Feb. 13, 2014
We do our best to listen to the community, and we're always working hard to improve the software that helps control the hobby we all know and love. One of the most recent features, is our new Text Creator. Designing parts can be difficult for the average person, and sometimes it's nice just to be able to write something and have it printed, instead of waiting for someone to design the particular thing you want. Let's get started, shall we?
Using the Tool
The first thing you wanna do, is head towards the Library. From there, look towards the bottom section and click on Create. A window should pop up with the Text Creator menu option. Click it. You should see three main areas: the sidebar, the viewport, and the text entry box. We’ll start by typing a word.
After we type the word, we press insert and then look to the sidebar.
We can make it really small.
We can make it huge!
We can make it all squished together.
We can shrink or heighten the letters.
And of course, we can add an underline for structure.
Also fun to note, there is no character limit, so go crazy!
So, the last thing to note, are these guys.
They’re just like your normal panning and scaling tools in the print preview, however, there is one tool you may want to experiment with. This fellow.
While it’s active, you can drag your letters around to your hearts content. Arrange them any way you like!
Those are all the basic functions of the Text Creator.
Good luck, and happy printing!
-The MatterHackers Crew
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