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Sketching Text

To sketch text on a part:

  1. Click a face of a part.
  2. Click Text Tool_Text_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Entities > Text .

    To create a profile for placing the text, sketch a circle or a continuous profile from lines, arcs, or splines in a sketch, close the sketch, then open another sketch for the text.

  3. In the graphics area, select an edge, curve, sketch, or sketch segment.

    The selected item appears under Curves PM_edges_curves_sketches_sketch_segments.png.

  4. In the PropertyManager, under Text, type the text to display.

    The text appears in the graphics area as you type.

  5. Set the properties in the Sketch Text PropertyManager as necessary.
  6. Click PM_OK.gif.

    text_example_SolidWorks.gif

  7. With the sketch still open, extrude or cut the text.


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