This must be a simple thing to do. Yet, every how-to I have found on the net does not seem to work for me. I simply would like to add text to a model/part, then extrude that test to show engraving on a production drawing.
I end up with a curve that I can't edit.
Thank you very much.
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Just go to...
Insert -> Curve -> Text...
...and you will find a function to create a 'Text' feature which can be defined as just freestanding curves or projected onto the face of a solid model where it can then be selected when performing an extrusion operation so that you can have engraved/raised text on your models, as shown here:
Thanks for the reply.
I've done just what you suggested a few times today. I can extrude it also. After that I can't seem to come back to it to make any changes.
About a year ago I did this and model history showed it as text which I could easily edit.
I may need to step back for today. This has been one of those very frustrating tasks that should have been very simple and quick.
Make sure that in the 'Settings' section of the 'Text' dialog that the 'Associative' option is toggled ON.
With "Associative" on, the feature is now Text! I can go back and easily modify it.
Thank you for taking the time to solve this for me. I'll be looking for that option in other dialog boxes if I'm having issues.
I am looking for an effective and clean mechanism to now turn an extruded text into a machine engraving. Having some trouble with this. Any recomendations?
If all you want to do is 'engrave' text during a manufacturing operation and it's not necessary to actually have the text create embossed or raised letters in the model itself, well it's my understanding that there's a utility in the NC package that can do that for you, create an engraving tool path from a string of text. Perhaps someone more familiar with this than myself can post some details as to where it find this and how to use it.
In planar milling & fixed contouring there are "text" operation types. (not sure about variable axis)
I know they can select "drafting" text (NX legacy fonts), I believe also "modeling" (truetype/whatever) fonts.
If you can't select modeling fonts with them, then do (whatever) operation type (planar mill/fixed contour/variable contour/etc.), curve drive method.
When selecting the text curves, use the "feature curves" option in the selection bar, so if the text changes (added/deleted letters, etc.) you always get all the curves of the feature.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled
There are many ways to engrave text on any surface depending on what type of tool you want to use.
You can use drafting text or modeling text or curves and use 2 axis, 3 axis or variable axis tool path to do this.