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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TIPS: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Variable Section Sweep

TIPS: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Variable Section Sweep

TIPS: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Variable Section Sweep Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0 What is Variable Section Sweep in Pro/ENGINEER? How it is different compared to the normal sweep tool? From its name, we can roughly know that Variable Section Sweep is a sweep tool with variable section capability. Pretty straight forward isn’t it? For Wildfire user, one of the main observable different is the Graphic User Interface (GUI)....

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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: Create Boundary Blend Surface with 3 Boundaries in Pro/E Wildfire

TUTORIAL: Create Boundary Blend Surface with 3 Boundaries in Pro/E Wildfire

TUTORIAL: Create Boundary Blend Surface with 3 Boundaries in Pro/E Wildfire Version: ProE Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire3.0, Wildfire 4.0 Boundary blend is one of the advanced surface features (parametric surface) in Pro/ENGINEER. Boundary blend feature can be created from 2 boundaries / curves and onwards. This tutorial walks you thru the steps...

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TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Rounds (Bottle Tutorial 7)

TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Rounds (Bottle Tutorial 7)

TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Rounds (Bottle Tutorial 7) Versions: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 After performing merge process, we are going to create some rounds to smoothen up the sharp edges. Rounds tool for solid modeling and surface modeling are the generally the same. In surface modeling, you will not...

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TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Merge Surface (Bottle Tutorial 6)

TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Merge Surface (Bottle Tutorial 6)

TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Merge Surface (Bottle Tutorial 6) Versions: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 The bottle’s surface model is now containing of 4 pieces of quilts which is not stitched together. In this tutorial, we will be using the merge surface tool to join all the quilts into...

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ProE Wildfire Drawing Tips & Tutorials

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TIPS: Component Display Color in Pro/ENGINEER Drawing

TIPS: Component Display Color in Pro/ENGINEER Drawing

TIPS: Component Display Color in Pro/ENGINEER Drawing Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 All the components are displayed in white by default. When you want to make a component different than others, different line types or colors may be your first thought. However, how to change the display color for a component in Pro/ENGINEER drawing?

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TIPS: Radial Pattern Axis Circle in Pro/Detail

TIPS: Radial Pattern Axis Circle in Pro/Detail

TIPS: Radial Pattern Axis Circle in Pro/Detail Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 Axes for pattern holes in Pro/ENGINEER Drawing normally display perpendicular to the screen. For this case, we may need to change the display to a shared circular axis type which will go thru the centre point of all the holes.

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TIPS: Add Plus/Minus Tolerance to the Dimension with Text Display in Pro/E

TIPS: Add Plus/Minus Tolerance to the Dimension with Text Display in Pro/E

TIPS: Add Plus/Minus Tolerance to the Dimension with Text Display in Pro/E Version: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0 How to add the plus / minus tolerance to the dimensions substituted by Text Display in Pro/ENGINEER drawing? The dimension’s tolerance does not showing up after changing it to the dimension with text display.

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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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TIPS: Form Feature in Pro/E Pro/SheetMetal

TIPS: Form Feature in Pro/E Pro/SheetMetal

TIPS: Form Feature in Pro/SheetMetal Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0Sheetmetal form feature require a reference part (tooling) to merge the tool geometry to the sheet metal part in Pro/ENGINEER. So, before creating a form feature in Pro/SheetMetal, you are required to prepare the reference part (tooling) first. There are two types of reference part which you can choose to use, punch or die. Both types basically can create...

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TUTORIAL: Modify bend radius during SM conversion

TUTORIAL: Modify bend radius during Sheetmetal conversionVersion: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0 & Wildfire 3.0Pro/ENGINEER takes the default bend radius side and bend radius dimension from Sheetmetal parameters when a conversion is created. The default bend is always an inside radius type with the radius dimension of thickness value. After the rips are created, you can still able to modify the bend radius dimension at specific bend.

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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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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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About Pro/MOLD for Pro/ENGINEER

About Pro/MOLD for Pro/ENGINEER

About Pro/MOLD for Pro/ENGINEER Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0 Pro/MOLD is an optional module that runs on top of Pro/ENGINEER. This module provides specific tools which help you to design your molds easier and faster. Pro/MOLD is suitable for plastics part mold maker as well as die casting mold maker. By default, Pro/MOLD is installed during the standard Pro/ENGINEER installation but you will need to have a Pro/MOLD license to run...

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ProE Wildfire Sketcher, Config & MISC Tips & Tutorials

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TUTORIAL: Convert unit for a part in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

TUTORIAL: Convert unit for a part in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

TUTORIAL: Convert unit for a part in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0This tutorial shows you how to convert the unit for a part model in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. To begin, open a Pro/E part file which you want to convert its unit. The part shown below was created using inch as the dimensions unit.

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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: prompt_on_exit config.pro option in Pro/ENGINEER

TIPS: prompt_on_exit config.pro option in Pro/ENGINEER

TIPS: prompt_on_exit config.pro option in Pro/ENGINEER Version: ProE 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0prompt_on_exit config.pro option determines if you are prompted to save objects when exiting a Pro/ENGINEER session. The default value for prompt_on_exit config.pro option is no*. Change it to yes to get the prompt at the message area when exiting.prompt_on_exit yes / no*

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