I don't have SolidWorks in front of me but try rotating the construction circle rather than the text itself. If that doesn't work, you could try replacing the circle with a construction arc & then move the end points to get the text where you want?
- Instead of Circle, you can try using an arc which is almost 359 degrees as a construction arc if you prefer circle as your daily workflow.
- Add text using curve "arc" as a reference.
- now orient the text accordingly as desired/ your intended purpose.
- now navigate to Rotate entities.
- Entities to rotate will be the arc edge point.
- Keep relations check box is to be kept ticked.
- Center of rotation will be the center of the arc.
- Now specify the angle to which you want to rotate the text.
- Text will rotate accordingly.
- Even you can try using many bits of arcs instead of a single arc with same center of rotation, provided while rotating select all the arc's edge points respectively and keep relations check marked.
I hope that solved your problem for the time being.
Hi Richie and Kevin,
Thank you very much for your answer, using arcs it's a smart way to solve the problem of the text placement.
Another way I have found it is to exploit the text once it is composed and make a block to manage the group of lines easily. As I need the text to be extruded (didn't I?) I think I have to exploit it anyway, but the arcs solution is perfect for similar situations.
The awkward step comes when I have to save the block as a file and load it when I have to use it in a different sketch into the same part file I've created it. I think it's a bit nonsense and there must be another way to use the block as I want, but I can't do it better.
Thank you again
Ok, now I'm copying and pasting the block from one sketch to the other and placing it with its own intersection point. Easy!
Want to extrude a text ? , Why not try wrap- Emboss ?
I didn't thought about using the wrap feature in this simple situation (straight cutting direction and parallel planes) and it's just what I needed.
Thank you man!
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