Text

You can create text on surfaces, planes or curves by using the “Text” command. 

To activate command:

  • Curve Ribbon Bar => Curve Group => Text
  • Menu => Insert => Curve => Text

To write Text on the surface:

  1.  Activate the “Text” command.
  2. Set “Type” as “On Face” from the first tab of the command dialog box.
  3. Select face to write text on it. (“Select Face” in the “Text Placement Face” is highlighted)
  4. Click the middle mouse button to activate the next tab.
  5. Select a curve to specify the text location and direction. Select Curve in the Location on the Face tab is highlighted.)
    • To change the direction of the text click an arrowhead in the graphics window. Also, you can click the icon box near the “Reverse Character Direction”.
    • To change the text location drag the center handle and center arrowhead in the graphics window.
    • To change the size of the text change the “Dimensions” in the “Text Frame” tab.
  6. Click the middle mouse button to finish command.

To write text on a curve

  1.  Activate the “Text” command.
  2. Set “Type” as “On Curve” from the first tab of the command dialog box.
  3. Select a curve to write text on it. 
  4. If you want to change the orientation of the text, set the “Orientation Method” as a vector and select a vector to specify the direction of the text.
  5. Click “Ok” or “Apply” to finish command.

To write text on a planar 

  1.  Activate the “Text” command.
  2. Set “Type” as “Planar” from the first tab of the command dialog box.
  3. Change “Specify CSYS” for different location methods.
    1. Dynamic: Text will be creating on the Moving handle. You can change the location and the direction by moving/rotating handle in the graphics window.
    2. CSYS of Current View: Text will be created perpendicular to the looking direction of the screen.
  4. Click “Ok” to finish command.