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Is there a simple way to make 3d numbers in a specific font?

Hi everyone!  I am new, and I am just getting into 3d printing.  I would like to print some numbers for my house so it is easier for people to find our home but I want to use some mid century modern fonts.  Is there an easy way to bring 2d text into Onshape and extrude the shape vertically so that I can put it through a slicer and 3d print it?  Thanks in advance!!!!

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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,767 PRO
    edited September 2023 Answer ✓

    Yes, because it's a very specific font, you will need to generate it outside of Onshape (For example  Google docs) then convert it into a dxf using inkscape. From there, you can import it into an Onshape sketch to be extruded.

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    michael_janssen218michael_janssen218 Member Posts: 4
    I was able to import it into inkscape and save it as a .dxf file but when I import it into Onshape, it only shows a blank screen.  It acts like it imported the file but there is nothing to see.  Where should I go from here?
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