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Pro / ENGINEER Tutorial

Part 2

Kathryn J. De Laurentis
Mircea Badescu, Ph.D.
Tutorial Part 1
• Draw Hinge Part 1
• Make .jpeg and .stl Files
• Make Engineering Drawing

Tutorial Part 2
• Draw Hinge Parts 2 & 3
• Assemble Hinge
• Animate Assembly

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Part files and tutorials for this class:
http://robots.rutgers.edu/dms/Mircea/
Create a dms folder
Download part files (part01, 02 and 03) in that folder
Open proe20 and set the working directory to that folder
Utilities/Environment Ring Message OFF

Additional PTC tutorials:


http://ptc-mss.com/Tutorial/proe_tutorial.htm

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Review – The parts

Part_01

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Part_02

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Part_03

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Assembly

File/New/
Select assembly type; Name

Have the datum planes/axes


view ON

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Add Part01:
Menu Manager/Assembly/Component/Assemble/
Select part (Part01)/Open

Component Placement Menu


Selections: icon top-left:
show component in a separate window ---ON
show component in the assembly window --- OFF

Constraints: Click on “Automatic”, open drop-down menu, select


“Align”
Select “Front” Datum plane on the component window
“Asm_Front” datum plane on the assembly window

Select “+” to add a new constraint/ “Align”


“Top” component
“Asm_Top” assembly

Select “+” “Align”


“Right”
“Asm_Right”

Placement Status “Fully Constrained”


Click on OK

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Add Part02

Constraints
“Align” A_1 component/part02
A_1 assembly/part01
“Align” “Front” component
“Asm_Front”
“Align” “Top”
“Asm_Top”

“Fully constrained”

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Add Part03
Constraints
“Align” A_1 component/part03
A_1 assembly/part01
“Mate/Align” two planar surfaces

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Animation

File/New/
Select assembly type; Name

Have the datum planes/axes


view ON

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Add Part01:
Menu Manager/Assembly/Component/Assemble/
Select part (Part01)/Open

Component Placement Menu


Selections: icon top-left:
show component in a separate window ---ON
show component in the assembly window --- OFF

Connections: Click on “Automatic”, open drop-down menu, select


“Align”
Select “Front” Datum plane on the component window
“Asm_Front” datum plane on the assembly window

Select “+” to add a new constraint


“Top” component
“Asm_Top” assembly

Select “+”
“Right”
“Asm_Right”

Placement Status “Fully Constrained”


Click on OK

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Add Part02

Component/Assemble/
Select Part02/Open

Connections
Connection_1: Pin
Axis Alignment:
Component Reference: Part02 A_1
Assembly reference: Part01 A_1
Translation:
Component Reference: Part02 Top
Assembly reference: Part01 Top/or Asm_Top
OK

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Add Part03

Component/Assemble/
Select Part03/Open

Connections
Connection_1: Pin
Axis Alignment:
Component Reference: Part03 A_1
Assembly reference: Part01 A_1
Translation:
Component Reference: Part03 Right
Assembly reference: Part01 Top/or Asm_Top
Preview: (Axis Alignment: Flip) if necessary

OK

Save file!!!!

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Animation
Main menus
Applications/Animation
New screen with animation icons on the right.

Body definition in animation…(3nd icon)


Ground (Part01)
body1 (Part02)
body2 (Part03) Click on them to see if the parts are highlighted
Close
Drag model and create snapshots…(4th icon)
- drag the part02 and move it 90 degrees (click w left mouse button, double-
click to release at the desired position)
- take a snapshot “Snapshot1”appears in the “Drag” GUI
- drag part02 in the initial position, take “Snapshot2”
- drag part02 another 90 degrees (opposite snapshot1); take “Snapshot3”
Close

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Animation
Create new keyframe sequence… (5th icon)
Name it “Rotation”
In the snapshot window, drop-down menu to select “Snapshot1…2…”
Snapshot 1, Time 0.00, “+”
Snapshot 2, Time 2.00, “+”
Snapshot 3, Time 4.00, “+”
OK
Start the animation…(3rd to last icon)
STOP it at the end of 4 seconds time interval
Playback (2nd to last icon)
Animate GUI. See if the total no of frames is 40. If no repeat the previous step.
Capture/ Name of file, Type(.mpeg, .jpeg)

Works better with a white background (View/Display Settings/System Colors/


(background-white)

PRACTICE !!!
Do not forget the ProeE requirements for project reports given in
Part 1 of the tutorial

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