How to create a 3D text in AutoCAD

Here are simple few steps you can go through to create a 3D text in AutoCAD. You can as well use this technique to engrave a logo in a piece of material like shown on the image below

Obviously AutoCAD will let  you create a peace of 3D text and here is how you can achieve this.

How to create a 3D text in AutoCAD

Step 1

Create a text using the MTEXT command.

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  1. Click on A
  2. Specify two corners in the Drawing area where you will write
  3. Write your text

Step 2

Go on the Express Tools tab

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Step 3

Find the Modify Text >> Explode

  1. Click on Explode
  2. Select your text
  3. Press ENTER on your keyboard

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You should get something like this. (My text is EXAMPLE in CAPITAL letters)

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Step 4

Use the EXPLODE command to disassemble the text

  1. Select your text
  2. Click on EXPLODE

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Step 5

Delete all those unwanted lines that appear on X, A, M and P. You should be left with this

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Step 6

Find the REGION command, click on REGION, Select the whole text and hit ENTER

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The image seems not to have changed but actually, the REGION command just helped you convert a series of lines to block, Now each letter is a block.

Step 7

Use the EXTRUDE command

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  1. Go on 3D Basics
  2. click on EXTRUDE
  3. Select the whole text
  4. Specify the height of Extrusion

While rotating the figure, you should get something like this

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Here is your 3D text Autocad just allowed you to create. Now you can go ahead and use other techniques to engrave a logo in a piece of wood and more.

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