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How to make a barcode in your titleblock


A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached.
Before you can start to insert a barcode into your titleblock you need to download a barcode text style font (for example; free 3 of 9) and add this to your fonts in your computer.
True type Fonts are kept in C:\Windows\Fonts, please restart you AutoCad Architecture to load the new font you have installed.

Note on font free 3 of 9

This is 3 of 9 (sometimes called “code 39”), a widely used barcode standard that includes capital letters, numbers, and several symbols.
This is not the barcode for UPC’s (universal price codes) found on products at the store. However, most kinds of barcode scanners will recognize 3 of 9 just fine.
Now included with free 3 of 9 is a new version of the font called free 3 of 9 extended. This version covers the extended 3 of 9 standards that includes all the ASCII characters.

Tips for using the barcode font:
Be sure to add an asterisk ” * ” character before and after your text. Example *YOURTEXTHERE*
Microsoft Word may adjust the character spacing and make the barcode unreadable.
You may have more luck with Wordpad, found in the Windows start menu under programs > accessories.

Updated on 13/08/2021

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