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TUTORIAL: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Axis Pattern (Circular Pattern)

TUTORIAL: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Axis Pattern (Circular Pattern)

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

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern

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

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

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern - start

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

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern - right menu command

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

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern dashboard

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

Pro/E Wildfire Pattern Dashboard - pick Axis type

The Axis Pattern’s dashboard should looks like below.

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern dashboard

4. You are now requested to pick the axis. Pick the axis as shown below.

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern pick axis

After that, change the number of instances to 8 in the pattern dashboard. Pick the icon shown below to fit the holes to 360 degree.

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern dashboard - pick fit angle

The black dots are representing the pattern instances in the ProE model display.

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern 1st preview

5. Next, input the value to the 2nd direction in the pattern dashboard.

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern dashboard - define 2nd direction

6. The 2nd direction of an Axis Pattern is the PCD of the holes (see below)

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern 2nd preview - PCD

7. We are done with the tutorial, click the check mark Pro/E Wildfire dashboard check button on the pattern dashboard to confirm the axis pattern feature. The image below shows you the final model for the axis pattern in Pro/E Wildfire.

Pro/E Wildfire Axis Pattern done

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