I have a minor issue on how Rhino seems to extrude text curves when tapered with draft. I often need to add verbiage to molds for thermoforming, so I need to have a 5 degree draft and need to add fillets. I have never had much success with Rhino working with text in this type of scenario without some workarounds. I thought I’d check with the forum to make sure that I’m not missing something in Rhino. As an example, I’ll show the same method in both Rhino and SolidThinking Evolve.
In both, I create curves of a word using the text tool of the application (using the same font and size in both):
I extrude the curves as a solid, with a 5 degree draft:
Here is where the problem can already be seen, in Rhino the geometry in the corners is having some issues, in Evolve, the geometry is clean and rounding (fillets) can be applied directly to the extruded solid:
In Rhino, I need to fix the geometry before I can apply fillets, generally by deleting the side walls and running a sweep 2 rails on each letter to create a new side, then joining the surfaces and then applying the fillet.
The outcome is the same:
One method is just a lot more work than the other. Am I, perhaps, missing something in Rhino or is the text handling in this sort of case just not as robust? Any thoughts or suggestions?