Calling Dan! "DAN!"
I am wondering if PTC is willing to provide the PTC fonts for Creo users so we can make accurate logo's for projects.
If not the font, maybe a series of approved sketches that can be used for extrudes or offsets.
Most companies would love you to use official logo art rather than trying to create a sketch outlining a small jpeg.
Can you enquire about this for us?
And in this same vane... TM vs R... I've seen "Creo" both registered and trademarked. Can someone in the public relations office clarify appropriate use?
I found out a few things.
There's no need to trace them (and you'd be better off using high-res images than traced vectors anyway). Many of PTC's documents include vector artwork that you can extract with a vector editor. For example this document includes the full PTC logo. Whether or not you have permission to use these logos is another matter. Check this first.
Providing you do have permission, you would import first page of the PDF, ungroup everything, then delete everything but the logo and save. If you don't have a vector editor, a 30 day trial should be fine for this - and you may like the software and decide to buy it for future tasks.
If you're in America then the appropriate Creo logo is the one with the R, which means the trademark is registered. Here's a link to the registration page.
The fonts used in Creo literature are FuturaBT-Book and FuturaBT-Medium.
This is a good open source vector editor: http://inkscape.org/
I had to route logos on our CNC and typically anything I got from the PDF trick, Illustrator, or curves from fonts were always junk. It would take me longer to clean them up than just tracing them.
I agree. Nearly every major company I've worked for did not have a good vector based dataset of their corporate logo. But I never had a problem getting a decent high rez image from the media department.
All I was thinking is to use the correct font when I paste PTC and Creo on a widget model. I'll see what Dan comes up with. I don't have a problem with making a sketch over an image. I just need enough resolution to make it close.
It was always frustrating trying to explain to customers, "yes you gave me a vector file but your artist can get away with a lot more than I can because it's for visual purposes not for machining." Then explaining to my boss why it was taking so long, "You got a vector file, why can't you just throw it in there." smh
I tried various software to make vectors from images, none of them would give anything worth while and I would end up cleaning that up more than just doing it from scratch.