I have imported a file as a part copy from a vendor but want to add wrapped text to the surface as a protrusion. I have added the wrapped text on the surface but it will not allow me to create a "normal protrusion" as I normally do when I create my parts myself and do this.
Has anyone ran across this and found a trick to do it? Or doesn't SE allow this function/feature to be done on an imported part?
This is the error I get each time I go to do it: I know the text is on the curved surface though.
The message in the image prompts me to think if the profile indeed lies on the surface.
The only time I could manage to get this message when trying to reproduce the problem mentioned was when the profile curve was not on the surface but still on a plane before I projected it on to the part surface for a subsequent normal cutout or protrusion.
Can you post a picture of the curve and the surface ?
Here are my steps to help you out. Again, I do this all the time with parts I create/modify. But this is the first time I've tried to do it with a part copy/import file.
1) Create sketch (picking the tangent plane from the drop down menu)
2) pick orientation
3) write text
4) hit finish.
Then I go to surfacing.
1) hit the "wrap sketch" button
2) I click on surface that text will be wrapped to. (it highlights), and I hit finish
3) then I click my text as a chain, hit green check and then finish..
text is now wrapped, and I hide sketch to do the protrusion. That's when I get the previous error message.
Here is the surface and text included