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I want to add some transparent text.

How is this done in CA.

Big And Bold Letters but in a faded gray color with background showing through.

 

 

 

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No transparent text in Chief. What is it you're trying to do? Watermark? That can be done with gray text set to the back Layer, but no transparent text in Chief that I know of.

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Yes I needed some transparency.

I wanted the darker color to bleed through the gray text.

 

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Not necessarily the answer you're looking for but can be done in PDF. I use Bluebeam-they have a trial which last I knew was fully functional. Would get you through.

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Thanks. I can do it easy in ACAD so I guess I will import an image into CA to keep it all together.

 

Oops the image in the previous post did not attach.

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Just saw this thread. Yes it can be done.

 

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Just saw this thread. Yes it can be done.

 

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Tommy,  you did not give us a link to the thread.  Do you have it handy? 

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Tommy,  you did not give us a link to the thread.  Do you have it handy? 

No thread to give. Just thinking outside the box. This is how I did it:

 

In plan view, I placed 3D text (laying down). Do a cad to view so that now I have it as cad in a cad detail. Unblock the letters. Now you have closed polylines that you cad change the color of the fill and make it as transparent as you want. For letters like A, B, P, etc. that are made up of two or more polylines, you have to trace it with the rectangular polyline so that you can get it closed, Change fills with transparency as desired. You can also change the line color as needed too. Then I block it. The fill and transparency keep its properties when blocked. If it's something you use all the time, add it to the library (once it's blocked).

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Clever solution tommy.

 

The font style in my example is a must.

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No thread to give. Just thinking outside the box. This is how I did it:

 

In plan view, I placed 3D text (laying down). 

 

Chief has 3D text? Please tell me where I find that tool. Thanks.

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Chief has 3D text? Please tell me where I find that tool. Thanks.

It's in the Bonus Library "3D Text"

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It's in the Bonus Library "3D Text"

Oh, library items. I was hoping it was a text dbx that I hadn't found.

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When I want to do this sort of thing I use a particular font which is an outline font "Swiss721 BlkOul BT Black" (see image), works for me anyway. DJP

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I use SketchUp 3D text and import into CA.  This allows any font installed on your computer to be used, and you can apply any colors, transparency; heck, any attribute that can be applied to a symbol can be applied to your text.

 

jon

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That's a good one jon. I just added that to my CA Tips File. :)
 

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