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Single Line Etch feature

Status: New Idea
by Employee on ‎11-02-2012 06:48 AM

I need the ability to create single stroke, path text engravings - to "laser" etch part number or stock info onto models.

By: Contributor jhunt107 | Posted ‎11-02-2012 08:14 AM

What prevents you from doing this now?

  1. Sketch
  2. Text
  3. Emboss or Extrude

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?



By: Employee | Posted ‎11-02-2012 10:01 AM



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.

By: Contributor jhunt107 | Posted ‎11-02-2012 02:51 PM

Dan, I see the problem now. Seems that some of the AutoCAD Fonts like SIMPLEX are needed in Inventor.

By: Valued Contributor michael.marx | Posted ‎02-06-2013 06:01 AM

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

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