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AutoCAD Font Support

SolidWorks accurately displays AutoCAD® fonts when you import DXF/DWG drawing files, even if AutoCAD is not installed on your computer. SolidWorks has added True Type fonts to support the most popular AutoCAD fonts. The fonts are mapped using the default mapping file located at \Data\drawFontMap.txt.

In the default mapping file, the left column lists the AutoCAD SHX or True Type font from the source drawings. The right column lists the SolidWorks or Windows True Type font that the AutoCAD drawing text is being mapped to in the new SolidWorks drawing. You can edit the mapping file as needed. When mapping additional AutoCAD fonts to SolidWorks or Windows True Type fonts, note the following:

  • Both font lists must be the simple font names, without extensions

  • The SolidWorks or Windows True Type fonts must be available in the operating system's \Fonts directory. (To find the \Fonts folder, in the Run window, type %systemroot%\fonts.) If the True Type font is not available, the SolidWorks drawing document default font is used.

The SolidWorks or Windows True Type fonts are also available to use in SolidWorks original documents. When you save SolidWorks documents as DXF or DWG files, you can use the drawFontMap.txt mapping file to reverse map any SolidWorks or Windows True Type fonts back into AutoCAD SHX or True Type fonts. When the drawing files are opened in AutoCAD, the exact fonts are used - no substitution of default fonts is required. This improves the visual fidelity of the drawing files.

The following list shows the fonts contained in the default mapping file.

AutoCAD SHX or True Type Font

SolidWorks or Windows True Type Font

complex

SWComp

gdt

SWGDT

gothice

SWGothe

gothicg

SWGothg

gothici

SWGothi

greekc

SWGrekc

greeks

SWGreks

isocp

SWIsop1

isocp2

SWIsop2

isocp3

SWIsop3

isoct

SWIsot1

isoct2

SWIsot2

isoct3

SWIsot3

italic

SWItal

italicc

SWItalc

italict

SWItalt

monotxt

SWMono

romanc

SWRomnc

romand

SWRomnd

romans

SWRomns

romant

SWRomnt

scriptc

SWScrpc

scripts

SWScrps

simplex

SWSimp

syastro

SWAstro

symap

SWMap

symath

SWMath

symeteo

SWMeteo

symusic

SWMusic

txt

SWTxt

 

 



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