Imprints 2D entities onto planar faces of 3D solids and surfaces to create additional edges.
Use dynamic UCS (DUCS) to draw on the faces of 3D objects.
Accessing the Command
command bar: imprint
menu bar: Model | 3D Solid Editing | Imprint
toolbar: 3D Solid Editing| Imprint
- Home | Solid editing | Imprint
- Solid | Edit | Imprint
Quad cursor menu: Model | Imprint
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select 3d solid, surface or region: (Select a 3D solid, a surface, or a region entity)
Select an entity to imprint: (Select a 2D entity lying on or intersecting a planar face of the selected entity; the figure shows a circle, line, and rectangle polyline on the faces of a 3D solid)
Delete the source object Yes/<No>: (Type Y or N)
Select an entity to imprint: (Select another 2D entity to imprint on the same sold/surface/region, or else press Enter to end the command; the figure shows the imprints on the 3D solid, with source entities deleted)
|Select 3d solid, surface or region||
Select one of the following entities:
|Select an entity to imprint||Select any 2D entity laying on or intersecting the planar face; this is the "source object"|
|Delete the source object||
Determines the fate of the source entities used to make the imprints:
The Select an entity to imprint prompt repeats so that you can imprint more source entities on the solid/surface/region.
ProjectGeometry - projects 2D geometry onto a region, a surface or a 3D solid; allows to create additional linework on the faces of solids and surfaces.
SolidEdit - edits 3D solids and 2D regions.
XEdges - creates 2D linear entities (lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, elliptical arcs and splines) from the edges of 3D solids, 3D solid faces, surfaces, etc. and regions.