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Engrave a design on a model

Hi.

I have created a model (which is to be made from plywood) but I need to engrave a design on to it. I know how to engrave words/fonts on to the product, but I dont know how to engrave an image. I have the image saved  as a jpg, is there a way to import it, and resize it on to the side of model and then engrave it.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Kind regards

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Re: Engrave a design on a model

I don't think this wil be a fast solved issue...

jpg is raster, CAD is vector.

 

So you will need to translate your raster drawing to a vector drawing. Sometimes program's like http://wintopo.com can help you start, but most of the time I insert the image and draw over it.

Maybe, if you are lucky, the client also has a .ai (illustrator) file or some other graphic vector file. That's perfect for translation to dwg and that dwg you can import in SE.

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user

Re: Engrave a design on a model

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I could not describe it better Smiley Happy
This is indeed the solution.

 

Be ready to delete some double lines, that will happen.

 

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: Engrave a design on a model

See this video from @Imics

 

Re: Engrave a design on a model

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DanielMCMLXXXII wrote:

Be ready to delete some double lines, that will happen.

 


That is an important tip.

 

And Solid Edge provides the Clean Sketch command for the purpose:

 

 

~Tushar Suradkar

www.CADVertex.com

Re: Engrave a design on a model

Hi, Thank you for your comments.

I have converted the to dwg files, but I still can't seem to import on to solid edge model. What should I select in order to to so, as the insert selection doesnt seem to import dwg.

Thanks, your help is much appreciated.

Re: Engrave a design on a model

First of all.

In what formats do you have the source file?

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user

Re: Engrave a design on a model

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I don't think there is a direct way to insert a DWG into Solid Edge model or sketch.

Open the DWG in Solid Edge first using a Draft template and then copy-paste the Solid Edge 2D objects thus generated, into a model sketch or a reference plane. Then use the curves to project on to model faces.

   

See this related discussion.

   

~Tushar

 

Re: Engrave a design on a model

Hi, The file is an ANSI Metric Part (par), and the image (which needs to engraved on to the part) in a PDF/ JPG/ DXF and DWG format. I have tried copying and pasting via the 2D/ ANSI Metric Draft, and the image appears on the part but it does not attach to the face of the part. I can't seem to get the part to sit on the face so I can trace over or engrave.

Your help is much appreciated.

Thanks

 

 

 

Re: Engrave a design on a model

Also the dwg file doesn't open in 2d draft.