENDS - displaying file dependencies in a DWG drawing.
Tip 7444:How to install a new font in AutoCAD?

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