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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" TUTORIAL: Pro/E Sheetmetal – Unattached Flat Wall

  • Created on Wednesday, 06 December 2006 12:58
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TUTORIAL: Pro/E Basic Sheetmetal Design (Part 1) – Unattached Flat Wall


Version: Pro/E Wildfire 2.0

Sheetmetal 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) interface. For example: none of Sheetmetal feature was being modernized in Pro/E Wildfire. Only two features (create flat wall and create flange wall) were modernized in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 and new interface for first wall and Sheetmetal cut is introduced in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0. As what I can say, so far, more than 50% of the Sheetmetal feature has not been modernized yet.

There are many Wildfire users who are not familiar to the old interface. This tutorial is created base on Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0. Read more: TUTORIAL: Pro/E Sheetmetal – Unattached Flat Wall

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" TIPS: Form Feature in Pro/E Pro/SheetMetal

  • Created on Friday, 14 July 2006 00:00
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TIPS: Form Feature in Pro/SheetMetal

Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0

Sheetmetal 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 the same result.

The image below illustrates the punch and dies in brief. No specific feature needed to create punch and dies. They are just a solid model with part file format (*.prt).

Pro/ENGINEER Sheetmetal Form Feature

Read more: TIPS: Form Feature in Pro/E Pro/SheetMetal

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Die

  • Created on Friday, 14 July 2006 00:00
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TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Die

Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0

Dies uses boundary plane and seed surface to specify the form geometry. Form feature is created when the specify form geometry interface with the Sheetmetal part. Using dies, you are able to create convex or/and concave form feature.

Pro/ENGINEER Sheetmetal die form

Below is an example of how the die form feature is created in Pro/ENGINEER.

Read more: TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Die

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Punch

  • Created on Friday, 14 July 2006 00:00
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TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Punch

Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0


Punch uses its entire geometry to create the form feature. Form feature is created by merging the interfaced punch geometry to the Sheetmetal part.

Below is an example of how the punch form feature is created in Pro/ENGINEER.

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch form

Read more: TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Punch

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" TUTORIAL: Modify bend radius during SM conversion

  • Created on Tuesday, 20 June 2006 00:00
  • Written by Administrator

TUTORIAL: Modify bend radius during Sheetmetal conversion

Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0 & Wildfire 3.0

Pro/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.

Read more: TUTORIAL: Modify bend radius during SM conversion

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" TIPS: Set the default bend radius for Sheetmetal part

  • Created on Friday, 09 June 2006 06:36
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TIPS: Set the default bend radius for Pro/E Sheetmetal part

Version: 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0 & Wildfire 3.0

Pro/ENGINEER takes the default bend radius side and bend radius dimension from Sheetmetal parameters whenever a bend is created. The default bend is always inside radius type with the thickness value as radius. To get a specific value of bend radius, you will need to do some setting in Sheetmetal parameter. Read more: TIPS: Set the default bend radius for Sheetmetal part

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