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TUTORIAL: Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire (Linear Dimension)

TUTORIAL: Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire (Linear Dimension)

Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0

This tutorial shows you the steps how to create a rectangular pattern using the dimension type pattern (linear) in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. Download the ProE part file used in the following dimension pattern tutorial here (ProE file: dimension pattern linear start.prt ).

Dimension Pattern (linear) in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

1. Open the downloaded tutorial start file (dimension_pattern_linear_start.prt ). The ProE model should look like below.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - start

2. Select the hole feature which to be patterned. After that, press and hold RMB to access the context sensitive menu. Choose the Pattern command from the list.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - RMB menu

3. Pattern dashboard will appear to you at the message area. Dimension type pattern is the default for pattern dashboard.

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Pattern Dashboard

The dimensions of the hole feature will be displayed for you to select it as the 1st direction.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - dimensions

4. Select the dimension as shown in the image below (red) for the 1st direction. Input the increment value for the 1st direction in the pattern. Lets key in 20 and ENTER for this tutorial.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - 1st direction

The pattern instances will be represented as black dots for the preview purposes.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - 1st dir preview

5. Next, we need to activate the 2nd direction definition for Pro/E Wildfire pattern feature. Click the cell in the pattern dashboard as show in the image below.

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire pattern dashboard 2 direction

6. Repeat step 4 to define the 2nd direction for the pattern feature.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - 2nd direction

The Pro/E model should look like below at the end of step 6.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - 2nd direction preview

7. Now, lets us increase the number of instances for the pattern feature. Change the quantity for the 1st and 2nd direction in the pattern dashboard to get a 14 x 9 rectangular pattern.

Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - full preview

8. We are done with the tutorial, click the check mark Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire dashboard check - confirm button on the pattern dashboard to confirm the dimension pattern feature. A regeneration bar (WF2 and above) will appear to indicate the progress of the calculation.

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 regeneration progress bar

The image below shows you the final model for the dimension pattern (linear) in Pro/E Wildfire.

Tutorial: Dimension Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - done

 

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