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I cannot emboss my font over a cylinder.

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ian1196
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I cannot emboss my font over a cylinder.

I am using Cdm.shx font because it is single line and appears to be equal spaced. I need help getting this text to emboss over a cylinder. When using Emboss feature, I cannot select the text. It works for other text fonts.

 

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Warmingup1953
in reply to: ian1196

Will you be CNC machining this? 4 Axis?

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ian1196
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Yes, I will be machining in 3 axis.  I will find the angle of separation for the numbers. Ten set-ups will be made where each represents a digit on the "top". Each will be a subroutine. I will use a manual rotary and scribe one digit at a time on a 3-axis machine by calling the desired subs.  I have 8 cylinders and each part will have a 4 digit number. I want to capture the variation in "Z" for each number.

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HughesTooling
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How about just using 2d contour using the text then wrap. File's attached.

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ian1196
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That method does not work. It is looking for a 5-axis machine. I only have a 3-axis machine. I just want to scribe that "3" in the middle of my example using 3 axis technology.

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HughesTooling
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@ian1196 wrote:

Yes, I will be machining in 3 axis.  I will find the angle of separation for the numbers.


As you don't have 4 axis I think your only option will be to create a plane for each letter using a tangent plane and set the angle between each letter. Then create a setup for each letter and use project in the manufacture workspace to create the toolpath for each letter. See attached design.

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ian1196
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Thank you very much. I have never used Project before. I have a CNC machine that I use for my hobbies and I try to learn something each week in Fusion 360

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