A3.1- Vol. II, Issue 50
In 2001, you can choose Insert > Cosmetic > Groove and follow the prompts. It will allow you to place cosmetic text on or below a surface-curved or flat-from a sketching plane. (See Figure 1.) The nice part about using a groove feature is that Pro/NC can machine the groove even though it is not a real feature. (See Figure 2.) There are other ways to do this by using surfaces. (See Figure 3.) --Thomas G. S. Peterek, senior Pro/ENGINEER consultant/instructor, NC specialist, Advanced Design Inc., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
also does it need to go around the full sphere?, as in if it only need a portionof the sphere, say a band round the circumference, revolved 99% of the way, try modeling this (simply cut the sphere or revolve an arc or whatever......) and maybe this would be a develop-able surface?
just thinkging out loud really.. but it's wrth a try.
I know this is an old, confusingfeature, but try a toroidal bend. It can "wrap" the curve around a sphere. Essentially it bends the existing curve in a circular path. You define the second direction of curvature with a sketched arc.
It takes some practice to figure out the feature, but it works.
I've solved my problem. at least I've found an almost perfect solution.
I've build a conic surfacewithin the area I need for the COKE logo, I've WRAPed the logo on that surface, and because the surface was near the sphere, I'vePROJECTed the WRAPed curve on the sphere. It works almost perfect.