Extrude random letters on part
7 months ago



I'm trying to make a part where i want to have random letters spred across the part. I have tried just normal "text" and "fill pattern", but it does not give the right look.

I'm not the most experienced user of SolidWorks so does somebody know are more effective way other then type/place each individuell letter? 



Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Parts and Features

Last comment By: Ingeborg Brynildsen   Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:40:56 GMT
Re: Extrude random letters on part

If you are looking for something like this then user linear pattern.


By: Deepak Gupta  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:50:03 GMT
Re: Extrude random letters on part

no that is to similar, but i figured it out, by playing around with "text"


But thank you for your replay   part.JPG

By: Ingeborg Brynildsen  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:03:29 GMT
Re: Extrude random letters on part

If you are specific about the pattern form you could try some curve driven pattern where you can customize the pattern to your choice of sketched curve..


By: Redecos Technologies  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:23:21 GMT
Re: Extrude random letters on part

As a parent of small children all I can think of looking at that is playground equipment.

By: Arthur McRae  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:57:22 GMT
Re: Extrude random letters on part



I've used a design table for a similar project, but it may not be worth the trouble unless you really have a bunch of letters to do.


You make a part that is a single extruded letter, with a lot of configurations to cover all the different letters you need. The letters are driven by a design table, so you get all the spreadsheet tools to help you make letters. You then make an assembly, pattern the letters as you want, and adjust configurations of the instances to vary what letters show where. Save the assembly as part, make a solid body as you want it, and finally subtract all the letters from that body.


If you are interested, I can provide details to this fussy process.



By: Dwight Livingston  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:53:39 GMT
Re: Extrude random letters on part

Thank you for your replays and help


I have already turned in the project. The letters ended up as cirkels and was much easier to place using random pattern.  But if i ever need to use with letters again now where to go.


and yes it was to a playground


Regards Ingeborg

By: Ingeborg Brynildsen  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:40:56 GMT
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