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Type3

Type3 for Catia R18

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Introduction Objective After reading this document, users will be able to use functionalities of Type3 to put text and symbol on parts. They will be familiar with Vectorization, Text mode and all mapping functions. Users are required to have knowledge of catia mechanical design package, Solid Design and Generative Shape Design (MD2). Basic knowledge of Catia functions and familiar with sketch and part design, in combination with basic Generative Shape Design functions.

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General purpose Graphic package Allows to create and convert texts (ex: TrueType Font or OpenType Font) and pictures (*.bmp) into 2D Catia curves.

Wrap and Graphic package Allows to wrap the obtained curves or Catia curves on all 3D surfaces with different strategies.

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Steps in the process Optain a license

Create curves by writing text or converting pictures

Wrap your 2D curves onto 3D surfaces

Use the curves to create 3D-solid text or logo

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Create or change text Create a curve in sketcher or in GSD (3D or 2D curve) Select the command text mode. Select the curve and a plane and type the text Mark the text in the input area and change size font‌ use preview to see the changes

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Create text

Set font and type Special characters Writing backwards Kernling: (Change the distance between characteres As long as the curve,short as possible,normal

Change size, spacing Angel, italic and underline

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Change properties To change properties: remember to mark the text or part of the text first.

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Special symbols Symbols Select Font family Vison Numeric Fonts Select Font type VN Symbols Select list of characteres

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Create curves from pictures Open the Bitmap file (BMP) - Or scan Curve control

Color control Set the parameters

Vectorize - Create curves in XY plane

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Create curves from pictures best practis Use as high resolution as possible Use as few colors as possible Use default as a start Check the results Modify the Parameters

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Create curves from pictures best practis Vectorize Color fusion: With ctrl select 2 or more color to merge Try parameters if the are many different shades in the picture Before OK select with Ctrl 1 or more colors to create conturs from. (maby you only need one color) Type3 creates an Open body with the 2D curves positioned by default in XY plane.

Number of colors

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Wrapping curves to 3D 3 Ways of mapping curves to 3D Parallel projection Cylindrical mapping Conical mapping Select the way whitch match the geometry best

Parallel Projection

Cylindrical mapping

Conical mapping

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Before wrapping You got the text or profile for wrapping. Create a coordinate system with X in the text direction, Y is text up and Z in the direction in screen when you see the text right. Extrakt the surface to wrap on. Wrap Parallel projection Create a point and a coordinat system on the surface you want to use. Cylindrical mapping Create 2 points defining the cylinder axis Create 1 point defining the cylinder surface Create 1 point defining the placement of the text Conical mapping Create 2 points defining the cylinder axis Create 2 point defining the cone surface Create 1 point defining the placement of the text Coordinatesystem 13 3/1/2010

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Parallel Projection Create Axis system One Axis system for the text Origin: Select a point on the text or on the sketch X in text dir Y is UP Z is going in screen Create a surface for the projection Use join or extrakt in GSD Create a point on the surface in GSD Create one Axis system on the surface Origin is the point on the surface X in the text dir Y is UP Z (not importen) 14 3/1/2010

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Parallel Projection Select the command Parallel Projection 3 Select 4 elements

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1 2

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3 4 1 15

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Cylindrical mapping A Create a sketch (use 3D line if needed) One line, ark or spline B Create Axis system One Axis system for the text Origin Select a point on the text or the sketch X in text dir Y is UP Z is going in screen

D C

E

C Create a surface for the projection Use join or extrakt in GSD D Create a point on the surface in GSD

A B

E Create two points in the �axis� of the cylinder Type 3 use the 2 points to define a centerline for the cylindrical mapping

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Cylindrical mapping continue Select 1 to 7 The text is projectet with the reference axis system placed in point 6 and Z pointing against the cylinder axis Point 5 and 6 can be the same point 5 6

1 2

7

4 3 4 5 6 7

3 2

1

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Conical mapping A Create a sketch (use 3D line if needed) One line, ark or spline B Create Axis system One Axis system for the text Origin Select a point on the text or the sketch X in text dir Geomcaliper Y is UP Z is going in screen

D

C

C Create a surface for the projection Use join or extrakt in GSD

E

D Create 2 point on the surface in GSD

A B

E Create two points in the �axis� of the cylinder Type 3 use the 2 points to define a centerline for the cylindrical mapping

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Conical mapping cont. Select 1 to 8 The text is projectet with the reference axis system placed in point 7 and Z pointing against the cylinder axis Point 1 to 4 define the cone 6 1 2

7

5

8 4 3 4 5 6 7 8

3 2 1

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Create solid There are different wayes to create a solid depending on what you want to create. Create a closed surface from extrudes and offses Make a solid from a surface using thick Using pad or pocket to create solid.

Before using the mapping project it onto the surface. This is better than change the accuracy of the mapping whitch is 0.1 as a default. Go to GSD workbench

Use project Uncheck nearest solution

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Create a solid using extrude and offset Select the projection and extrude it in a direction Direction depending of the draft direction Keep all subelements

Offset the support surface used for projection

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Create a solid continue Trim the surfaces to a closed volumen (Or split) Use keep all elements

If you use split Join the surfaces Uncheck connexity

Create a solid using �closed volumen� Remember to go to partdesign Add draft

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Create a solid using thick Use the projection to split the surface

Go to partdesign and use Thick Select the split as input

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Type 3 usage Catia V5 with Type3 CAA Installed Creating Type3 Features

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Extrude the text Sele ct �Up to surf ace Sele ct offse t xx mm

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Read CATPart w. Type3 features Edit Type3 features Edit reference geometry Update CATPart

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Create solid using pad or pocket. ? Extrude the text Select �Up to surface Select offset xx mm

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