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Part 26 – Add and Preview Fonts

This article accompanies the twenty-sixth video in a series on my YouTube channel. If you’re not subscribed to my channel, here’s a link. Come on by and check it out. Hopefully you’ll find something you like.

In the video, I’ll talk about Downloading and Installing new fonts for use in the Vectric software. I’ve received a couple of questions, and have seen several Facebook posts about adding fonts to VCarve and Aspire. I’ll show you how to search for, download, and, most importantly, INSTALL new fonts in your Windows-based system, for use in your Vectric software, or any other program that uses fonts. We’ll also do a little bit of exploration into a Flash-based website I use to preview a word or phrase in every font I have on my computer, all at the same time.


Don’t stress over any of this. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You CAN learn this. You CAN do this. It’s not always super easy, but it’s never really super difficult, either. Just like anything else you want to do, there is no replacement for experience – and the only way to get that experience is to practice. Get into your CAD/CAM software, and learn it. Draw in it. Calculate toolpaths. Generate g-code. You don’t’ have to cut anything with it – it’s more important that you learn how to use the software than it is to start making chips.

That’s enough out of me. Below is a link to the 26th video in the series that’s geared toward the absolute Vectric software beginner.


I use Aspire version 9.517 in this video, but all of the information in the video applies to Cut2D, VCarve (both the Desktop and the Pro versions,) and Aspire software.

As usual, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to comment! If you don’t wish to make a public comment, click this Contact Us link, and submit it to me privately. I read ALL of the messages I get through my website, and I answer as many as humanly possible – unless you’re a spambot. Spambots get blocked – so there.

Remember, beginners – relax, take your time, and enjoy the process. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You can do this. I’m living proof.


For more information on, or to download a free trial of VCarve Pro, visit the Vectric website at:

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Until next time, take care and have fun!