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3D sketch from text

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09-12-2012 03:40 AM

Hi

 

is it possible to create 3D sketch from text?

 

I need it for engraving as a toolpath and for drawings.

Emboss tool is more suitable for styling and visualisation.

 

Attached sample from Pro-E:

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Re: 3D sketch from text

11-16-2012 02:54 AM in reply to: klapec

Hi

 

nobody knows if Autodesk products can create a STEP file with a text transformed to wires?

 

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013 SP1.1

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Re: 3D sketch from text

11-16-2012 12:41 PM in reply to: klapec

In the model you can create a sketch and text is an option in the Draw panel.  Make a text object, select the font and size you need and then use Extrude to "cut" the text into the object.  Then use the Export command to export a STP file.

 

If I understand correctly this is what you want.

 

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Re: 3D sketch from text

11-18-2012 10:34 PM in reply to: SKinzel

Yes, Extrude or Emboss is the simplest way. But plastic parts needs add a draft and it is a real pain in the.... For CNC machines is enough to use wires as a toolpath and the tool makes shape inclusive draft and fillets.

Does anybody from Autodesk know how to fix it?

 

 

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