sketch for engraving

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Ron van Dijk, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Ron van Dijk

    Ron van Dijk Guest

    I have created several intensive sketches for engraving only to discover
    that using the wrap function is not possible with many single or crossing
    lines. This means projecting each line separately. hundreds of lines. The
    surface to be projected on is conical.

    Help!
     
    Ron van Dijk, Aug 22, 2006
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  2. Ron van Dijk

    matt Guest

    The Wrap can only use closed loop sketches and nested closed loops. You
    can't wrap individual lines or crossing lines. One thing I have done
    when what I had to do couldn't be accomplished this way was to make
    several copies of a face using offset surface (zero distance offset) and
    wrap onto the surfaces with the scribe option, then thicken them to join
    them with the solid.
     
    matt, Aug 22, 2006
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  3. I am unsure as to whether the Wrap Command will work on a conical
    shape. I know that Wrap will work on a cylinder, but not on a sphere.
    Wrap can not handle multiple radii. Conical indicates one radius,
    tilted on an angle. Now whether Solidworks interprets the angle that
    the radius is on as another radius, I don't know. You may have to fool
    with attempting to put the lettering that you are looking for on a
    cylinder, using the Wrap command, if it works, then it tells you that
    the problem is not in the type of lettering that you are using.
     
    plasticmoldedproducts, Aug 22, 2006
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  4. Ron van Dijk

    Ron van Dijk Guest

    Have solved the problem.
    Do not use SW but UG.
    Projected curves in UG are fantastic.
    intersections or single lines->no problem!!
     
    Ron van Dijk, Aug 23, 2006
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