Carving text in DS Mechanical
DS Mechanical lacks some important tools that his big brother Spaceclaim has.
One of them is the ability to create text and annotations.
Someone on the forum asked about how to carve text in a model in DS Mechanical.
Having a look at the answers given there I was just amazed at how complex the different solutions were...
While it's so simple when using the SketchUp "Text" tool !
The old DesignSpark Mechanical forum where I posted quiet a few "Tips and Tricks" has completely disappeared.
It seems that this company doesn't care of their customers and have no respect to the people that contributed there, which is a BIG SHAME !
Because of such an inacceptable attitude, I won't write anymore tutorials about DS Mechanical and invite you to use other softwares.
I will let you know which other alternatives you have.
As I allready said SketchUp works very well with DS Mechanical apart from groups, components and mirrored geometries (see my previous post).
And SketchUp has a very easy to use "Text" tool to make 3D text in a minute and a few clicks in any police you want.
So I replied on the forum and suggested this solution :
- Create your text in SketchUp
- Save your file
- Import your .skp file in DS Mechanical
- Place your 3D text where you need it (move, rotate, scale)
- Use the "Combine" tool to carve your text into your model
It's just as easy as that and only takes a few minutes !
And it can even be done on round surfaces by using the "Project" tool.