We had something happen this past weekend that caused something to change in
SW. I was working on some drawings as of Friday night. Come Monday
morning, when I printed the next drawing I noticed that they printed
differently, as in the info in the title block was a different font. I
thought maybe that one drawing was screwed up, but when I checked to see
what font was called out, I found the font name box empty - no font called
out. I also checked the last drawing I had printed Friday night and it also
printed differently from the week before.
Long story short, I tried SW2007, SW2006, 3 different machines, old
templates, new templates, SWRx starting with no options, etc. No difference
found anywhere - I still have missing fonts. Has anyone seen anything like
I have some idiots in my "design services group" that seem to think it is
very important to change from the default swks font and sizes to something
kinda bizarre for drawings like Arial Narrow Bold. These guys really suck.
Maybe you have some idiots like this in your company?
Ok, a bit more info on this.
We have a laptop that is right now at a car plant so it didn't get the
weekend's updates that we all got here. I called that guy and had him open
our basic B-landscape drawing template. I did the same here at the same
time. He could see that the title block notes had a RomanD font called
out - I see an empty box where that name should be. The bold or normal, and
the pitch are there in mine, and match his, it's just the name of the font
Once I knew what the font used to be, I wondered if maybe that font was
deleted on my machine here. Nope, shows up in the Control Panel Fonts list
with the same names/attributes as his copy. One could also question whether
the template had changed, but I don't think so. I have the write rights to
that folder area (other than the IT boys) and I didn't change it, nor did
they, and the file date hasn't changed.
Then I went back to the template that I still had open, one more time
checked the font that was tied to the note, and it was there! As in works
So, when I checked my fonts Monday, I checked not by going to Control Panel
the normal way, but I have a shortcut in my QuickLaunch area such that I can
get a fly-out list for Control Panel. Apparently looking at the list this
way does not repopulate the list of available fonts as happens when you go
the traditional route from the Start menu.
To finish this investigation, the laptop will be updated tomorrow morning
when it arrives. We will do one update at a time and check for the font
loss after each step. I'll report the findings.