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chubarka

I have a very difficult time placing text exactly where I want it to either extrude,  or extrude cut.

onto a planar face. 

I am in the process of making a clock face, am I missing something.   It seems that with

t his software things should be able to be placed wherever at will.  This is never the case for me

I need luck to get it where I want it.  What am I missing, besides knowhow?

Thank you,

Chubarka

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ILoveMadoka

Two options...

 

1) Just pick (and pick and pick) to move it into position

It's just arbitrary, close is close enough.

It appears the placement point is Left justified at your pick point

 

2) Place a line exactly where you want your text

(You have to be in the sketch Text Editor)

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Pick the text and the line and the text will be justified to the line.

(You can change the justification) but you can no longer "move" it.

Move the line to move the text.

You can dimension the line placement for "exact" control

 

The line HAS to be longer than the text though or it will be truncated.

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BIGAL
Posted (edited)

If your going to extrude the text in some way have a look at TEXT2GEOM by Seant it will solve lots of problems with extruding text. Look Autodesk App store.

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SLW210
11 hours ago, BIGAL said:

If your going to extrude the text in some way have a look at TEXT2GEOM by Seant it will solve lots of problems with extruding text. Look Autodesk App store.

I don't believe that will work with Solidworks.

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BIGAL

Sorry missed the Solidworks. May still be handy to import text outlines from ACAD.

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cadasio

further to @ILoveMadoka correct answer it maybe worth pointing out that you can also use an arc to help you position your text and I would generally make the line (or arc) construction.

 

If you are just extruding it on a planar surface than extrude is fine, if you want it on a curved surface you may want to use the Wrap feature instead as that will emboss/deboss the text normal to the surface giving (generally) more desirable results.  You can also scribe with the wrape tool (split the face).

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