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Convert text to text profile

Creator
Creator

Hello,

I'd like to know if solid edge ST10 allows convertion from a text to a text profile in order to extrude it ?

Thanks in advance

Matthieu

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Re: Convert text to text profile

Genius
Genius

Check the video!

 (Sketching->Text Profile, then extrude/cut)

/Harri

Re: Convert text to text profile

Genius
Genius

Optional method is to use Normal Cutout

normal.jpg

Re: Convert text to text profile

Creator
Creator

The video shows the actual way to do it but doesn't represente my case.
I have a text from a 2D sketch (fonction text) that I copied on a part and I'd like to convert it to text profile to be able to extrude it.

Actually I just need to have the text visible on the part. Copying the text from 2D does it but when I look it from the back the text still appears (screenshots).

 

If you have a method to paste the texte on the surface without extruding it I'll take it Smiley Wink

 

Front : 

Front.PNG

 

 

Back :

Back.PNG

 

Re: Convert text to text profile

Creator
Creator

@hjoy wrote:

Optional method is to use Normal Cutout

 


Unfortunately I have the basic Solid Edge so I don't have acces to this function.

Re: Convert text to text profile

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

might try the etch command in sheet metal...

 

no promises but worth a try

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Re: Convert text to text profile

Genius
Genius

I would have suggested etch too.. I think you'll find that sketches will always be visible through the part by nature. However you could extrude the text ever so slightly (0.001... 0.01mm) to get the desired effect. Or you can create surfaces, which have zero thickness and will show up - if not perfectly, at least visibly.

 

surface.JPG

Re: Convert text to text profile

Creator
Creator

@MattJohnson_PG wrote:

might try the etch command in sheet metal...

 

no promises but worth a try


Could have been great but I dont have the Sheet metal tools in my version 

Re: Convert text to text profile

Genius
Genius

Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you copy/paste your sketches, extrude as needed, then hide the sketch? The extruxion will stay visible and you should have what you wanted? Or are you having problems bringing the text into the file?

 

/Harri

Re: Convert text to text profile

Creator
Creator
I can copy/Paste my sketch but I can't extrude it because it's a text and not a text profile.
I'd Like to do exactly what you've just said.