The Text icon-sketch-text-win.png tool lets you add text to your projects. You can add text to a default plane, a face, or a construction plane. Text is created as sketch profiles and can be used for solid features in the same way as any other sketch.

Add a text

To use the Text tool:

  1. Determine how you want the text to be added to your model.
    • To add text to a default plane:
      1. Adjust your view to look normal to the desired plane.
      2. Go to Sketch > Text.
    • To add text to an existing face or construction plane:
      1. Pre-select an existing planar face or construction plane.
      2. In the Adaptive User Interface menu at the left, select Add Text.
        Note: You may need to select More to access the Add Text tool.
  2. Use the Add Text dialog to define the text.
    • Enter the text into the Content field.
    • Adjust the Font, Height, and Alignment settings.
      Note: Shapr3D recognizes all fonts installed on your device.
  3. Select Continue.
  4. Position the text using the gizmo.
  5. Select Done.

History settings

To manage history settings for the automatic Text action, find the step for your specific sketch and then view or modify the following:

  • Plane – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to modify the plane or face where you want the sketch to be and then select Done.
  • Projection – If applicable, click/tap Edit… to modify any existing projections to your sketch.
    Note: To learn more about sketch projections, visit Project.



Learn more by watching the video below:

Note: Once the Text tool is completed, the text can only be edited as sketch elements.


If you have chosen a font that produces discontinuous sections, you may need to adjust the sketch before the text can be used for a solid feature.

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