AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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CONVERT TEXT TO LINES?

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11-10-2010 05:20 AM

Has anybody had any success converting text into lines?

 

I have tried the explode tool, but all it does is turn multiline text into single line text...?

 

I need to convert some text to lines as the CNC machine im using does not accept text.

 

any help, ideas, suggestions would be greatly appriciated?

 

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Re: CONVERT TEXT TO LINES?

11-10-2010 02:09 PM in reply to: lambj90

There's an express tool for that.  TXTEXP.

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Re: CONVERT TEXT TO LINES?

11-10-2010 04:16 PM in reply to: jaich

Whoa... has there been an AutoCAD for Mac update?

 

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Re: CONVERT TEXT TO LINES?

11-11-2010 01:21 AM in reply to: jaich

 


jaich wrote:

There's an express tool for that.  TXTEXP.


 

I thought that express tools wasn't included on the mac version of autocad yet...?

 

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Re: CONVERT TEXT TO LINES?

11-12-2010 09:04 AM in reply to: lambj90

Oh, shoot.  My bad.  I keep forgetting how much isn't in the mac version.  I bet if you asked someone with a PC version they would do this for you, it only takes a second to do.  One thing to watch, though, is how many line segments it creates from the text.  It isn't a clean outline.  You will definitely have to clean it up prior to sending it to CNC.

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