Add your name to the rocket


in which we add text

31. Start the sketch to add your name to the rocket

  • Start a new sketch
  • Select the front plane
  • Right click and select View normal to sketch plane to line up your view

32. Add your name

  • Select the "Text" tool
  • Draw a box near your rocket and type your name with Enter after each letter
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  • Select the Roboto Slab font
  • Press the green check

33. Constrain your name

  • Select the "Coincident" tool
  • Select the point that is the center of the top line above the first letter
  • Select the line running down the center of the rocket
    • You should see the letters jump to the center

34. Dimension your name

  • Press Esc to deselect the coincident tool
  • Drag the dashed line around the letters so that the top is below the top of the rocket
  • Select the "Dimension" tool
  • Select the top of the rocket
  • Select the top of the box around the first letter
  • Set the dimension to 0.25

35. Dimension your name (2)

  • Select the "Dimension" tool
  • Select the side of the box around the first letter
  • Set the dimension to whatever makes all the letters fit on the rocket. It's probably around 0.4
    • Make sure the letters don't go below the notch into the smaller diameter section
  • Press the green check to finish the sketch

36. Extrude your name (1)

  • Select the "Extrude" tool
  • Select Sketch 4
  • Change Blind to Up to face
  • Click on the box for Up to face (to select it if not already selected)
  • Click on the outer surface of the rocket
    • Don't press the check yet, we have more options to set below

37. Extrude your name (2)

  • Still in the extrude menu, set the Offset distance to 0.02
  • Press the "Opposite direction" button next to Offset distance
    • You should now see your name on the rocket
  • Press the green check

38. Remove the name extrude from the inside

  • Select the "Extrude" tool
  • Select Sketch 4 (again)
  • Change Blind to Up to face
  • Click on the box for Up to face (to select it if not already selected)
  • Click on the inside surface of the rocket
  • Select Remove
    • You'll see the inside of the tube empty of your name
  • Press the green check

You finished the fuselage!


Next up are the fins + booster