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Exploding text is cumbersome

fenton_hsfenton_hs Member Posts: 2
As far as I can tell, the only way to convert text to geometry (explode) is by exporting them re-importing a sketch. That's a bad workflow and also screws up sizes and origin points. Is there a better way? Or can that be added as a feature? Thanks.

Comments

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,054 PRO
    you can create text in a sketch and extrude that. Or are you talking about a logo or some other vector you're importing?
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,372 PRO
    Maybe a dumb question but why do you need to "explode" the text in the first place?
    Depending on what end result you are trying to achieve there might be some alternate workflows.
  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,372 PRO
    For example you could create a text feature in a sketch and then create a new sketch and "use" the geometry from the text...
    Again not sure why you would want to but you could...
  • jonathan_french992jonathan_french992 Member Posts: 2
    For example you could create a text feature in a sketch and then create a new sketch and "use" the geometry from the text...
    Again not sure why you would want to but you could...

    The problem for me is when trying to remove material from text, some letters have "island" parts, like "A" and "P". With a tool as described here, it would make it possible to delete those islands before the extrusion process.

  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,372 PRO
    The problem for me is when trying to remove material from text, some letters have "island" parts, like "A" and "P". With a tool as described here, it would make it possible to delete those islands before the extrusion process.

    Why not just de-select the "islands" when doing the extrude?

    Or extruded "as-is" as delete the parts created by these "islands" after the fact (you could even use the "composite selected" feature to automate that part with changing text)



    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/747533ae2db4beb50a795a63/w/b66c74e2ce447d3905c33e8e/e/035277ab271637bcc4725749?renderMode=0&uiState=6567b0097ab6fa42e91d4123
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