I am a beginning Creo parametric user, so this question is hopefully easely answered.
I have text wrapped around a ring, and I wish to ingrave the text into the ring, normal to the ring's surface. I was following this tutorial: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnvx1f_embossing-text-on-cylinder-surface-in-creo-parametric-pro-en..., but i cannot seem to select the correct option in the 'offset' dashboard. So far, I have been unable to find a parametric 2.0 tutorial that explains how to extrude/cut a wrapped sketch.
Thanks in advance and best regards,
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Okay, got that out of my system.
Change the filter in the lower right hand corner to Geometry and select the outside surface of the cylinder. Now activate the Project feature. This will give you the right UI.
Next, know that your wrapped text goes past the 90 degree wrap. You will need to do this in 2 separate commands since you cannot project the text onto the plane you have already defined.
I like using the offset feature above the one in the video (the one with a taper). It seems more intuitive to me.
...and another quick tip regarding wrapping... use a coordinate system sketching>coordinate system in the sketch to control where the wrap lands... otherwise it will offset the wrap from where you think it will go (take a close look at the centered "P" after the wrap compared to the original sketch). This is a pet peeve with me over how the feature works.
Ok, I got it now. Thanks a lot!
Also, that tip about the coordinate system was really helpful, thanks again.
Here is a helpful Suggested Technique for this. However, you will likely need to use the Wrap feature for more that 180 degree text.