Inside Pro/ENGINEER Solutions 2000i / Edition 3

Inside Pro/ENGINEER Solutions 2000i / Edition 3

by Gary Graham, Dennis Steffen
     
 

This new edition of Inside Pro/ENGINEER Solutions 2000i2 covers all changes and additions to this popular CAD program's interface and functionality. Offering tips and techniques for the beginning to advanced user, this industry-standard reference book incorporates new and revised information, illustrations, and sample design session material to show users how the

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This new edition of Inside Pro/ENGINEER Solutions 2000i2 covers all changes and additions to this popular CAD program's interface and functionality. Offering tips and techniques for the beginning to advanced user, this industry-standard reference book incorporates new and revised information, illustrations, and sample design session material to show users how the software really works. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the ins and outs of using Pro/ENGINEER Solutions, the author counsels users on sound parametric design practices and techniques through the use of revised and expanded tutorials and knowledgeable, in-depth discussions of the design process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766834736
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Graham is a Staff Mechanical Engineer and CAD Administrator with ENCAD, Inc., a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers. He has 20 years of engineering experience in several high-tech industries, using diverse CAD tools including the use of Pro/ENGINEER since Release 12. Gary also provides instruction to advanced and novice users of PTC software.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Pro/ENGINEER. What Are the Advantages of Using Pro/ENGINEER? Understanding Parts and Features Who Should Read INSIDE For New Pro/ENGINEER Users For Intermediate and Experienced Users What INSIDE Is About How INSIDE Is Structured Typographical Conventions About the Companion CD-ROM Part 1: Pro/ENGINEER Basics CHAPTER 1: A Typical Pro/ENGINEER Design Session Initiating the Design Parametric Modeling Feature-Based Modeling Designing with Features Prepare a Feature Strategy Part Design Fundamentals Creating the Base Feature Adding Material Rounding Edges Using the Shell Feature Adding Holes Making an Assembly Creating a Drawing Selecting Views for the Drawing Dimensions and Notes Design Changes Modifying the Center Hole Changing the Number of Holes Making the Plate Shorter Updating the Drawing Summary Review Questions Extra Credit CHAPTER 2. The User Interface Getting Started Start-up Icon Mouse and Keyboard Exiting the Program Getting Help Customizing the User Interface Pro/ENGINEER Windows Graphics Windows Menu Bar Toolbar Message Window Menu Panel Model Tree Dialog Boxes Information Windows Environment Settings and Preferences Viewing Controls Dynamic Viewing Controls Appearance Control Commands Model Display Styles Datum Display Default View Orientation by Two Planes Saving Views Managing Files in Pro/ENGINEER Version Numbers In Session FILE Menu Conclusion Review Questions Part 2: Working with Parts CHAPTER 3. How to Build a Simple Part Beginning a Part Selecting Geometry Creating the First Solid Feature Selecting the Sketch Plane Selecting the Feature Creation Direction Selecting an Orientation Plane Sketching the Geometry Constraining the Geometry Modifying the Geometry Completing the Feature Creating a Cut Feature Sketch the Geometry for the Cut Modify the Constraints Finishing the Elements Creating a Mirrored Copy of a Feature Making a Shell Creating a Cross Section Creating a Revolved Feature Selecting an Orientation Plane Sketching a Revolved Feature Last Feature Summary of the Knob Conclusion Review Questions Extra Credit CHAPTER 4. Fundamentals of Sketcher Sketcher Mode Sketch Plane Orientation Plane Sketch View Mouse Pop-up Menu (IMON) Undo and Redo (IMON) Intent Manager On (IMON) Specify References SAM Commands for Creating Geometry (IMON) Rubberband Mode (IMON) Lines (IMON) Centerlines (IMON) Circles Construction Circles Arcs Elliptic Fillet Splines and Conics Text Axis Point Blend Vertex Reference Geometry Creating Geometry from Model Edges Deleting Sketcher Entities Modifying Dimensions Commands to Adjust Geometry Move Command (IMON) Trimming Entities Commands for Constraining Geometry (IMON) Constraints Dimensioning Linear Dimensions Circular Dimensions Angular Dimensions Intent Manager Off (IMOFF) Commands for Creating Geometry (IMOFF) Rubberbanding (IMOFF) Mouse Sketch (IMOFF) Lines (IMOFF) Centerlines (IMOFF) Circles and Arcs (IMOFF) Modifying Dimensions (IMOFF) Trimming Entities (IMOFF) Commands for Constraining Geometry (IMOFF) Automatic Dimensioning (IMOFF) Alignments (IMOFF) Regenerating a Sketch Assumptions (IMOFF) Regeneration Error Messages (IMOFF) Deleting Sketcher Entities (IMOFF) Modifying Dimensions (IMOFF) Sketcher Environment Importing Geometry Sketcher Information Sketcher Tools Other Sketcher Settings Sketcher Hints Conclusion Review Questions CHAPTER 5. Creating Features Identifying Features Reference Features Datum Plane Default Datum Planes Make Datum Axis Point Coordinate System Curve Cosmetic Features (Thread) Pick and Place Features Feature Element Dialog Hole Round Chamfer Shell Draft Sketched Features Extrude Revolve Sweep Blend Swept Blend Helical Sweep Solid Section Thin Section Use Quilt Other Features Depth Blind Thru Next Thru All Thru Until Up to Pnt/Vtx Up to Surface One Side/Both Sides Summary Review Questions Extra Credit CHAPTER 6. Feature Operations Changing Features Regenerate Modify Delete Redefine Reroute Failure Diagnostics Mode Undo Changes Investigate Quick Fix Fix Model Organizing Features Layer Layer Display Group Suppress Resume Reorder Insert Mode X-Section Copying Features Copy Pattern Del Pattern Group Pattern Unpattern Mirror Geom Feature Information Feature Feature List Parent/Child Regen Info Review Questions CHAPTER 7. Making Smart Parts Parameters Parameter Names System Parameters User Parameters Relations Adding Relations Modifying Relations Relation Comments Family Tables Tolerance Analysis Simplified Representations Simplified Reps for Assemblies Model Notes Creating a Model Note User-defined Features Analyzing the Model Measure Model Analysis Review Questions Part 3: Working with Assemblies CHAPTER 8. The Basics of Assembly Mode Assembly Design Bottom-up versus Top-down Relationship Schemes Assembly Components Base Component Assembly Constraints Constraint Procedure Package Mode Unplaced Components Summarizing the Basics Review Questions CHAPTER 9. How to Create an Assembly Assembly Structure Beginning an Assembly Constraints Patterning Components Control Panel Assembly Placing a Subassembly Repeating Components Placing the Knobs Redefining Component Placement Interference Checking Modifying a Part while Working in Assembly Mode Patterning the Knobs Setting Component Color Exploding the Assembly Review Questions CHAPTER 10. More About Assemblies Assembly Retrieval Search Paths Retrieval Errors Simplified Reps Component Creation Skeleton Model Intersection and Mirror Parts Creation Options Component Operations Model Tree Modifying Dimensions Modify Part, Skeleton, and Subassembly Reference Control Redefine Regenerate Replace Restructure Repeat Pattern Merge and Cutout Assembly Features and Tools Assembly Cuts Layers Exploded Views Display States X-Section Info Review Questions Part 4: Working with Drawings CHAPTER 11. A Tutorial of Drawing Mode Starting a Drawing Optional Default Model Selecting Drawing Size Adding the First View Scaling Views Adding a Projection View Moving Views Create a Cross-sectioned Projection View Modifying the View Display Create a Detailed View Adding Dimensions and Axes Cleaning Up Dimension Locations Dimension Placement Modify Item Mode Creating a Parametric Note Drawing Tutorial Complete Review Questions CHAPTER 12. Drawing Mode Commands Drawing Settings Modifying DTL Settings Creating Views General Projection Detailed Auxiliary Sections Breakouts Broken Views Exploded Assembly Views Scaled Views Modifying Views Move View Modify View Erase/Resume View Delete View Relate View Disp Mode Dimensions Show/Erase Created Dimensions Tolerances Adding Text Moving Dimensions Notes Creating Notes Changing Text Style Editing Notes Including Parameters Detailing Tools Snap Lines Breaks Jogs Symbols Creating Symbols Variable Text in Symbols Multiple Sheets Adding and Deleting Moving Items Multiple Models Changing Models Set Current Replace Layers Tables Creating Tables Modifying Tables Copying Tables Repeat Regions Additional Detailing Tools Sketching D Geometry Modifying D Geometry Review Questions CHAPTER 13. Drawing Formats Format Entities Automating with Parameters Model Parameters Drawing Parameters Global Parameters Continuation Sheet Importing Formats Format Directory Review Questions Part 5: The Environment CHAPTER 14. Customizing the Environment Operating System Installation Locations Text Editors Interactive Environment Settings Colors Preferences Configuration File Options Editing and Loading a Configuration File Menu Definition File Mapkeys Record Mapkeys Mapkey Prompts Trail Files Model Appearances Review Questions CHAPTER 15. Plotters and Translators Plotter/Printer Drivers Pro/ENGINEER Internal Print Drivers Plotter Command Windows Print Drivers Shaded Images Print Dialog Box Plotter Configuration Files Color Tables Translators Topology Bus Export Import Neutral IGES STL DXF and DWG Review Questions CHAPTER 16. A Manager's Guide to Pro/ENGINEER Part 6: Exercises Description of Exercise Levels Self Test Hints Detailed Step by Step Self Test Exercise 1. Circuit Board Exercise 2. Potentiometer Exercise 3. First Feature Orientation Exercise 4. Bezel Exercise 5. Screw Model Hints Exercise 1. Circuit Board Exercise 2. Potentiometer Exercise 3. First Feature Orientation Exercise 4. Bezel Exercise 5. Screw Model Detailed Step by Step Before You Begin Exercise 1. Circuit Board Exercise 2. Potentiometer Exercise 3. First Feature Orientation Exercise 4. Bezel Exercise 5. Screw Model Appendix A: Related PTC Software Core Design Extended Design Simulation Enterprise Data Access Pro/NC (Manufacturing) Application Programming Appendix B: Answers to Chapter Review Questions Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Index

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