Blueprinting font

I have been in search of the perfect blueprinting font for about a year. I
have tried free and purchased fonts to no avail. I am looking for a font
that most closely represents such font described in ASME Y14 series or
Global Engineering Documents DRM. Has anyone out there been luckier than I?
Could you share your thoughts?
Me
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Mr. Me
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Good question I am anxiously awaiting a response also.
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grantmi1
Where do I find Blockfont? A google search reveled nothing substantial and a serach of font.com was the same
Regards, Me
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Mr. Me
CityBluePrint (TrueType) doesn't fill the bill?
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Sporkman
CityBluePrint is a hand lettering font which does not conform to that of ASME standards. I am not looking for a hand lettering font. What I am looking for is a single stroke monospaced font without the typical swirls and tails on the letters. I want an "I" which looks exaclty like the one I just typed, with the caps on the top and bottom. W's which has the center "point" eqaul to the two other legs. etc. etc. etc.
Am I just being too picky? One font which I believe is close is Monospac821 BT. Unfortunately it looks too bold in most cases.
Me
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Mr. Me
We use "Technic". It's from a font collection called TECH from Linguist' Software.
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Hope it help,
Marc
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conj
arial is fairly close and it's free.
or try helvetica;
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type 55 is normal. neue 2 volume is a good combo.
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kb
missed the "I" request check out
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it seems that the 3 problem letters are "a", "I" & "Q"
avant garde mono ("Q" no good) monospace 821 ("a" no good)
2 out of 3 isn't bad
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kb
Monospace 821 is what I am currently using. It appears I may have to just accept it as "as close as it gets".
Thanks for all the input, Greg
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Mr. Me
Sounds like you're looking for a architectural "Tekton" font?
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Here are some which are similar, otherwise you'll have to buy the tekton style fonts..
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Some other free font links...
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Paul Salvador
Oh... ok, not archi so, this maybe what you're looking for?..
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(Products,.. ISO-Font)
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Paul Salvador
Here's your font:
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Buy it here for a nickel under 30 bucks:
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D Short
Close, but not quite. The I is missing the top and bottom horizontal marks. Ref. this one < I >. Maybe I am being too picky but I cannot believe there is no font that fills the bill. I have heard rumors that Lockheed and a few other companies have created their own fonts because of the lack of font supporting the ASME standards. Can anyone confirm?
BTW, I want to thank everyone who submitted fonts for me to look at, but alas the hunt will continue.
Me
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Mr. Me
Do you have a link to this spec? Or a scan of the characters that comply? I'm sure there is something out there.
The 'I' You type would probably be a 'fixed' or 'monospace' type, but without a sample of the complete character set, or at least some letters and numbers, it would be hard to give you something perfect.
The 'I' you type shows as courier font on my screen, it may show as tahoma or verdana on someone else's... depending on their mail client and settings.
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D Short
kind of odd that in the drm manual (sec. 3.6.2) refers to this font as gothic style. also, figure 3-7c refers to a microfont.
there are several companies and individuals who create custom fonts. perhaps you could convince one of them that it could be worthwhile on thier part to create this font and distribute either directly or in-directly thru asme or one of the font web sites.
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kb
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Paul Salvador
i find the gdt font useful for dims, but for regular text (i.e. notes) i prefer to use something else. sw has a version of gdt as does acad.
i have a scanned image of the font in question. however, i have no way to publish on web.
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kb
I emailed you to the hotmail address. Please forward me the scan and I will post.
-Greg
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Mr. Me

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