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Art Smith  
#1 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:16:21 PM(UTC)
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does SharkCAD Pro have the capability to "engrave" lettering/numbers in 3D solid models ??? if so, where to I find the functionality? the objective is to include badging, part numbers, contact information, and .... in printed parts there by eliminating the need for decals.

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murray  
#2 Posted : Monday, November 25, 2019 8:38:42 PM(UTC)
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Yes, there's some conversation about it here: http://forum.punchcad.co...ts&t=10049#post38435 . I didn't participate in that discussion, but I did experiment some and found that success is most likely when the text is being projected onto a planar, near parallel surface, or at its least acute relationship to any other surface, ie use a projection vector as near-to-normal to the surface as possible. If text is obstinate, changing it to curves can work, but then you don't have a bounded region that'll offset (ie engrave or stand in relief) to the host surface or remain associated to the text. When those conditions are observed, I found myself getting pretty delighted with the results. I've also given thought to engraving/embossing QR codes with part info into the parts, we're almost at the point where a file reference to the CAD data can be carried by the part, so we might get to a point where we can scan the QR code and we're either led to a file repository for a dumb-solid part, or the QR or whatever code is itself a macro that'll rebuild the part in a CAD program, maybe even both. I think that's a more likely scenario in something open-source like FreeCAD than a proprietary CAD system, but (I think) it's exciting to imagine it.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:49:31 AM(UTC)
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Version 12 has it
ViaCAD Pro 10 & 11 + Power Pack Pro
Shark CAD + Power Pack Pro
Windows 7 Pro- MSI GL72 6QC-32GB RAM
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GARLIC  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:37:10 PM(UTC)
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Is there any comparison chart available : SharkPro 11 vs SharkPro 12... would be quite interesting to know what future course to steer,
thanks !
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:06:00 PM(UTC)
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Is there any comparison chart available : SharkPro 11 vs SharkPro 12... would be quite interesting to know what future course to steer,
thanks !


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