How to partition list for graft

Hi I want engrave numbers on geometries but I am having trouble with partition list…
As you can see in the picture, numbers(Yellow) are partially submerged into the geometries(Blue).

I tried flattening them to do ‘solid difference’ but it takes too long…(14mins) Therefore, I was wondering if there was a way to ‘solid difference’ individually so that I can save some time.

So how do I group numbers into each sets so that I can individually engrave them?
**by the way, it’s up side down. You have to flip it on perspective view or go to bottom view.

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It is unrealistic to expect an answer without posting your GH code and internalized geometry, at least the parts shown in your image.

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@Joseph_Oster omg… how did I forget to attach it?! Edited!

used scale non uniform to make your numbers a bit longer along -Z, as if you were extruding them 3x longer to the outside (to make sure they were not intersecting the petals with their back side) and it looks like it’s working:

they are 105, and they are all closed :+1:

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14mins to 14 seconds!
Works like a magic :slight_smile: Thank you so much!

Is there a reason for you to extend the numbers?
It seems like it is still working fine without extending them.

The numbers are already separated into branches of 1, 2 or 3 digits (breps) so there is no need for Partition at all. Just graft the geometries (the Solid Difference ‘A’ input) and voilà! ~18 secs.

I won’t bother to upload the large file. It appears that you internalized both geometries twice? Making the file larger than it needs to be.

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Thanks! Seems like that is what I did yesterday, don’t know why it didn’t work…

Oh well it is working now! Thanks again

I swear this was not working on my PC this morning… but now it does :slight_smile: so you can throw my 1D-scaling-thing directly in the trashcan :smiley:

all you needed to do from your original post is un-graft the Breps-B input in the solid difference component, and connect the wire :slight_smile: (which is anyway more complicated than what @Joseph_Oster suggested :+1: )

But you are still using Partition which is completely unnecessary, eh?

you’re 110% right :slight_smile: