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simon_toaldo
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face sketch

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01-16-2013 05:46 AM

I created a round face for use in a pressure gauge.I am not using a Decal for the face but instead want to use a sketch/sketches to show all the numbers,increments etc..etc..

From the picture/file supplied how do i do the following

1. Use a sketch/sketches to display all the features for the gauge face.I used a sketch but it has the construction lines still visible

2. Make the line thickness larger and the color RED

3. How do i fill in the squares with solid color ( where the numbers go around the face)

 

Is there a much more better way then what i have suggested.....is this how you would create the face features if not using Decal

 

Kind Regards

 

Simon

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nannerdw
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Re: face sketch

01-16-2013 06:00 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

You could extrude it by a very small amount (text, too), and change the color of the extruded feature through its properties menu.

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simon_toaldo
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Re: face sketch

01-16-2013 07:38 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Thanks

 

Can this be done with sketches also....I would somehow prefer to sketch all the face identities

 

Thanks

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JDMather
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Re: face sketch

01-16-2013 07:44 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

simon_toaldo wrote:

Thanks

 

Can this be done with sketches also....I would somehow prefer to sketch all the face identities

 

Thanks

See attached.
How is it done on the real part?

I might use sketch to Split the faces and then change the color Properties of the faces.  This will leave everything flush without creating tiny extrusions - but would be a bit more work as text would need to be sketched.

 

You could change the sketch Properties, but that doesn't take care of the "fill" unless the line thickness meets.

 

As far as construction line visibility you could Project Geometry only the desired lines to a new sketch and turn off visibility of the generating sketch and then change the Properties of the lines. 

Properties.JPG

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Re: face sketch

01-17-2013 06:10 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Thank you

 

I now try sketch and use Extrude....Please see sketch as i used a circular pattern but for some reason the sketch does not lign up..i use 10 features at 320 degrees...why does this not pattern correctly

 

Thanks

 

Simon

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Re: face sketch

01-17-2013 06:28 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

I don't use Sketch Patterns where Feature Patterns would be more efficient.

 

(Edit your Sketch8 then Right Mouse Button > Show All Constraints.)

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Re: face sketch

01-17-2013 07:18 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Would you recommend i do the sketch/extrusion ffor the circle shape and then start new sketch for the increment ,extrude and then use Feature Patttern for 10 increments

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Re: face sketch

01-18-2013 05:27 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

I did use the sketch/extrude feature followed by sketch/extrusion/circular pattern....On the circular pattern i used 10 increments @ 300 degrees....why does the 10th increment not line up at the 10th position...have i got the maths wrong?

 

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