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Need to put an Earth Ground symbol engraving on a sheet metal piece

cheezbert
10-Marble

Need to put an Earth Ground symbol engraving on a sheet metal piece

As the title says, i need to put an earth ground symbol engraving on a sheet metal piece, only problem ist, the symbol is unicode, and doesnt show up when i put a text engraving on the workpiece. only thing that shows is a square because the program doesnt know the symbol. any suggestions on how to solve this issue?
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KenFarley
20-Turquoise
(To:cheezbert)

Sometimes the behavior of fonts in stuff I want to engrave is odd and I don't like it. For example, for some reason, the "1" character in isofont is not centered within the space it occupies. It's annoyingly shifted over from center.

In these instances, I take the only other option I've found. I sketch the "character" using lines and arcs, etc. Engraving works with any sketched entities. You can build some pretty cool stuff to have marked on your part. I've used it to do illustrations of which direction a lever is going to move something, what direction is "+" or "-" on a knob, etc.

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VladimirN
23-Emerald IV
(To:cheezbert)

A similar question was previously - "Sketch on sheet metal surface": https://community.ptc.com/t5/3D-Part-Assembly-Design/sketch-on-sheet-metal-surface/td-p/231473 

Hi!

Thanks for the quick answer, but unfotunately this is not a solution to my problem, since i can't get  this -> ⏚ in the text of the sketch, as it only shows a square, when i try to copy it in

KenFarley
20-Turquoise
(To:cheezbert)

Sometimes the behavior of fonts in stuff I want to engrave is odd and I don't like it. For example, for some reason, the "1" character in isofont is not centered within the space it occupies. It's annoyingly shifted over from center.

In these instances, I take the only other option I've found. I sketch the "character" using lines and arcs, etc. Engraving works with any sketched entities. You can build some pretty cool stuff to have marked on your part. I've used it to do illustrations of which direction a lever is going to move something, what direction is "+" or "-" on a knob, etc.

thanks for your response, i guess sketching it out will be the only possible method for now.

tbraxton
19-Tanzanite
(To:cheezbert)

Sketching the symbol is not required. You can use unicode character definitions in notes.

 

 

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tbraxton
19-Tanzanite
(To:cheezbert)

It is possible to use unicode characters in text strings within Creo. You will need to load a true type font (.ttf) that supports the unicode characters required.

 

Native fonts do not support UNICODE

Hence no mapping file exists between the native fonts and unicodes

Use a true type font instead, that supports unicode

 

 

 

 

This example illustrates an application where a logo is defined within a ttf font file.

 

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KenFarley
20-Turquoise
(To:tbraxton)

If you use a character like this, can you also engrave it? I seem to recall trying to use some nice characters in my marking "text" and having the engraving sequence fail...I've had engraving sequences fail because I had the audacity to use a comma in them...

tbraxton
19-Tanzanite
(To:KenFarley)

I have used .ttf logo definitions on many production designs made using injection molding, stamping, electroforming. I have not had any tool design or fabrication feedback that it was a problem. I have logo designs for the different processes so that a molded logo is not identical geometry to a stamped version as an example.

Hey everyone, i guess i was a bit to fast on accepting sketching out as final answer, as i found this after a lot of research, which is basically exactly my problem, and after following the steps it also works now in text

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