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mlj1975lsu

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text to geometry converter
« on: August 14, 2014, 11:24:43 AM »
through internet search I arrived at this website - there was a thread about how to convert cad text to geometry without the solid "hatch" in the text.

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=31435.0

I downloaded it but it is very unclear to me how to actually get this installed into my cad, and where I go once it is installed to actually use it.

can someone help?

Mark

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Re: text to geometry converter
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 11:32:12 AM »
Welcome to theswamp.

If I am correct, this should be the latest version along with the installation instructions.

https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ACD/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com:Text-to-Geometry:en

If that does not work please let us know.
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Re: text to geometry converter
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 07:31:29 PM »
The link for "Text-To-Geometry" doesn't appear to be in The AutoCad store any longer. I've downloaded the ZIP file, however there is no MSI in the Zip folder.  There is an XML

Am I missing something?

SEANT

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Re: text to geometry converter
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 04:43:53 AM »
The way it works with Autodesk exchange is, the add-in developer creates the working code, Autodesk creates the MSI.

The sad story about that add-in in particular, and the latest version available, can be found in this thread:
https://www.cadtutor.net/forum/topic/55441-text-to-geometry-2015-testing/

Also in that thread are various posts regarding the use of the '.bundle' format, as well as ways to Unblock files from the internet for use with the Windows OS.

As it stands. I only have long term access to AutoCAD 2016.  If I remember correctly, the latest .bundle in that thread was 2018 compatible.  If your working AutoCAD version is later than that, the Package.XML will need updating.  I could probably update the XML for you, I wouldn't be able to test it, however.
Sean Tessier
AutoCAD 2016 Mechanical

SEANT

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Re: text to geometry converter
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 06:01:38 AM »
If you are using AutoCAD 2010, as you state in your private message then you are somewhat limited in how you can run that add-in.  2010 predates the .bundle structure so you will have to run the code via AutoCAD's Netload command.

Sequence of events:
Download the attached, and UnBlock the zip file.
Place the file, STSC_Text2Geom_v18, into the folder where the Acad.exe file resides. Usually in the C: - Program Files -
In AutoCAD, use the NETLOAD command and navigate to that file location.  Or
Sean Tessier
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SEANT

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Re: text to geometry converter
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 06:03:59 AM »
Or
Use a lisp loader as graciously supplied by Crank here:
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=31435.msg589624#msg589624
Sean Tessier
AutoCAD 2016 Mechanical