mill / engraving along curve.

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by mutrax, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. mutrax

    mutrax Guest

    Hi people,

    does anyone know the best way to create a potrusion that has to
    represent a milled (engraved) area?

    Creating a sweep around a bounding curve is a lot of work, since there
    are many letters, and i't a circular placed text.

    an extrude is insufficient.

    anyone any ideas?

    mutrax, Jun 27, 2003
  2. mutrax

    John Wade Guest

    There is a text option in sketcher, and I think you can import fonts. If
    it's only as a representation I find that's usually good enough
    John Wade, Jun 27, 2003
  3. mutrax

    John Wade Guest

    Ooops, I forgot to say, create letters individually, normal to a skeleton of
    curves fanning out from the centre of the object
    John Wade, Jun 28, 2003
  4. mutrax

    mutrax Guest


    What I meant to sat us that i wanted to mill with a certain profile,
    along a curve. you know? when u have a vonical mill, tou need a sweep,
    and define the outer boundaries etc.. with a traight mill, you can
    extrude, etc... but is'nt there a way that it doesn't matter what
    profile my mill has. I'm using pro/e for a few years, and the only
    thing I ever saw that came remotely close to that was by a custom
    toolkit :(


    PS.: thanks for going to the trouble of sending me the email!
    mutrax, Jul 1, 2003
  5. mutrax

    David Janes Guest

    I don't know whom I am answering here, but I haven't seen a discussion that
    would more benefit from pictures. Even a very literate discussion of solids
    and surfaces is lacking, well, what, say solidity and perspective? But if I
    understand what is being asked, the answer is curves projected from a plane
    onto a surface. This can be used as a trajectory for milling and as a
    boundary for an area offset, from which you can make raised or engraved

    Are we getting close? Mutrax, was the graphic file I sent any help?

    David Janes
    David Janes, Jul 1, 2003
  6. mutrax

    David Janes Guest

    Maybe I missed the discussion of what didn't work, but the way I'd do it is
    to sweep a curve profile that matched the profile of the cutter you'll be
    using. I thought the discussion was about how to create the curve profile.
    And how to create it on any shape of surface. That's what I've written

    David Janes
    David Janes, Jul 3, 2003
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