# Tutorial how to engrave a word on a complex surface?

Below i have added pictures of the exact steps you have to do...

1. ### Step 1:

First of all we choose a plane...

2. ### Step 2:

Then we create a sphere... (the sphere is created as an example in this tutorial. It can be any surface on any part. Steps are the same)

3. ### Step 3:

Next we create an offset surface from the sphere outer surface. (notice the offset distance cause we are gonna need it to calculate the depth of the engravement)

4. ### Step 4:

Next we create an offset plane, to add a word (this step is optional. I created another plane in order to get better pictures)

5. ### Step 5:

Then we create a text...

6. ### Step 6:

... and we split-line it on the offset surface we have created. (note. it would be better to hide the solid body while split-line because you may select the surface of the solid body and that is an issue)

7. ### Step 7:

After the split-line, we delete all outer surfaces, except of the text we want to engrave.

8. ### Step 8:

We thicken all letter-surfaces WITHOUT merging result!

9. ### Step 9:

After the previous step, we have 5 solid bodies in our part. We may add them all together, with combine feature...

Like this...

11. ### Step 11:

Or we can substract the solid letters, from our main body (sphere) and create a deboss feature...

Like this...