I'm trying to figure out how to emboss a sketch on a surface that consists of two tangent faces. See the attached pic. The dark line separates the two lighter faces. The faces came from two different features (one was a surface offset, one was a lofted surface). I have a sketch containing a bunch of text and closed curves that I'd like to emboss on that surface. In the pic you can see a single circle (part of the sketch) that straddles the boundary between the faces when projected onto them. Does anyone know an easy way to do this?
The only semi-answer I've found so far is http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2011/08/embossing-non-planar-faces/, which suggests using 'split line' to project the sketch onto the surface, then select each face of every letter and do a 'copy surface', then using 'thicken' on each face in the sketch, one-by-one. While that works, with a lot of text, it is a rather time-consuming process. I also attached a pic of the result of doing that for the circle to show what I'm trying to accomplish.
I was hoping to emboss the whole sketch in one step, by copying the two faces into a new surface, and using 'boss extrude', setting 'From' to be 'Surface/Face/Plane and selecting the copied surface, but I can't get that to work. I get an error "Unable to create the extruded feature due to geometric conditions".