Creating Lowercase Box Font Letters

When you choose the default MCX (Box) Font in the Create Letters dialog box, all the letters will be displayed in the Mastercam graphics window as uppercase letters regardless of how you type them in the dialog box. For example, when you choose Create, Create Letters, and choose MCX (Box) Font, no matter what letters you capitalize, Mastercam will create all the letters as shown below.


    To set the MCX (Box) Font selection to display a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters (exactly as you type them in the Create Letters dialog box), follow these steps:

    1. Open Windows Explorer to display the files and folders on your computer.
    2. Choose the commonfontsBox folder in your Mastercam directory.
    3. Open the Box Lowercase X2.zip file and extract all its files to the commonfontsBox folder. Note: Allow the letters.dat file to be overwritten.
    4. Create your letters to see that they display with both uppercase and lowercase letters.

    To reset the MCX (Box) Font selection to always display uppercase letters, follow these steps:

    1. Open Windows Explorer to display the files and folders on your computer.
    2. Choose the commonfontsBox folder in your Mastercam directory.
    3. Select and delete all the MCX files that begin with “char” (such as char033.MCX, and char034.MCX).
    4. Open the Box Uppercase X2.zip file and extract all its files to the commonfontsBox folder. Note: Allow the letters.dat file to be overwritten.
    5. Create your letters in a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters to see that they display only as uppercase letters.

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