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TUTORIAL: Create Form Feature using Punch

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

>> clicks to download the tutorial files .

1. Open the file named sm_bracket.prt

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal

2. From the Sheetmetal toolbar, pick the Create From icon Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal form icon. The menu manager will now appear on the top right corner. Choose Punch in the menu manager and pick Done.

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal form menu manager

3. Next, choose the punch that you are going to use and hit the Open button. For this case, we are going to use punch_04.prt

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch open

4. A new window contains the punch model and the Form Placement dialog box appear. You are now required to define the punch location. You should notice that the form placement dialog box is similar to the assembly placement dialog box. So, you can use the assembly constrain (Automatic, mate, align, insert …) to define the punch location. Any interference will create the form.

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch placement

5. For this tutorial, you can use the default location constrain placement default to place the punch. Hit the preview button and you should get the preview as shown below. Next, hit the OK button to confirm the placement.

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch form

6. Finally, define the form direction by clicking the Flip option. Click Okay when you are done.

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch form

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch menu manager

7. The Sheetmetal part should look like this by now.

Pro/ENGINEER sheetmetal punch form

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