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    What fonts do you use?

    Since this is a more of an architectural forum, I thought Id post this here.

    I was curious what everyone is using for their font style for tags, notes, text, etc. When doing AutoCAD work, we use RomanS which looks like complete crap in Revit (especially when imported). Out of the box, Revit has everything setup to use Arial but with a width of .85, which is what we currently are using for all our annotation.

    Ive also toyed with the idea of "Existing" tags which utilize a different font that is not as dark or thick as Arial so it prints lighter like the rest of the existing work. As anyone else done this? Or thoughts on which font to use?

    Can you give me a screen shot of the fonts you are using?

    Last year I found out Autodesk added a slew of fonts to 2012, including RomanS. Still looks like crap but one of our client standards is to use RomanS so I just changed all the text styles and tags to use RomanS for an upcoming project for them.

    Thanks.

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    Arial Narrow, which is different than Arial at .85. Downsides: People only have Arial Narrow if they have MS Office or purchase the font. Upsides: Arial at .85 has all sorts of issues on export.

    Existing tags are a trainwreck IMHO, since you cant get revit to automatically know that some items are existing, and to use an existing tag... Which means youre back to manual coordination. Id rather just prefix everything with the letter E and be done with it.

    Given the chance (if it wasnt a Beck standard) id go to normal Arial at 1.00 or Calibri at 1.00, and id call it a day.

    Functionality and ease of translation > Cute artsy fartsy fonts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Given the chance (if it wasnt a Beck standard) id go to normal Arial at 1.00 or Calibri at 1.00, and id call it a day.
    Arial at 1.0 width here same as I used in that CAD program for years and years and years...I left RomanS behind in 1998 or so

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    Arial at .9 for metric projects (since RomanD sucks as a TTF vs SHX) and a recreated SHX to TTF drafting font for everything else...

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    regular OOTB arial. If I had the time and resources I would switch to Arial Narrow or Calibri as Aaron mentioned but I keep having to work on billable jobs instead of Revit Standards

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    regular OOTB arial. If I had the time and resources I would switch to Arial Narrow or Calibri as Aaron mentioned but I keep having to work on billable jobs instead of Revit Standards
    What has the industry come too....billable work being required and all. I have SO much standard stuff to work on or make procedures for, but billable work ALWAYS gets in the way.

    I appreciate everyones answers. Please, keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCERBIMMan View Post
    What has the industry come too....billable work being required and all. I have SO much standard stuff to work on or make procedures for, but billable work ALWAYS gets in the way.
    That's what weekends are for!

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    We originally started out in Revit using Arial, but have since switched to Calibri.

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    Hmmm.....Calibri has a bit more roundness at the ends...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Functionality and ease of translation > Cute artsy fartsy fonts.
    I really want to use some awesome cool fonts to have amazing drawings ! outside of concept phase...

    For us, it's Calibri. I'm in the process of creating Revit standards, so I'm slightly spoilt for choice, but it was a contest between Calibri and Arial. I'm starting to like Segoe UI though, hmm...

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