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nasrace10
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easy im sure

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I know this is an easy but how can I make one component follow the contour of another component
I have soccer ball that is one component and I want to add a name to it ... I know how to project the tool path
to the model but I want the name 3d tool pathed

thanks again

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Just change each component to additive. Pull up the component tree under the model tab then right click the component you want to change and select additive. If the ball need to be merged with another component just group the text with the ball then change the grouping attribute to merge.
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That worked great but how can I get rid of the lines from the
Soccer ball in my text ...I know how to use a vector to get rid of them
But when I use a vector it's flat and then my text
Don't follow the contour of the ball thanks again

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You can:

Create a ball shape the same size and height as the soccer ball
Using the vectors used to create the text cutout the lettering from the new ball shape.
Delete the excess.
Add the lettering to the cutout shape and group.
Change this grouping to merge and overlay it on the soccer ball.
You may need to change the soccer ball attributes to merge or change the order of your components in the component tree.
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Thanks to everyone and the forum ...got it
cutting as I type

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