3D text on Windows 10: newly installed fonts not showing up



Hey Sketchup Forum,

I am using Sketchup Pro 2018 on Windows 10 and am not able to see any newly installed fonts in the 3D text window. Has anyone else experienced this? My hunch is it’s some kind of permissions issue, I am on my work computer, and do not have full access, but can install programs, fonts, etc.



Note that 3dText uses TTF fonts, so if you’ve installed another font-type [like OTF] it might not show up in the available fonts list.

To ensure your SketchUp permissions are set properly try this…
[It won’t mess with any custom settings, plugins etc]

Close SketchUp if it’s open.
Find the SketchUp installer exe file - probably in your Downloads folder; or download a new one.
Select its icon and right-click > context-menu > “Run as administrator”
When prompted choose ‘Repair’

Restart SketchUp to see if that helped…


TIG, thanks for the info (and your plugins!)

I had no idea about the OTF/TTF thing… What’s the point of restricting OTF fonts in Sketchup? I think both work on Macs, right? I’m trying to convert the OTF font I need to TTF, which should work.


OTF fonts work on PC too, BUT SketchUp likes TTF fonts on both OSs…
Both types are usually readily available.