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TUTORIAL: Curve pattern in Pro/E Wildfire3.0

TUTORIAL: Creating curve pattern using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 and Wildfire 4.0

Version: Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 and Wildfire 4.0

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 introduced a new type of pattern by using curve. It sounds great and in fact it is a good tool. Most of the users thought that it is an enhancement from the previous fill pattern function (pattern > fill > curve).

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 creates a new entry for the newly introduced pattern. This has made the pattern dashboard contains of 2 curve patterns - pattern > fill > curve and pattern > curve. Most of the user confused when they want to try the new tool. They always go into the fill curve tool and found no differences compare to the previous version. (Note: The curve option is always hiding at the last options of the pattern type drop down menu.)

A short tutorial is created to create curve pattern using the new pattern > curve tool.

Click here to download the tutorial files before you start.

1. Open the curvepattern_start.prt.

curve pattern in proe Wildfire 3.0

2. Select the cut feature, click Edit > Pattern pattern icon, and choose the curve type from the drop down menu in the dashboard.

pattern dashboard

3. The system will prompts you to select / sketch a curve (read message area). Select the sketched curve from the graphic display or model tree.

pattern dashboard

4. You can control the pattern by using distant curve pattern icon or number of entities curve pattern icon. To get a constant distance between the entities, choose number of entities curve pattern icon and key in a value. You should get a pattern preview by now.

curve pattern in proe Wildfire 3.0

5. Hit the check button OK to complete the tutorial. You model should looks like this.

curve pattern in proe Wildfire 3.0

** Please refer to the file named curvepattern_final.prt as the result.

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