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Engrave text

Experimenter
Experimenter

Our designer put planar text on an aluminum plate for me to engrave.  However, I cannot select it to engrave. I'm still pretty new to CAM. I'm out of options.  Please help

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Re: Engrave text

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

It depends how they did it.

 

Did they use MODELING text?

Or DRAFTING text?

 

Drafting text can be selected in the various "engrave text" template operations, modeling text can't

 

But you can use modleing text as "drive curves" in various milling operations (set your selection filter to "feature curves" to select all the curves at once, and be able to gracefully handle edits later)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
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Re: Engrave text

The planar_text and contour_text operations are for drafting and PMI notes only.

 

If the designer made a text feature in modeling, then use fixed_contour, Curve/Point drive method, set the selection intent to feature curves as Ken suggests, and pick the feature. Hopefully the designer used a single stroke font.

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Engrave text

Experimenter
Experimenter
modeling text. i can't change from note, label, or symbol.

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Re: Engrave text


habertt68 wrote:
modeling text. i can't change from note, label, or symbol.


Tim,

Did you try curve/point drive method with feature curves?

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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