emboss a font around a circular object

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lrpasni
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Re: emboss a font around a circular object

Post by lrpasni » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:16 am

Thank you for the tutorial.
Can you help me understand why/how the text had thickness to it when you mapped the sketch/text to the cylinder?

I'm trying to do the same to a conical shape. I am able to wrap the sketch/text as in your instruction, but I can't figure out how to give thickness dimension to the text - it is simply matching the surface of the cone. I tried the same thing with a simple cylinder, and no luck on getting the 3D text to have any thickness. Attached file of simple cylinder attempt.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/krolnqngf13fc ... FCStd?dl=0

Note, I find similar instruction by Mads Leth Danielsen: https://youtu.be/_UEIHjT1JUU
In his tutorial, at 6:55 through 7:25, he has "Settings" and "Touchup" options in his Property Panel which allow him to give 3D thickness to this text.....I don't have these parameters in the Property panel. Anybody know how to get these?

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lrpasni
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Re: emboss a font around a circular object

Post by lrpasni » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:10 pm

Resolved:

Even though I had 0.19 installed, I needed to uninstall the curves wb in the addon manager, and reinstall it again.
It now works.
chrisb
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Re: emboss a font around a circular object

Post by chrisb » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:17 pm

The addons are manged independently from hte FreeCAD core system. They live in your home directory and survive even if you completely remove the program from the harddisk.
You need at least FreeCAD 0.19.23300 to edit my current sketches.
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