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post Mar 9 2012, 04:58 PM
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Is it possible to colour engraved text on a part?
Say, black engraved text on a brass part.
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post Mar 9 2012, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE(cmobbs @ Mar 9 2012, 03:58 PM)
Is it possible to colour engraved text on a part?
Say, black engraved text on a brass part.
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Is this what you're talking about?

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post Mar 9 2012, 07:26 PM
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QUOTE(Doug Gower @ Mar 9 2012, 05:37 PM)
Is this what you're talking about?
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Thanks Doug, Sort of. Is it possible to colour the whole of the engraved text,not only the base? What you have demod would be OK. How do I achieve that?
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post Mar 12 2012, 07:56 AM
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If you do the smart paint the other way around - select the part at the part level & smartpaint black, then select the faces & smartpaint brass. When you subtract the letters, all of the newly-exposed faces will be black.
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post Mar 12 2012, 12:14 PM
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QUOTE(cmobbs @ Mar 9 2012, 06:26 PM)
What you have demod would be OK. How do I achieve that?
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There are a couple ways to make the text like this in IronCAD. The easiest way is probably to download the "negative letters" catalog from here...

http://www.ironcad.com/catalogcontent/

... or there is another way you should look at that is explained in the learning center.

http://www.ironcad.com/learningcenter/
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post Mar 12 2012, 03:50 PM
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IronPRO has a nice 3D text tool. - FYI
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Thanks everyone for lifting the veil a little higher.
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post Mar 14 2012, 06:52 AM
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Question?
Why do the letters from the "Negative Letters" come in upside down in relation to coordinate system (flipped in "Y" Axis)?
If I were cutting Stencilsí these might be good. but they are not smooth letters they are constructed with segments and not smooth arcs.
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post Mar 14 2012, 07:27 AM
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The IronCAD 3D Text is based on facet geometry, that is why it is segmented.
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post Mar 16 2012, 03:01 AM
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Here's a file with 3D text where you can "project" the letters or use them as you like. These aren't smooth either, but instead of segmented curves there are chamfers or long straight lines.

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The font used is called Banner Bridge and you can find it here: http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/125947

I was involved in creating the "Negative Letters" catalog and at the time we didn't have a "smooth" option for the letters we made. It worked fine for those who wanted the catalog at that time though. They are all made with the IronPRO XT tool 3D Text. As you can see on the image below the newer version has more options than before and works really well. With the option Optimize Profile you'll get arcs instead of polylines.

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