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I think the best advice (you've probably already tried) is to convince everyone that SW is not the same as Autocad. Some things will be different, and sometimes good, sometimes bad. I can understand the frustration, but I don't think you'll ever get everything to look the same, might be time to bite the bullet and move forward!
Print of a typical drawing and they'll see the difference. Typically Solidworks produces a much nicer drawing with standard fonts.
Mark is completely right. There will be many AutoCAD habits that need to be discarded.
SW does not have a user-accessible width factor setting for text. Width factors are kept when importing by default, but there is a setting to disable that if you want to. Last I checked, these width factors are not kept when exporting to dwg/dxf.
Since SW uses only windows-compatible fonts, instead of dwg/dxf-specific .shx fonts, there is no completely equivalent font to a width-reduced simplex.shx.
I hope you won't have to fight through changing a CAD-standard enforced font.
I agree with Mark
We had similar problems when we started to use SolidWorks
If you are going to use SolidWorks you will have to move past some certain picky CAD standards from the past that the first drafter just used because he liked them.
A year from now you won't want to draw anything in AutoCAD
You should be able to get romans.shx and SWRomns.fnt to match up pretty well. The SWxxxx fonts are supposed to be true type copies of the equivalent *.shx
Make certain to use (x)Units for your width designation rather than ( )Points. Watch out for a width factor not = 1.0 in your text styles or dim styles as that will make it harder to match. Also watch out that many single text strings in AutoCAD will have fit to width turned on which will also make it hard to match in SolidWorks.
In general the SWxxxx fonts work best going the other way from SW to AutoCAD and you need to produce a DXF for a vendor or another company department, and it has to look just like it always did before.