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Decal and wrapping to a part

bill_poehnerbill_poehner Member Posts: 4 EDU

Any chance Onshape can add to the labeling feature?  In the past I would have students bring images of say a soup can label in from the internet and wrap that as a decal on Autodesk Inventor.  This would take a bland looking cylinder can and instantly turn it into a real life looking soup can…a feature usable for Coke cans, superhero logos and much more etc… This is the type of stuff that allows a middle school teacher like myself to get kids into CAD.  It is a hook of fun and realism matching their abilities.  I would love to get that working on Onshape.  I know Onshape will allow me to bring an image in but so far it only allows me to trace from it not actually wrap it as a decal or label to a part.  Is that a possible future update?  Please let me know.  Thanks, Bill


  • eduardo_rodriguez688eduardo_rodriguez688 Member Posts: 4
    I've been asking for the same thing, open a ticket, and I was sent to the FAQ, or some other page....frustrating.  If they don't have this feature they should just say it!!!
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,708 PRO
    They don't have the ability to wrap an image. 

    But you can wrap a sketch then color the segments. 

     Not what you're looking for at a middle school intro though. 
  • jason_martindalejason_martindale Member Posts: 2 EDU
    It is a real shame- Love Onshape-awesome capability, but I could apply a decal on prodesktop more than 20 years ago! 
  • francis_muylaertfrancis_muylaert Member Posts: 1 EDU
    edited October 2021
    I agree they need to add a wrap feature for images. I have been using Inventor for 10 years and have been able to do this without any issues. My students create a bottle or can and a label that they wrap around and then import the finished product into a presentation. The presentation will not have the same effect without the label. Unfortunately, I may have to go back to Inventor. I have really enjoyed Onshape but I am learning it's limits.
  • MrNobleMrNoble Member Posts: 1 EDU
    So funny that everyone else requesting this feature is teachers transfering from Inventor.
  • david_michelmandavid_michelman Member Posts: 2
    MrNoble said:
    So funny that everyone else requesting this feature is teachers transfering from Inventor.

    and people who want to make visually presentable models
  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 437 PRO
    We would use this too for sure... It's possible to do in the rendering world but (that I understand EDU don't have access to yet) but sometimes it would help to be able to apply a simple picture to things in the modelling environment 
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