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How do I add text to a design?



  • Stuart Laraman

    Doesn't appear to be any Text editing tools in v2 of DS Mech? unless they are well hidden somewhere.....

    Quite stupid that there appears to be no way of adding a pn to a part.

  • Luca Matteini

    It's a feature that shouldn't be missing, it's present even in Tinkercad!

  • Kevin Gladwin

    Bit of a pain, but the DSM instructions do work!

    Switch to Pull - Cut, and you can carve out the text.

  • David Beale

    Thanks for this, most helpful. The feature is in the full release of SpaceClaim but as this cut down version is free I guess we should not be surprised some bits are missing! However, this is a great work-around so thanks again.

  • Robin A. Jensen

    Method Nr. 1. is really not a solution.
    You can't put the text, where it's desired ie. on a object.


  • niamh stafford

    I followed the instructions and it worked - on a flat surface mind you, and I wanted to change the text size but that proved too difficult.

    I didn't want text on the object - I just want to be able to add text for labels and notations - a simple text box option that should be available without using the dimensions tool.

  • Helmut Fritz

    I absolutely agree with Niamh that it is necessary to have a dedicated functionality for writing text and labels and notes. They should be assignable to a specific layer to be able to switch the flags or notes on or off.

    In my opinion it is NOT viable to change to another tool (like SketchUp) to write the label and come back to DSM. Than do that again and again for each flag you need.

    Can somebody from DesignSpark comment this situation?


  • James Traylor

    I fully agree.  I'm looking for a good CAD/Design tool for my business and this is in the running, but this is a show stopper.

    I wonder if any add-ons have the ability?

  • Gerardo Machuca

    Well. 2 years after the last comment and still no text functionality. I needed my text to follow the contours of a shape. The text maintaining its height as it followed the contour but no luck. Bit of a shame really. I was beginning to enjoy DesignSpark.

  • Jan Hollender

    This workaround is so bad it kinda hurts, but will give you the possibility to add labels to your parts:

    1. Create a small round edge on your part

    2. Add a dimension for the radius

    3. Replace text with your own label


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