Bringing more text and font styles into proe/ creo

ProE/ Creo has some default font types in part and drawing modes. These font types are good to go when you just type notes in drawings or you just want to have a text in place not bothering about the type of font or style. But when your design has a focus on the text style these default font types wont help you. There are many stylish font types available in windows and also on the Internet. You can use these fonts in your design if you want to and ProE gives an easy option to do that.

First let me list out the default font types that are available in ProE / Creo:

font3d
cal_alf
cal_grek
filled
font
font3d
font_hebrew
font_latin
iso30985font
iso font
Leroy
normfonts
ttf_ font
win_font
Blueprint MT
Blueprint MT Bold
CG Century Schbk
CG Century Schbk Bold
CG Century Schbk Bold Italic
CG Century Schbk
CG Omega
CG Omega Bold
CG Omega Bold Italic
CG Omega Italic
CG Times
CG Times Bold
CG Times Bold italic
CG Times italic
CG Triumvirate
CG Triumvirate Bold
CG Triumvirate Bold italic
CG Triumvirate Italic
Garamond Antigua
Garamond Halbfett
Garamond Kursiv
Garamond Kursiv Halbfett
Garth Graphic
Garth Graphic Black Garth
Graphic Bold italic Garth
Graphic Italic
Grotesque MT
Grotesque MT Bold
Microstyle Extended
Microstyle Extended Bold
Neographik MT
SackersEnglishScript
Shannon
Shannon Bold
Shannon Extra Bold
Shannon Extra Bold
Shannon Oblique
Spartan Four MT
Spartan One Two MT
Spartan One Two MT Bold
Symbol
Univers OTS
Univers OTS Bold

Now let me show you how you can use windows default font types… There are three possible ways you can direct ProE/Creo to use the fonts. Let’s see one by one.

1) Open windows fonts folder by pressing Windows+R keys and then by typing FONTS in the run window. Now in the fonts folder, press CTRL+A and CTRL+C to select all and copy all. Next, create a new folder somewhere in your hard drive and paste all the fonts that you copied. Now in ProE, open “options” (Configuration editor) and then give the full path of the folder you just created in the pro_font_dir command.

Configuration Editor

2) Simply give the windows default font directory path (C:\Windows\Fonts) in pro_font_dir option.

3) Copy all the fonts from windows font directory as explained in 1st method and paste them in the ProE ‘s default font directory which is ProE/ Creo installed directory “\text\fonts”..

More fonts in ProE/Creo

Note: You may have to reopen the part or drawing to apply these settings. If you use the first two methods, you will have to change the setting every time or you have to run the config.pro in which you applied these settings.

Make sure that you have enough space in the program folder if you follow the method 3. ProE/ Creo may take some more time than the usual in these settings when you use fonts in part /drawing since it needs to load all the fonts.

You may have to change the part accuracy sometimes if you get regeneration error when you use some specific font types.

And that’s it! You can use a whole lot of fonts now….

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