I have finally upgraded to creo parametric 1.0 after having used pro/desktop for a long time. I am new to the program, and I having a difficult time figuring out text. I am designing a clock that will be 3d printed, and I want to have the Roman numerals along the edges of the circle. I managed to get the XII in place, around the edge of the circle by checking the box in the text menu, but I cannot move the other numbers to where I would like them to be, much less dimension them so that they are all equidistant. Can anyone dumb it down enough for me to understand? Thanks in advance!
You probably have constrains in the sketch locking them in vertically.
Draw the text height line on an angle and you will regain your freedom to move the text around.
Yea thats exactly the problem, No matter which orientation I choose, it isn't where I want it. Is there some way I could just place the text where I want it manually instead of having to choose one of only a few orientation choices?
Yea, I have been trying to angle it or try to trick it into letting me move it, but I think the problem stems from me wanting the numbers to be placed along the curve, sort of like the picture below. Thanks for the suggestion.
That's precisely the problem, I try to drag it around the rim of the circle, where I'd like it to be, and I cant. It's as if it's locked because I have it along the curve. If I un-check the box that says place along curve, I can move it wherever I want, but it isn't curved.
You cannot "warp" the characters to conform to the circular curve. You can only "place" the characters along a curve. If all you want to do is use the curve as a reference, use it as a section reference and not a "place along curve" reference. Sketches are very powerful, but you have to be very specific to meet your end goal.
I guess I don't fully understand what you want. If you want it placed on the curve, then you can put the curve where you want it?