Create a new part in SolidWorks
Create a sphere:
Front plane -> sketch
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
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.
To offset this sphere use offset sphere, which can be accessed by surfaces-> offset surface.
Enter the offset length. This length will be the length of 3-D text.
Next, create a reference plane parallel to front plane
Edit this plane and type the text which will be converted to 3-D.
Sketch tools-> text.
This is text pattern manager enter the text here adjust font, font size position etc.
text to be converted.
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.
Select the text and face to project the text using split line feature in SolidWorks.
Delete unwanted faces by using delete command.
Select the faces to delete as shown.Delete face property manager.Ensure that the delete option is checked.
All we have to do now is thicken, the undeleted faces.
To thicken the surface, go to feature->thicken.
Select the face and click ok.
Similarly, select all the faces to create the 3-d text.
2-D text has been converted to 3-D.
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