Re: ProE fonts for RP

From: Brian David Vanhiel (
Date: Wed May 15 1996 - 17:32:37 EEST


Here at the RPMI (Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute) at
Georgia Tech, one of our first projects has been the production of
keychains with our logo. Since the logo had some text and graphics in
it, I would assume the same solution can be used for any text style.

The trick is to somehow save the text as an iges file and import it into
pro/e. It can then be used as a template to create a protrusion or cut
in the part. I used AutoCAD, but I suppose other software would work.
To import the iges file you will need to create a coordinate system in
the part with which to orient the iges file.

The text and graphics created in this manner are not easily scalable, so
they must be created in the correct size before being ported to pro/e.

Good luck,


Brian David VanHiel
340193 Georgia Tech Station
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332

On Tue, 14 May 1996, Stahlhut, Todd A. wrote:

> Occasionally we are called upon to add text to our ProE
> models so that it can be included in the SLA models. ProE
> lets you add the text - but it appears there is only one filled
> block font that you can use (font3d or something like that).
> Often, we need other fonts and there doesn't appear to be
> any other ones. The manuals do define how you can create
> your own - but it looks tedious at best. Does anyone know of
> other block filled fonts available for ProE and/or any utilities
> to aid in the creation of other fonts for ProE. Thanks for
> any help.
> Todd Stahlhut

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