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TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire – Surface Free Form (Bottle Tutorial 2)

TUTORIAL: Surface Modeling in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire – Surface Free Form (Bottle Tutorial Part2)

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

The 2nd tutorial of the Bottle’s Surface Modeling for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire covers the Fill / Flat Surface tool (basic surface modeling tool) and Surface Free Form tool (Advanced Surface tool). In this tutorial, we are going to create the dome shape surface at the top part of the bottle.

You can use the model continue from the Bottle’s Surface Modeling tutorial (Part1) or download the file used in this tutorial – Part2 (bottle_02.prt). Click here to download bottle_02.prt

1. Open the bottle_02.prt and resumes the suppressed features. The model should looks like image shown below. (Skip this step if you are continuing developing from Bottle’s Surface Modeling tutorial - Part1)

Proengineertips bottle tutorial part 2 start

2. We are going to create a fill surface from an existing sketch. Click Edit > Fill ProE Fill Surface icon to activate the Fill Surface tool and then pick the top sketch (Sketch 1) from the screen. Your model should looks like the image shown below by now. (** click to see more on the Fill Surface tutorial )

Proengineertips bottle tutorial fill surface done

3. Next, we will be using the Surface Free Form tool to make the flat surface into a dome shape surface. Click Insert > Advanced > Surface Free Form to start the Surface Free Form command.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form

4. Surface Free Form Dialog box appears. Select the Fill / Flat Surface created earlier as the Base Surface.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form dialog box

5. At the message area, the system is now requesting the number of control curve in UV direction. You will need to input twice which is for U direction and V direction respectively.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form UV control

6. Next, the Modify Surface dialog box appears for you to manipulate the surface control curve.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form control point manipulation

The Fill / Flat surface is now comes with grid and control points for manipulation.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form grid

7. Select and drag the control point as shown below (Normal Direction). When you are done, press the Check button ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form check to confirm.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form control points

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form control points drag

8. A new dome surface will be created as shown in the images below.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form done

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form done - front view

9. Next, hide the Fill Surface feature to make the model looks neat. Besides, unhide the Sketch 3 feature which is been set hidden during the fill surface creation.

ProE model tree hide fill feature ProE model tree unhide sketch

10. The model should looks like this upon completion of this tutorial.

ProE Advanced - Surface Free Form done

 

 

 

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