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TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 and above

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 and above

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

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0

This tutorial shows you the steps how to create a rectangular pattern using the direction type pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0 and Wildfire 4.0. Download the ProE part file used in the following directional pattern tutorial here (ProE file: directional pattern start.prt ).

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

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - start

2. Select the hole feature in the model tree. After that, press and hold RMB and choose the Pattern command from the list.

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - model tree right menu

3. Pattern dashboard will appear to you at the message area.

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - dashboard

Choose Direction in the drop down list to switch it to the directional type pattern.

Pattern Dashboard - TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0

4. You are now requested to input the reference for 1st direction. Pick the edge as shown below to make it as the reference.

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - 1st direction

After that, change the number of instances to 7. The black dots are representing the pattern instances in the ProE model display.

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - 1st direction preview

5. Next, press and hold RMB at the display background. Select Direction 2 Reference from the drop down menu.

2nd reference right menu - TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0

6. We are going to select the reference of 2nd direction for the rectangular pattern. This time, a planar surface is selected as the reference. The surface normal of a planar surface will represent the direction.

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - 2nd Direction

Enter 4 in the number of instances and the Pro/E model should look like below at the end of this step.

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - 2nd direction preview

7. We are done with the tutorial, click the check mark Pattern Dashboard check in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0, WF3 and WF4 button on the pattern dashboard to confirm the direction pattern feature. The image below shows you the final model for the direction pattern in Pro/E Wildfire.

TUTORIAL: Directional Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 3.0 4.0 - done

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