Getting Started with Pro/Engineer: Wildfire / Edition 3

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Overview

Helps engineering professionals use the latest Pro/ENGINEER 2001 release to graphically communicate virtually any design idea. The book's start-to-finish coverage, high-resolution screen captures, practical tutorials work together to help readers master Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire rapidly and use it effectively in real-world environments. Coverage includes: getting acquainted with Pro/E's interface and capabilities; basic model construction; using the Sketcher; building models with multiple features; adding holes; adding and removing material; using fillets, rounds, and chamfers; patterns, reordering, references, and more. Building on these basics, readers will learn how to add tolerances, dimensions, and text; create sections; use Pro/E's Resolve and Blend options; and add surfaces, drafts, lips, or ears. The book's extensive new coverage includes a detailed introduction to using datum planes to integrate engineering graphics with model construction. The author concludes with detailed discussions of creating assembly files, working drawings, and bills of materials; transferring files, and analyzing models. For every engineering professional or student who wants to master Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, one of the world's leading solutions for visual product design and engineering. Pro/ENGINEER is utilized by thousands of manufacturing firms and teams worldwide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131464742
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/12/2004
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,103,866
  • Product dimensions: 7.95 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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This book originated from an introductory engineering graphics and computer aided design (CAD) course taught at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The purpose of the course was to introduce the engineering student to Sketching, Visualization and Parametric Modeling. The emphasis of the course was that CAD is cornerstone of the engineering program and a way for the engineer to communicate design ideas graphically. This book along with earlier editions was developed with this philosophy.

This edition details the use of Pro/Engineer Wildfire and contains all new high-resolution screen captures. Additional models have been added. These are the parts which are used in the ButterFly Valve, Vise and HoldDown Clamp assemblies.

The layout of the book is similar to the previous editions. However, the chapters on drawings, sections, and tolerancing have been moved to occur earlier in the book. Furthermore, the Redefine option has been moved to Chapter 2 right after the user is introduced to the Sketcher. This change was made in order to show the student some techniques for dealing with errors introduced during the construction of a feature.

New tutorials have been added, including one on using points in the Sketcher, as well as some additional tutorials on dealing with failed features. Furthermore, in order to increase the effectiveness of the tutorials, the objectives of each tutorial are listed at the beginning of the tutorial.

Earlier editions of this text used short term and long term projects. This edition follows the same approach. In order to show how the tutorials and hence the projects are related to one another, a list of parts and assemblies is given. The reader should consult this list when planning on which tutorial to work through.

Throughout the book, Pro/E options and commands are written in italic face. Snapshots of the icons have been added in line with the text to allow the reader to readily find the feature on the software interface.

Additional exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to further reinforce the options and concepts presented in that chapter. The models in these exercises were selected to challenge the student in the use of the options under consideration. In many of the chapters, new assignments have been added. Many of the exercises from the previous editions have been reordered in terms of complexity and/or new figures produced.

Additional parts and formats have been bundled with this book and are needed to complete some of the tutorials. These parts and formats may be downloaded from the Prentice-Hall website.

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and Objectives and concludes with Additional Exercises.)

1. Getting Acquainted With the Pro/E Interface.

Engineering Graphics and Pro/Engineer. The Pro/E Interface. Part Files and Pro/E. Changing the Orientation of a Model. Displaying a Model. The Use of Mapkeys. Printing. Summary and Steps for Using Various Interface Options.

2. Basic Model Construction With Features.

Solid and Thin Features. Datum Planes. Sketching. References. Dimensioning a Sketch. Changing the Units of a Part. The Dashboard. Tutorial # 2.1: A Vise Handle. Tutorial #2.3: A Tension Plate. Tutorial #2.4: Hold Down Clamp Arm. Tutorial #2.5: An Angle Bracket. Redefining a Feature with Edit Definition. Summary and Steps for Using the Sketcher.

3. Models with Multiple Features.

Datum Planes and Multiple Features. Symbols Used in the Regeneration Process. The Use of Relations. Tutorial #3.1: A Bushing. Tutorial #3.2: Base Features for a Propeller. Tutorial #3.3: A Shifter Fork. Tutorial #3.4: A Second Extrusion for the Shifter Fork. Tutorial #3.5: A Third Extrusion for the Shifter Fork. Tutorial #3.6: A Fourth Extrusion for the Shifter Fork. Datum Planes Added by the User. Summary and Steps for Using User-Defined Datum Planes.

4. Adding Holes to Base Features.

Adding Holes in Pro/E. Tutorial #4.1: Adding Holes to the Angle Bracket. Tutorial #4.2: A Coaxial Hole for the Bushing. Tutorial #4.3: A Coaxial Hole for the Propeller. Tutorial #4.4: A Plate with a Counterbored Holes. Tutorial #4.5: A Pipe Flange with a Bolt Circle. Tutorial #4.6: A Hole on the Inclined Plane of the Rod Support. Summary and Steps for Adding Holes.

5. Options That Remove Material: Cut, Neck and Shell.

Adding a Cut. Adding a Neck. Using the Shell Option. Summary.

6. Options Which Add Material: Flange, Rib and Shaft.

Flanges. Ribs. Shafts. Summary.

7. Fillets, Rounds and Chamfers.

The Use of Rounds and Fillets. Chamfers. Summary.

8. Pattern, Copy, Group, and UDF.

Using the Pattern Option. Using the Group Option. The Copy Option. User-Defined Features. Summary.

9. Reorder, References, Suppress and Layer.

The Reorder and References Option. Layers and Features. Suppress and Resume. The Resolve Option. Summary and Steps for Using the Options in This Chapter.

10. The Drawing Mode.

Drawings and Formats. Adding Dimensions and Text to a Drawing. Auxiliary Views and Pro/E. Summary.

11. Creating a Section.

Creating and Placing a Section. Summary and Steps for Creating a Section.

12. Adding Tolerances to a Drawing.

Adding Traditional Tolerances to a Drawing. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Summary and Steps for Adding Tolerances to a Drawing.

13. Datum Points, Axes, Curves and Coordinate Systems.

Constructing a Datum Axis. Datum Coordinate Systems. Datum Points. Using Points in the Sketcher. Datum Curves. Summary.

14. The Revolve Option.

Revolved Sections. Conic Sections. Summary and Steps for Using the Revolve Option.

15. Feature Creation with Sweep.

The Sweep Option. Helical Sweeps. Sweeps Along a Datum Curve. Summary and Steps for Using the Sweep Option.

16. Blends.

The Blend Option. Swept Blends. Summary and Steps for Creating Blends.

17. Cosmetic Features.

Pro/E Cosmetic Options. Summary and Steps for Adding Cosmetic Features.

18. Surfaces, Drafts, Lips, and Ears.

Adding a Draft to a Base Feature. Ears. The Lip Option. Surface Quilts. Summary and Steps for Using the Options Considered in This Chapter.

19. Assemblies and Working Drawings.

Creating an Assembly File. Creating Parametric Assemblies. Assemblies with Multiple Parts. Creating Parts in the Assembler. Offsets and Additional Constraints. Exploded Assemblies. Adding Offset Lines to Assemblies. Adding an Assembly to a Drawing. Bill of Material (BOM) and Balloons. Summary and Steps for Dealing with Assemblies.

20. Engineering Information and File Transfer.

Defining and Assigning Material Properties. Model Analysis. The Measure Option. IGES File Transfer. Summary and the Steps for the Options of this Chapter.

References.

Appendix.

The Sketcher Mode.

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Preface

This book originated from an introductory engineering graphics and computer aided design (CAD) course taught at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The purpose of the course was to introduce the engineering student to Sketching, Visualization and Parametric Modeling. The emphasis of the course was that CAD is cornerstone of the engineering program and a way for the engineer to communicate design ideas graphically. This book along with earlier editions was developed with this philosophy.

This edition details the use of Pro/Engineer Wildfire and contains all new high-resolution screen captures. Additional models have been added. These are the parts which are used in the ButterFly Valve, Vise and HoldDown Clamp assemblies.

The layout of the book is similar to the previous editions. However, the chapters on drawings, sections, and tolerancing have been moved to occur earlier in the book. Furthermore, the Redefine option has been moved to Chapter 2 right after the user is introduced to the Sketcher. This change was made in order to show the student some techniques for dealing with errors introduced during the construction of a feature.

New tutorials have been added, including one on using points in the Sketcher, as well as some additional tutorials on dealing with failed features. Furthermore, in order to increase the effectiveness of the tutorials, the objectives of each tutorial are listed at the beginning of the tutorial.

Earlier editions of this text used short term and long term projects. This edition follows the same approach. In order to show how the tutorials and hence the projects are related to one another, a list of parts and assemblies is given. The reader should consult this list when planning on which tutorial to work through.

Throughout the book, Pro/E options and commands are written in italic face. Snapshots of the icons have been added in line with the text to allow the reader to readily find the feature on the software interface.

Additional exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to further reinforce the options and concepts presented in that chapter. The models in these exercises were selected to challenge the student in the use of the options under consideration. In many of the chapters, new assignments have been added. Many of the exercises from the previous editions have been reordered in terms of complexity and/or new figures produced.

Additional parts and formats have been bundled with this book and are needed to complete some of the tutorials. These parts and formats may be downloaded from the Prentice-Hall website.

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