Convert font to polyline

Hey All, I am using a laser cutter to design a cut out sign of a name using a custom font ( Jasmine Reminiscentse). I need to get the outline of the font and have tried everything, explode does nothing or changed back to standard text style. I have googled other solutions I don’t have TXTEXP or WMFOUT options.


I am using Autocad 2017 but also have 2015 version available. Please help!

Asked on January 22, 2019 in AutoCAD.
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Yep you need the TXTEXP command. I’m 99.9% sure it’s in AutoCAD 2017.


Are you on Windows or macOS? There’a a chance that it’s missing on macOS.


And are you using the full version of the LT version?

Answered on January 22, 2019.
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For what it’s worth – if readers aren’t using AutoCAD –  We wrote a help article over at Scan2CAD for this question where I list some of the ways of converting custom fonts to polylines with common graphic design software: Converting a design with custom fonts

Answered on April 4, 2019.
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I think your TEXT is in ARCTXT thats why you cant explode it

Answered on May 14, 2019.
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