What is “Dissolve Sketch Text?”

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Main model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When adding text to a part, SolidWorks has made the task simple.Text is added by using the ‘Annotation’ feature in the Sketch Command Manager. Text can be used with Extrude Boss/Base or Extruded Cut.

 

Annotation in CM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this example, a guide curve was used to position the text.

Text

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the test is all one Annotation entity. For some applications, text is best utilized when it’s a series of splines and lines. To do this, right-mouse click on the text and pick Dissolve Sketch Text in the menu.

Dissolve text rmc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Annotation is now converted into lines and splines. 

Text after dissolve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Dissolve Sketch Text cannot be undone.

After the Dissolve was added, the Extruded Boss phsically looks the same.

After dissolve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Marlo
CATI Application Engineer