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ArqCastro

Hello everyone,

 

I have a problem drawing text in a complete circle in AutoCAD (version 2012), I used "Arctext" but the letters don't seem to stay at a even space between them... it's not a very good end result :-(

Does any one know a different command or lsp that I can use to do this in a more perfect manner?

 

Thanks in advance, Castro

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Dadgad

Welcome to CADTutor. :)

 

Have you tried the EXPRESS TOOL called Arc-Aligned Text?

It should solve any problems you are having.

express tool for arc aligned text.jpg

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JD Mather

When using the arc aligned text it might be useful to break up your circle into arcs for more control.

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ArqCastro

I did, but it doesn't work properly... I need to write a full circle (for watches I redraw to a Switerzerland company) and it just doesn't come out right... some letters get cluttered, pulling them apart only makes it look worse... (on the bottom image see how SWISS is...)Texto em Circulo DO COREL-Model.jpg

 

Eventually I made it on Corel (on top of the image, unfilled but there's an option to make it fill on import) and them imported it back to Autocad but... I really wanted to do everything here... but... arc aligned text is not the answer! :-(

 

And yes, I cuted a small portio of the circle so the AAT command could work.

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ArqCastro

Oh and, thanks, I hope I can learn and share plenty here ;)

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SLW210

Not a problem here. Maybe it is the font or text style.

 

Can you post your file?

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]39942[/ATTACH]

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ArqCastro

SLW210, If you use the font bigger you'll see the problem, especially between the S, the W and the I letters, try it ;)

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SLW210

I will give it a look as work load allows. :thumbsup:

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ArqCastro
I will give it a look as work load allows. :thumbsup:

 

No worries, no rush, with the help of Corel I fixed my problem, now is just a matter of finding an alternative inside AutoCAD!

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JD Mather

If I understand the problem -

 

I don't think AutoCAD allows kerning (is that the right term) of text (each letter has a rectangular box around it that can't overlap). The box is the same size for all letters in the font (notice in the Cap I in the AutoCAD images posted above that there is a lot of whitespace on either side.) A kerned font makes the whitespace proportional to the font and even allows part of one letter to be below another (like for the W) to keep a consistent whitespace.

 

 

One technique would be to create those as individual text letters and move as needed.

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