Our designer put planar text on an aluminum plate for me to engrave. However, I cannot select it to engrave. I'm still pretty new to CAM. I'm out of options. Please help
It depends how they did it.
Did they use MODELING text?
Or DRAFTING text?
Drafting text can be selected in the various "engrave text" template operations, modeling text can't
But you can use modleing text as "drive curves" in various milling operations (set your selection filter to "feature curves" to select all the curves at once, and be able to gracefully handle edits later)
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled
The planar_text and contour_text operations are for drafting and PMI notes only.
If the designer made a text feature in modeling, then use fixed_contour, Curve/Point drive method, set the selection intent to feature curves as Ken suggests, and pick the feature. Hopefully the designer used a single stroke font.