Creating Text on 3D Model in Siemens NX

You can create text on the surface of the 3D model in Siemens NX. Also, you can create new surfaces inside the text, change its color or create a boss/feature by using text on the 3D model surface.

Creating text on a 3D model surface:

  1. Start the “Text” command.
  2. Set the placing method to “On Face”
  3. Select 3D model surface.
  4. Click the middle mouse button to activate “Select Curve” in the “Location on Face” group.
  5. Select the curve on the face.
    If you do not want to select tangent curves, change the selection method to “Single Curve”
  6. Write a text in the “Text” box in the “Text Properties” group
  7. Adjust the height and location by using arrows or by changing the values in the “Text Frame” group in the dialog box.
  8. Click the “Ok” button to create text and exit from the command.

To create a new surface in the text created on the 3D model Face:

  1. Start the “Divide Face” command.
    Menu => Insert => Trim => Divide Face
  2. Select face on the text created.
  3. Click the middle mouse button to activate “Select Object” in the “Dividing Object” group.
  4. Select Text on the model surface.
  5. Click the “Ok” button to create surfaces in the text.

To change text surface color:

  1. Start the “Edit Object Display” command.
  2. The “Class Selection” dialog box will open.
  3. Change the “Type Filter” to “Face” as shown in the figure.
  4. Select the surfaces in the text.
  5. Click the “Ok” button to start the “Edit Object Display” command.
  6. Click on the “Color” box to open the color palette.
  7. The “Object Color” dialog box will open.
  8. Select a color and Click the “Ok” button.
  9. The “Edit Object Display” command dialog box will open again.
  10. Click the “Ok” button

To create a text feature on the model.

  1. Start the “Extrude” command.
  2. Select the text on the model.
  3. Change the extrude height by changing the distance value in the “Limits” group.
  4. Set the “Boolean” method.
    • Unite: to create a text boss
    • Subtract: to subtract text volume
  5. Click the “Ok” button

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