How to engrave 3-D text on a sphere in SolidWorks?

Create a new part in SolidWorks

Create a sphere:
Front plane -> sketch
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Create this sketch which will be revolved to complete a sphere.

Go to features, revolve-> select the central axis and sketch to create a sphere


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This sphere will be used as a base. The steps behind this technique include, Creating another sphere with larger radius using offset. Writing the text on a reference plane at some distance from the sphere, projecting the text on the sphere.


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To offset this sphere use offset sphere, which can be accessed by surfaces-> offset surface.


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Enter the offset length. This length will be the length of 3-D text.
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Next, create a reference plane parallel to front plane
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Edit this plane and type the text which will be converted to 3-D.
Sketch tools-> text.
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This is text pattern manager enter the text here adjust font, font size position etc.
Click ok.
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text to be converted.
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This text is on the created reference plane, next we will project this text to the offset surface of the sphere.

To project this text, use split line in SoliWorks.
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Select the text and face to project the text using split line feature in SolidWorks.
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Delete unwanted faces by using delete command.
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Select the faces to delete as shown.Delete face property manager.Ensure that the delete option is checked.


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All we have to do now is thicken, the undeleted faces.
To thicken the surface, go to feature->thicken.
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Select the face and click ok.
Similarly, select all the faces to create the 3-d text.
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2-D text has been converted to 3-D.
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