Arial Narrow Autocad Font

Arial Font - Template File Standard Questions If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Sans-Serif fonts On this page you can download Arial Narrow font version Version 2.20, which belongs to the family Arial Narrow (Regular tracing). Font manufacturer is Arial-Narrow. Download Arial Narrow for free on AutoCAD generally supports two type of fonts TrueType with TTF extension and shape font with SHX extension. TrueType is Windows native font type which comes ready-made with your windows installation but shape fonts are AutoCAD specific fonts which are installed along with AutoCAD.

So I have been give the task up over hauling our current CAD / Civil3D template file. The 5 years I have been at my current company it has never worked right, got corrupted 2 or 3 times. So, part of my goals (when I have time between being 100% billable) is to create a new template file from the ground up, blank drawing and recreate all of my CAD and Civil3D styles, layers, blocks, components, etc.
My boss once our plans to utilize Arial font. He likes the way our Survey's look when we use that font to prepare our maps and plans. He says the plans look clean and clear using this font verses simplex or one of the roman styles. So, okay, he signs the plan, the plans do look a bit nicer so I go ahead and setup a job this way. He likes it, the plan look really good.
However, the CAD manager of the company says that we can not use Arial font. The reason I have gotten are that when the font is screen downed for the other departments to use the plan gets muddy looking (not entirely true, but okay). I am also told that the Arial font has caused issues with CAD running too slow for the other departments when the xref out maps into there drawings. I have been told that the Arial font is the issue. So I am not entirely sure what to think about this. To complicate things and give some back story, the Civil department will do all of the drafting in one drawing for commercial and residential design, so they will have a Dimensions Plan, Grading Plan (no surface), Utility Plan with pipe system, details, landscape plan, truck turning plan, and any other type of plan necessary for that project all in one drawing.
My question is, how can I setup my template file to utilize the Arial font and still be able to provide a plan to other departments that they can use so that it wont look muddy or cause and lag issues. I have been thinking about running a script to change the text styles to simplex prior to sending the files out but think it would just be easier to just send the file as is.
Has anyone else had similar issues using Arial font in their drawings?
Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.

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