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Can't seem to transform a text object

frank_paynterfrank_paynter Member Posts: 17
I have a very simple document (here) - a simple shape and a text label.  I want to resize the text label, but I can't seem to do it.  I found several sites that say I should be able to use the transform tool to do this; select transform, select the text object, then resize as appropriate.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to select the text entity no matter what I do.  Am I missing something?




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    nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 744 PRO
    edited July 8
    Why don't you just change the 50mm width dimension of the text to some other number? No transform is needed.
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    frank_paynterfrank_paynter Member Posts: 17
    After some more research I found a note that a text box can be dimensioned, and this will scale the text to fit the new box size.  However this had unpredictable (at least to me) results, and apparently once a box has even one dimension applied, it can no longer be moved - this makes the 'scale by dimension' feature sort of a double-edged sword.
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    Ste_WilsonSte_Wilson Member Posts: 261 EDU
    Dimensions can be changed. Just double click on it in the Sketch
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    nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 744 PRO
    Your text is moving around uncontrollably because you don't have it fully constrained. Notice it's blue? Blue means not constrained. Black means constrained. There is no vertical or horizontal dimension or constraint to locate it. Thus, when you changed the 50mm text box width to 30mm like you did on your edits, it moves around.

    Also your first sketch of the main shape is also not constrained, and is blue in some areas.

    Get the transform scale out of your thought process, it's not for this scenario. Improve your constraints and dimensions, and then simply type in a new text box width (or height) to get bigger or smaller text.

    You would be well served going through some of the courses built into the onshape education center (free).
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