Convert fx text to regular text?

Hiiiiiii if I have some text that was created through the text fields, is there a way to then convert it to regular text so if wanted to do a find/replace it doesn’t turn everything to ##### because I’m now losing the link?


If you Explode it, the annotation object will be replaced with curves and text.
I just tested it with a Leader displaying the area of a rectangle.

Hello - this should work - seems not to like dimensions but text and leaders OK so far

import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs
import scriptcontext as sc
import Rhino

def ToPlainText():
#id = rs.SelectedObjects()[0]
    ids = rs.GetObjects(filter = 512, preselect = True)
    if ids:
        for id in ids:
            geo = rs.coercegeometry(id)
            x = geo.Text
            if x:
                geo.TextFormula = x
                sc.doc.Objects.Replace(id, geo)

if __name__ == '__main__': ToPlainText()


Hi John,

this does seem to be the case for me. Explode only affects plain dimensions this way (converting from dynamic <> dimension field to a number. Any other text field like %<Area("...")>% remains in its form after exploding, regardles if it is a dimension or a leader.

What am I doing wrong?

As for now, I am only aware of a cringy workaround this by exporting the objects to dwg and re-inserting back to the rhino model. Would be great if there was a simple command like ConvertTextFieldsToPlainText

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Yes this is how I’ve been doing it too, export as dxf then open copy paste into file

Thanks Pascal, I’ll give this a shot