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AutoCAD fonts


Alejandro Londoño

Creator of the free connect-the-dots typeface Polyline Typo (2013), which is based on the AutoCAD polyline icon.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AutoCAD Resource Guide

Hundreds of AutoCAD font downloads. Includes "fontasm", a postscript to AutoCAD font converter; fntgen, an AutoCAD font generator; and Visual Font Creator, for font editing and creation as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Description of the truetype fonts ISOCPEUR and ISOCTEUR: "The ISOCxEUx fonts were specifically designed for AutoCAD 2000. The proportion and shape of the characters complies with the CAD lettering standard DIN-ISO 3098-5, which specifies that the line width is 1/10th of character height." The 6 MB file at this place has a number of Autodesk truetype fonts produced in 1996: Complex, GDT, GothicE, GothicI, GreekC, GreekS, ISOCPEURItalic, ISOCT, ISOCTEURItalic, Italic, ItalicT, Monotxt, Proxy-1, Proxy-4, Proxy-5, Proxy-6, RomanS, RomanT, ScriptC, ScriptS, Syastro, Symap, Symath, Symeteo, Symusic, Txt. GothicE is also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AutoFill 3.0

AF_FONTS: 35 fonts to be used with AutoFill 3.0 for AutoCAD applications. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Software for using PostScript fonts inside AutoCAD. From Preco Industries. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AutoScript (Preco Industries)

AutoScript produces high quality output from AutoCAD onto any PostScript device including laser imagesetters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BGI Font Toolkit

Commercial program by Ryle Design that includes a font conversion program from Windows truetype into the BGI/CHR font format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Pachinger

400K font file containing over 50 AutoCAD (.shx) fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CAD and Truetype

Essay by Geoff Harrod on text on drawings in CAD documents. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CAD fonts

Archive of many AutoCAD fonts in .shx format, including the Leroy fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Autodesk font software and packs. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Architectural style AUTOCAD fonts at 50 dollars per face. No samples on the web page. From HLB Technology. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cheap Ware Tricks

Commercial AutoCAD fonts and utilities at Shu Associates, Melrose, MA. Included are a Braille font by Ted Blockley, many fonts by Randy Jack, Stencil Lettering Template by Rick Ferrara, HLV Medium Lowercase Font Template by Michael J. Grill, 3D Text by Steve McGinley, Fancy Font Templates by A.M. Chambliss Jr, Lettering Font Sheets by Larry Kester, and DAVEHAND Font by David Sheegog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Computer Graphics Inc

Russian CAD software company that markets some SHX (AutoCAD) fonts. Headed by Victor Tkachenko. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design drawing

Autocad font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Pino Navato (from Naples) offers a shareware TrueType or bitmap to CHR format converter (CHR is the format used by Borland languages; also called BGI, Borland Graphics Interface). 95USD. FAQ. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Clean architectural fonts: ISOCT and ISOCP (Autodesk, 1997), Text (Autodesk, 1997), StylusBT, and a few others. In truetype. More fonts here. [Google] [More]  ⦿


G. Gibson and Associates' program for converting Truetype and Postscript Level one fonts into AutoCAD fonts. Free. For Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Keith Whitaker's program for creating AutoCAD fonts from AutoCAD entities. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font and Hatch Files

About 15 AutoCAD PostScript fonts (free). Plus AutoCAD SHX fonts, and an AutoCAD font editor, Visfont (trace characters with AutoCAD to create a font). Page by Mark Esdale. Among the AutoCAD PostScript fonts, we find SuperFrench (by P.B. Payne), for example. [Google] [More]  ⦿


From Vancouver, G. Gibson and Associates' program for converting Truetype and Postscript Level one fonts into AutoCAD fonts. 95USD. For Windows. Sold here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmaker (Palisades Research)

From Palisades research: a 129USD font editor for AutoCAD fonts. Plus lots of symbol and other fonts for use in AutoCAD. All pay-fonts. The editor has disappeared. A copy of it is at Pores Dot Net. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontMaster v1.55

Patrick McConnell's 35USD software for creating dataCAD fonts from within DataCAD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harold Bowers
[HLB Technology]

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HLB Technology
[Harold Bowers]

Commercial GD&T fonts by Harld Bowers for "geometric dimensioning and tolerancing". And Engineering/Technical fonts in truetype at 15 USD a shot. Architectural CAD drawing fonts. And Make-A-Screw truetype font for 99USD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Mansheim's ProEngineer

Joe Mansheim's AutoCAD fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Peregrine C.A.D. Solutions wrote this free program for creating AutoCAD fonts while in AutoCAD. [Google] [More]  ⦿


GD&T font is a safety symbol truetype font for 49USD: "Professionally designed Windows TrueType font that contains the complete QS-9000 critical characteristics and safety symbol set, as well as the entire set of ASME GD&T symbols." From MMST Inc in Willoughby, OH, 49USD. MMST stands for Metrology e URL listed for MMST, Inc. Metrology Methods Support Technology. The founder and owner is Wayne Knazek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Palisades Research

Autocad Utilities, fonts, font maker. [Google] [More]  ⦿


A collection of free CHR fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


AutoCAD typefaces for Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sanya Sazonov

Free AutoCAD fonts by Sanya Sazonov. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free AutoLISP routine to convert AutoCAD fonts into SmartCAM fonts. By Rolling Rock Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Rolling Rock Software's free program for subscripting and superscripting in AutoCAD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TC Fonts

Over 6000 fonts on a CD sold by Dave Edwards Consulting from Montgomery, AL. All formats useful in CAD applications, from SHX to TrueType. From looking at the ad, I think that most of these fonts are transformed or renamed fonts from foundries, and even shareware fonts. Dave wrote to tell me that Dave Edwards Consulting is no longer marketing it's TC Fonts, so please do not bug them. This description is only for historical completeness! On the other hand, they are now selling FONTasm, a tool for converting TrueType (TTF)&PostScript (PFB) fonts into filled AutoCAD SHX/SHP fonts, arc-based DXF files, Generic CADD FNT fonts or VisualCADD VCF fonts (95 USD). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The AutoCAD Shareware Clearinghouse

Over 100 files related to AutoCAD fonts and AutoCAD font software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueType Font WorkAround in IntelliCAD

"IntelliCAD does not support TrueType font display like AutoCAD." This page discusses a bypass. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free truetype to DXF conversion utility for PCs. With DXF, AutoCAD people can start using these fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free Windows tool by Andrew Clayton: "Ttf to Dxf will take text in any true type font and convert it to a dxf file. " These files are useful in Autocad, Autosketch, TurboCad, DesignCad, AshlarVellum, CorelDraw and SolidWorks. Another link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vibrant Graphics

The effect of TrueType fonts on AutoCAD performance. Essay by Greg Robinson, of LTCC in San Francisco. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Tkachenko

Ukrainian site offering software and SHX fonts for CAD applications. Includes SHX fonts for Latin and Cyrillic by Sergei Komarov, CompGraph LTD, Sanya Sazonov and Nikitchenko V. Has the Russian GOST truetype fonts by Egor Prohorov. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Rolling Rock Software's free routine for creating fonts while working in AutoCAD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ZOTO Technologies

Zoltan Toth's company sells Autofont, an editor for AutoCAD fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿