CAM: How do u engrave text?

posted by Apr 26, 2012 in NX Manufacturing Forum by Jerre122 (640 points)
recategorized Aug 21, 2014 by admin
Hi, actually I have 2 questions both regarding engraving.

The first one is: how do u engrave text. The way I currently do it is open the drafting environment and place a note on a face. Then I use either Planar_text (Mill_planar) or Contour_text (Mill_contour) to do the actual engraving.
But I find this way very anoying. "Notes" written in one of the part inside an assembly are invisible when the assembly itself is the work component.
Also, is it possible to make the engraving in 1 line instead of the contour of a font.

The second question is: is it possible to engrave lines on their own?

BTW I'm using NX 8.0.

Thanks in advance,

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answered May 6, 2012 by Daljeet Singh (2,310 points)
selected May 13, 2012 by Jerre122
 
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hi, 

  • firstly, without entering into drafting environment u can directly write a text in manufaturing environment.       (Menu Bar - Insert - Note)
  • If your assembly is a large assembly you can easily make referance sets for your notes and upon that you can create a group which could contain all referance sets (notes). this may add ease into your deep search of notes. 
commented May 6, 2012 by Jerre122 (640 points)
So I have no other choice than to make the notes in the actual manufacturing file?
Do you have any idea on the 1 line engravement and the engraving of none-text lines?
commented May 7, 2012 by Daljeet Singh (2,310 points)
jerre, could u send me a parasolid file on which u r getting a problem, so that i can understand what u intended for, i may then help u out with it.
Email: singh86.daljeet@gmail.com
thank you
commented May 13, 2012 by Jerre122 (640 points)
Daljeet Singh has helped me a lot on this subject. If anyone else even encounters this matter as a question, here's further information:

- first, without entering into drafting environment u can directly write a text in manufaturing environment.       (Menu Bar - Insert - Note) (Quoting Daljeet Singh)

-The reference sets he talked about:
1. Menu Bar - Format - Reference Sets...
2. Either select one of the existing sets or create a new one.
3. Select the notes you want to have shown in the assembly.
4. In the assembly, go to the assembly navigator (the sidebar).
5. Right click on the relevant part.
6. Click on "Replace Reference Set".
7. Click on the reference set that contains the notes.
If you've added the notes to the reference set "MODEL", it's possible the notes are already visible when you've added the notes to the set.

-To engrave a text as one line, it's best to use one of the 1 line thick fonts (don't know which ones are, but I know there's one).
-If you want overlap in your engravement (when starting point and end point are the same, a small bump might be visible), you can use the "Planar_Text" operation.

I don't know how to engrave lines on their own yet but if someone encounters, please share with the rest.
commented May 24, 2012 by Daljeet Singh (2,310 points)
Thank you, jerre
commented Mar 27, 2013 by dragoblaztr (210 points)
For engraving curves or some design it's too easy, insert a fixed contour operation and select curves / point  drive method.
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answered Mar 25, 2013 by dmitlat35 (220 points)
To engrave text as one line instead of a contour you should use font named "blockfont" from font type menu.

Have fun!
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answered Mar 27, 2013 by dragoblaztr (210 points)
For engraving curves or some design it's too easy, insert a fixed contour operation and select curves / point  drive method.

 

regards
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answered Sep 6, 2016 by lukaszpap (180 points)

Hey, Daljeet Singh! Great tutorials. I have one question to you. I recived some solid file created in NX. I have only NX CAM mode. I created note on one of the faces of solid and when I try to open prt file in SolidEdge the notice is invisible. What should I do to keep the notice in solidEdge file as well? Pls answer me here or on this mail:lukaszpap@gmail.com. Best regards and I hope u decide to help me :)

commented Sep 19, 2016 by Ronaldvandenbroek (9,770 points)
In modeling, insert - curve -Text....this feature you can place on any surface and use for additional features (extrude etc...)
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answered Sep 19, 2016 by Ronaldvandenbroek (9,770 points)
In modeling, insert - curve -Text....this feature you can place on any surface and use for additional features (extrude etc...)

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