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slphantom
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Emboss to beveled surface

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03-13-2014 11:59 AM

I have tried a couple different ways to do this with little success. What i am trying to extrude or emboss (cut) the degree numbers and hash marks on the attached dwg. Like on a watch bezel. I imported that portion of this autocad drawing to my model onto a flat plane above the surface. is there a way to cut this all at once onto that surface?

thanks

Scott
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Hi  slphantom ,

 

Attached is an example part that has an iLogic rule in it. If you edit Sketch2 and then run the rule it will find all of the open profiles, including the numbers, and then extrude them some distance, as specified by you. You can then edit the extrusion feature created by the iLogic rule and change the solution from Distance to TO, and choose the surface as the TO selection.

 

Note also that I pasted in the geometry from AutoCAD and then made it a sketch block, and then positioned/constrained it. But the text wouldn't extrude when in a sketch block so I then just exploded the sketch block, and then ran the iLogic rule.

 

Also, I just happen to have had this rule on hand for this kind of issue (see link), and there are a couple of other variations:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/03/ilogic-to-select-all-of-closed-profiles.html

 

 

Creating a Basic iLogic Rule (in case it helps)

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/01/creating-basic-ilogic-rule-with-event.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

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JDMather
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Re: Emboss to beveled surface

03-13-2014 12:06 PM in reply to: slphantom

The hash marks are relatively easy to do (can use circular pattern), the text not all that much more.

I would start from scratch in Inventor rather than importing the AutoCAD.

 

Attach your *.ipt file here if you get stuck.

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Re: Emboss to beveled surface

03-13-2014 12:11 PM in reply to: JDMather
how would you do the text? each one is different. your right i have the lines in already as a pattern.
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Re: Emboss to beveled surface

03-13-2014 12:16 PM in reply to: slphantom

Hi  slphantom ,

 

Attached is an example part that has an iLogic rule in it. If you edit Sketch2 and then run the rule it will find all of the open profiles, including the numbers, and then extrude them some distance, as specified by you. You can then edit the extrusion feature created by the iLogic rule and change the solution from Distance to TO, and choose the surface as the TO selection.

 

Note also that I pasted in the geometry from AutoCAD and then made it a sketch block, and then positioned/constrained it. But the text wouldn't extrude when in a sketch block so I then just exploded the sketch block, and then ran the iLogic rule.

 

Also, I just happen to have had this rule on hand for this kind of issue (see link), and there are a couple of other variations:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/03/ilogic-to-select-all-of-closed-profiles.html

 

 

Creating a Basic iLogic Rule (in case it helps)

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/01/creating-basic-ilogic-rule-with-event.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Emboss to beveled surface

03-13-2014 12:43 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

That is so cool Curtis. I am digging into Ilogic more and more. thanks so much.

Scott
win 7 64 bit sp1
cpu intel xeon E5-2687W0@3.106
eight core
two solid state hard drives
32 gig of ram
Autodesk product design
suite premuim 2014 64bit
Nvida quadro 4000
Space Pilot ver. 1.6.2 2010
slphantom (NNTP handle: scottl)
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