ENGINEER Tips & Tricks

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Pro/ENGINEER Tips & Tricks innovation

Terry Amundson Mark Fischer global solutions

August 13, 2002

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Agenda ƒ

Introductions

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Goals for Today

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General ProE Tips

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Drawing Tips

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Questions

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Tips & Tricks – Goals

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A Bunch of Things You Probably Knew

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Some Things You Didn’t Know

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Maybe One Thing That Works Great That You Didn’t Know

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Tips & Tricks – General ProE ƒ

Middle Mouse Button to Accept

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Right Mouse Button for Pop-up Redefine/Info/Etc.

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Use Fast Hidden Line Removal

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Renaming Features

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Display Datums While Spinning

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Component Display States

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Explode States

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Assembly – move component using CTRL-ALT

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Drag & Drop Files – from File Explorer

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Tips & Tricks – Model Tree ƒ

Right Mouse Features from Model Tree

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Drag and Drop Re-Order

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Drag and Drop Insert Mode

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Right Mouse in Model Tree

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Custom Model Tree Setups

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Rename/Modify Features in Model Tree

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Tips & Tricks – Drawings (Clarity) ƒ

Z-Clipping (also decreases repaint time)

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Member Display

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Relating Draft Items to a View

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Quilt Hidden Line Removal

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Fonts

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Use @o to attach leader to multi-line text

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Tips & Tricks – Drawings (Ease of Use) ƒ

Right Mouse Modify

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Align Views / Unalign Projected Views

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Copy from other Drawing

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Template Drawings

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Word Wrap (2001)

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Tips & Tricks – Drawings (Speed) ƒ

General Tips: ƒ

Turn off datum displays

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Work in wireframe

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Set auto_regen_views to no

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No View Open (open_simplified_rep_by_default=yes)

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Erase/Resume Views

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Snapshot of View

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Merge Drawings

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BOM Graph

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File Open Create a Table Display in your workspace with 2 columns: Model Name, Description

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File Open Create “Fly Outs” to sort for commonly used objects: Parts, Assemblies, Drawings

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File Open Preview Config.pro Options: z save_model_display z save_drawing_picture_file

shading_low embed

NOTE: “shading_low” will take longer to process than “shading_high”, but takes up less disk space, and is “lighter” when working with “graphics reps”.

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Open Rep Set config.pro option so that Open Rep dialog box comes up by default Open_simplified_rep_by_default

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YES

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Hide / Un Hide Hide / Unhide available from: ‹RMB

in working window

‹RMB

from model Tree

‹View

menu in pull down

‹Assembly ‹Part

– works on Components, Features

– works on Datums, Curves, and Surfaces

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Turn off 1 datum at a time

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No need to create excess layers

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Datum Tag Display You have the ability to turn off labels for: Datum Planes, Coordinate Systems, Axis, Points

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Intent Manager (Sketcher) Learn How to Use the tool ! Turn on these Config.pro options:

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sketcher_readme_button

yes

sketcher_overview_alert

yes

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Tips & Tricks – Sketcher

Middle Mouse Button to get Pick Arrow

Mapkeys – Create & Iconize

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Sketcher Ability to reference an entity that intersects the sketch plane

Pick XSEC button Select SURFACE

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Pro/ENGINEER 2001 Sketcher Cheat Sheet

Line

Sketcher Tools Toolbar

Circle

Sketcher Preferences

Select Item (hold SHIFT to gather more) Rectangle

Arc Tool tangent & 3-point

Concentric Arc

This menu appears when you have nothing selected and click the Right Mouse Button

Concentric Circle

Ellipse

Arc Center & Ends

Conic Arc

Fillet

Elliptical Fillet

Reference Csys

Create Point

Use Edge

Offset Edge

Dynamic Trim

Trim

Divide

Mirror

Scale & Rotate

Copy

Complete Section

Quit Section

Spline

Create Dimension

Centerline

Modify (dimensions, splines & text)

Sketcher Constraints

This menu appears when you have an item selected and click the Right Mouse Button Pressing the DELETE key will delete selected items

Create Datum Plane Create Datum Axis Create Datum Curve Create Datum Points Create Datum Csys Create Analysis Feature

Asynchronous Datum Creation Toolbar (Used Anytime out of Sketcher Mode)

Sketcher Toolbar

Undo Redo

Toggle Vertices

Reorient to Sketch View

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Toggle Dims

Toggle Constraints

Toggle Grid

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ISDX Tutorial D:\Pro/E Loadpoint\apps\tutorials

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Flatten Quilt Create flat pattern of Any* Part *NOTE: All surfaces must be tangent

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“Trace Sketch” “Scan” sketches, apply to Surface Can be used as a sketching aid

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Performance Options Turn off display of datums For BEST performance while SPINNING and FLY THROUGH Of LARGE Assemblies

(Blanking Datums with LAYERS or turning Off DISPLAY of DATUMS with icon is NOT The same!)

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Performance Options Fly Through – from inside Pro/E

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Intent Rounds

Pick in 1 Location All 4 Edges are selected! © 2000 PTC

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Increased understanding of the design Design Insight z Model Player z VCR-like controls over the regeneration of the model z Clear understanding of how the model was constructed

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Compare Part Shape Comparison z z View different versions of same model z z Comprehensive graphical display of feature and geometric differences z z

Compliments Shape Indexing and offers text report of feature differences

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BMX Optimization Features z Capture critical design requirements persistently within the model itself z Ensure that these requirements are ALWAYS met, even as the design changes

always persistently continually

Ensure container holds exactly 5 liters. Maintain balanced crankshaft. Minimize design’s mass. Maximize critical clearance. © 2000 PTC

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Import/Export of board & components 2001 Features z z

Geometry

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Attributes

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ECAD Areas

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Direct Interfaces z z

Allegro Boardstation

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Visula

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Industry standard interfaces z z z z

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Investigation of modifications on re-import z z z z

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IDF2.0 IDF3.0

Board geometry Component placement 29

External Copy Geom ‹A

great way to create Castings & Machined Parts

‹Use

External Copy Geoms – not Copy Geoms in Assembly -NO dependence on Assembly hierarchy

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Sheet metal Hints Create all sheet metal parts with “Absolute Accuracy” (.001) Create all “Form Tools” at same “Absolute Accuracy” Config.pro options: enable_absolute_accuracy

yes

accuracy_lower_bound

0.0000100

HINT: you may have to sketch a small datum curve in your “Template Part” in order to set the “Accuracy” low enough!

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CCS Composites Benicia, CA.

The Company z z Specialists in Compression Molding for custom and production molding of high performance carbon fiber and glass reinforced composites. z z Provides complete design thru manufacturing capabilities. Needs for collaboration • A majority of molded products are jointly designed with the customer to reduce component & associated tooling costs. • Early inclusion of the tool makers to streamline cost and schedule. Benefits z z “Since we started using Pro/Collaborate, we have reduced the time to create a customer product” z z “Our customers are very pleased with the ability to collaborate with us on new projects”

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PTC Customer Care Portal http://www.ptc-mss.com Links to: z Tips & Techniques z Tutorials z FAQ z Customer Support z User Groups z Documentation z Training z And Much Much MORE!

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