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3D Text appearance in Elevation/Section View

David Larrew
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It's been a while since my last post... So, here we go...
I am using the TEXT command in the 3D script to apply parameter-specific labels to an object in the Elevation/Section View.

My question is how can I get the text to show as solid rather than outlines?

My workaround is assigning the 3D text a Surface Material that has a "Foreground Fill" as it's Vectorial Hatching. But this falls apart when the user or Graphic Overrides turn off the Vectorial Hatching in the View.
I'm wanting the text to appear similarly to the the way the Grid Tool works in the Elevation/Section Settings.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

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Podolsky
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There is no way how to solve it. I have decided to use 2D labels instead in Sections / Elevations with various automatic features instead of having annotation text in 3D.
Another reason, why I have decided that 2D labels use is better, because 3D-generated text has quite a lot of polygons. That means PDF and DWG will be heavier. Plus 3D text cannot be understood by any programs as a text (if, for example, will appear some specific management program, that recognises text in PDF and extract some useful information automatically).

The only way how you can solve this problem - to use AutoCAD style font, that has only one line and no surfaces. Maybe you need even "model" your own font and make some automatic 3D text generator.

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