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Steve

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 Text on a curve?
07-12-2004 06:28 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Is it possible to do text on a curve in VX?

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Kevin

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08-12-2004 04:36 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Or how about using standard Windows fonts (Truetype, Postscript Type 1 or Open Type) in VX as well....

As for the text on a curve, I don't know, but then I use Adobe Illustrator for that and import as a dxf.

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ChrisWard2k2

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08-12-2004 01:45 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Steve

We do not have a text on curve function in VX. If it is for modelling perposes, use a vector drawing package to define the text, then export as a DXF for extrusions, cuts etc, or save a bitmap image and use that with the VX Emboss function.

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ChrisWard2k2

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08-12-2004 01:47 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Kevin

Although True Type fonts are not supported by VX, many of them can be converted to VX fonts for use in 2D Layout (Copy and paste from there to a Sketch if required). You can add a true type font to the VX font list. There is a thread about this on the forum.....

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Kevin

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09-12-2004 04:21 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Thanks Chris, I had no idea you could do that. I'll have a hunt and find out how. I'm really only after the fonts for 2D drawing sheets not modelling, as you say, for modelling text/logos etc I use Illustrator.

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Mike

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09-12-2004 07:54 . am   |   View his/her posts only
See the VX Help Browser > Index > True Type Fonts

VX can read TrueType and Windows Fonts. In VX, fonts are specified in the file vx_font_table found in the supp folder of your user directory. Previously only native VX fonts could be listed in this file. TrueType and other fonts can now be included in this file as well. These non-native fonts will automatically be converted to the native VX format. Native VX font files have to be of the format vx*.fnt. If for example arial.ttf is added as font number 30, then vxfont30.fnt will automatically be created and used by VX.

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ChrisWard2k2

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09-12-2004 08:37 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi again

I can't find that thread! Please download the attached PDF "How to".

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19-12-2004 04:38 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Chris,

I noticed that at all your pdfs every second page has a mirror-inverted VX logo.
I think I sent you last time my "how to" of integrating tt-fonts in german as a word doc.
You can use this as a word template for creating such descriptions. Let me know if it probably was already converted in pdf.
We do have some more "how to" (e.g. installing a license server using ports for the different product codes).
Let me know if you are interested.

Cheers
Bart

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ChrisWard2k2

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19-12-2004 07:48 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Bart

I would say, the more easy to use, step-by-step "how to" booklets we can offer, the better for all . I wrote the original true type font "how to" years ago and only recently re-wrote it for a wider audience. I think small, brief documents that lucidly explain a particular function or set-up are very helpful. I include plenty of screenshots in step-by-step fashion because not everybody that uses them can read English. Your German version is very good, easy to follow even for non-German Users.

I don't use Word to produce my PDF's, I mostly use MS Publisher, or Serif PagePlus if a lot of graphics are needed. Serif has a dedicated PDF engine whereas for MSP I use PDF995 (which, incidently folks, works very very well with VX. PDF995 is a virtual printer, you simply print to it as you would your desktop printer to create a PDF file).

For distribution, PDF files are better than Word files since they are smaller and there are no version issues to worry about. They are also simple to navigate.

So if you have more "how to" docs, let's publish them!

(P.S. The mirrored logo is produced by a little MSP bug. It does not always occur).

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Thomas

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22-12-2004 10:45 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Steve

another possibility is it to morph the text to a curve.
To do this you must have a linear Text. Extrude this text. Add a cube to the text, that you can morph the shape with the text. Now create a linear start-curve and a new curve. Now morph the shape from the linear start-curve to the destination curve.

Best regards Snoopy

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Robert

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23-12-2004 10:24 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear Snoop

Sweet idea!

Gotta try it after Christmas.

Enjoy the holidays.

thanks,

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Dan

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01-01-2005 07:04 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
wow this sounds really sweet if it works!

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ChrisWard2k2

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02-01-2005 05:31 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Guys

Sweet yes, but has anyone got a good solution for 2D Layout?
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