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Friday, June 5, 2015

Tip of the Week June 5

 Solid Edge Tip of the Week
June 5, 2015
Solid Edge - Placing Text on Curved Surfaces

In this week's Ally PLM Tip of the Week we show how to create a Text Profile that will match a part's curve. This is a common question within Technical Support.

1)  Before creating the text profile that you would like to place on a part you must first create a sketch of the curve that the text will follow:

2)  Now in Synchronous, go to the Sketching tab and the Insert group to create the text you wish to place. Once you begin a sketch in Ordered, the Text profile button can be found in the Tools tab and Insert group: 

3)  Once you have created the text, click OK and hover over the sketch you've made.  You will notice that the text will jump and follow the path of your sketch:  

4)  You can change the location of the text on the curve by modifying the anchor of the text.  This can be found in the Text toolbar:

I hope you found this tip useful!

Nathan Pfeiffer
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions, Inc.

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