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 From:  bemfarmer
6060.1 
In doing a site plan with aerial photo underlay, for building permit for shop and garage, in order to enter the text of dimensions and remarks,
which would print out well, it was necessary to save to PNG and switch to a paint program. (Did not try Geomagic/Alibre.)
(I used sketchup 5 years ago, but MoI is so much easier to use.)

Does anyone know if there is a simple "line" font which would work in MoI?

Thank you.
-Brian
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 From:  bemfarmer
6060.2 In reply to 6060.1 
Setting text to "curves" makes them simpler.
There are about 60 fonts showing in my MoI text window, not sure where they come from?
There is even an "Alibre Symbols" font.
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 From:  futagoza (STEFAN)
6060.3 
Hi Brian,

i don't know if those also work on a PC, but these are simple line fonts for the Mac (.otf), which also works in MoI (ok, they do not display properly in the text input field, but correct in MoI)
Check post #14.

http://www.dafont.com/forum/read/6614/

Best regards
Stefan
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 From:  blowlamp
6060.4 
Have a look at the bottom of the page in this link http://www.cambam.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=627.0
for nine (I think) stick type fonts.

I have them installed on my system and they look OK in MoI.

They're handy for CNC engraving, which is why George converted them in the first place.

Martin.
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 From:  Michael Gibson
6060.5 In reply to 6060.1 
Another source for single line fonts: http://onelinefonts.com/

I have not tested any of those with MoI myself though.

- Michael
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 From:  bemfarmer
6060.6 
Thanks to everybody :-)
I'll try some out.

-Brian
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 From:  bemfarmer
6060.7 
This is a brief report on the 9 "1CamBam_Stick" fonts, which were installed in the windows fonts directory.

Several links in this thread indicate that "stick" or "single_line" fonts do not have all of the requirements of True Type fonts, so
the performance limitations below are not a MoI problem, but rather a non-TruType problem.

Using one of these fonts in MoI, with the command "Draw Solid"/ Text, on a windows computer, gave the following results:

These 9 fonts work OK in the "Curve" mode, and print OK. A few special symbols are missing, like ~@#%^*_{} and the Bold setting is not single line.

These 9 fonts do not work properly in the "Solid" mode, nor in the "Surface" mode.

The Site plan created in MoI on top of an aerial photo, captured as a PNG and quickly modified in Paint.net, was approved by the county :-)

In the future I'll use a true type font, but in the MoI Curve mode, for better printing of the text.
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
6060.8 
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 From:  Michael Gibson
6060.9 In reply to 6060.7 
Hi Brian,

> The Site plan created in MoI on top of an aerial photo, captured as a PNG and
> quickly modified in Paint.net, was approved by the county :-)

That's great news it was approved!

And yes, with these particular kinds of fonts it is expected that they would only work for creating curves and not for constructing surfaces or solids - the fonts are formed in a non-standard way such that they do not form a closed path which is normally how font outlines are supposed to be constructed. You have to have a closed path in order to build a surface or solid.

- Michael
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