I have a prospect/ex-user who is tring to create a text cutout in sheet metal. He says he could do this in V18, but ST9 won't do the same. I have also tried in ST8 and it fails there too.
It fails in ordered and any font other than stencil.
Has anyone else had this working now or in a previous version and if so, which version did it last work in.
I don't have a problem either. Have tried it on a .psm that has a flange. I do this fairly regularly and don't remember any problem. I am using ST9 with MP8 on Win 7.
@arekkul your test failed bcz you used a lowercase "e" thus creating the disjointed body
@Alan as you can see in @arekkul example... consider "real life" results of your cut out. in the lowercase "e" example note that the floating ceter of the "e" would fall out... this is the "disjointed" area SE is erroring on.
I've been using Upper & lower case text cutouts for years, and I thought it worked fine, as @Alan describes, and it does work, right up until there the user adds a flange to the Tab with the text cut out.....this as far as I can see is a completely ridiculous condition/limitation......I'm sure it wasn't always this way, but can't for the life of me, recall when this might have changed.
Maybe I have just put up with having to add the tags for the internals, on fonts that look nicer that your default Stencil TTF's available.....I'd love to load v20 on my Win10 PC to test it. If there was ever a monumental change, ST was a big one, maybe it was then, and the regression was lost in the all the buzz.
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP1] Classic [x3 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000
AFAIK there is a font insatlled by Solid Edge which can be used too.
This is Solid Edge Stencil.
These is a text font intended for use in PSM with bridges to inner areas