Figure 8-42. Place the 3D text at the origin
Reorient your view of the canvas
In order to design the nameplate, you need to look at the text from the
top of the object. Change the view by selecting: Camera → Standard
Views → Top
Draw the base
Select the Rectangle tool and drag a box around your component as
shown in Figure 8-43 .
Figure 8-43. Draw the base
Change view and select rectangle surface
Use “orbit” to change the orientation of the object by dragging it with
your mouse. Select the orbit tool and orient your sign so that you see
the side view. (See Figure 8-44 .)
Select the push/pull tool and hover over the top surface of the rectangle.
The surface will display a blue dot pattern when selected, as shown in
Figure 8-45 .