SolidWorks Text Feature

How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

In this tutorial I will show you how can create and Extrude a Text in SolidWorks. Open a new part with model units set to millimeters Go to: File > New > Part  Create a 2D sketch Select the Front Plane in the feature tree (menu at the left side) and create a sketch by [...]

In this tutorial I will show you how can create and Extrude a Text in SolidWorks.

Open a new part with model units set to millimeters

Go to: File > New > Part New Part1 How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Create a 2D sketch

Select the Front Plane in the feature tree (menu at the left side) and create a sketch by clicking on the 2D Sketch icon 2d sketch1 How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

The display changes so the Front plane faces you.

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Create a Center Rectangle

Go to Tools > Sketch Entities > Center Rectangle or click at the center rectangle icon Center Rectangle How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Create a sketch which starts at the Origin. Origin How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Change the dimensions of the rectangle into 70 and 500 mm by clicking at the dimension button dimension How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

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Create an Extruded Boss/Base

Go to: Insert > Boss/Base > Extrude or click at the Extrude icon Boss Base Extrude How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

The Boss-Extrude menu appears

Direction 1 is set to Blind Reverse Direction How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Change D1 into 10 mm Dimension 1 How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Click OK ok How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

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Create another 2D sketch

Select the selected blue surface as shown in the picture and create a new sketch by clicking on the 2D Sketch icon 2d sketch1 How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

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Create a Horizontal Centerline

Go to Tools > Sketch Entities > Centerline or click at the centerline icon centerline How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Change the position of the centerline as shown in the picture by clicking at the dimension button dimension How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

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Now it’s time to draw the actual Text in SolidWorks

Go to Tools > Sketch Entities > Text or click at the Text icon solidworks text icon How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Click at the Horizontal Centerline as Text Curve soldiworks text curve How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Type your text into Text box

Unable the Use document font option

Now we’re going to change the Size and the Font of the text.

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Click at the Font option

In the Font box you can pick a Font you’ll prefer

In the Font Style box you can choose between a regular, Italic, Bolt and Italic Bolt.

In the Height box you can change the Size and Spaces of the Font

Pick your settings and click OK to apply.

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Click at Sketch2 in the Feature Tree to select the Text

Create an Extruded Boss/Base

Go to: Insert > Boss/Base > Extrude or click at the Extrude icon Boss Base Extrude How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

The Boss-Extrude menu appears

Direction 1 is set to Blind Reverse Direction How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Change D1 into 5 mm Dimension 1 How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Click OK ok How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

 

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NOTE: If you use a circle or spline as Text Curve soldiworks text curve How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?you can warp a Text along a path as shown in the picture

 

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Change the color of the Text Background

Select Extrude1 in the Feature Tree

Click at the Appearances buttonAppearances How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Click at Boss-Extrude1

Pick a color you like

Click OK  ok How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

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Change the color of the Text

Select Extrude2 in the Feature Tree

Click at the Appearances button Appearances How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

Click at Boss-Extrude2

Pick a color you like

Click OK  ok How to Draw a Text in SolidWorks?

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You’re done!

Now you know how to create a Text in SolidWorks.

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