opening DA fonts in Qcad

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opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by Motoxrdr » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:17 pm

Ok so i have a few fonts downloaded fro DA font but im having trouble figuring out how too get them open in Qcad. What am i not doing?

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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by acourtjester » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:14 pm

Ok when you downloaded the font where did you put them, many programs use the Windows fonts and you will need to put the new font into the Windows font folder, then look in the QCAD after you restart it to see if the font is there. When I looked in QCAD at the fonts shown there are all truetype or (TT) maybe the font you downloaded is not a TT font.
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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by weldguy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:26 am

Jesters spot on. DRap and Drtop or Copy and Paste your downloaded fonts to the Windows fonts folder. Maybe the pic below will help you find it. If you can get it there you will see it available for use in Qcad :Like

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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by Motoxrdr » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:55 pm

Hmm ok ill check that out. Even if i do use any font in Qcad its like its just for labeling and it wont show up in sheetcam. Normally i just have .dxf files of individual letters that i copy and paste into order for what im spelling out. Is their something i can do too use the actual font button in Qcad and it just allow me too type it out and still cut it?

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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by Larry83301 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:11 pm

I don't use Qcad, but in most CAD programs you just use the create letters or create text to add text to your drawing. It should give you some choices as to letter height and font and then position of where to place the text.


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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by acourtjester » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:12 pm

If your making plaques or signs you may look into Inkscape, It's free and there are tons of video on YouTube to learn from. You can use most of the fonts from Windows you just type in what you want size if and click on "object to path" under the path menu then save it in either SVG or DXF
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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by weldguy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:36 am

Motoxrdr wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Hmm ok ill check that out. Even if i do use any font in Qcad its like its just for labeling and it wont show up in sheetcam. Normally i just have .dxf files of individual letters that i copy and paste into order for what im spelling out. Is their something i can do too use the actual font button in Qcad and it just allow me too type it out and still cut it?
To convert your text so it shows yo in SheetCam is easy.

In Qcad select your text, drop down the "Modify" menu, and click on "Explode".

Use the "Quick SVG Export" option from Qcad to save your file as SVG.

Open teh SVG in Sheetcam and you should be good to go :Like

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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by Motoxrdr » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:20 pm

weldguy wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:36 am
Motoxrdr wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Hmm ok ill check that out. Even if i do use any font in Qcad its like its just for labeling and it wont show up in sheetcam. Normally i just have .dxf files of individual letters that i copy and paste into order for what im spelling out. Is their something i can do too use the actual font button in Qcad and it just allow me too type it out and still cut it?
To convert your text so it shows yo in SheetCam is easy.

In Qcad select your text, drop down the "Modify" menu, and click on "Explode".

Use the "Quick SVG Export" option from Qcad to save your file as SVG.

Open teh SVG in Sheetcam and you should be good to go :Like
Dang your the man! I Been tracing fonts for so long. lol this will save me so much time. Worked perfect first try

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Re: opening DA fonts in Qcad

Post by weldguy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:14 am

Motoxrdr wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Dang your the man! I Been tracing fonts for so long. lol this will save me so much time. Worked perfect first try
Tracing fonts!!! Ya I guess this will save you some time! Glad to help, thats what this site is about :Like

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