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Hello everybody,

has anyone ever tried to write text in this form
in FreeCAD? I like the design very much but I have no idea how the text flow could work.

Thanks for any help

Alles gute zum geburtstag schriftzug

Write the text in Draft-Workbench (builds a face) and generate the rotational body in Part-Workbench.
For the engrved part: again Draft->Part->extrusion and then place it accordingly and substact it from the body.

I just tried it... works.

This sounds easy, do you have a sample for me?

Wow, looks very nice, thank you so much.

Thank you for the information. It works with a body, but unfortunately not with text. I think I'm too stupid for that.

You're not too stupid, it's just the learning curve everyone has to climb for any software.

Look at my take in the joined file. My workflow was this :

PS : Don't forget that a https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Body is a special data structure used to make 1 continuous object, it doesn't handle multiple objects. For that you want https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Part.

Have fun

thank you very much for the detailed description. I will try it out in the next few days.


I think both don't work well with ShapeStrings to get non destructive design.
I found this thread that might help: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?t=18144