I am using Inventor 2013 API for an application that imports Solid bodies and Sketches from Inventor parts.
Observed that when we import sketch entities, the Text object simply returns 4 lines representing its bounding box. What I want to do here, is to get the formated text as a collection of geometric entities. (lines, splines, arcs)
Is there any API available to "explode" text into entities, or may be a cleaner method that simply returns tesselation of formated text?
Unfortunately there isn't an API that could directly tesselate a text entity.
You can access the text content and process it using your own logic or a third-party API able to tesselate text (AutoCAD can do that for example). Another suggestion would be to create a very thin extrusion based on a sketch containing exactly the text to tesselate and then you would be able to use CalculateFacets on the SurfaceBody generated by this extrusion.
I hope it helps.