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.
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.
I could not describe it better
This is indeed the solution.
Be ready to delete some double lines, that will happen.
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.
First of all.
In what formats do you have the source file?
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.
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.