BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Training Course

BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials

Written By: Stephen Oddy A032

January 2004

Introduction to Pro/DESKTOP V8
Pro/DESKTOP is a feature based solid modelling and assembly modelling package with an inbuilt feature-based drafting package designed to run on a PC. Version 8 differs from previous versions as it is built on the same platform as Pro/Engineer and because of this files can now be transferred between these two packages. The software has three major parts to it being 3D Design, 2D drafting and a 3D Album or visualisation package. All three parts of the software interact and changes made to one effect the others. This is the meaning of Parametric Design. The first package we will look at is the 3D design. Pro/DESKTOP can be controlled using descriptive menu bars or by selecting the options from regular windows pull down menus.

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Pro/DESKTOP ‘DESIGN’ Menu Bars and Functions
The Design Toolbar

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Select line Select Constraints Select Workplanes Select Edges Select Faces Select Parts Draw Lines Draw Circle Draw Rectangle Draw Ellipse Draw Arc Draw Spline Delete Segment

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The Features Toolbar

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Extrude Profile Project Profile Revolve Profile Sweep Profile Insert Holes Round Edges Chamfer Edges Shell Solid Draft Faces Use Component

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The Constraints Toolbar

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Dimension Parallel Perpendicular Collinear Tangent Concentric = Length = Radius Fix lines (clamp) Constraints inspector

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this gives a rotate function. These tutorials can be found under the Pro/DESKTOP help menu. These can be used in conjunction with this manual to help understand the software.The Views Toolbar • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Wire Frame Shaded Transparent Enhanced Trimetric Section Auto-scale Auto-scale selection Zoom in Zoom Out View options Toggle back through views Toggle forward through views Tumble BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 View Options Drop-down menu Other useful Pro/DESKTOP features Pro/DESKTOP has comprehensive help tutorials available. • By rolling the scroll wheel the zoom function is also obtained. Press and hold the centre button when looking at a design and the drawing can be manipulated: • By holding down the mouse centre button and moving the mouse the design is rotated • Press Shift and then left click the centre button and the design is dragged on the screen • Press Ctrl then click the centre button and you can zoom in and out. • Press Ctrl and Shift then click the centre button. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -3- . Other useful features within Pro/DESKTOP are the View and Zoom options available using the centre mouse button or scroll bar.

This means it is PRESELECTED. move the cursor over the item to be selected and you will see it turns BLUE. Once you have clicked the mouse. Once this is selected.Selected Course Tutorials Edge Selected Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -4- .Selecting Lines. face or whatever you selected will now be coloured in RED. edge. If you now want to drag or move the item you move back over it with the cursor and wait for the cursor to change to indicate the item can be manipulated. component or in fact anything within the software the selection tool must first be found and selected from the Design toolbar. BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 No edges selected Edge Pre. edge. face. Faces or Components There are some simple rules when relating to selection within Pro/Desktop which are common to all areas of the software. It is important to understand these rules before you proceed with the rest of the course. Red indicates an item is SELECTED. The item coloured blue will be selected if you click the mouse. When selecting any line. Edges. the line.

Sketches and Workplanes. If you create a feature from a sketch then any changes made to that sketch in the future will change the feature. Sketches and Workplanes To be able to use Pro/DESKTOP you must have an understanding of Features.Features. BOXFORD Sketches Sketches are like sheets of tracing paper and are placed on drawing boards. you get 3 workplaces by default. When you open a new design. You can have multiple sheets of tracing paper or sketches on the same drawing board. Workplanes The best way to think of workplanes is to think of them as drawing boards. A sketch is used to define a feature. Frontal and Lateral. Yellow icons refer to Solids or Features. They are the Base. They allow you to create a feature or select a face. Features Features relate to solids within a design. You cannot have a sketch unless it is on a drawing board or Workplane. When you are drawing on one sketch. The active piece of paper or sketch is always highlighted in black in the sketch list. you can see the lines drawn on other sketches. If you want to draw on a face of an object or anywhere in a design first you need to create a workplane or drawing board. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -5- . If the sketch is deleted the feature will no longer be able to exist. General Rule When looking at the menu bars on the screen you will notice that several of the icons are coloured yellow. edge or part of a feature.

BOXFORD If a sketch is NOT VALID because lines overlap or the profile is not a closed boundary then the shading is not shown. With a new design there is an initial sketch created on the base Workplane by default. By looking in the Workplane design tree you can see the active sketch is called initial and is located on the base Workplane. The sketch is invalid and must be corrected before you try to make a feature from it.Example: Sketches and Features If you open a new design then draw a rectangle this is a sketch. The shading or “fill” indicates that the “Sketch is Valid” or is OK to use to create an extrusion. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Invalid Sketch Valid Sketch Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -6- .

If you draw a rectangle then extrude it the resulting solid is a Feature and appears in the Feature list at the top left of the screen. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Feature List showing Extrusion As designs are created you can select any feature in the list and redefine it at any time. Once the feature is changed you must refresh the design for the change to take effect. BOXFORD Initial Sketch Extrusion created from sketch You can reselect a Feature and modify it from this Feature List. Course Tutorials Right Click to Modify Click to Refresh design when Green Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -7- .

This indicates that the sketch defining a feature has changed and so the design needs to be updated. If we click the Update light the design is updated and the modified feature is shown. which is in this case the initial sketch.If you now draw a circle it will be added to the active sketch. BOXFORD Circle added to initial sketch The Extrusion we defined is applied to all items drawn on the initial sketch. so as soon as we add to or modify the sketch the Green refresh light comes on. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Click to Refresh design when Green Course Tutorials Updated Feature Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -8- .

This is like adding another sheet of paper onto the base drawing board. If we draw a rectangle on the initial sketch on the base Workplane and extrude this up we now have a block. Select New Sketch Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Workplane List & Initial Sketch Course Tutorials Add sketch to Workplane Right click on Base Workplane Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -9- . If we add to the existing initial sketch then whatever we draw will be extruded to the same height as the block.Example 2: Creating New Sketches and Workplanes When you create a new design the software automatically creates three Workplanes and adds a sketch to the base Workplane. Add a sketch to an existing Workplane We need to add a sketch to the base workplane. To do this move the cursor over the Workplane folder named base and Right Click the mouse. BOXFORD Extrusion 1 If we wanted to draw another item and extrude it higher than the block we have we must create a NEW SKETCH to define the new feature.

The new extrusion can be any height. To do this we must create a workplane or drawing board on this face and add a sketch or sheet of paper to the drawing board. The sketch can overlap lines on other sketches an will remain valid. If you try to add a sketch to a face where there is not already a drawing board then Pro/DESKTOP will automatically create this for you. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 New sketch on Base Workplane New Extrusion in Feature List Add a sketch and create a new Workplane Course Tutorials If you want to draw on the top of the cylinder we need to add a sketch to the top face of the cylinder.You can now draw some additional geometry on the new sketch and create a new extrusion using the new sketch. BOXFORD New sketch can overlap other sketches Extrusion 2 The Workplane tree and Feature tree show the additional sketches and features. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 January 2004 -10- Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course .

BOXFORD Face Pre-highlighted Face Selected With the face pre-highlighted. Right click the mouse anywhere on the screen or go to the workplane menu then select New Sketch. Note as you move near the edge of the face it pre-highlights in Blue. Course Tutorials Name sketch & Create Workplane Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -11- .First select the Face Selector tool from the Design toolbar and select the top face of the cylinder. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Right click and select New Sketch The new sketch window appears and automatically suggests that a new Workplane is also created. left click the mouse and the face will be selected and coloured in red. Note: sketch 2 is in bold type so is the active sketch. You can now name the new sketch and Workplane or accept the default suggestions then click OK.

Just select the edges or faces prior to selecting the feature. BOXFORD Sketch 2 on Workplane 1 Extrusion 3 Select the top face of the cylinder with the face selector tool. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -12- . Multiple edges or faces can be selected by holding down shift during the selection process.Now draw a rectangle on top of the cylinder Once the rectangle is drawn it can be extruded as shown. Face selected Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Face Selection tool From the Feature Menu or toolbar select the Round Edges feature and set the radius to 8mm Set Radius to 8mm Course Tutorials Round Feature Applied The Chamfer Edges feature works in the same way as the Round Edges feature.

The dimensions within the Design package are used in the Drawing package also and enable the design to be changed at any time. Course Tutorials Pre-selected Reference Line Selected Reference Line Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -13- . The dimension tool is located on the constraints toolbar as shown. Below is a sketch that has been drawn freehand which we will now dimension.Tutorial 1 Dimensioning When you are designing in Pro/DESKTOP it is important that you dimension your sketches. It is good practice to select a reference line and dimension everything in relation to this. There are several ways to dimension parts some of which are shown below. Click on the line to select it. the colour will change to red to show it is selected. To do this move over the line with the Dimension tool and the line will be pre-selected and coloured blue. BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Un-dimensioned Sketch Dimension Tool A Reference line is selected.

Note as you move over the line the cursor changes to show a dimension tool and the line to be dimensioned is preselected in Blue.Now move the mouse to select the line that we will dimension to. Release the mouse to drop the dimension. Click on the line and hold down the mouse button and drag the dimension away. BOXFORD Line to be dimensioned Pre-Selected Repeat for other edges Dimension dragged and dropped Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Line to be dimensioned Pre-Selected Dimension dragged and dropped Select the Left hand edge as a reference then dimension the vertical edges. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -14- .

Move over the arc and it will pre-select in Blue.Dimensioning a Circle or an Arc First you must ensure no reference lines are selected (if they are. BOXFORD Pre Selected Arc Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Arc selected then dimensioned as Dia Dimension to the centre of a Circle or an Angle When dimensioning the centre of an arc or circle you must first highlight a reference line by selecting it and ensure it is coloured red. (red) click on it and drag it away. When the black square is present any dimensions will snap to this point. whilst the arc is pre-selected click and hold the mouse button and drag the dimension away. If you want to dimension a Radius value. then when it is selected. then. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -15- . To select the centre of a circle you have to move the cursor to a position just inside its diameter and then you will see a black square appear marking the centre. If you want to dimension as a Diameter value. first select the line. click the mouse away from any line).

When dimensioning an angle first select reference side then move over the line whose angle you want to dimension until the line is Pre-Selected and coloured Blue. BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -16- .The same is done to dimension the circle to the other reference edge. Click and drag the dimension.

Exercise 1 Dimensioning Draw a Rectangle Draw a circle in the centre of the rectangle: Insert a radius in all 4 corners of the rectangle Dimension as shown Dimensions: 50mm x 100mm Diameter 25mm Radius 8mm BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -17- .

Extrude the square 50mm. BOXFORD Create a new Sketch on a Workplane Select the front face of the cube using the face selector tool. Name the Sketch Name Front Design Name the Workplane Front Face Course Tutorials View onto the workplane Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -18- . Note that the face highlights when selected Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Right click the mouse and select New Sketch. adding material to make a cube. Sketch a rectangle on the base Workplane.Tutorial 2 Workplanes Sketches and Extrusions Open up a new design. Dimension the rectangle (50mm x 50mm) turning it into a square.

BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 View Trimetric so you can see the preview of the feature as it is defined Extrude the face back 10mm. Note: The pink shaded area is the cube.Draw a 15 mm diameter circle in the centre of the face. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -19- . Dimension the circle centre. the square and the circle diameter as shown. Draw a 36mm square inside the original block leaving a 7 mm boarder around the edge. Set to subtract material BELLOW the workplane.

Repeat the process for all the other faces of the cube. BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Exercise 2 Workplanes Sketches and Extrusions Repeat the Tutorial and create the cube as shown above. Call this sketch base extrusion. Select the 6 round centre faces and apply a Round Edges or Chamfer Edges feature to each. Right click the mouse then select New Sketch. Ensure all workplanes and sketches are named. When you get to the last face which is the bottom of the cube. Select each face in turn. Ensure you name both the sketch and the Workplane so you can identify them later. When you extrude this face you will subtract material ABOVE the workplane. you will NOT create a new workplane but add the new sketch to the existing base Workplane. Note that you are adding a workplane on each face other than the base. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -20- .

These include: EDIT FUNCTIONS • Transform • Duplicate LINE • • • • BOXFORD Mirror Offset Chain Project Add Text FEATURES • Revolve • Swept Profile • Helical Sweep • Loft through Profile • Draft Face • Deform face • Insert Holes • Shell • Pattern ASSEMBLY • Add / Replace • Align • Mate • Offset TOOLS • Workplanes • Components • Features Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -21- .Pro/DESKTOP ‘DESIGN’ Advanced Functions The next section of this manual covers more of the drawing tools and features available within Pro/DESKTOP.

From the Edit menu select transform Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 With the translate option selected type (12. Draw a rectangle starting from the origin Draw a circle inside the rectangle as shown.-24). BOXFORD Create a new design.Tutorial 3: Transform The transform feature allows vectors (lines in a sketch) to be moved. The size is unimportant Ensure the circle is selected (RED). then select Edit. Course Tutorials Select all the items on the drawing.12) then OK. this will override any attempt to scale the lines. Notes: If components are linked to other components with any constraints then the transform feature effects both components. Any constraints applied to the sketch prior to transforming the object will take priority over the transform command. Type in an angle of 45 degrees and the whole part rotates around the axes by 45 degrees. If lines are dimensioned. the circle will move a further 12mm away from the Axes. If you type 12.12 once more and OK. transform and rotate. rotated or scaled in relation to the origin. Shift the circle back to its original position with a command of (-24. The centre of the circle will move a 12mm away from the Axes in both the X and the Y axes. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -22- .

Transform and scale. Select Edit.5 The circle diameter and the distance from the axes reduces by half. If the centre is pre highlighted then the axes will be placed on centre. Exercise 3 Transform Rotate and Scale Draw a rectangle and then an ellipse BOXFORD Right click then Reposition Axes in the centre of the ellipse. Course Tutorials Select the ellipse then rotate through 30 degrees about the axes Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -23- .Select just the circle again. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Note: When you are repositioning the axes. Set the scale to 0. note that the centre of the ellipse pre highlights as you move near.

DUPLICATE menu and set repeats as shown Course Tutorials On accepting the values by clicking OK you should get the following display once you Auto Scale Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -24- . Select all the lines in the sketch and ensure they are coloured Red. Set the diameter of the large circle to 80mm and the smaller one to 25mm. view onto the workplane then draw two circles as shown and trim out the overlapping lines with the trim tool. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Select the EDIT.Select the rectangle and reduce it in scale by 50% BOXFORD Tutorial 4 Duplicate Open a new design.

Use the undo command to return to the original drawing. you can rotate an object around the axes through a set angle. Circular Rotation through a total angle Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Circular Rotation through a separation angle Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -25- . (Right click the mouse and select reposition axes) BOXFORD The sketch can be duplicated several times through a total angle or a separation angle. Examples of both are shown below. Using a circular repeat. Note to do this you need to reposition the axes.

BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -26- . Reposition the axes as required.Exercise 4 Duplicate Create the following design using the Duplicate function. Draw just one ellipse and create the following using just the Edit and Duplicate function. You should be able to create this with just 3 operations after drawing the initial ellipse.

A control box now appears asking you to select the lines you want to mirror. Construction lines have no effect on the profile. Course Tutorials From the Line menu select the Mirror option. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Construction Lines If you select all the lines so they are all highlighted in red then right click the mouse you can convert the lines to construction lines. As soon as these lines are drawn you will see that the letter R is no longer filled with colour as the profile is no longer valid. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -27- . There are two options available. Next we will draw some lines that we will use to mirror around. Offset Chain Open a new design. select the letter R and make sure the construction lines are not selected. Set the Height to 74mm BOXFORD Note: You can drag the height of the text while watching the preview. Go to the Line menu and then select Add Text Outline Type a letter R and select Arial Black as the font. Select Line first then using the line select tool. The sketch then becomes valid again.Tutorial 5 Mirror.

Now select the Axes option from the control box. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -28- . The Lines to mirror can be construction lines. Note if you select any of the straight lines that make up the letter R then they can also be used as an axis. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Note: The Lines to mirror about must be straight lines Multiple mirrors can be made in one operation. Using the line select tool click on each of the construction lines in turn and you will see a preview Select each of the construction lines in turn and you will see the mirror preview. BOXFORD If you hold down shift and select all the construction lines together then a multiple mirror can be done. Ensure the Preview option is checked. Lines used as the part to be mirrored can also be used as the axes.

Add a radius to the corner as shown Select all the lines of the sketch BOXFORD Select the Line menu. Now click both sides of the line and you will see two offset lines appear. Course Tutorials Note: This tool is useful when manufacturing parts where you need to create a cutter-path offset from the original geometry.Open a new design Draw a rectangle then view onto the Workplane. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -29- . Select Offset Chain Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Type in or drag the offset line 10mm inside the original profile.

Extrude the final profile 20mm high BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -30- . Create an offset chain profile outside 2 of the letter T’s with an offset of 10mm. Mirror the text 4 times about construction lines so that the letters can still be extruded.Exercise 5 Mirror and Offset Chain & Construction Lines Create the following design: Draw a Letter “T” 100mm high in Arial Bold Text.

BOXFORD Draw 3 rectangles on this face to create skids on the pallet base. Draw a rectangle and extrude the rectangle up to create a base as shown. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -31- . Select the middle face of the pallet and create a new sketch Draw an ellipse on the new sketch then select Project option from the Features toolbar. We are going to design a pallet base. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Set the Project options as shown. Course Tutorials Material is added above the Workplane until it reaches the next face.Tutorial 6 Project and Add Text Open a new Design. Extrude as shown. Select the top face of the extrusion and create a new sketch on the face.

Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Material subtracted to the Next face. Note the subtract does not start until it reaches a solid and ends at the next face. Select Redefine and it is possible to change any of the values. Move the mouse over the feature to be changed and Right Click.If you want to change any feature after it has been defined. Subtract Material to next face. BOXFORD The following screen shots show the results while projecting with different settings for the Project feature. Course Tutorials Adding material below the Workplane Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -32- . you must select the feature list at the top left of the screen.

Symmetrically about the workplane Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Add Material Symmetrically. Symmetrically about the workplane stopping at the next face after material has been removed. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -33- . Subtract Material.Material added below the Workplane. BOXFORD Add Material.

BOXFORD Subtract Material through entire part. Material has been removed through the entire part. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Add Text Outline Create a new Design.Note: Material has not been removed from the back face as the settings are to remove to the next face. Course Tutorials Draw a rectangle base 150mm x 130mm and extrude up 10mm Select the top face of the rectangle and create a new sketch called Text. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -34- .

Course Tutorials Once you click OK the text is placed in the sketch. You can no longer change font or adjust spacing. Adjust the spacing slider and you will see the gap between the letters change. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 If you reposition the axes you can move the start point of the text. Then select Add Text Outline”. if not ensure that the preview box is checked. The Text becomes a series of lines and is no longer text. Select Arial Black as a Font.Select the Line menu. Once you add a value in the height box a preview will appear provided. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -35- . Type BOXFORD in the Text Box. BOXFORD The Text is positioned starting at the axes.

If required. use the transform command to rotate the text by 90 degrees. BOXFORD Exercise 6 Project and Add Text Create a box as shown with the Text “Exercise 6" extruded on the base and a bar projected through the top. adding or subtracting material as shown.Once the Text is placed it becomes a sketch and can be used to create a feature. You can extrude the Text. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -36- .

Draw two straight lines as shown BOXFORD Draw the lines then when they are selected (coloured red). Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 These lines can be used as axes and providing they are construction lines. It is possible to revolve around a workplane that is perpendicular to the profile. Ensure that the profile is filled to show it is valid. do not make the profile invalid. right click the mouse and toggle them to be construction lines. Select the sketch name you have drawn the shape to be revolved in as the profile. Select the vertical line on the left hand edge of the profile (where the Axes are located) and click OK.Tutorial 7 Revolve The revolve feature allows a profile to be revolved about an axis. It is possible to rotate around a solid edge of a feature in the same plane as the profile It is possible to rotate around a straight line in the profile sketch or a line on another sketch on the same workplane. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 January 2004 -37- Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course . Course Tutorials The control box that appears defaults to 360 degrees rotation. The profile must be a closed shape that is valid (shaded). The axis tool defaults to lines. Select Redefine. Right click on the revolve feature in the feature list at the top left of the screen. Revolve about a Line A construction line can be drawn as an axis within a sketch containing a profile. Select the Revolve feature. Draw a profile as shown.

If the revolve is redefined it is possible to revolve around the vertical construction line as shown. Course Tutorials If the revolve is redefined with the axis as the horisontal construction line then the result is as shown. Again the revolve angle is 180 degrees. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -38- . Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 180 Degree Revolve.Now select the Vertical line at the bottom right of the profile as the axis Select the revolve angle and set it to 180 degrees BOXFORD 180 degree revolve around the bottom outside edge of the profile.

positioned to the left of the block as shown. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -39- .Revolve about an edge Draw a rectangle and extrude it up. Draw a circle on the new sketch. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Redefine the feature using the vertical edge of the block as the axis. Select the top horizontal edge of the block as shown. Select the axes and use the edges option. BOXFORD Select the revolve feature and set the sketch with the circle on it to be the profile. Again revolve through 360 degrees. Select the front face of the block and create a new sketch and workplane on it. Set the revolve angle to 360 degrees.

Exercise7 Revolve Draw the following profile and construction line. try and add a key to the shaft and a hole for a grub screw. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -40- . Revolve the profile around the vertical construction line to produce the part as shown BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials If you have time.

Draw a rectangle on the base workplane Initial sketch and extrude it upwards. Select the sketch to use as profile to be Profile. This allows a profile to be extruded but to change direction along its path. BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Select the sweep profile option from the feature toolbar or feature drop-down menu. Draw a Circle on the Profile sketch positioning it at the top left hand corner of the face.Tutorial 8 Swept Profile The sweep feature allows a profile to be swept (extruded) along a path. Select the front face. Leave the Add Material checked. Course Tutorials If the initial sketch is used as the path then the profile will be swept around all four sides of the block. then create a new workplane and sketch upon it. Call the workplane front face and the sketch Profile. A sweep requires two sketches one to be used as the profile and the other to be used as the path along which the profile is to be swept. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -41- .

It is possible to add a new sketch to the design and create a new path.Sweep adding material BOXFORD Sweep subtracting material If additional profiles are added to the profile sketch then the update light will become green and the sweep will effect the new parts of the profile. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -42- . Additional circles added to Profile sketch Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Refreshed Profile The path used for the above sweeps has been the initial sketch. Make a new Workplane called top and a new sketch called Path. Put a radius in both the corners. Course Tutorials Draw the following path on top of the block. If the profile was only required on 3 sides of the block then the path would only be drawn on 3 sides. Select the top face of the block.

Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Cutter profile shown on the top corner of the block Path on top of block 60mm Radius Course Tutorials Finished sweep subtracting material Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -43- . BOXFORD Exercise 8 Create a block 200mm x 160mm in size and extrude it to a height of 100mm. Set the material to add. Sweep the profile around the cutter path on top of the block and subtract material to create the following part.Set the sweep profile to use the Profile as the sketch profile and Path 1 to be used as the Path. Create a cutter profile as shown.

Make sure the circle is filled to show it is valid. Select the Sweep along a Helix feature from the feature menu as shown. On the initial sketch draw a vertical line. The sweep can follow an edge or a line but the profile has to be a valid sketch.Helical Sweep The Helical Sweep feature is a cross between the Revolve and the Sweep features. Then make another sketch called profile on the same workplane and draw a circle. Now select the vertical line. then select the line option from the Axis drop-down menu. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Enter a value into the pitch box and ensure the pitch is large enough to prevent a self intersecting sweep. BOXFORD Select the profile sketch to be used as the profile. Course Tutorials Finished Sweep Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -44- .

Several options are available for creating workplanes. BOXFORD Go to the workplane menu and select New workplane. Open a new design. The new workplanes are added as shown. Create a new workplane. Select Offset. offset by 50mm from the base. Click OK. offset 50mm from the previous plane. So far we have used just the Workplanes that are created automatically when a new design is opened or Workplanes have been added to the faces of a component already defined. In this tutorial we will create Workplanes and add sketches to them before defining the sketches to make the feature. To be able to draw the sketches required to produce a loft. It allows parts to be designed that change from profile to profile. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 The workplane can be offset from any workplane that already exists by selecting the workplane first.Tutorial 9 Loft Through Profile The loft feature allows a design to be produced moving through several workplanes. a series of workplanes and sketches have to be created. You can also get the add workplane option by Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 January 2004 -45- Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course . Course Tutorials Repeat the process of adding workplanes with an offset of 50mm. Note the new workplane is now the active workplane.

To be able to draw on these Workplanes we need to add a sketch to them. To add a sketch to the workplane move the cursor over the workplane folder and Right click. Select the New Sketch option.right clicking once you have created one new workplane. To do this move the cursor over the initial sketch and double click. At the top right of the screen. It is possible to select any sketch by double clicking on it in the tree. The + symbol next to the Base Workplane indicates there is a sketch or sketches on the workplane. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -46- . each new workplane is displayed. Course Tutorials Select the Initial sketch on the base workplane to be the current sketch. BOXFORD Once a sketch is added to the workplane a + symbol appears next to it in the tree. The active sketch and workplane is indicated by the sketch name and workplane being in bold type. You can name the sketch at this time. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Add sketches to each of the 6 new workplanes Clicking the plus sign expands the tree so the sketches can be seen.

You can rearrange the order of sketches by clicking on them in the list then selecting move up or move down. Ensure the Initial sketch is the active sketch (bold font) View onto the workplane. Select OK and the Loft will be displayed. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Finished Loft. Select the loft option from the feature menu then with the line select tool select all the sketches in the profile. Select Sketch 2 and draw a larger circle again Repeat for all the sketches until you have a series of profiles creating the profiles of the vase. Draw a circle diameter 300mm from the axes centre as shown. BOXFORD Select sketch 1 on Workplane 1 and draw a slightly larger diameter circle. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -47- .The profile of a vase is now going to be defined.

Frontal and Lateral Workplanes. In this example a sketch has been made on the Base.It is possible to loft through sketches in different workplanes. All the sketches are valid. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Finished Loft. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -48- . It is possible to move the corners that the loft follows by selecting the sketch in the profile list and then clicking on the yellow drag handle. BOXFORD The loft has been selected and the profiles linked.

When the loft is complete. BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -49- .Exercise 9 Create Offset Workplanes and Loft Open a New Design Create 6 offset workplanes and design a vase incorporating Rectangles. Circles and Ellipses. shell the component by selecting the top face and the shell feature from the feature menu. You may have to change the wall thickness to make the function work. Try a wall thickness of 5mm.

Tutorial 10 Draft Face Deform Face
Open a new design. Draw a rectangle 100mm x 80mm. Extrude it to a height of 50mm. Select the front face of the block.

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Select the Draft face feature from the feature menu toolbar or the Feature drop-down menu. Drag the face back to an angle of 35 degrees Note: The plane the draft relates to can be changed but in this case the draft is relative to the base workplane.

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Select both the side faces of the block together. To do this select one face then holding down the shift key select the second face. Select the draft face feature and drag both faces in 20 degrees then click OK.

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Select the front face of the block Select the Feature, Modify Solids and Deform face. Pull the face forwards by 25mm Select the top face. Deform the face by 20mm The following shape results.

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Exercise 10 Create the following shape using the draft face and deform face commands. The block is 80 x 60 x 20mm high. The front face is at an angle of 45. The sides are at an angle of 15 degrees. The top is depressed by 15mm.

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Tutorial 11 Insert Holes
Create a new design. Draw a rectangle 100mm x 80mm and extrude to 25mm high. Select the top face and create a sketch called Countersink and a workplane called Top.

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Draw 4 holes on the Countersink sketch as shown. It does not matter what diameter the circles are drawn as they are only used to define the centre of the holes.

Select the Insert Holes feature from the Feature tool bar or drop-down menu.

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It is possible to select the type of hole, in this case select Thru Entire Part. Standard hole types available are ISO, UNC, UNF. If one of these is selected then the values relating to the selected size are automatically entered into the relevant boxes relating to hole size, diameter, countersink depth and angle. Changing the type of hole to counter-drill, counter bore etc also changes the values. It is essential to check that all the boxes relating to the hole have a value entered.

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Once OK is clicked, the feature is created.

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Draw two more circles on the Countersink sketch and you will see that the green refresh light is now lit. The hole feature again effects all things drawn on the defining sketch.

Click the green light and two new countersunk holes appear.

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Use construction lines and dimensions to locate the holes BOXFORD Now create a new sketch and add 6 x ISO M6 counterbored holes 15mm deep.Exercise 11 Drill Holes and Construction Lines Create a new design with a block 120mm x 80mm extruded to a height of 20mm On the top of the block create a new sketch drill 4 x ISO M8 countersunk holes through the entire block. (Use the duplicate function to position the holes) Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Create the finished part as shown Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -54- . located 10mm in from each corner. The holes are located around the circumference of a 50mm diameter circle located in the centre of the block as shown.

It would have been possible to EDIT Duplicate the circle as we have done previously but the circles would overlap and would need to be trimmed. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 The result is a groove in the side of the knob. BOXFORD Select the top face and add a Round to the edge with a radius of 4mm Now create a new sketch. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -55- . By selecting the feature (projection) and right clicking on it. Create a new design Draw a circle of 60mm diameter. We are going to pattern (repeat this grove) 12 times around the diameter of the circle. Extrude the circle up 25mm with a draft angle of 8 degrees.Tutorial 12 Pattern and Shell The pattern feature allows a feature to be duplicated. Project this profile above the workplane subtracting material without any taper angle. Using a vertical construction line to locate the centre draw a circle as shown overlapping the original part. you can select the pattern command.

The Shell command hollows out an object from a selected face leaving a specified wall thickness.Once the pattern window is open using the select edge tool click on the outer edge of the knob and a green arrow appears showing direction of the pattern. leaving a wall thickness of 3mm as shown. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -56- . Enter 12 repeats and an angle of 30 degrees. Select the base face then select the Shell Solids feature from the Feature toolbar or drop-down menu. We are now going to shell the knob. BOXFORD Once OK is clicked the pattern is completed and the finished product looks like this. Course Tutorials Shell the object from the base. A preview can be seen. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Rotate the part so that the base is upwards. Enter the number of repeats and angle between them.

Rotate the part over and shell out. the second one 20mm.Exercise 12 Pattern and Shell Create a new design. select the feature tree at the top left of the screen and find the second extrusion in the design. Once this is extruded. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Right click on the extrusion and pattern it 8 times around the diameter of the circle. BOXFORD Trim the overlapping lines to make the sketch valid. Draw a circle 120mm diameter and extrude up 10mm. Extrude the second sketch up a further 10mm as shown. The first circle is 80mm diameter. with an angle of 45 degrees. Create a new sketch and workplane on the top face and draw two circles as shown. leaving a 3mm wall thickness. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -57- .

Select component option in the drop-down menu at the top left of the screen and you will see both parts displayed. When assembling parts ALWAYS START WITH A NEW DESIGN. Check the very top menu bar to see that the part name says New Session and has a default name. Click the mouse and hold down and the part can be moved. The constraints put onto the components as they are assembled are listed in the tree at the Left of the screen and can be checked. (This confirms that we are starting an assembly and are not adding parts to a component design). Move back over the part and the cursor changes to a drag icon. Now select add component again and add the lid. Go to the Assembly drop-down menu and select add component.Tutorial 13 Assembly Using Pro/DESKTOP it is possible to assemble parts together. Click the part and it is selected in red. If you open up a design of a part and add other parts to it then when the design is saved the other components become part of the design. There are several commands that are used and examples of these are shown below. BOXFORD Selecting a Part When components are added to the design they can be selected with the Parts select tool from the “Design toolbar” Move over the part and it will pre-highlight in blue. Find the box component and select it. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Selected Part Part ready to be dragged Pre-Selected Part Open a new design. (Choose component rather than Workplanes or features) Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -58- . The components will be displayed as shown. deleted and redefined.

Move the wheel and rotate the box so that the holes in both are visible. Now select the other 2 side faces and align them also. The box and lid are shown mated together. Use the face selector tool and select the bottom face of the lid. When two faces are mated they will touch face to face. BOXFORD Right click the mouse and then select the Mate option.Mate (This function pulls two faces together face to face) To make the top fit onto the top of the block the two faces must be mated. Highlight the faces of the holes as shown. (The two components can be slid apart but the faces remain in the same plane) Align (When 2 parts are aligned. Right click the mouse and select Centre Axes and the centre line of the two holes will line up. The two faces of the box and lid have been selected together. Hold down Shift and then select the top face of the block so both are highlighted in Red. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 January 2004 -59- Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course . Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Centre Axes (this function centres cylindrical faces down the centre axis) Course Tutorials Add a new component called “wheel”. the selected faces are both in the same plane facing the same way) The align command will be used to line up the side faces of the box with the side faces of the lid. (Hold down the shift key to allow both faces to be selected) Right click the mouse and select Align.

By selecting the face of the wheel nearest the box and the front face of the box. which will make the wheel remain a fixed distance from the face of the block. an offset mate can be created. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -60- . It can be moved closer to and further away from the box and can also be rotated. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Faces selected Faces offset Orient (The orient command is used for a rotary (angular) constraint) The angle of the faces in the slot in the wheel can be set to an angular dimension from any face of the box.If the wheel is selected and dragged. In this case we have used an Offset Mate with a value of 20mm which will keep the wheel 20mm away from the face of the box (also maintaining the centre line of the holes). BOXFORD Wheel centred on hole Wheel moved on centre line If the wheel is selected and dragged it is now constrained on the centre line. it now follows the line of the axis hole. Offset (The offset command allows parts to be assembled using both mating or aligning constraints but adding an offset or gap between the faces either + or -).

It is possible to redefine the values relating to any constraint from here Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -61- . Right click the mouse and set an angular Orient value of 320 degrees.Select both the top of the lid and a face of the slot in the wheel. BOXFORD At the bottom of the menu at the left of the screen the constraints for any selected component can be found. Find the orient command and right click on it.

If you select either component they can be moved. BOXFORD Select the Block and Right click the Mouse. Add another component and add a peg. The bottom of the peg and the face at the bottom of the hole are mated.Assembly Tutorial Open a new design. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Select the outside face of the peg and the inside face of the hole and then centre the axes. Right click the mouse and select mate. The peg cannot be moved now. Add component and select the Block. The block will remain in a fixed position as components are imported. Use the FIX COMPONENT command. Course Tutorials The peg is now fixed in the hole. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -62- . (Note: It is still possible to change the view using the mouse but as components are added the block will remain in a fixed position and the new components will be moved in relation to the block) Use the face selector tool (F) and select both the bottom face of the peg and the bottom face of one of the holes in the block. The only motion available is to rotate the peg.

Add another peg and again mate one end with the bottom of a hole then centre the axis of the diameter with the inside faces of the holes. Select the face of one of the mounting holes and then the face of one of the holes in the hinge and CENTRE THE AXES. This will rotate the hinge to be in the correct orientation. Select the flat face of the hinge and the face of the block with the mounting holes. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -63- . Course Tutorials Select two faces that will mate when the hinge is assembled and then select MATE. Select the remaining mounting hole and the other hole in the hinge and again Centre the axes. Right click to get the assembly menu and MATE the faces. Repeat adding all nine pegs. BOXFORD Add another component and select the hinge. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Add another Hinge to the design.

Centre the axes and this will orient the pin down the centre of the hinge. Select the outside diameter of the Pin and a cylindrical face of the Hinge. This will link the two hinges.Select a cylindrical face of each of the hinges and then Centre the Axes. Select the remaining mounting hole in both the Hinge and Lid and again CENTRE THE AXES. Use the select part tool and select the new hinge. Do not worry that the lid appears to be upside down. Mate the two faces. Course Tutorials Add another component which is the Hinge Pin. The movement is limited to just a rotary motion. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Select a mounting hole in the lid and a mounting hole in the Hinge and CENTRE THE AXES. Select the face of the Lid with the mounting holes in it and the face of the Hinge as shown. BOXFORD Add a new component and add the Lid. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -64- .

The motion available allows the lid to be opened and closed. Each part of the assembly is identified in the top list and the constraints relating to the selected part are displayed in the lower section of the menu. The block does not move because it was fixed at the beginning of this Tutorial. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials In the diagram above select components in the drop-down menu at the top left of the screen. Select the pegs to be blue and the block to be pink. Select the Lid using the Select Part Tool. The assembly is now complete. Select ALIGN. Set the Lid to be bright Yellow. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 January 2004 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course -65- . Right click the Mouse and select SET COMPONENT COLOUR. BOXFORD Using the SELECT PART tool select the Lid.Select the end face of the Pin and the end face of the Hinge.

Once the part is selected in the parts list there is a list of constraints displayed below. To be able to see these constraints easily it is best to display the assembly in the TRANSPARENT mode. To view the constraints on a part select the Component list and select the part in question. BOXFORD The Mate is the constraint locking the face of the hinge to the face of the lid. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Centre 13 Course Tutorials Centre 12 Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course Mate 11 Mate 11 January 2004 -66- . By hovering the mouse over a part in an assembly it can be identified. The Lid in the TIC TAK TOE assembly has the following constraints. The Centres relate to the hole in the lid and the hole in the Hinge.Editing Constraints Once parts have been assembled the constraints are in place. Once the assembley view is transparent then select each constraint in turn by left clicking the mouse over it in the list. If a constraint is placed in the wrong place or is over constraining a component they can be edited or deleted.

Ensure the base is fixed and the lid can be opened and closed. Colour the base in Red. the Lid in Yellow and the Pegs in green. BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -67- .Exercise 13 Assembly Repeat the above tutorial and assemble the TIC TAC TOE game.

The Drawing Program is started by selecting file new then Engineering drawing. There are also 3 other options of New Design. Select New Engineering drawing. If you open a design in session then both a drawing window and a design window are opened together so you can design then import the design into the drawing. Which ever way you open an engineering drawing the menu bars and tools work in the same way. You will now have an empty A3 drawing sheet. There are templates or blank sheets that can be selected. If you select one of the templates you can then select one of the open designs and it will be imported and distributed on the sheet. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -68- . This allows a dimension given in the 3D design package to be altered within the 2D part of the software and both drawings are dynamically linked and changed together. Browse for the blank A3 Drawing file as shown.The Drawing Package Within Pro/DESKTOP there is a conventional 2D drawing package where blueprint drawings of the designs can be obtained. BOXFORD It is also possible to browse for a blank sheet and open a new empty design. The dimensions given in the 3D package can be automatically imported and are used to Parametrically link the 2D and the 3 D designs. Select open Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials From the New Engineering Drawing menu select New empty design and Click OK. You must decide if you want to open a template or a blank sheet. If you want to open a blank sheet then you must first browse for the document to open. Design in Session or open an existing design.

The Drawing Menu Bar The Drawing Menu Bar is made up of 4 sections with shortcut keys shown in brackets: • Select • Select Constraints (N) • Select Annotations (A) • Select Features (F) • Select Views (V) The first section is: Select • Lines • Constraints • Annotations • Features • Views Dimension • Linear • Angular • Diametric • Radial • Design Variables Definitions • Geometric tolerance • Datum Feature • Notes Text • Reference Part Balloon • Surface finish • Welding Symbol Draw • Draw Lines Straight (S) • Draw Circle (C) • Draw Rectangle (R) • Draw Ellipse (I) • Draw Arc (T) • Draw Spline (B) • Delete Segment (D) BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -69- .

The Centre Line Menu Bar • • • • • • Common Plane Common Axis Mid Plane Pitch Circle Centre Points Phantom Intersection BOXFORD The Constraints Menu Bar • • • • • • • • • • Sketch Dimensions Parallel Perpendicular Collinear Tangent Concentric = Length = Radius Fix lines (clamp) Constraints inspector Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 The Drawing Views Menu Bar Course Tutorials • • • • • • Auto-scale drawing Auto-Scale Selection Zoom in Zoom Out Scroll back through previous views Scroll forward through views Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -70- .

Now select the Drawing menu and Add Modelling View. then select OK. With the design open. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -71- . The view is active and this is indicated by the red dotted boarder around the view. select File and New Engineering Drawing. Course Tutorials The view can be repositioned in the same way as the first view. Open and then select Tutorial 14. By clicking and holding the mouse while over the border the view can be moved. Browse and select A3. If you were to select from WINDOW you would get a Trimetric view or the view currently on screen of the active design.des. Note: Pressing the shift key while moving views aligns the view with the other views. Select file. The image will appear on screen in the drawing package. This must be a flat face not a rounded edge.dra as the option for paper size.des" and the WORKPLANE menu. BOXFORD The drawings that you are allowed to import are the designs that are open in the background. Select “Tutorial 14. Select third angle Projection.Tutorial 14: Basic Drawing In this session we will create a 2 D drawing from the previously designed component. Right click the mouse and select ADD PROJECTED VIEW. Position this in the top right of the sheet. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Use the select features tool and highlight an edge of the extrusion.

To add an isometric view. we have first to change the view in the design window to Isometric. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 The following drawing is now displayed. Select the Drawing Menu Add a modelling view and select Tutorial 14 BOXFORD From the Add Modelling View window select From Window This will select the current view in the design window and hence it will give an isometric view. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -72- .Select the side of the brick using the select feature tool and project another 3rd angle view to the left of the original as shown. Click OK.des. To do this select the Window menu and then select Tutorial 14. Click the view option to Isometric then return to the Engineering drawing by selecting it from the Window menu.

If any of the features are modified the dimensions in the drawing will automatically change at the same time. Create a title block in the bottom right of the screen. the angle of the tapers and the radius of the edges are controlled by features in the design. You can delete the leader if you select it and highlight it. To do this select the dimensions menu and then select “import sketch dimensions” Ensure none of the views are selected when you do this or only the directions on that view are imported. Add the additional information in relation to the dimensions set by features to the drawing as shown. Only the dimensions in the design are imported and these are the only dimensions that can be used to alter the design.It is possible to import the dimensions given when the part was designed. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Use the conventional drawing tools to draw a circle round the Isometric view and a box around the page. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -73- . The heights of the extrusions. Click the text icon. BOXFORD These can be dimensioned but cannot be changed withing the Engineering Drawing. to place text click and drag.

Scale the 3D view to a scale of 0.5 The finished drawing should look like this: Now Draw a Box in the corner and add a title to the drawing. Draw a box around the whole drawing. Save the file as Exercise 14. Add a modelling view from the window. Add dimensions that are not imported. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -74- . BOXFORD Exercise 14 Create Engineering Drawing Using the Design Tutorial 14 create a drawing of that part in 3rd angle projection.Double click on the text to edit the text.

Course Tutorials Move the mouse over a castor and right click and Set Material Properties and set the colour to black. The image appears on screen in wire frame mode. the update light is lit in green to indicate the display needs refreshing. A list of the open Designs is displayed to choose from. Note all the castors have changed as they are a common component. give them textures. This is an assembly of several different components. Once it has been moved the display returns to wire frame and needs refreshing.Pro/DESKTOP ‘Album’ The third part of Pro/Desktop is the Album. Using the tools menu you can select the materials browser which appears at the top left of the screen. Select the chair assembly. Select materials and open up the metals menu. Select Part Selector tool from the Album toolbar. Again refresh the screen. Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -75- . colours. When the base pre highlights release the mouse then refresh the display. Open the Design ‘Chair Assembly’ in the design package. The chair now appears with colours and textures. Tutorial 15 Photo Rendering Select a New Album from the menu BOXFORD From the image menu select New Image. change the background and lighting effects. When the base pre highlights release the mouse then refresh the display. As in the design package the component can be pressing the centre mouse button. In this package it is possible to import designs or assemblies. Press the green light. Click on the Plastic Injected and drag to one of the 5 castors of the chair. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Click on the Cast Aluminium and drag to the 5 pointed base of the chair.

Try changing the rendering quality to Presentation then refresh the image. the resolution. Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -76- . If you select Presentation quality the size of the files and time taken to refresh the image are greatly increased. size and quality of the image can be controlled.Select Poly Urethane as the seat pad and back and Refresh again. You can see the edges of the shape and material texture are a better quality. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 The image shown is of a presentation quality. BOXFORD Effects and Lighting From the Image Menu Bar select Image Properties From here.

Select the Effects option from the Properties menu. BOXFORD You can change both the Foreground and Background that the image is shown on. refresh the image as shown. Refresh the image then reset the foreground to none and refresh again. Select foreground and experiment by setting to snow. Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Now select Background and try setting this to Clouds. Save as TUT14 Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -77- .

Add Machined Aluminium to bore and base of the body Colour the internal flap Red Render the shaft in Stainless steel Render the cover in Copper Render the handle in Knurled Brass. Render the Valve body in Cast Aluminium. Save the part as EX14 BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials Written By: Stephen Oddy A032 Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course January 2004 -78- . Graduate the background colour from dark to light blue.Exercise 15 Album Import the Design Valve Assembly into the Album.