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  1. Hi Vectorworkians. I am after some help with modelling some letters for 3d printing. My end goal is to print the letter "a" and have it edge lit with an led strip (SEE PIC). I have tried lots of processes and they either come up with the "geometry too complex to compute" or it just plain doesn't work. My last alternative it to model each letter from scratch but there must be an easier way. Here is what i have tried so far. Subtract profile from solid process. I have created and extruded object from converting the text "a" to polylines the extrude. Then take the outside line (remove face and convert to lines and compose) and i split this to give a start and end to the line. Then i draw my profile and extrude along path. All of this works fine. Now no matter what i do it throws me this to complex to compute. I have converted to all alternatives with no luck. I have tried to subtract other objects from the "a" and it works so i know it comes down to my extruded path. I also tried to create 2 x "a"'s and scale one down and subtract one from the other to build this in sections but as it scales from the middle any outward faces scale fine but the inward facing scale towards the centre. Any input at this stage would be great. Thanks in advance. DLA.


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