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Introduction to Drawing Hands-On Workshop Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0
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This tutorial is intended to be used alongside Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Tryout Edition. Please make sure that Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Tryout Edition is installed on your machine before continuing. Files used or created during this tutorial cannot be used with any other version of Pro/ENGINEER other than the Tryout Edition. Your hosting Hands-on Workshop Application Engineer will have this set up for you. If not, please refer to the READ ME FIRST document. Download the model files here. Save the zip file to your desktop. Extract the zip file to a location on your hard drive. A plain drive letter (ex: C :\ ) is recommended. Launch Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Set your working directory to this location. For example: C :\HANDS-ON_WF3\DRAWING_TUTORIAL Your web browser and Pro/ENGINEER can be resized and laid out as shown below to facilitate your experience.
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It is recommended that you maximize the amount of working area on your screen by setting your monitor to the highest resolution setting, for example 1600x1200. Use the C ommands at the top of the page to navigate through the tutorial. C lick Next to proceed to the next slide and Previous to return to the previous slide. C lick Home to return to the beginning of the tutorial. If the page contains more information than the visible screen, a scroll bar will appear along the vertical side. Scroll through the entire contents before progressing to the next step. You will see various icons throughout the tutorial: Information is provided at the start of most tasks.
Tips are provided along the way.
Notes are provided as additional information. There are several conventions used in this tutorial: The "picks and clicks" are shown in Bold. Text that you enter is shown in Bold. Icons and their names are shown inline with the text. Names of models are shown in C APS. Keyboard keys are shown in C APS.
In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of Drawing creation. Both a part and assembly drawing will be created. Step 1: C reate a New Part Drawing
and manipulate drawing views Step 3: C reate. Step 5: C reate a New Assembly Drawing As an alternative to having this open along-side Pro/Engineer. Step 4: Make design changes in the model and in the drawing.com/…/printable_page. move and manipulate drawing details such as dimensions and notes. move. ptc.htm 2/14 . you can also view a printable version by clicking here.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … Step 2: C reate.
They automatically create the views.22-12-2010 Task 1.PRT as the Default Model. In the New dialog box.com/…/printable_page. 7. If Pro/ENGINEER is already running ensure all windows are closed. Note that the Use Default Template option is enabled. Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 1. click Browse and select C _PART.htm 3/14 . 10. 6. The template drawing will automatically layout the drawing. C lick Browse from the New Drawing dialog box and select BOX. type BOX as the Name. Create a New Part Drawing Start Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3. Under the Template section. C lick OK from the New dialog box. C lick the New icon on the main toolbar and select Drawing as the Type in the New Object dialog box. and show model dimensions based on the template. set the desired view display. 3. browse to the following folder C :\HANDS-ON_WF3\DRAWING_TUTORIAL. 4. select the radio button Use template. 13. and all items from the previous exercise are erased from memory. 2. C lick Open. In the Navigator Folder Browser . C lick OK from the New Drawing dialog box.0 if necessary.DRW. create snap lines. Drawing templates may be referenced when creating a new drawing. 9. 8. Right-click the DRAWING_TUTORIAL folder and select Set Working Directory. 5. 12. 11. ptc. Under Specify Template. C lick Open.
etc. Refit the whole drawing in the window. By using shading. but these values are linked back to the source model and will change if changed in the model -. 14. Not only has the drawing name. Datum Points . drawing templates can be used to automatically create a new drawing for each new part and assembly you create. Also note the embedded jpeg logo image.com/…/printable_page. and manipulate drawing views Let's look at how we can manipulate the views and create additional ones as needed. To make drawing creation even easier. move. scale and date been filled in. Task 2. These buttons toggle datum planes. Zoom in on the title block in the lower right corner of the drawing. 16. 15.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … The use of drawing templates can save an enormous amount of time by automatically laying out your standard view with dimensions. and Coordinate Systems icons in Pro/ENGINEER's main toolbar. Take note of the shaded isometric view in the upper right corner. points and coordinate systems on and off so that your graphics window doesn't become too cluttered. notes.htm 4/14 . axes. Using shaded views in drawings gives more options for communicating critical design information since colors can provide visual cues to help describe designs. cross-sections. Create.this insures complete accuracy of the information displayed. drawings can include more detail. C lick the Datum Planes . thus saving you the need to do what you just did here. ptc. Take note of the intelligence built into the format. You can use the OLE (Object-Linking Embedding) capabilities for inserting images and other file types into your drawings.
Select the FRONT view so that it is outlined with a dashed red box 2.com/…/printable_page. Undo from the menus (or use C TRL-Z) Let add a projected view based off the Front view 6. Move the mouse around and notice that you have 4 possible projection options. hold down the C TRL key while selecting them and then access the Properties window from the right mouse button menu. Release the Right Mouse Button to place the view Notice the intelligence of the other views as they will continue to line up and follow the FRONT view accordingly. Return the FRONT view to its original position by using Edit. No Hidden. 5. With the new view still selected. Hidden Line. showing the model in various states. scaling. The view will look similar to the figure below. and aligning and setting the view origins. To change the properties on more than one view at a time. 3. Select a point to the left of the FRONT view. 10. Select the View Display C ategory in the Drawing view dialog box . 4. press and hold the right mouse button and select Properties. This can include determining visible areas. ptc. 7. Press and hold the Right Mouse Button over the view and uncheck Lock View Movement. 8. Follow Environment—Uses the setting from Tools > Environment > Display Style or one of the view display style icons ( Wireframe. With the FRONT view still selected. defining crosssections. Shaded) in the Pro/ENGINEER graphics window.htm 5/14 . 11. 9. change the Display Style from Follow Environment to Hidden. Press and hold the right mouse button and select Insert Projection View. Select the FRONT view again. Press and Hold the Right Mouse Button over the view and move the view around.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 1.
htm 6/14 . The view will appear similar to the figure below. ptc. Select section A (which is pre-defined in the part) from the Name drop-down. 17. Scroll the section definition window all the way to the right. Select the TOP VIEW from the drawing window. 19. You can also modify the cross-hatching for certain materials or preferences. (Move the Drawing View dialog box if necessary to see the changes) C reate a cross-section of the new view we just created 13. 16. C lick Apply. C hoose 2-D cross section. 14.com/…/printable_page.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 12. C lick Apply from the Drawing View dialog box. 18. 15. C lick on the empty "Arrow Display" box to activate it. and click Add Section . Select the Sections category in the Drawing View dialog box.
drawing note. Select the vertical 7. 5. C ross-section and view arrows can also be added by selecting the view and and choosing Insert. C lick OK.htm 7/14 . 4. With a dimension selected.00 dimension on the front view (it will highlight in red). 2. Select the RIGHT view to move the dimension to the Right view. Hold down the Right Mouse Button and choose Move Item to View. Zoom-In to the FRONT and RIGHT views as shown (C lick the Right Mouse Button to cancel the zoom function). .. When you see the model dimensions on the drawing courtesy of the drawing template.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 20. always click the Right Mouse Button (or choose Select Items ) before selecting a dimension. Following any zoom action.00. This cancels the zoom function and returns to the selection cursor. clean them up and even delete existing or create new dimensions. etc. view.com/…/printable_page. the cursor changes shape to indicate what motion will be ptc. Create. 3. from the drop-down menus (or by using the right mouse button menu to choose Add Arrows) Task 3. Select the vertical height dimension of 10. move and manipulate drawing details Most of the work done when creating drawings involves detailing. Arrows. 1.. many times you will need to move them around..
Notice how this view can be quickly cleaned up. press and hold the Right Mouse Button and select Flip Arrows from the pull down to change the direction of the arrows. C hoose the options and type in the values as shown in the figure above. 11.00 unit dimension still highlighted. Repeat the Flip Arrows command to switch the arrows back. the cursor changes shape to indicate what motion will be performed by holding down the Left Mouse Button and dragging: Left and Right movement. To use this technique on multiple views.htm 8/14 .13 dimension (the height of the protrusion). by first multi-selecting the views and then ptc. C lidk Apply and Close. 12. 15. 13. Multi-select items by holding down the C TRL key and selecting the items.com/…/printable_page. Right movement. 8. 9. for Left and 6. 14. 10. Select and drag the 10. C enter Gravity: Dimensions are automatically centered between the witness lines and when dimensions are moved. for Up and Down movement. Select the FRONT view.00 dimension up and down (notice the center snapping). Down. With the 10. 7.22-12-2010 With a dimension selected. With the 10.00 unit dimension still highlighted.00 dimension farther away from or towards the geometry. Press and hold Right Mouse Button and select Align Dimensions from the pull down. and Introduction to Creating Drawings in … for Up. This "gravity" location aids in placement. Hold down the Left Mouse Button and drag 10. hold down the C TRL key and select the 8. Press and hold Right Mouse button and select Cleanup Dimensions from the pull down. A dialog box will pop-up similar to the figure below. they snap to this centered location.
You can also add Ordinate Dimensions that use a single witness line with no leader. 16. Insert. Ordinate. for the dimensions. Select the bottom edge as a baseline from the Right view as shown in the figure below. 19. or "parameter".htm 9/14 . 22. Type THE WALL THIC KNESS IS &D21 INC HES and click Accept or press Enter. 25. If so ensure you enter in 21. 23. 24. Repeating Switch Dims will toggle the display of dimensions back and forth from numeric to symbolic.. They are used mostly for flat plate or sheetmetal designs but we will illustrate an example of this capability on our box part. Every dimension (and its tolerance values) are represented inside Pro/ENGINNER by these symbols that can be used in relations or in parametric notes.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … To use this technique on multiple views. Select Insert -> Note. the correct symbolic name in the note creation box.. Dimension. from the drop-down menus. Select Accept again as you are not creating another sentence. C lick Done/Return from the menu manager. Select Make Note from the menu manager and accept all the defaults. Select Info from the pull down menu at the top of the window and choose Switch Dims. 18. by first multi-selecting the views and then doing a Cleanup Dimensions to drastically reduce the amount of manual effort normally involved. from the drop-down menus. This shows the symbol.. 17. This symbolic name may be different than shown above. and are associated with a baseline reference. Now let's add a parametric note that calls-out the wall thickness. ptc.com/…/printable_page. Select the two edges as shown below to create ordinate dimensions. C lick a spot anywhere under the Left cross-section view as the desired note location and middle-click 20..
22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 26. 5. In other words. You can also have ordinate dimensions automatically created under Insert -> Dimension > Auto Ordinate. C lick Open from the main toolbar. Task 4. 27. C lick Open and the BOX. 1. Place the cursor to the right of the view and click the Middle Mouse Button to place the dimensions.htm 10/14 . from the main toolbar. Select the BOX. 3. Double-click the 8.. Make design changes in the model and drawing Now.com/…/printable_page. 4. 28. This is extremely invaluable for flat plate and sheetmetal parts. C lick OK. 30.. One of the things that make Pro/ENGINEER the most powerful and respected C AD package on the market today is it's model-centric database architecture. ptc. as opposed to picking the individual entities in our exercise. Right Mouse Button select the Extrude 2 feature and select Edit. C lick Return from the menu manager. Congratulations! You have successfully created your first part drawing. You can convert linear dimensions to ordinate dimensions and vice-versa. let's investigate the effect of model changes on our drawing. C lick Save 29. change it to 4 and press Enter. 2. From the model tree.PRT from the Open dialog box. "a single-source-of-truth" where all the physical properties are kept at the part level and that a change made anywhere gets reflected everywhere.PRT will open in a separate window.13 dimension.
9.22-12-2010 6. Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 7.2 and press Enter 10.com/…/printable_page.htm 11/14 . Design changes can also be made from the drawing and the model will update. Select the pulldown Window. Select the note and press and hold Right Mouse button and select Edit Value from the pull down. ptc. Select Regenerate (again. 8. C lick Regenerate the model.DRW:1 to switch back to the drawing and see the changes. notice how all the information is accurately updated on the drawing. BOX. Type 0.
5.htm 12/14 . Create a New Assembly Drawing Let's create a new drawing for the example assembly we created in our "Assembly" tutorial. File. C lick OK from the New dialog box. Notice how the model geometry updated. Make sure Use default template is checked. Press and hold the Middle Mouse Button and rotate the part around. Type EXAMPLE for the Name. 15.DRW. 4. 1.PRT 12. Close Window 14.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 11. from the main toolbar and click OK. File. C lick the New icon on the main toolbar. Saving a drawing will also. 3.com/…/printable_page. save any modified parts or assemblies it references. Close Window Task 5. Select Window from the pulldown. ptc. Select Drawing as the Type. C lick Save to return to BOX. 2. 13. BOX. by default.
. If necessary. for the Default Model and select EXAMPLE. for the Template and select C _ASSY.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 6. Zoom in 11. turn off the display of Datum Planes . The template drawing will automatically layout the drawing.DRW 8..com/…/printable_page. Select a different item in the table. Press and hold the Left Mouse Button over the selected call-out and drag it so that its leader line does not cross any other.ASM 7. ptc. Select a call-out balloon (as shown below). Select the Hex Bolt call-out (#2) 15.. 13. Notice it will highlight the corresponding call-out.. and Coordinate Systems and Repaint Use Redraw from the main toolbar anytime to repaint the screen. Select Browse. C lick OK from the New Drawing dialog box. Datum Points . Notice that the component highlights in the table. 9. C lean up the call-outs/BOM balloons both manually and automatically. 14. 10. to see the whole page 12. Refit on the lower right corner to observe the title block and the Bill of Material table. Select Browse.htm 13/14 .
htm 14/14 .com/…/printable_page.22-12-2010 Introduction to Creating Drawings in … 16. 19. C lick Save and click OK. ptc. Accept the defaults and select OK to finish. Press and hold the Right Mouse Button and select Cleanup BOM Balloons. Select the exploded view. 18. C ongratulations! You have successfully created your first assembly drawing. 17. 20.
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