About Fonts

This section contains principally conceptual information about font support in general, identifies which areas of the Version 5 software are concerned by font support, and explains how you can customize fonts.

The areas of the software which allow font customization are:

  • user interface: menu names, command names, tooltips, dialog box names and texts, etc.
  • specification tree texts
  • texts you enter in certain applications, and which reference fonts: a typical example is the text you enter in drawing documents created using the Generative Drafting product.

You will also find information about how, in certain contexts, the text you see in the geometry area may not look exactly the same when you print.

And finally, if you used the CATFONT utility in CATIA Version 4 to customize your own fonts, you will also find information about how to recover the fonts for use in Version 5.

Note that when using PostScript fonts on Windows operating systems, the font display may change while moving for performance and visibility reasons. How does it work?
  • When static, the bitmap representation is generated using the corresponding TrueType font
  • While moving, there are three display modes:
    • PostScript: the polygon is displayed
    • Stroke: the segment is displayed
    • Bounding box: the box (i.e. four segments) is displayed.