Tutorial - Extruding curved surface in SolidWorks?

Here is the tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Draw a spline and make in construction geometry.

  3. Step 3:

    Click on the text tool under sketch tab.

  4. Step 4:

    Select the spline as the curve and write the text. Uncheck the Use Document font and click on font.

  5. Step 5:

    Select Arial and change height type to points and select 72. & click OK.

  6. Step 6:

    I have changed the case of the text. It is not necessary.

  7. Step 7:

    Extrude it.

  8. Step 8:

    Top plane>>Sketch.

  9. Step 9:

    Draw a spline. This spline will define the curvature of the text.

  10. Step 10:

    Offset it.

  11. Step 11:

    Now select the extruded surface under surfaces tab.

  12. Step 12:

    Extrude the surface by any height.

  13. Step 13:

    Under surfaces tab select Cut with surface.

  14. Step 14:

    Select the front surface and the direction to be outside and click OK.

  15. Step 15:

    Repeat the same step for the other surface and keep the direction to be outside the surface.

  16. Step 16:

    Hide the extruded surface.

  17. Step 17:

    Now we have the text curved.