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Fonts in Placard (label) drawings?

Question asked by Dillon Martin on Aug 5, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2015 by Jamil Snead

I am trying to remake an placard drawing (these are just labels or stickers) in Solidworks (it used to be made in AutoCAD). What I have been doing is extruding a very thin block and then extrude cutting the text into it, using a design table due to the large number of these placards.

The problem is when I put this into a drawing Solidworks is trying to print this text as a bubble letter or the outline of the letter as opposed to regular text.Is there a way to make the text look like it did in AutoCAD.

 

Here is the orignal drawing:

Original in AutoCAD.JPG

and here is the result when using the extrude cut.

Using extrude cut.JPG

 

This is the model that I used to make this example

Model.JPG

 

In addition is there a way to get the titles below each placard to auto populate. The text printed on it is a configuration property of the part and every other dimension is already in a design table.

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