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samn

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 True Type Font Quality, ZWCAD fonts problem
06-03-2012 07:19 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi, I want to report zwcad fonts problem, with ZWCAD 2012 my text quality is very chunky, open the same dwg in ZWCAD 2010 the text is smooth. This is also the case when I print to PDF, the text is also editable within the PDF from 2010 but is rendered as chunky fill in the pdf printed from 2012. I have tried changing the TEXTQLTY with no joy. Is there a setting I'm missing? Thanks

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06-03-2012 07:05 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
it's really bad. could I treat it as a bug?

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14-03-2012 08:32 . am   |   View his/her posts only
I believe its a bug. Not sure what to do about it? Currently I'm drawing in 2012 and printing to pdf in 2010. A real pain.

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16-03-2012 05:19 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
does it like so when printing other drawings or only the specific drawing with dedicated font?
Have you try to increase the PDF output dpi quality?

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marcolan

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16-03-2012 05:57 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
I have the same problem.
I used zwcad 2011 italian, yesterday I got ZWcad 2012 and the same drawings, as new drawings, have this problem with fonts. I tried to change the fonts to others, like arial, but with no results. The fonts looks bad on the screen, while I draw, while when I print it is perfect.

If you want I can capture a print screen...

I copied all the fonts from zwcad2011 folder in zwcad 2012 folder.
I also added, in options/file tab, the windows/fonts folder in the path for the fonts, with the one in zwcad folder.

Any trick? IS There any problem with graphic card (nvidia geforce 9200M GS)?

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16-03-2012 06:25 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
mostly caused by the font itself in the drawing. ever tried to change the font?

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16-03-2012 07:17 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Yes, I wrote it, I have tried many fonts, but only shx fonts looks good on the screen.

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16-03-2012 07:24 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by marcolan at 2012-3-16 19:25

Screen capture ZWCAD 2011

Cattura2011.JPG
2012-3-16 19:20

Screen capture ZWCAD 2012

Cattura2012.JPG
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Reply 8# marcolan

Now I attached two images: CATTURA2011 is a screen capture of ZWCAD 2011 of a part of a drawing and CATTURA2012 is the same part of the same drawing captured from ZWCAD 2012.

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19-03-2012 09:14 . am   |   View his/her posts only
You can't see the chunky font on paper because of the 600 dpi, but if you plot to pdf and zoom in you see that the true type font is chucky on 2012 but on 2010 very smooth. Also the text is editable with adobe pro with 2010, but with 2012 the text is made up of lots of filled triangles. Because the text on screen and ouput is rendered differently in 2012 vs 2010 it suggests its an internal application problem, I think like autocad there is a fast text draw, but it seems to be stuck on all the time in 2012?

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19-03-2012 09:24 . am   |   View his/her posts only
You can't see the chunky font on paper because of the 600 dpi, but if you plot to pdf and zoom in you see that the ture type font is chucky on 2012 but on 2010 very smooth. Also the text is editable with adobe pro with 2010, but with 2012 the text is made up of lots of filled triangles. Because the text on screen and output is rendered differently with 2012 and 2010 it suggests an application bug. I think like autocad there is a fast text draw, but it seems to be stuck on all the time in 2012?

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20-03-2012 01:14 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 11# snewson

OK, I have understood.

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27-03-2012 04:11 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
No solutions?

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28-03-2012 12:26 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
This must be a bug, I'm not sure why others aren't complaining. Proberly because they aren't producing editable PDFs. I'm not sure how to escalate this bug to ZWSoft?

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31-03-2012 11:02 . am   |   View his/her posts only
this might be a known issue but fonts might not be a simple technical problem but a business affair

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03-04-2012 04:12 . am   |   View his/her posts only
I'm not sure what business affair means, but does this mean that the problem will not be fixed?

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20-04-2012 06:37 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Is there any progress regarding this bug?

It looks really bad with True type fonts in version 2012. Version 2011 hasn't got that bug, everything looks nice there.

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27-04-2012 04:29 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 17# filipv8882

I must say that I start to understand why this software is so cheap.There is no support, I see.

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02-05-2012 10:21 . am   |   View his/her posts only
hope the new font pack works

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02-05-2012 02:52 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
What does that mean?

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03-05-2012 10:47 . am   |   View his/her posts only
hope the new font package works

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03-05-2012 03:33 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
I understood that, but where to get the new font package? :)
Is it out yet, can we download it?

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03-05-2012 05:05 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by marcolan at 2012-5-3 17:16

Reply 21# filipv8882

I'm Italian, I've downloaded another time the software from tecnobit, (the two versions differ for a few byte of file lenght) and now it works perfectly with fonts. Nobody had said to me anything, I tried by myself.

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03-05-2012 06:03 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Yeah, it really works well!
Unfortunately, I don't know any Italian, so I can't use it...but obviously they have fixed it somehow.

English trial versions that I download are the same, build in October, 2011.
Italian version is build in March, 2012., so they have the fix for over a month?!

Hope that I will get the fix ASAP too :)
That time difference China-Europe is really killing me :D

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18-05-2012 09:54 . am   |   View his/her posts only
NO. the next version of ZWCAD is coming in months......

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marcolan

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21-05-2012 03:42 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Will it be free?

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22-05-2012 02:23 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
ahhh, I cant agree more if it were free for an official release
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