I have created a part in sheet metal and there is text. When I want to export the flat pattern to dxf file, the text on the part will be flipped.
Is there anybody who knows what the problem is?
I have a couple suggestions for you to try:
1) Try doing a cut-extrude to a partial depth (maybe .01" or so) of the text if you haven't already
2) On the "Output alignment" section, select a corner to become your origin. It also allows you to specify your X and Y axis directions. This should allow you to have the correct output.
the problem is each time I export the part I have to define X and Y direction and it is not rational.
Is there any way to define it for ever and when I save the file it will remain?
Damoon Ba wrote: Hi,the problem is each time I export the part I have to define X and Y direction and it is not rational.Is there any way to define it for ever and when I save the file it will remain?Thanks
Damoon Ba wrote:
You can add a coordinate system into the model and use that.
Make sure the text is on the right side of the sheet. if it is on the back side in Solidworks it may still show thru as correct but in a DXF it will not and would be reversed.
Check and make sure that text is on the fixed face side.
How can I find the fixed face side?
Is there any way to define the fixed face side?
Damoon Ba wrote: How can I find the fixed face side?Is there any way to define the fixed face side?
Here is how you can check that and also change the face
As with the statements above, verify that the face you are selecting is the face that the dxf is created from. Looks like it is flipping to the other side during the operation.
Right click on the "Flat Pattern" in your feature tree, and click "Edit Feature" there should be a box that is for "Fixed Face" and you can click and select a different face.
Can you upload your part?
How can I attach a file to a forum post?
How did you add the text? Is it just a sketch?
Changing faces, I don't see my text on the opposite face in the DXF.
I read the link for attaching file but I could not find the right direction.
Damoon Ba wrote: Hi,I read the link for attaching file but I could not find the right direction.
You may be doing this while in your Inbox. If this is at the top of your current page then you are in your Inbox:
Click the link that's your post's title (green) and then try from there.
this is the file.
Damoon Ba wrote: Hi,this is the file.
I still can't see the text in the DXF preview window.
Why are you adding the text? Is it to mark the part when it's blank is cut?
Also, operations generally aren't add in the flatten state.
You must check the box to export sketch to dxf file.
We need it to engrave on the part.
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