Is it that the text is not filled?
This is an option to be selected in the main Extended Print GUI when started from Drawing Editor,
No, I don't mean that. I know the Button "fill text".
It is the difference from Arial itself. Even you use Pen-Width: 0. Why Mentor prints not Arial with Pen-Width: 0?
Mentors Arial looks like a Corel-Draw Font that got a body extension!
I attach to this answer a new picture. left side: System Arial -Print you get, when you use Font Arial in each Windows program. right side: Mentor Arial!
What have I to do, that I get the Font Arial on my print, when I use Arial?
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Yes I know all this buttons and facilities/options. But I think Mentor has there a lot to do. With the Extended Print in Expedition.
All prints are not perfect. I have also problems, maybe when I've a Pcb on one sheet with a view of display controls (layers),
like Traces etc. When I set this so, that the Traces and all of it are outlined (on screen), the traces always be filled on print.
But Mentor supports this problem and I really hope that at least in the VX Version comes improvement to all this flaw effects.
Please use only Gerber-compatible fonts ("VeriBest Gerber 0" & "VeriBest Gerber 1") for Gerber-Output!
With the latest Mentor-Version EE7.9.4 have been added some more fonts ("std-proportional", "vf_ *"). With it you can experiment a little.
Admittedly, these have not a nice typeface, but are specially optimized for the Gerber-Output.
Other fonts such as 'Arial' are interpreted differently by the Gerber-Output processor, and the result is as you described it!
If the same text is used for Gerber-Output & Documentation there are also some problems.
For example "VeriBest Gerber 1" is not really suitable for the PDF-Output! The corresponding text is not displayed properly!!
I advise you - even if it means extra work - it is better you make a copy of your "Gerber-Text" (for instance in a special User-Layer with the Font "Arial").
Then you also get a good looking plot for documentation.
Yes, I know why Gerber-compatible fonts exist... you said it, for Gerber-Output!
But I’m talking exclusive from the Drawing Editor. And the Drawing Editor is just for documentation. Documentation-PDF. And just for that!
So I don’t need any Gerber Font in Drawing Editor. Even there is no way to create any Gerber Output there, or anything that would need the Gerber-Output processor!
I completely agree with you.
I just did some tests with VX.1.2 from Drawing Editor and with Extended Print and True Type Fonts (Arial).
Without success. I really hoped that there would be some improvement... :-(
I wonder what your work-around is regarding pdf-Files?
Hallo Philipp, (CH=Schweiz?)... ich bin Österreicher. Wir verwenden std-proporional und hoffen im Pdf dann dass es passt. Man muss halt mehr Platz einrechnen oder es vorher austesten. Unter uns... Der Drawing Editor ist ein ganz übles Werkzeug (kann man gar nicht in Worte fassen), und nicht zu glauben dass es sich dabei um eine "Neu entwickelte Software" handeln soll :-p