4TH AXIS ENGRAVE - TEXT IS "SKEWED"

All discussion related to the VisualCAD/CAM standalone product.

4TH AXIS ENGRAVE - TEXT IS "SKEWED"

Postby 1363099642 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:11 am

I am trying to engrave text around the major diameter of a feed screw. The longer the text string, the more it skews & the text gap closes in & eventually travels towards the minor diameter of the thread. In this screen shot I tried to break it up into multiple operations, this did not work. The "wrap" does not appear to follow the rotation of the axis. I have fought this for a while , starting with AlibreCAM 2012. I can make multiple lines to get around this, but I really only want a single line. Is this a bug or just a limitation?
Attachments
4thAxisTextEngraving (1024x555).jpg
4thAxisTextEngraving (1024x555).jpg (246.58 KiB) Viewed 2820 times
1363099642
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 1:05 pm

Re: 4TH AXIS ENGRAVE - TEXT IS "SKEWED"

Postby 1363099642 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:02 am

Well, I apper to have gotten it. Lucky I think. I created the text string on lower side of the screw. Changed to wireframe view & angled the text in the direction of the pitch of the screw on the opposite side. Then I selected the entire text string, chose "wrap curve on cylinder", chose the diameter of 4.000. Then deleted the straight line text string. Next I re-selected the curved text string, went to the transform menu, chose move, selected my points & placed it. The engraving in the simulation looks spot on. When I make this I will provide a photo. There should be an easier way, but this will work.
Attachments
4thAxisTextEngraving-2 (1024x575).jpg
4thAxisTextEngraving-2 (1024x575).jpg (186.43 KiB) Viewed 2806 times
1363099642
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 1:05 pm


Return to VisualCAD/CAM Topics & Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests

cron