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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.


  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,982 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: 1,204 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: 1,204 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...
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