I need the ability to create single stroke, path text engravings - to "laser" etch part number or stock info onto models.
What prevents you from doing this now?
If you're running into the issue I'm thinking of, would it be solved by a specific FONT that blends each character together like cursive writing?
As it was communicated to me, our current emboss & extrude text solutions create undesirable thickness. For example, a lower case "l" will create four line segments when removing the material from the part or solid. A single line etch would essentially mimic the result of dragging a nail tip across a surface or in the customers case (who escalated this request) a fine point laser burn on a sheet metal part.
I hope this clarifies the request a bit.
Dan, I see the problem now. Seems that some of the AutoCAD Fonts like SIMPLEX are needed in Inventor.
go to acad write your text with ISOCP explode your text with express tools copy paste to inventor sketch! that´s it. I always use this workaround for engraving with CNC machines