Engraved Text using Flow

 From:  Michael Gibson
4450.4 In reply to 4450.3 
Hi Ed - one quick tip on more complex patterns - if you are able to try to avoid having the seam edge of a closed tubular type surface to be positioned so that it is at the side of the tube and sort of skimming right along the surface. That kind of "skimming edge" situation is also more difficult for booleans to deal with similar to skimming surfaces.

So if you happen to notice when creating some tube work that the seam edge of the tube is on the side, rotate your profile circle by 90 degrees so that you'll have the seam running along the top or bottom of the sweep. That will just avoid making the boolean mechanism having to do extra work.

- Michael