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adding text to a name plate, then text is exploded upon export to .DWG?

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adding text to a name plate, then text is exploded upon export to .DWG?

Why is it that text on a pro-e wildfire or creo modeled panel or name plate is exploded to lines when exported to a .dwg file from a 2D layout? What do you have to do to achieve getting editable text when it is exported to a .dwg file? Must you use annotate?

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Re: adding text to a name plate, then text is exploded upon export to .DWG?

Geometry text is created from curves, not text as normal. It is a special interface that allows you to manipulate it as text but it is not recognized in any of the export formats that I know of.

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I know that annotations used as notes are editable when exported. But you can't position them near as easily as text for exact location. Are using annotation notes the only way to get editable text after export to .dwg?

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True, annotation exports are a good feature but not all the style settings for the text are exported. It is almost hit and miss if you need it to be placed properly.

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So there is no way to export text without it being exploding into lines and there is no way to use mtext with the accuracy of text. It seems like some things we are never going to realize. Jet packs, world peace and something from PTC that gives you what you need without jumping through a dozen hoops just to find out that you are baclk where you started.

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Re: adding text to a name plate, then text is exploded upon export to .DWG?

The text in features is converted into arcs and curves by Sketcher - long before being exported.

What you are looking for seems more in line with the capabilities of Adobe Illustrator, possibly Inkscape.

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We have jet packs now

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I'm sorry but where would you like to export this text? To AutoCAD?

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Yes. All our models are done in Pro-E (Creo now) and exported to Dwg to be manipulated and prepared for manufacturing. When changes are made to text in the field of the dwg, it has to be erased and replaces with acad text or mtext. We have a lot of face plates with switches and knobs (instrumentation panels) and nomenclature on the plate stating what each one is. It would be real nice if, after the dwg is spit out of Pro-e, it didn't have to be periodically replaced whenever the nomenclature changes. All our instrumentation panels are created in Pro-E and there may be a lot of text used in the model. It all comes out worthless lines in a dwg or dxf.

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Re: adding text to a name plate, then text is exploded upon export to .DWG?

I know your pain. It's as much a problem that PTC doesn't support the DWG output as that manufacturing doesn't use the Pro/E models.

Since Illustrator is not budget friendly and Inkscape is open-source, these were not available to users; instead they who would gen up artwork for panels and such either in Pro/E, or in Visio or Canvas ot Word or Powerpoint. Then manufacturing or the supplier would usually create their own artwork anyway.

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