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Tool Path Using Single Line Text

Builder
Builder

First I apologize as I'm not an NX programmer.  Our programmer is new to NX, so I'm trying to help out...

 

Is there options in NX CAM to create tool paths for text using a single line font or equivilant as opposed to actually machining the model's True Type font shaped extrude feature?  We'd like to just use a single line font as the center line for a tool path to engrave text into electrodes, while letting the cutter shape and depth create the cross section of the text.

 

If possible, could someone provide me with NX's terminology so I can better search for information to pass on?

 

Kind Regards,

 

Matt

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Re: Tool Path Using Single Line Text

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

On basic engraving I just create a note:
NOTE.PNG

 

Slimfont
TEXT.PNG

Then the PLANAR_TEXT operation
OPERATION.PNG

Tool Path:
tool_path.PNG

 

 

NX 8.5.3.3

Re: Tool Path Using Single Line Text

Builder
Builder
Thanks.

Re: Tool Path Using Single Line Text

A couple more tips...

If the surface is not planar, use contour_text operation.

If the designers create drafting notes, and they disappear because of view dependency, have them use PMI notes instead.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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