Pro/rNGINEER Wildfire Tips & Tutorial (Pro/E Wildfire 4.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 2.0 and 2001)

ProE Wildfire Tips & Tutorials

ProE Wildfire Part Design Tips & Tutorials

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TUTORIAL: Disc Coil Spring using Curve from Equation in Pro/ENGINEER

TUTORIAL: Disc Coil Spring using Curve from Equation in Pro/ENGINEER

TUTORIAL: Disc Coil Spring using Curve from Equation in Pro/ENGINEER Version: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0, wildfire4.0 Datum Curve from Equation tool is to be used when you want to create a disc coil spring / planar spring in Pro/ENGINEER. We are going to create a datum curve from equation as the trajectory and then apply a sweep thru the spiral curve.

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TIPS: (New Feature) Auto Round in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0

TIPS: (New Feature) Auto Round in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0

TIPS: (New Feature) Auto Round in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 Version: ProE Wildfire4.0 The approach of this new feature is similar to the “allow_round_all” hidden config.pro for ProE 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0 and Wildfire3.0   If you are using ProE pre-Wildfire 4.0 versions, you can refer the tips below: TIPS: How to add rounds to all the sharp edges in Pro/ENGINEER  

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TIPS: Rounds Transitions’ Stop Case in Pro/E

TIPS: Rounds Transitions’ Stop Case in Pro/E

TIPS: Rounds Transitions’ Stop Case in Pro/ENGINEERVersion: Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0Below is an example when we need to change the rounds transitions’ stop case. Download the example file here .Notice that the rounds end with an unexpected gap due to the base geometry. See pictures below.

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ProE Wildfire Surface Design Tips & Tutorials

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TUTORIAL: Advanced Surface in Pro/E Wildfire – General Blend (Bottle Tutorial 3)

TUTORIAL: Advanced Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – General Blend (Bottle Tutorial 3) Versions: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0We are going to create the surface for the bottom part of the bottle in this tutorial. This surface is a dome shape surface as well but instead of Free Form Surface, we...

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TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire – Revolve (Bottle Tutorial 1)

TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire – Revolve (Bottle Tutorial 1) Versions: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0This tutorial is the 1st step of the Bottle’s Surface Modeling tutorial for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. The feature covered in this tutorial is Revolve, a basic surface modeling tool.Revolve feature has been modernized since the first ProE...

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TUTORIAL: About Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Boundary Blend Feature

TUTORIAL: About Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Boundary Blend Feature

TUTORIAL: About Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Boundary Blend Feature Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0 Boundary blend is an advanced surfacing tool in Pro/ENGINEER. Starting from Pro/E Wildfire, boundary blend has enhanced with new dashboard interface. Boundary blend allows you to create a quilt from boundaries in one or two directions (U...

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ProE Wildfire Drawing Tips & Tutorials

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TIPS: Substitute Dimension Display with Text or Symbol in Pro/E Drawing

TIPS: Substitute Dimension Display with Text or Symbol in Pro/E Drawing

TIPS: Substitute Dimension Display with Text or Symbol in Pro/E Drawing Version: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0, Wildfire 4.0 Changing the dimension display from dimension’s value to text or symbol in Pro/ENGINEER involves of some simple syntax.  

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TIPS: Superscript and Subscript in Pro/ENGINEER Drawing Notes

TIPS: Superscript and Subscript in Pro/ENGINEER Drawing Notes Version: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 Text style control’s graphic interface in Pro/ENGINEER drawing (Pro/Detail) is very basic. Some syntax is still being used to set the special text styles in ProE drawing notes. The tip below shows you the syntax for superscript and subscript in Pro/ENGINEER.

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TIPS: Useful System Parameters in Pro/E Drawing

TIPS: Useful System Parameters in Pro/ENGINEER Drawing Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 To display a drawing label indicating the model’s useful information in Pro/ENGINEER, you will need to make use of some system parameters. The tables below list down the most commonly used system parameters in Pro/E Drawing. Symbol ‘&’ is used as the syntax to display the system parameter in a note or text field. These system parameters are reserved...

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ProE Wildfire Assembly Modeling Tips & Tutorials

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TUTORIAL: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Assembly Restructure Tool

TUTORIAL: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Assembly Restructure Tool Version: ProE Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0 The assembly restructure tool allows you to reorder your assembly structure between main assembly and sub assemblies in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. Below are the operations than you can perform using the assembly restructuring tool.1. Move a component from main assembly to sub-assembly.2. Move a component from sub-assembly to main...

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TUTORIAL: Spring - Make Flexible in Pro/E Assembly

TUTORIAL: Spring - Make Flexible in Pro/ENGINEER Assembly Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0 and Wildfire3.0 Elastic items always fit into the assigned space in an assembly. It may change its length, width, major & minor diameter or/and so on. Common elastic items in engineering are spring (compression, tension, torsion), rubber and foam.In any MCAD, we used to draw a few of the elastic model with different dimensions. For example, spring can...

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ProE Wildfire Sheet Metal Tips & Tutorials

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TUTORIAL: Pro/E Sheetmetal – Unattached Flat Wall

TUTORIAL: Pro/E Basic Sheetmetal Design (Part 1) – Unattached Flat WallVersion: Pro/E Wildfire 2.0Sheetmetal modeling in Pro/E consists of a different set of features that help us to create Sheetmetal model faster and more accurate. Features like bend, unbend, punch, Sheetmetal cut, corner relief, form, extended wall, flat pattern etc are created for Sheetmetal part modeling.Most of the Pro/E Sheetmetal features are still using the menu manager (pre-Wildfire)...

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TIPS: Set the default bend radius for Sheetmetal part

TIPS: Set the default bend radius for Pro/E Sheetmetal part Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0 & Wildfire 3.0 Pro/ENGINEER takes the default bend radius side and bend radius dimension from Sheetmetal parameters whenever a bend is created. The default bend is always inside radius type with the thickness value as radius. To get a specific value of bend radius, you will need to do some setting...

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TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Punch

TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Punch

TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Punch Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 Punch uses its entire geometry to create the form feature. Form feature is created by merging the interfaced punch geometry to the Sheetmetal part. Below is an example of how the punch form feature is created in Pro/ENGINEER.

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ProE Wildfire Mold Design Tips & Tutorials

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TIPS: Apply Shrinkage by Dimension in Pro/MOLD, Pro/ENGINEER

TIPS: Apply Shrinkage by Dimension in Pro/MOLD, Pro/ENGINEER

TIPS: Apply Shrinkage by Dimension in Pro/MOLD, Pro/ENGINEERVersion: ProE Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0Besides Shrinkage by Scale, You can apply a shrinkage using Shrinkage by Dimension in Pro/ENGINEER. To activate the Shrinkage by Dimension command, you can click Shrinkage > By Dimension in the Pro/MOLD menu manager or simply click the Shrinkage by Dimension icon (hide behind the Shrinkage by Scale icon by default). This article basically explains the...

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TIPS: Apply Shrinkage by Scaling in Pro/MOLD, Pro/ENGINEER

TIPS: Apply Shrinkage by Scaling in Pro/MOLD, Pro/ENGINEER

TIPS: Apply Shrinkage by Scaling in Pro/MOLD, Pro/ENGINEER Version: ProE Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 There are many options available in the Shrinkage by Scale dialog box. Among them, the most commonly used is the formula 1+S with Isotropic options. This article basically explains all the options in detail so that you are able to apply shrinkage in different conditions.

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TUTORIAL: Basic Mold Design with Pro/MOLD in Pro/E (Part 1)

TUTORIAL: Basic Mold Design with Pro/MOLD in Pro/E (Part 1) Version: ProE Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 This tutorial will guide you thru on how to design a mold cavity using Pro/MOLD in Pro/ENGINEER. A simple mobile phone casing is being use in this tutorial which it does not contain any slider and insert in the mold. The objective of this tutorial is to help you to understand the process...

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ProE Wildfire Sketcher, Config & MISC Tips & Tutorials

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INFO: What is hidden config.pro options in Pro/E?

INFO: What is hidden config.pro options in Pro/E?

INFO: What is hidden config.pro options in Pro/ENGINEER? From the name, we understand that these config.pro options are hidden. So, how can it “hidden” and why it is hidden? To make these config.pro options hidden, PTC does not list them in the config.pro reference manual. Besides, you are not able to get them thru the find tool in config.pro options windows. PTC makes...

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TIPS: Set Dimensions and Notes Colors in Pro/E Wildfire

TIPS: Set Dimensions and Notes Colors in Pro/E Wildfire

TIPS: Change Dimensions and Notes Colors in Pro/E Wildfire Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 How can I set the notes and dimensions color in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire drawing?  

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TIPS: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 Open dialog box

TIPS: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 Open dialog box

TIPS: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 Open dialog box Versions: ProE Wildfire 4.0 and above Interface for open file dialog box in ProE Wildfire 4.0 has changed. It is actually based on Windows Vista user interface.

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