I'm trying to export some AutoCAD files to SketchUp as DWGs... everything comes through fine, but the text (and certain other line-types) won't transfer over. I know that with AutoCAD 2008 using Express Tools, you could do this easily by exploding the text. How can I explode text using AutoCAD 2013, so that it will export as vectors in the DWG file?
Try the FONTCAM app in the Autodesk appstore.
It can explode text and do much more with your text.
Autocad has an express tool command called "txtexp" ( text explode).
But it has some bugs. The output geometry is not clean. Also op geometry is too dense in terms of number of vertices in the output polyline. ( hence too many lines of G-code for your cnc controller to handle , if u r using the text for cnc cutting ).
FontCAM overcomes most of these problems.
Currently fontcam is supported only for Windows.
Hello I load FontCam but did not find a way to explode text that is already in the drawing.
It seem to work only on new text.
I use Autocad 2014
My problem is that there is a lot of text coming from my customer file and exploding them with TXTEXP make the text mostly unreadable if I don't zoom each of them individually enough .
When I use TXTEXP on a multiple choice from a zoom out view the text transfer into an extraterrestrial font.
The customer font is .shx though.
Even if I transfer it into txt.shx the problem still occur.
So do you have an idea to make me explode multiple text at once by keeping the letters ok ?
Thank in advance !