Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

I have a prospect/ex-user who is tring to create a text cutout in sheet metal. He says he could do this in V18, but ST9 won't do the same. I have also tried in ST8 and it fails there too. 

 

It fails in ordered and any font other than stencil.

 

Has anyone else had this working now or in a previous version and if so, which version did it last work in.

 

 

11 REPLIES

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Genius
Genius

Hi @Alan

 

I didn't find any issues.

 

test 2.pngtext1.png

 

Font: Arial and Symbol ...

 

regards,

 

Arek


Production: SE ST9 MP10

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius
What about if you have a flange as well?

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi

I don't have a problem either. Have tried it on a .psm that has a flange. I do this fairly regularly and don't remember any problem. I am using ST9 with MP8 on Win 7.

585 ST9 Win 7

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Genius
Genius

Hi @Alan

 

no problems so far .....

 

TEST3.pngTEST4.png

 

Regards,

 

Arek


Production: SE ST9 MP10

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius
God, I must be tired. Can you flatten it is what I meant to say. Sorry.

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Genius
Genius

Hi @Alan

 

yes, no issues... when You create a cutout in Flatten environment. But ....

 

tEST5.png

 

When you create a cutout in sheetmetal environment and trying to make it flatten then .....BOOOOM....

 

Test6.png


Production: SE ST9 MP10

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

@arekkul  your test failed bcz you used a lowercase "e"   thus creating the disjointed body

 

@Alan  as you can see in @arekkul example...   consider "real life" results of your cut out.  in the lowercase "e" example note that the floating ceter of the "e" would fall out...   this is the "disjointed" area SE is erroring on.

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Matt Johnson
Solid Edge Certified Professional (ST7 & ST8)
Solid Edge ST9 (SEEC) - Production
NX10 (Tc Integration) Pre-Production Testing
Teamcenter 10.1.6

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I've been using Upper & lower case text cutouts for years, and I thought it worked fine, as @Alan describes, and it does work, right up until there the user adds a flange to the Tab with the text cut out.....this as far as I can see is a completely ridiculous condition/limitation......I'm sure it wasn't always this way, but can't for the life of me, recall when this might have changed.

Maybe I have just put up with having to add the tags for the internals, on fonts that look nicer that your default Stencil TTF's available.....I'd love to load v20 on my Win10 PC to test it. If there was ever a monumental change, ST was a big one, maybe it was then, and the regression was lost in the all the buzz.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Text cutout in sheet metal fails

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @SeanCresswell

 

AFAIK there is a font insatlled by  Solid Edge which can be used too.

This is Solid Edge Stencil.

These is a text font intended for use in PSM with bridges to inner areas

 

 



regards
Wolfgang