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Product Design - Pro/ENGINEER interview questions: Part 1 Questions: 1.

What is the difference between object reference and geometric associativity? 2. What are the file extensions given to sketches, parts, assemblies, drawings? 3. How should you create a new part or assembly? Why? 4. What is the use of config.pro file? 5. What is a trail file? 6. What is the meaning of "store back"? 7. What is the difference between File -> Erase and File -> Delete? 8. What is the difference between File -> Save and File -> Backup? 9. After performing a File, Save As, what is the current object? 10. If I use Window in Pro/Engineer and Close without saving my model, have I lost my work? 21. Name six common assumptions the sketcher will make. 22. What is the difference between One Side and Both Sides in extrusion? 23. How do you change dimensions of a feature? 24. What is the model tree? 25. Define "Parametric Feature Based Modeling" ? 26. What is datum planes created ‘on the fly’? 27. List five uses of datum planes. 28. List three uses of datum axes. 29. List two uses of a datum coordinate system. 30. Name a feature that can both add and remove material.

91. When do feature relation evaluate? 92. What is a constraint relation in Pro/Engineer? 93. Name four types of parameters ? 94. What is a logic statement? 95. Why should you comment relations? 96. What does ‘sort relations’ do? 97. Can you add motion to a part in Pro/Engineer? 98. How do you add a model parameter in a drawing note? 99. What is the difference between " Move" and "Move Text" ? 100. Name the four types of tolerance formats available in Pro/Engineer? 101. Which of the tolerance formats should you not use? 102. What is a drawing symbol? 103. Can a drawing reference more than one assembly? 104. Can a Pro/Engineer drawing be opened in AutoCAD? 105. Can the units of a part be changed without changing the size of the part?

25.prt. 90 and 180 degree arcs. symmetry.drw 3. No..Dimension and alignment references. Three uses of datum axes are as follow . dimension and alignment references. Sketches . tangency. equal radius or diameter. Parts. 21.Horizontal and vertical. Modeling means creating computer images coupled with geometric information defining a part or assembly. 27. Assemblies. This file can be retrieved and edited and replayed to retrieve work lost during an unexpected failure of a session. geometric tolerancing. 10. Parametric means driven by parameters. The config. equal length lines. Both sides extrudes both sides of the sketching planes. This file also contains user macros which are called map keys. Rounds and chamfers are the features which can both add or remove the material. geometric tolerancing. 9. These are created using the 'make datum' command. parameters. 4. File save stores the object in the directory where it was opened from and file backup copies the object to the specified directory using the same name.sec.. etc. Object reference is a data management term that has to do with the way one object references another. The datum plane created on the fly means it was created when you were in the middle of creating something else and it goes away after the thing you really wanted was created.Answers: 1. Five uses of datam plane are as follows . Feature based means you define a series of instructions (features) to tell the system your design intent.. .Sketching plane. 5. datum planes. 7. 28. co-linearity. Drawings. 29. 24. creating cross sections. Modify > pick the feature > pick the dimension > enter the new value > select regenerate. centerlines on drawings. 'Store back' refers to the behavior in which an object is stored back to the directory from where it was opened not necessarily the current working directory. points on other entities. saved views.asm. After performing a file save as command the current object is not a new object it is the old object. parallel and perpendicular lines. Geometric associativity has to do with how a parts geometry can be changed from the part or drawing. Six common assupmption the sketcher will make are as follows . 30. File erase removes the object from the ram of the computer and file delete removes the object from the disk or hard drive of the computer. 22. 6. Datum coordinate systme is used While exporting to iges and stl.pro file contains configuration options which control the behavior of Pro/ENGINEER. One-side extrudes only one specified direction from the sketching plane. 2. You should always create a new part or assembly using the copy from option in the new dialog box and copy a start part. The model tree is a graphical representation of the features and/or components in the model. reference plane. The trail file is a record of every menu pick and screen pick and keyboard input during an entire session of pro/engineer. 8.. coaxial hole. 26. 23. This ensures the proper layer setup. points on the same horizontal or vertical.

95. 102. A constraint relation is used to put limits on parameters (usually dimensions) based design intent and/or manufacturing limitations. Move text allows you to move the selected item only parallel to the elbow. Yes. Yes. You should comment relations so that other users can understand what you are trying to accomplish with the relations. real number. 104. Yes. 93. 100.91. limits. 94. . plus/minus symmetric. 98. plus/minus. Integer. Sorts the relations in case of circular references within the relations. A symbol is a collection of draft entities that are stored together for reuse on other drawings. Move allows you to move the selected item anywhere. but only after translation to dxf or iges or dwg). Logic statements are a series of relations that test parameter values and performs actions based on the results of the test. 99. No. (Yes. 96. Use ampersand and then the parameter name (&material). 92. 105. yes_no. When the feature regenerates. 97. 103. Plus/minus (because manufacturing people want the model at the mean size not the nominal size). 101. string. Nominal (no tolerance shown).