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TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Merge Surface (Bottle Tutorial 6)

TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Merge Surface (Bottle Tutorial 6)

Versions: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0

The bottle’s surface model is now containing of 4 pieces of quilts which is not stitched together. In this tutorial, we will be using the merge surface tool to join all the quilts into one piece. Only 2 quilts to be merge in each merge process. So we need to perform 3 times of merge operation to join 4 quilts all together.

merge wireframe start

You can switch the display to the wireframe view which can help you in identifying the quilt / surface edge type. Referring to the image below, magenta edges indicate one sided edge while purple edges indicate two sided edge.

You can continue using the model from the previous Bottle’s Surface Modeling tutorial or download the file used in this tutorial by clicking here – Part6 (bottle_06.prt ).

1. Open the bottle_06.prt file and resumes the suppressed features. (Skip this step if you are continuing developing from previous Bottle’s Surface Modeling tutorial)

proE merge start

2. You need to make selection first to make the surface merge command activated. Select the two quilts as shown in the image below for merging.

proE merge select

3. Next, pick the merge tool to merge the selected quilts. Alternatively, you can use the Edit > Merge from the menu to start the merge command.

proE merge command

During the merging process, intersecting quilts will be trimmed. Yellow arrows indicate the direction which the portion to be kept. When you are done, click the check mark on the dashboard to confirm the merging.

proE merge quilts

proE merge dashboard

4. Lets continue to merge the rest of the quilts. This time, with the merge feature is selected, press and hold the Crtl key and add the bottom quilt to the selection.

proE merge quilt

Next, click the merge tool to merge the selected quilts. There is no arrow this time because no quilts intersects or to be trimmed. Pick the check mark on the dashboard to commit the feature.

proE merge quilt

5. Repeat the merge process for the selected quilts in the image below.

proE merge quilt proE merge quilt

6. The quilts have been merged into one. The purple color edges in the wireframe model indicate the two sided edges.

proE merge done proE merge wireframe done
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