I was looking for a better way to do this when I found this thread. Cheers. Saved me making a new thread
Before now, my method was: Make the shape string (Draft wb), extrude Shape String (PART wb), then using a clone to get that into a body for boolean. I have also wondered if a shape binder might be useful here?
Getting the shape string directly into the body would be heaps nicer.
NormandC wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:14 pm
Switch to the Part workbench.
Select the ShapeString object then go to the "Part --> Attachment..." menu
Select a face on the Body, no matter the ShapeString's original placement, it will automatically move and rotate to lie on the selected face! Then set the Extra placement coordinates; they are referenced from the lower left corner of the selected face. Click OK.
This bit didn't work. Probably because I am trying to attach to a curved face.
Its for a pipe fitting, for injection moulding. I just want an arrow with the word "FLOW" pocketed in it.
Then on other side of the pipe I will need to add company name or logo or something like that.
Would I be better off trying to attach to an origin plane or datum plane? Whats the best way to do this on a curved surface?
File with example attached.
P.s. I know there is a curved text macro (by Mario I think?) that I haven't used yet. Would that be better in the case of curved surfaces?
OS: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.13528 (Git)
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Python version: 2.7.12
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
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