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raju
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Registered: ‎08-09-2004
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Emboss in assembly

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09-20-2012 03:15 PM

Is there a way I can use the emboss feature in an assembly?

 

We typically laser mark during final assembly and would like to show that as a step in the assembly instructions.

I typically create a sketch with the text and extrude(cut) in the assembly.

It works fine for flat surfaces, but cannot do it for other surfaces.

 

The one way I can think of doing it would be creating ipart with text and using it in the assembly.

I would rather not do it this way.  Is there any other way to accomplish this with out altering the components (.ipt)?

 

Thanks

 

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RobJV
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Message 2 of 8 (451 Views)

Re: Emboss in assembly

09-20-2012 03:44 PM in reply to: raju

Without fully understanding the problem, have you tried derived parts?

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raju
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Message 3 of 8 (414 Views)

Re: Emboss in assembly

09-22-2012 06:58 PM in reply to: raju

I know I can use derived parts, but want to avoid doing it.  I do not want to create any new parts.

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stanislav.sedlak
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Registered: ‎12-08-2011
Message 4 of 8 (383 Views)

Re: Emboss in assembly

09-24-2012 03:34 AM in reply to: raju

Hi,

 

Unfortunately this is not supported currently. However there's a wishlist logged for this functionality #1458661.

 

Stanislav

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mrattray
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Message 5 of 8 (376 Views)

Re: Emboss in assembly

09-24-2012 04:59 AM in reply to: raju

I create a sketch in the flat pattern (I'm assuming sheetmetal) that I use for the actual laser programming, and in the drawing I use the retrieve model sketches command to show the etched lines.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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mercerc
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Message 6 of 8 (366 Views)

Re: Emboss in assembly

09-24-2012 07:41 AM in reply to: raju

            Although the emboss command is not available in the assembly features you can create a sketch in the assembly and place text in the sketch. Then you can extrude the text with a cut option. Not as many options as the emboss command but it will do what you want possibility.

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MadcapPomposity
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Message 7 of 8 (225 Views)

Re: Emboss in assembly

09-25-2013 08:01 AM in reply to: mercerc

I hadn't thought of using the Cut command on text, but I just tried it and it worked perfectly! You obviously can't get raised letters with Cut, but it engraves just as well as the Emboss command does.

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raju
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Re: Emboss in assembly

09-25-2013 08:39 AM in reply to: mercerc
Thank you.

Raju Penumatcha
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
raju.penumatcha@occfiber.com

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