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TUTORIAL: Create Boundary Blend Surface with 4 Boundaries in Pro/E Wildfire

TUTORIAL: Create Boundary Blend Surface with 4 Boundaries in Pro/E Wildfire

Version: ProE Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire3.0, Wildfire 4.0

Boundary blend tool interface has been modernized in Pro/ENGINEER since the 1st version of ProE Wildfire. The GUI is now consolidated in the Wildfire dashboard and it comes with powerful light weight preview. Boundaries selection and other options of the boundary blend tool also become flexible and interactive.

Boundary blend is categorized under the advanced surface feature (parametric surface) in Pro/ENGINEER. From its name, boundary blend surface, we can roughly know that it is a surface which is blended from the boundaries. You can create boundary blend feature from 2 boundaries / curves and onwards. There are a lot of options and tricks which you can play around with. This tutorial walks you thru the steps on how to create a boundary blend quilt / surface for 4 boundaries in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.

ProE Boundary Blend tutorial intro

This tutorial is good to use as the introduction to boundary blend feature and it should be the first tutorial to take if you don’t know anything about ProE boundary blend feature. Download the ProE part file used in the following boundary blend tutorial here (ProE boundary blend with 4 boundaries file).

 

1. Open the downloaded boundary_blend.prt file and resumes the suppressed features.

ProE Boundary Blend tutorial - start

2. To activate the boundary blend command, hits the boundary blend icon ProE Boundary Blend icon from the default icon list or alternatively click Insert > Boundary Blend Tool from the top menu.

ProE Boundary Blend command

The boundary blend dashboard appears.

ProE Boundary Blend dashboard

3. By default, you are requested for the 1st direction boundaries / curves input. Pick the curves as shown in the image below. You should notice that ProE boundary blend tool comes with the light weight preview which shows you the result before complete the steps.

ProE Boundary Blend tutorial - 1st dir pick

4. Next, we are going to make input for the 2nd direction boundaries. Before that, press and hold the RMB, choose ‘Second Direction Curves’ from the context sensitive drop down menu.

ProE Boundary Blend tutorial - RMB menu

5. Pick the 2nd direction curves as shown in the image below. Again, ProE boundary blend light weight preview help you to predict the result.

ProE Boundary Blend tutorial - 2nd dir pick

6. We are done with the tutorial, click the check mark ProE wildfire boundary blend dashboard check on the boundary blend dashboard to confirmProE Boundary Blend tutorial complete

 

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